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  1. Emergency room visits for respiratory conditions in children increased after Guagua Pichincha volcanic eruptions in April 2000 in Quito, Ecuador Observational Study: Time Series Analysis

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    Jagai Jyotsna S

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study documented elevated rates of emergency room (ER visits for acute upper and lower respiratory infections and asthma-related conditions in the children of Quito, Ecuador associated with the eruption of Guagua Pichincha in April of 2000. Methods We abstracted 5169 (43% females ER records with primary respiratory conditions treated from January 1 – December 27, 2000 and examined the change in pediatric ER visits for respiratory conditions before, during, and after exposure events of April, 2000. We applied a Poisson regression model adapted to time series of cases for three non-overlapping disease categories: acute upper respiratory infection (AURI, acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI, and asthma-related conditions in boys and girls for three age groups: 0–4, 5–9, and 10–15 years. Results At the main pediatric medical facility, the Baca Ortiz Pediatric Hospital, the rate of emergency room (ER visits due to respiratory conditions substantially increased in the three weeks after eruption (RR = 2.22, 95%CI = [1.95, 2.52] and RR = 1.72 95%CI = [1.49, 1.97] for lower and upper respiratory tract infections respectively. The largest impact of eruptions on respiratory distress was observed in children younger than 5 years (RR = 2.21, 95%CI = [1.79, 2.73] and RR = 2.16 95%CI = [1.67, 2.76] in boys and girls respectively. The rate of asthma and asthma-related diagnosis doubled during the period of volcano fumarolic activity (RR = 1.97, 95%CI = [1.19, 3.24]. Overall, 28 days of volcanic activity and ash releases resulted in 345 (95%CI = [241, 460] additional ER visits due to respiratory conditions. Conclusion The study has demonstrated strong relationship between ash exposure and respiratory effects in children.

  2. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ecuador: A pilot study in Quito

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    Dekkers, L.M.S.; Groot, N.A.; Díaz Mosquera, E.N.; Andrade Zúñiga, I.P.; Delfos, M.F.

    2015-01-01

    This research presents the results of the first phase of the study on the prevalence of pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in regular education in Quito, Ecuador. One-hundred-and-sixty-one regular schools in Quito were selected with a total of 51,453 pupils. Prevalence of ASD was assessed by

  3. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ecuador: A Pilot Study in Quito

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    Dekkers, Laura M.; Groot, Norbert A.; Díaz Mosquera, Elena N.; Andrade Zúñiga, Ivonne P.; Delfos, Martine F.

    2015-01-01

    This research presents the results of the first phase of the study on the prevalence of pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in regular education in Quito, Ecuador. One-hundred-and-sixty-one regular schools in Quito were selected with a total of 51,453 pupils. Prevalence of ASD was assessed by an interview with the rector of the school or…

  4. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ecuador: A Pilot Study in Quito

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    Dekkers, Laura M.; Groot, Norbert A.; Díaz Mosquera, Elena N.; Andrade Zúñiga, Ivonne P.; Delfos, Martine F.

    2015-01-01

    This research presents the results of the first phase of the study on the prevalence of pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in regular education in Quito, Ecuador. One-hundred-and-sixty-one regular schools in Quito were selected with a total of 51,453 pupils. Prevalence of ASD was assessed by an interview with the rector of the school or…

  5. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ecuador: A pilot study in Quito

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    Dekkers, L.M.S.; Groot, N.A.; Díaz Mosquera, E.N.; Andrade Zúñiga, I.P.; Delfos, M.F.

    2015-01-01

    This research presents the results of the first phase of the study on the prevalence of pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in regular education in Quito, Ecuador. One-hundred-and-sixty-one regular schools in Quito were selected with a total of 51,453 pupils. Prevalence of ASD was assessed by

  6. Environmental Education in Ecuador: Conceptions and Currents in Quito's Private Elementary Schools

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    Viteri, Fátima; Clarebout, Geraldine; Crauwels, Marion

    2013-01-01

    While key conceptions and the status of environmental education (EE) have been reported at various international, regional, national and local levels, those in play in the schools of Quito (Ecuador) are still relatively unknown. Of particular interest to this study are private schools: they are considerable in number in Ecuador and elsewhere, yet…

  7. Environmental Education in Ecuador: Conceptions and Currents in Quito's Private Elementary Schools

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    Viteri, Fátima; Clarebout, Geraldine; Crauwels, Marion

    2013-01-01

    While key conceptions and the status of environmental education (EE) have been reported at various international, regional, national and local levels, those in play in the schools of Quito (Ecuador) are still relatively unknown. Of particular interest to this study are private schools: they are considerable in number in Ecuador and elsewhere, yet…

  8. From the street to the store. The formalization of street vendors in Quito, Ecuador

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    S. Ferragut (Sergio); G.M. Gómez (Georgina)

    2013-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ With the support of local and international organisations, the municipality of Quito, Ecuador, relocated approximately 6000 street vendors from the streets to eleven Popular Commercial Centres. The research examines the extent to which formalisation has al-tered their

  9. Developing local health policy: Profiling needs and opportunities in the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador.

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    Roldós, Maria Isabel; Hopenhayn, Claudia; Sacoto, Fernando; Bustamante, Kathy

    2017-02-27

    We describe the steps taken and analysis applied in developing a local health policy agenda for the city of Quito, in Ecuador. In 2014, the Health Commissioner's Office of the Municipality of Quito analyzed the city's epidemiological health profiles, social determinants of health, the legal authority of the Municipality, and relevant literature to understand the city's health burden and develop a Ten-Year Health Plan (2015-2025). Results revealed that Quito's population suffered from noncommunicable chronic diseases (diabetes and hypertension) and identified the primary risk factors (poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and resulting overweight or obesity). Other common conditions included respiratory diseases, mental health conditions, deaths and injuries from motor vehicles, violence, and physical insecurity. The plan emphasized health promotion and disease prevention with the aim of transforming citizens' health perceptions with their active participation by fostering public and private intersectoral commitment to improve the quality of life of the population .

  10. Presentación de la Universidad de Alicante en la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador)

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    Luján Mora, Sergio

    2011-01-01

    Presentación de la Universidad de Alicante (estructura, estudios y organización) realizada en la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador) en agosto de 2011 Universidad de Alicante (España) y Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)

  11. Security at football grounds: a study from the stadium White House (Quito, Ecuador

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    Pedro David ESPINOZA ORDÓÑEZ

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available By violence, we understand the actions that an individual or a group of individuals committed with the purpose of causing harm to others or their property. In this conceptual scope of violence, we highlight the role of the attacks in the environment of football, where certain groups of fans —rather than acting as passive observers of the game— profane the statism of the viewer to manifest violent behaviors; we refer in particular to the hooligans or the ultras. This exploratory study presents the results of a survey of the fans of LDU Quito (Ecuador, a team that is considered the second with most supporters of the country. The results show that, despite the prohibitions, about four in ten fans consume alcohol before or during games. Also, a review or complaint of the sense of insecurity in the minds of the fans of this reference Ecuadorian football team, a conclusion that is provided without seeking its generalization is made, but that could serve as a starting point for further research.

  12. Mobile city apps: a powerful tool for citizens and tourism development in Quito, Ecuador

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    2013-01-01

    La innovación en tecnología y la rápida evolución de los dispositivos móviles, ha llevado a las aplicaciones móviles a convertirse en una de las herramientas más utilizadas de hoy en día. Aplicaciones orientadas a mejorar la experiencia del turismo, se desarrollan e implementan continuamente, ya sea como aplicaciones oficiales de la administración pública o como iniciativas de terceros. Quito, capital de Ecuador, está continuamente impulsando su imagen como uno de los principales destin...

  13. Improving Preclinic Preparation for Patients with Chronic Conditions in Quito, Ecuador: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    K. Rodriguez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. As in many settings, patients in community health centers in Ecuador do not complete previsit forms or receive assistance to identify questions and concerns they would like to address in brief clinic visits with physicians. We examined the comparative effectiveness of providing (1 a previsit form to complete; (2 a previsit form along with assistance in completing the form; and (3 usual care. Methods. Parallel, three-arm randomized controlled trial in two health centers serving indigent to low-income communities in Quito, Ecuador, among 199 adult patients who took medications for at least one chronic condition. Outcome measures were self-reported satisfaction with the visit, confidence in asking questions, and extent to which patients’ objectives were met. Results. Patients who received assistance in completing a previsit form were more than twice as likely as participants in usual care to report achieving everything they wanted during their visit (AOR 2.2, P=0.039. There were no differences in any outcomes between the groups who received the previsit form with no assistance and usual care. Conclusions. For high-quality patient-centered primary care, it is important to develop and test innovative and scalable interventions for patients and physicians to make the best use of limited clinic time.

  14. Short report: screening for Trypanosoma cruzi in the blood supply by the Red Cross blood bank in Quito, Ecuador.

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    Grijalva, M J; Chiriboga, R; Racines, J R; Escalante, L; Rowland, E C

    1997-12-01

    The status of Chagas' disease in Ecuador is not clear. In response to reports suggesting the possibility of transfusion-associated transmission of Chagas' disease in the blood bank in Quito, the Ecuadorian Red Cross in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Higiene, Zona Norte and the Tropical Disease Institute of Ohio University implemented a pilot Chagas' disease screening of the donated blood in the Quito blood bank. The results of the screening showed a low incidence of seropositivity among the donors (0.01% in 1994, 0.04% in 1995, and 0.02% in 1996) to the Quito blood bank and a higher seropositivity in samples donated to smaller blood banks (0.4% in 1994, 0.28% in 1995, and 0.13% in 1996) located in areas considered endemic, as well as from at least two areas previously considered nonendemic for Chagas' disease. This report highlights the need for a comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence and distribution of Chagas' disease in Ecuador.

  15. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L. yield with normal and coated urea in Pintag, Quito, Ecuador.

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    Andrea C. Lema-Aguirre

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the response of barley production to nitrogenized fertilization (NF and its impact on the protein content of the grain and the availability of nutrients on the soil. The study was carried out in two sites in Hacienda Valencia, in Pintag, Quito, Ecuador, between March 2014 and February 2015. A variety of INIAP Cañicapa 2003 was used, and the NF was done with normal urea and polymerized (urea + tiophosphate of N-nbutiltriamida. An experimental design of randomized full blocks in four repetitions of divided lots [the urea (normal and polymerized was used in the main lot and the NF (0, 30, 60, 90, 120, y 150 kg N/ha in the sub-lot]. 110 kg/ha of seed was used; 50% of the NF was applied three weeks after planting (broadcast and 50% eight weeks after. The type of urea did not affect the production (p>0,10, although the average was different between two sites (4,33 y 2,08 t/ha for sites 1 and 2, respectively. Excess of rain could have limit the effect on the urea type. On average a cuadratic response to NF was obtined, with an optimum dose of N (DON of 90 kg N/ha and a production of 3,41 t/ ha. This DON was similar to the dose of N recomended for barley in Ecuador. The NF augmented the protein content up to 14,50% (p<0,01 and acidi ed the ground, because the urea nitri cation produces H+.

  16. Manejo de morbimortalidad del paciente pediátrico quemado en el hospital "Baca Ortiz" de Quito, Ecuador Handling of morbi-mortality of pediatric burned patient at "Baca Ortiz" hospital, Quito, Ecuador

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    P. Dávalos Dávalos; J. Lorena Dávila; S. Alexandra Meléndez

    2007-01-01

    En la unidad de quemados del Hospital de Niños "Baca Ortiz" de la ciudad de Quito (Ecuador) se ha realizado un estudio de la morbimortalidad de pacientes pediátricos ingresados durante el año 2005. La principal causa de quemaduras en nuestro medio son los líquidos hirvientes, con una mayor mortalidad en varones que en mujeres: 2,55% frente a 1,7%. La mortalidad global fue de 4,25% durante el año 2005, notablemente inferior al 17 % que teníamos como media hace 5 años. Existen muchos factores q...

  17. The housing, geography, and mobility of Latin American urban poor: the prevailing model and the case of Quito, Ecuador.

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    Klak, T; Holtzclaw, M

    1993-01-01

    In this study of the constraints of low-income migrants in securing decent housing in Quito, Ecuador (a rapidly growing city), there is a literature review of Latin American intraurban mobility and housing, the development of a theoretical model, and a bivariate analysis. John Turner's model of the three stages in the life cycle of migrants and the three concentric zones of urbanization provides the initial framework for examining Quito migration. Quito differs from other Third World and Latin American cities in that its origins are pre-Colombian, and physical barriers surround the city. Data were obtained from housing data collected independently in 1990 and 1991 and survey data on households living in 1000 inadequate housing units in 1989. 35.5% of Quito's population live in inadequate housing (poor building materials, poor construction, deterioration, or lack of basic services). Three concentric and elongated zones are constructed based on distance from the center city and periphery and are representative of shelter types (rented rooms, shanty, house, and apartment). Shelter improves with type of ownership status. The attitudes of local officials influences the proportion of the poor living in rental or self-help housing. 36% of Quito's low-income residents live in rented rooms, and 38% live in shanties and houses. Bridgeheaders (new migrants who are usually young single males) tend to live in rented rooms for under five years and to move over time to shanties and then houses. Colonial preservation in central Quito and landlords' incentives for encouraging migrants to stay in rental housing interferes with the third phase of the model. Mixed housing throughout the city fits the third phase. Local laws prevent squatters and self-help housing. Rented rooms are primarily in the central city. Occupant income increases with shifts from rented rooms, to shanties, to houses. Shelter, geographic, and mobility patterns that do not fit the model are identified. Urban

  18. Manejo de morbimortalidad del paciente pediátrico quemado en el hospital "Baca Ortiz" de Quito, Ecuador Handling of morbi-mortality of pediatric burned patient at "Baca Ortiz" hospital, Quito, Ecuador

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    P. Dávalos Dávalos

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available En la unidad de quemados del Hospital de Niños "Baca Ortiz" de la ciudad de Quito (Ecuador se ha realizado un estudio de la morbimortalidad de pacientes pediátricos ingresados durante el año 2005. La principal causa de quemaduras en nuestro medio son los líquidos hirvientes, con una mayor mortalidad en varones que en mujeres: 2,55% frente a 1,7%. La mortalidad global fue de 4,25% durante el año 2005, notablemente inferior al 17 % que teníamos como media hace 5 años. Existen muchos factores que agravan el pronóstico evolutivo de estos pacientes como son: la edad, superficie corporal quemada, estado nutricional y antecedentes personales. El proceso infeccioso se detecta mediante la clínica; realizamos cultivos de biopsias de piel con un alto porcentaje de positividad de 67,64%. Detectamos resistencia bacteriana y empezamos a utilizar Quinolonas (Ciprofloxacina.We present a study of morbi-mortality of burned children who entered in Burned Unit at "Baca Ortiz" Children Hospital in Quito (Ecuador during 2005. Burns main cause are boiling liquids and mortality is higher in men than in women: 2,55% vs 1,7%. Global mortality during 2005 was of 4,25% with a noted decrease than the one obtained five years ago, which was 17%. There are many factors aggravating patients' evolutional prognosis, such as: age, burned body surface, nutritional status and personal backgrounds. Infectious process is detected by the clinic and tissue biopsies cultivations are made, with a highly positive percentage (67,64%. Antibacterial resistance was detected and we began to use Quinolones (Ciprofloxacin.

  19. Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in the intensive care unit of the largest public hospital in Quito, Ecuador.

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    Cardenas, Paul A; Alarcón, Marta; Narvaez, Inés; Salazar, Ramiro; Falconí, Guillermo; Espinel, Mauricio; Trueba, Gabriel

    2013-06-01

    Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause of nosocomial pneumonia and bacteremia worldwide. Classical and molecular epidemiology approaches were used to study a S. aureus outbreak in the intensive care unit (ICU) of one of the largest public hospitals in Quito. Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 17 patients and 19 potential carriers from the staff were collected from March 2007 to February 2008 and analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) to determine their clonal relationships. During this period the hospital reported 16 cases of hospital-acquired staphylococcal pneumonia and an apparent outbreak occurred from June to September 2007. DNA from these isolates formed six different PFGE patterns: four clonal groups, and two groups of clonally related isolates. Molecular typing failed to identify any staphylococcal reservoir among staff members. The current study suggested that a staphylococcal outbreak that occurred in the summer of 2007 was caused by different bacterial clones, although some clones were shared by two patients. Historical analysis of the staphylococcal infections in the ICU showed a higher incidence during the summer months, which coincided with the programmed personnel shift. This observation suggests that outbreaks might be produced by the introduction of improperly trained personnel.

  20. Dos casos de arquitectura hotelera en el Ecuador: entre los años 50 y 70, Hotel Colón y Hotel Quito

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    Guerra Galán, Jaime Augusto

    2007-01-01

    La aceptación, desarrollo y consolidación que la modernidad tuvo en el Ecuador, motivó a reflexionar sobre la arquitectura realizada en el campo hotelero en el país entre los años cincuenta y setenta, con énfasis en la suscitada en la ciudad de Quito. Dos hoteles, el Quito y el Colón, son ejemplos de como la modernidad despuntaba en la ciudad. El proyecto de investigación se lo ha dividido en tres partes: Introducción, Hotel Colón y Hotel Quito. Introducción: Contiene un breve recuento de las...

  1. Assessing the effects of climate and volcanism on diatom and chironomid assemblages in an Andean lake near Quito, Ecuador

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    Neal Michelutti

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The tropical Andes are undergoing climate changes that rival those occurring anywhere else on the planet, and are likely to have profound consequences for ecosystems. Paleolimnological investigations of remote mountain lakes can provide details of past environmental change, especially where monitoring data are absent. Here, we reconstruct fossil diatom and chironomid communities spanning the last several hundred years from an Andean lake located in an ecological reserve near Quito, Ecuador. Both diatoms and chironomids recorded assemblage shifts reflective of changing climate conditions. The diatoms are likely responding primarily to temperature-related limnological changes, recording an increase in the number of planktonic taxa in the most recent sediments. This change is consistent with warmer conditions that result in enhanced periods of thermal stratification, allowing planktonic species to proliferate. The chironomids appear to respond mainly to a change in precipitation regime, recording a greater number of terrestrial and semi-terrestrial taxa that have been transported to the lake. A thick tephra deposit at the base of the sediment core affected both diatom and chironomid assemblages. The diatoms registered a change in species composition highlighting the ability of certain taxa to rapidly colonize new environments. In contrast, the chironomids showed a marked drop in abundance immediately following the tephra, but no change in species composition. In both cases the ecological response was short-lived, illustrating the resiliency of the lake to return to baseline conditions following volcanic inputs.

  2. Hyperendemic Campylobacter jejuni in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) raised for food in a semi-rural community of Quito, Ecuador.

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    Graham, Jay P; Vasco, Karla; Trueba, Gabriel

    2016-06-01

    Domestic animals and animal products are the source of pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli in industrialized countries, yet little is known about the transmission of these bacteria in developing countries. Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are commonly raised for food in the Andean region of South America, however, limited research has characterized this rodent as a reservoir of zoonotic enteric pathogens. In this study, we examined the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in 203 fecal samples from domestic animals of 59 households in a semi-rural parish of Quito, Ecuador. Of the twelve animal species studied, guinea pigs showed the highest prevalence of C. jejuni (n = 39/40; 97.5%). Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was used to characterize the genetic relationship of C. jejuni from domestic animals and 21 sequence types (STs) were identified. The majority of STs from guinea pigs appeared to form new clonal complexes that were not related to STs of C. jejuni isolated from other animal species and shared only a few alleles with other C. jejuni previously characterized. The study identifies guinea pigs as a major reservoir of C. jejuni and suggests that some C. jejuni strains are adapted to this animal species. © 2016 Society for Applied Microbiology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. Animal Husbandry Practices and Perceptions of Zoonotic Infectious Disease Risks Among Livestock Keepers in a Rural Parish of Quito, Ecuador.

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    Lowenstein, Christopher; Waters, William F; Roess, Amira; Leibler, Jessica H; Graham, Jay P

    2016-12-07

    Small-scale livestock production plays an essential role as a source of income and nutrition for households in low- and middle-income countries, yet these practices can also increase risk of zoonotic infectious diseases, especially among young children. To mitigate this risk, there is a need to better understand how livestock producers perceive and manage risks of disease transmission. Twenty semistructured, in-depth interviews were conducted with small-scale livestock producers in a semirural parish of Quito, Ecuador. Interviews explored livestock-raising practices, including animal health-care practices and use of antimicrobials, family members' interactions with livestock and other animals, and perceptions of health risk associated with these practices and activities. Interviews were analyzed for common themes. Awareness of zoonotic disease transmission was widespread, yet few study participants considered raising livestock a significant health risk for themselves or their families. Several study households reported handling and consuming meat or poultry from sick or dead animals and using animal waste as a fertilizer on their crops. Households typically diagnosed and treated their sick animals, occasionally seeking treatment advice from employees of local animal feed stores where medications, including antimicrobials, are available over the counter. Despite a basic understanding of zoonotic disease risk, this study identified several factors, such as the handling and consumption of sick and dead animals and purchasing medications for sick animals over the counter, that potentially increase the risk of zoonotic disease transmission as well as the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

  4. Hyperendemic Campylobacter jejuni in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) raised for food in a semi-rural community of Quito, Ecuador

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    Graham, Jay P.; Vasco, Karla; Trueba, Gabriel

    2016-01-01

    Summary Domestic animals and animal products are the source of pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli in industrialized countries, yet little is known about the transmission of these bacteria in developing countries. Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) are commonly raised for food in the Andean region of South America, however, limited research has characterized this rodent as a reservoir of zoonotic enteric pathogens. In this study, we examined the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in 203 fecal samples from domestic animals of 59 households in a semi-rural parish of Quito, Ecuador. Of the twelve animal species studied, guinea pigs showed the highest prevalence of C. jejuni (n = 39/40; 97.5%). Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was used to characterize the genetic relationship of C. jejuni from domestic animals and 21 sequence types (STs) were identified. The majority of STs from guinea pigs appeared to form new clonal complexes that were not related to STs of C. jejuni isolated from other animal species and shared only a few alleles with other C. jejuni previously characterized. The study identifies guinea pigs as a major reservoir of C. jejuni and suggests that some C. jejuni strains are adapted to this animal species. PMID:27043446

  5. Glucemia y lipemia en escolares con obesidad en el distrito metropolitano de Quito, Ecuador

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    Jacqueline Cevallos-Salazar

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available El exceso de peso es un problema epidémico en el mundo y está presente desde edades tempranas.El objetivo fuer analizar la variabilidad del exceso de peso, glucosa, triglicéridos, colesterol total, lipoproteínas de baja y alta densidad en estudiantes con obesidad. 276 escolares de 9 a 16 años de unidades educativas municipales del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, cohorte 2010 – 2011, a quienes se les realizó la medición en sangre, tras ayuno de ocho horas. La categorización de riesgo se basó en la American Diabetes Association y el National Cholesterol Education Program. El exceso de peso fue calculado en kilogramos a partir del referente de OMS para edad y sexo. Los adolescentes medios presentaron mayor exceso de peso a diferencia de los adolescentes tempranos y los niños (p

  6. An?lisis de la aplicaci?n de esquemas de responsabilidad social corporativa en cinco empresas de la ciudad de Quito-Ecuador como mecanismo de fortalecimiento empresarial

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    Porras S?nchez, Elizabeth Robertina

    2015-01-01

    La presente investigaci?n se refiere al an?lisis de la aplicaci?n de esquemas de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE) en cinco empresas de la Ciudad de Quito Ecuador como un mecanismo de fortalecimiento empresarial. Para el desarrollo de la investigaci?n se eligieron cinco empresas de la ciudad de Quito que tengan RSE en su pr?ctica, que gocen de aceptaci?n a nivel general, su reputaci?n sea alta, que se encuentren entre las cien m?s exitosas empresas del Ecuador y sean rep...

  7. Zoonotic transmission of Campylobacter jejuni and Atypical Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (aEPEC) in peri-urban Quito, Ecuador

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    Vasco Aguas, Karla Andrea

    2015-01-01

    Zoonotic pathogens are common in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) such as Ecuador. In the present study, we investigated the presence of zoonotic enteropathogens in stool samples from 267 children and domestic animals of 62 households in a semi-rural community in Ecuador between June and August 2014. Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) was used to assess C. jejuni and aEPEC zoonotic transmission, which were the most prevalent bacterial pathogens in children and domestic animals (30.7% ...

  8. Masculinidad y sexualidad: uso de preservativos en adolescentes y jóvenes del sur de Quito, Ecuador

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    2011-01-01

    El punto de partida del presente trabajo es el propósito de conocer qué relación existe entre las va- riables masculinidad y uso de preservativos en un contexto de jóvenes de clases media y popular del sur de Quito. En primera instancia, a través de entrevistas a profundidad, se ubican tres tipos de masculinidad (tradicional, híbrida y moderna), que, vinculadas a la paternidad, evidencian cambios culturales significativos. Del mismo modo, se procede con la relación entre sexualidad y ...

  9. Falla activa de Quito y fuentes sismogenéticas regionales: un estudio del riesgo sísmico de Quito (Ecuador con el análisis de los sedimentos cuaternarios

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    Full Text Available FAILLE ACTIVE DE QUITO ET SOURCES SISMOGENETIQUES REGIONALES: UNE ETUDE DE L’ALEA SISMIQUE DE QUITO (EQUATEUR PAR L’ANALYSE DES SEDIMENTS QUATERNAIRES. De nombreux événements sismiques ont été décrits au cours des 460 ans d’histoire écrite de la ville, ils atteignent une valeur IX sur l’échelle d’intensité (MSK. Parmi les diverses sources sismogènes susceptibles d’affecter sensiblement la capitale, on considère la faille de Quito capable de produire des intensités supérieures à VIII. Elle se caractérise comme la source potentiellement la plus dangereuse pour la ville. Dans le registre historique, son activité fut possiblement identifiée en 1755, produisant alors une intensité de VIII-IX (MSK dans Quito. Afin de connaître la vitesse de cette faille et la récurrence des événements majeurs (laquelle est supérieure à la durée de l’enregistrement historique, il a été nécessaire d’étudier la séquence géologique quaternaire. La paléosismicité a été mise en évidence grâce à l’observation de niveaux de paléoliquéfaction enregistrés dans les sédiments. Durant l’analyse des sédiments holocènes de la partie basse de la ville, des témoins de l’activité sismique régionale ont été observés, de même que des indices d’activité de la faille de Quito sous la forme de failles synsédimentaires et de déformations sismotectoniques. Un enregistrement paléosismique relativement complet a été rencontré dans le bassin nord de la ville, notamment dans l’affleurement de la “Calle Pinzón” où une vingtaine de niveaux paléosismiques ont été mis en évidence sous la forme de couches contournées de type invaginations. Ces figures sont produites en fond de lac, à l’interface entre eau et sédiments. En comparant ces niveaux avec des exemples de la littérature, les relations définies entre accélération horizontale et intensité sismique (log aH = 0.014 + 0.30IMM et la distribution des intensit

  10. Monthly variation of Dermatophagoides allergens and its influence on respiratory allergy in a high altitude environment (Quito, 2800 m a.s.l. in Andean Ecuador).

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    Valdivieso, R; Iraloa, V

    2011-01-01

    Seasonal variation of Dermatophagoides allergens and its influence in allergic respiratory airway diseases has not been investigated in Andean cities. The objective of this study was to evaluate those parameters in a city located in the Andean mountains. Der p1 and Der f1 were measured in dust samples from mattresses in 13 houses in Quito (2800 m above sea level). Samples were collected monthly from August 2004 to July 2005. Patients presenting to a local outpatient allergy clinic with asthma and rhinitis and isolated allergy to Dermatophagoides were analysed to determine if a correlation existed between seasonal Der allergen levels and the number of patients presenting with allergies. High levels of dust mites and humidity were observed throughout the year. The highest geometrical mean values of allergens were detected in April (Der p1, 10.15 μg/g) and May (Der f1, 13.03 μg/g), whilst the lowest levels were detected in August (Der p1, 4.26 μg/g), and September (Der f1, 1.4 μg/g). Of the 361 patients examined, 182 were allergic to Dermatophagoides, (45.6% asthmatics, 97.8% rhinitics, and 43.4% with both diseases). Patient presentation spiked in August, and from February to May. However, there was not a significant correlation between mite allergen concentrations and humidity or the number of patients presenting with allergies. Dust samples from mattresses in Quito revealed high concentrations of Der p1 and Der f1. We observed a trend towards increased presentation of asthmatic and rhinitic patients in the months with highest levels of allergens. Copyright © 2009 SEICAP. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  11. Ecuador.

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    1991-06-01

    Background notes and statistics on Ecuador are provided in the document. 271,000 sq. km. of jungle are encompassed by the country, with a 1990 population of 11 million growing at the annual rate of 2.4%. The work force total 3.4 million. Ecuador claims a population comprised of 4 ethnic groups, predominantly Roman Catholic, and speaking Spanish in addition to Indian languages. 6 years of education are compulsory, with the country overall enjoying 88% literacy. The infant mortality rate is 51/1,000, while life expectancy is 66 years. 1990 GDP was $10.9 billion, and was growing at the rate of 1.5%. Per capita income was $1,043, while 1990 figures reported 50% inflation. Agriculture accounts for 17% of GNP, industry for 16%; 1990 international trade surplus totalled $0.7 billion. Additional data are provided on Ecuador's people, government, economy, international affiliations, history, political conditions, principal government officials, foreign relations, and bilateral relations with the United States. Structural reform brought economic improvement in 1989. Public sector spending was tightened, monetary growth slowed, and external accounts improved. While progress stalled in 1990, additional steps combined with higher oil prices were expected to reduce the deficit and moderate inflation. Further reductions in government control over the economy, movement toward free-market interest rates, privatization of selected companies, trade liberalization, labor law reform, and the promotion of domestic and foreign private investment are called for.

  12. Ecuador.

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    1986-10-01

    In 1986, Ecuador's population stood at 9.6 million, with an annual growth rate of 2.8%. The infant mortality rate was 76.3/1000; life expectancy was 62 years. Of the work force of 2.9 million, 34% were engaged in agriculture, 35% were in the service sector, 12% were employed in industry, 12% were in sales, and 7% were in other occupations. Ecuador's 16 legal political parties represent a variety of views, none of which predominates. The gross domestic product was US$12.1 billion in 1985, with a per capita income of $1299 and an inflation rate of 24%. The economy's impressive performance in 1984 and 1985 is largely attributable to the trade sector's surplus and improvements in the balance of payments. Rescheduling the external debt has been a government priority. An agreement has been signed with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to encourage new foreign investment and subsidies have been reduced and price control ceilings have been raised to reform the domestic economy. However, the economic outlook for 1986 remains uncertain because of sharply lower petroleum prices.

  13. Ecuador. America = Las Americas [Series].

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    Toro, Leonor; Doran, Sandra

    Designed for elementary teachers to use with migrant students, this bilingual English/Spanish social studies resource booklet provides an encyclopedia-style overview of Ecuador's history, geography, economy, and culture. Topics include the history of Ecuador's flag and coat of arms, geographic regions, food, Quito (the capital), recent wildlife…

  14. Causes and consequences of the sinkhole at El Trébol of Quito, Ecuador - implications for economic damage and risk assessment

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    Toulkeridis, Theofilos; Rodríguez, Fabián; Arias Jiménez, Nelson; Simón Baile, Débora; Salazar Martínez, Rodolfo; Addison, Aaron; Carreón Freyre, Dora; Mato, Fernando; Díaz Perez, Carmen

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    The so-called El Trébol is a critical road interchange in Quito connecting the north and south regions of the city. In addition, it connects Quito with the highly populated Los Chillos Valley, one of the most traveled zones in the Ecuadorian capital. El Trébol was constructed in the late 1960s in order to resolve the traffic jams of the capital city and for that purpose the Machángara River was rerouted through an underground concrete box tunnel. In March 2008, the tunnel contained a high amount of discarded furniture that had been impacting the top portion of the tunnel, compromising the structural integrity. On 31 March 2008 after a heavy rainfall a sinkhole of great proportions formed in the Trébol traffic hub. In the first few minutes, the sinkhole reached an initial diameter of 30 m. The collapse continued to grow in the following days until the final dimensions of 120 m in diameter and some 40 m of depth, revealing the Machángara River at the base of the sinkhole.A state of emergency was declared. The cause of the sinkhole was a result of the lack of monitoring of the older subterranean infrastructure where trash had accumulated and damaged the concrete tunnel that channelized the Machángara River until it was worn away for a length of some 20 m, leaving behind the sinkhole and the fear of recurrence in populated areas.With the intent to understand the causes and consequences of this sinkhole event, rainfall data are shown together with hydrogeological characteristics and a view back to the recent history of sinkhole lineation or arrangement of the city of Quito. The economic impact is also emphasized, where the direct costs of the damage and the reconstruction are presented and compared to indirect costs associated with this socio-natural disaster. These analyses suggest that the costs of indirect financial damage, like time loss or delay, and subsequent higher expenses for different types of vehicles, are equivalent to many times the costs of the

  15. CHINESE COMMUNITY IN ECUADOR

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    2011-01-01

    @@ The Republic Of Ecuador is located in the west coast of South America.It has a total area of 256.370 km2 and a population of approximately 14 million.Spanish is considered as the official language.The country is subdivided into 24 provinces with the capital city being Quito and the other major city being Guayaquil.Since the year 2000 US Dollar had been the official currency.Approximately 50,000 people from China live now in Ecuador.Although the Chinese community in Ecuador is not as large as those in Brazil and Peru, it has a strong economic and social weight in the country.

  16. Etiology of Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador

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    2009-01-01

    Quito, Ecuador; Departamento de Medicina Interna, Hospital General de las Fuerzas Armadas, Quito, Ecuador; Policlínico Militar San Jorge, Sangolqui...593-2-226-9234, E-mail: bquist@hcjb.org.ec. Juan Freire Espín, Departamento de Medicina Interna, Hospital General de las Fuerzas Armadas, Queseras

  17. Accesibilidad Web en Ecuador 2014

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    Luján Mora, Sergio

    2014-01-01

    Presentaciones del evento "Accesibilidad Web en Ecuador 2014", organizado por la Escuela Politécnica Nacional, la Secretaría Nacional de la Administración Pública, la Secretaría Técnica de Discapacidades y el Consejo Nacional de Discapacidades el 29 de mayo de 2014 en la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador). Sitio web: http://accesibilidadweb.epn.edu.ec/aw2014/

  18. Spotlight: Ecuador.

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    1998-04-01

    This article describes the vital statistics and population growth in Ecuador as of mid-1997. Mid-1997 population numbered about 12 million. Fertility was 3.6 births/woman; deaths were 6/1000 population; and births were 29/1000 population. Ecuador was primarily an agricultural country, until oil was discovered in the early 1970s. The country has worked to increase per capita income and confront environmental consequences. The capital city of Quito is situated in a valley between two mountains and has very high air pollution levels due to cars and factories. In contrast, indigenous populations live in the Andean mountains and farm small plots. Land shortages have pushed these farmers onto higher slopes and more marginal land that is becoming eroded. 22% of Ecuador's forests were cleared for farming during 1980-90. The city of Guayaquil, on the Pacific coast, has serious water pollution problems, sewage problems, and industrial pollution. Shrimp farming relies on high levels of fertilizer, which is damaging coastlines. Oil exploration in the interior of Ecuador, has resulted in disruption of indigenous population, loss of forests, and pollution of rivers. Texaco Oil is accused of spilling about 17 million gallons of crude oil, or 50 times more than the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Texaco argues that it met government environmental standards and agreed to a cleanup, which only partially meets the standards of its critics. Oil resources have funded improvements in education and health. About 90% of Ecuador's adult population is literate. Fertility has declined, but the population is still largely young and will be entering their reproductive years by 2025.

  19. DETERMINACIÓN DE LA PRESENCIA DEL ESTRÉS ACADÉMICO, AGENTES ESTRESORES, FACTORES ASOCIADOS Y REPERCUSIONES DE SU EFECTO EN EL RENDIMIENTO ACADÉMICO Y PERMANENCIA EN LOS ALUMNOS DE PREGRADO DE LA FACULTAD DE ODONTOLOGÍA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS AMÉRICAS EN QUITO, ECUADOR

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    Poussin-Pascual, María Lupe

    2015-01-01

    El estrés ha sido tema de investigaciones vinculadas al área médica, psicológica y al ámbito académico. Este estudio tiene como objetivo determinar los presencia del estrés académico, los agentes estresores, los factores asociados y las principales repercusiones del efecto del estrés en el rendimiento académico y permanencia en los alumnos de Pregrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la UDLA, en Quito, Ecuador Se tomó en cuenta esta población por el alto nivel de exigencia académica que co...

  20. Quito's Urban Watersheds: Applications of Low Impact Development and Sustainable Watershed Management

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    Marzion, R.; Serra-Llobet, A.; Ward Simons, C.; Kondolf, G. M.

    2013-12-01

    Quito, Ecuador sits high in an Interandean valley (elevation ~2,830 meters) at the foot of Pichincha volcano. Above the city, mountain streams descend from high-altitude Andean páramo grasslands down steep slopes through quebradas (ravines) to the Machángara River. Quito's rapid urban growth, while indicative of the city's economic vitality, has led to the city's expansion along the valley floor, settlements along precarious hillslopes and ravines, disappearance of wetlands, and loss of páramo. The upper reaches of the watersheds are being rapidly settled by migrants whose land-use practices result in contamination of waters. In the densely-settled downstream reaches, urban encroachment has resulted in filling and narrowing of quebradas with garbage and other poor-quality fill. These practices have dramatically altered natural drainage patterns, reduced the flood conveyance capacity of the channels (increasing the flood risk to surrounding communities), and further deteriorated water quality. The city's stormwater, wastewater, and surface waters suffer from untreated pollutant loads, aging pipes, and sewer overflows. In response to environmental degradation of the quebradas, awareness is increasing, at both local community and municipal levels, of the importance of stream corridors for water quality, wildlife, and recreation for nearby residents. Citizen groups have organized volunteer river cleanups, and municipal agencies have committed to implementing ';green infrastructure' solutions to make Quito a healthier habitat for humans and other species. City leaders are evaluating innovative low impact development (LID) methods to help decontaminate surface waters, mitigate urban flooding, and promote sustainable water systems. Quito's municipal water agency, EPMAPS, invited faculty and students from Quito and Berkeley to collaborate with agency staff and citizen groups to analyze opportunities and to develop plans and designs for sustainable infrastructure. To

  1. First Magdas Equipment In Ecuador

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    López, Ericson; Vicente, Klever; Yumoto, K; Vasquez, N; Matsushita, H; Shishime, A; Vásconez, C

    2013-01-01

    The Magnetic Data Acquisition System (MAGDAS) was installed in the protected Jerusalem Park in Malchingui-Ecuador in October of 2012, under the joint collaboration between Kyushu University of Japan and the Quito Astronomical Observatory of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador. In this paper, we describe the installation process and present the preliminary data obtained with the MAGDAS equipment. The behavior of the four components, D, H, Z and F allow us to see the importance of having the Ecuador station where the magnetic field has not been systematically measured before, in valuable contribution to study of the equatorial atmosphere.

  2. La Dolorosa School, suburbs of Quito, Ecuador

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    2007-01-01

    On his way to Paris, invited by the mutual aid association « Partage » to participate in a seminar, the Director of this school, Patrizio Raza, was kind enough to stop off in Geneva to visit us on 8 June.

  3. Plan de marketing para la creación de un restaurante basado en el modelo de negocio de Los 100 Montaditos en la ciudad de QuitoEcuador

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    Yépez Tito, María Cristina

    2015-01-01

    Treball final de Màster Interuniversitari en Màrqueting i Investigació de Mercats. Codi: SRB100. Curs acadèmic 2014-2015 Este proyecto de fin de máster se trata de un plan de marketing para la creación de un restaurante basado en el modelo de negocio de “Los 100 montaditos” en Quito, donde el principal objetivo es encontrar las mejores vías para lograr la implantación de este modelo de negocio con comida ecuatoriana. Con este plan de marketing se quiere dar a conocer el restaurante en Quit...

  4. Exploring uncertainties in probabilistic seismic hazard estimates for Quito

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    Beauval, Celine; Yepes, Hugo; Audin, Laurence; Alvarado, Alexandra; Nocquet, Jean-Mathieu

    2016-04-01

    In the present study, probabilistic seismic hazard estimates at 475 years return period for Quito, capital city of Ecuador, show that the crustal host zone is the only source zone that determines the city's hazard levels for such return period. Therefore, the emphasis is put on identifying the uncertainties characterizing the host zone, i.e. uncertainties in the recurrence of earthquakes expected in the zone and uncertainties on the ground motions that these earthquakes may produce. As the number of local strong-ground motions is still scant, ground-motion prediction equations are imported from other regions. Exploring recurrence models for the host zone based on different observations and assumptions, and including three GMPE candidates (Akkar and Bommer 2010, Zhao et al. 2006, Boore and Atkinson 2008), we obtain a significant variability on the estimated acceleration at 475 years (site coordinates: -78.51 in longitude and -0.2 in latitude, VS30 760 m/s): 1) Considering historical earthquake catalogs, and relying on frequency-magnitude distributions where rates for magnitudes 6-7 are extrapolated from statistics of magnitudes 4.5-6.0 mostly in the 20th century, the acceleration at the PGA varies between 0.28g and 0.55g with a mean value around 0.4g. The results show that both the uncertainties in the GMPE choice and in the seismicity model are responsible for this variability. 2) Considering slip rates inferred form geodetic measurements across the Quito fault system, and assuming that most of the deformation occurs seismically (conservative hypothesis), leads to a much greater range of accelerations, 0.43 to 0.73g for the PGA (with a mean of 0.55g). 3) Considering slip rates inferred from geodetic measurements, and assuming that 50% only of the deformation is released in earthquakes (partially locked fault, model based on 15 years of GPS data), leads to a range of accelerations 0.32g to 0.58g for the PGA, with a mean of 0.42g. These accelerations are in agreement

  5. New links between Ecuador and CERN

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    2011-01-01

    A new protocol recently signed in Quito opens the way to stronger links between the Ecuadorian scientific community and CERN. The operational framework provided by the protocol will enable scientists from Ecuador to take part in CERN’s projects, supported by the Ecuadorian authorities.   Picture taken during the signing ceremony at SENESCYT (Quito, Ecuador) on 12 July 2011. From left to right: Guillermo Solórzano, Minister for Coordination of Knowledge and Human Talent, Rene Ramirez Gallegos, National Secretary for Higher Education, Science and Technology - SENECYT, Felicitas Pauss and Jose Salicio from CERN. Ecuador’s involvement with CERN dates back to 1999 when a first International Co-operation Agreement was signed. However, despite these early beginnings,   only a few scientists from Ecuador, affiliated to non-Ecuadorian institutes, have since been directly involved in CERN’s projects, in particular the CMS experiment a...

  6. Non linéarité de l'essaim de Quito de 1998-1999 associé à l'activité du volcan Guagua Pichincha, Équateur

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    Full Text Available Les variations temporelles des dimensions multi-fractales spatiales de l'essaim de techtoniques de Quito (Équateur sont corrélées à l'activité du volcan Guagua Pichincha. Les dimensions multi-fractales diminuent avant les 5 pics d'énergie. Ces valeurs réaugmentent avant ou juste après le pic d'énergie. L'essaim de Quito est également caractérisé par de fortes valeurs du facteur b (variant de 1,12 +/- 0,05 à 1,43 +/- 0,28. Une rupture dans la courbe de la loi de Gutenberg-Richter est observée qui imoplique la présence de deux valeurs du facteur b. Nous supposons qu'il puisse s'agir d'un comportement catastrophique, où une bifurcation se produit et conduit à deux scenari volcaniques différents: un épisode éruptif ou un épisode de calme du Guagua Pichincha. Ce comportement peut dépendre de petites variations de conditions internes, telles que des variations du champ de contraintes et/ou de pression de pores associées à des mouvements de fluides (gaz, eau souterraine et/ou magma NO LINEARIDAD DEL ENJAMBRE DE QUITO DE 1998-1999 ASOCIADO A LA ACTIVIDAD DEL VOLCÁN GUAGUA PICHINCHA, ECUADOR. Las variacioanes temporales de las dimensiones espaciales multi-fractales del enjambre de sismos tectónicos de Quito (Ecuador son correlacionadas con la actividad del volcán Guagua Pichincha. Las dimensiones multi-fractales disminuyen antes de los 5 picos de energía sísmica. Estos valores incrementan antes o justo despúes del pico de energía. El enjambre de Quito está también caracterizado por altos valores del factor b (variando de 1,12 +/- 0,05 hasta 1,43 +/-0,28. Una ruptura en la curva de la ley de Gutenberg-Richter ocurrió lo que implica la presencia de dos valores del factor b. Suponemos que puede ser un comportamiento catastrófico donde una bifurcación puede conducir a 2 escenarios diferentes: un episodio eruptivo o un episodio de calma en el volcán Guagua Pichincha. Este comportamiento puede depender de pequeños cambios

  7. Collection for Ecuador

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    After the violent earthquake that caused the death of hundreds of people, and left thousands wounded and homeless in Ecuador, we appeal to your generosity. We are starting a collection today to help the victims, and the funds will be donated to the INEPE Institute in Quito. This organization, known at CERN for many years as it has been supported by the Long Term Collections of the Staff Association, will be responsible for sending the proceeds of the collection directly to the victims in the field. On behalf of the CERN Management and the CERN Staff Association Fabiola Gianotti, Director General, and Alessandro Raimondo, President of the Staff Association =========================== Bank account details for donations: Bank account holder: Staff Association CERN - 1211 GENEVA 23 Account number: 279-HU106832.1 IBAN: CH85 0027 9279 HU10 6832 1 BIC: UBSWCHZH80A Please mention: Ecuador

  8. La intervención psicosocial y la construcción de las “mujeres víctimas”. Una aproximación desde las experiencias de Quito (Ecuador y Santiago (Chile

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    Full Text Available Practices and discourses manifested in social intervention devices that work with women in Ecuador and Chile contribute to the construction of a subject-victim as justification from a perspective of citizens’ rights. Based on two qualitative studies of services from a gender perspective in Ecuador (gender-based violence and Chile (inclusion of immigrants, the article seeks to understand the bases for intervention with women that positions them as victims; to show how social interventions based on this constitution of the subject generate certain effects both in the users and in those who intervene; and to look at some forms of resistance (Deleuze and Guattari 2012 [1988] that appear in the relationship between professionals and users that extend beyond these conceptions and practices.

  9. Aves de Isla de La Plata, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador

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    Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia

    2016-01-01

    This poster was presented in October 2002 at the 1st Congress of Ecology and Environment of Ecuador (1er Congreso de Ecología y Ambiente, Ecuador País Megadiverso), at Quito, Ecuador.On 2005, a peer-review paper was published based on the results of this research, additional fieldtrips and analyses:Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. (2005) La avifauna de la Isla de la Plata, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador, con notas sobre nuevos registros. Cotinga 24: 22–27. (see References for links to access this ...

  10. Collection for Ecuador

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    2016-01-01

    Following the terrible earthquake in Ecuador on April 16th, 2016, a collection was organized at CERN and sent to the INEPE Institute in Quito to help the victims. CERN has received the following two letters that we want to share with you. We wish our Ecuadorian friends a prompt recovery and keep them in our thoughts! Dear Fabiola and Alessandro, […] As the CERN contact person in Ecuador, and as the Country Representative for Ecuador in the CMS Experiment, I would like to thank you, the offices you precede and, through you, the whole CERN community, for all the concern and generosity after the terrible earthquake in the coast of Ecuador.  Rather slowly, but full of hope, our people are overcoming this difficult situation.  Contributions from different sources abroad, like CERN's, combined with the rapid and generous local intervention, have greatly helped the affected communities cope with the most urgent needs in order to restart their lives. Once again, I express my ...

  11. Yaruqui-Ecuador: An ongoing district VISION 2020 programme

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    Full Text Available In the Tumbaco valley, 40 km northwest of the capital city of Ecuador, Quito, there is a group of eight small towns with a population of 150,000 inhabitants, most of whom are mixed race (Mestizo and 15% are indigenous people. The main source of income is agriculture, with an average monthly income of less than US$100.

  12. Control spectra for Quito

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    Aguiar, Roberto; Rivas-Medina, Alicia; Caiza, Pablo; Quizanga, Diego

    2017-03-01

    The Metropolitan District of Quito is located on or very close to segments of reverse blind faults, Puengasí, Ilumbisí-La Bota, Carcelen-El Inca, Bellavista-Catequilla and Tangahuilla, making it one of the most seismically dangerous cities in the world. The city is divided into five areas: south, south-central, central, north-central and north. For each of the urban areas, elastic response spectra are presented in this paper, which are determined by utilizing some of the new models of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) NGA-West2 program. These spectra are calculated considering the maximum magnitude that could be generated by the rupture of each fault segment, and taking into account the soil type that exists at different points of the city according to the Norma Ecuatoriana de la Construcción (2015). Subsequently, the recurrence period of earthquakes of high magnitude in each fault segment is determined from the physical parameters of the fault segments (size of the fault plane and slip rate) and the pattern of recurrence of type Gutenberg-Richter earthquakes with double truncation magnitude (Mmin and Mmax) is used.

  13. Mejoramiento de la calidad en el proceso Toyota Customer Service Workshop Management mediante kaizen en el área de mecánica automotriz del taller de importadora tomebamba S.A Quito.

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    Álvarez Salgado, Juan José

    2017-01-01

    Project Title: Quality Improvement in the Toyota Customer Service Workshop Management Process on Importadora Tomebamba S.A. Quito through Kaizen in the Automotive Mechanics Area. Identification of the context in which the study was carried out: the workshop is an authorized dealer of the Toyota brand in the country, in charge of providing after sales service to the population located in the Quito northwestern, Ecuador. It is important to comply with monthly management indicators, whose main o...

  14. Chemical profile and anti-leishmanial activity of three Ecuadorian propolis samples from Quito, Guayaquil and Cotacachi regions.

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    Cuesta-Rubio, Osmany; Campo Fernández, Mercedes; Márquez Hernández, Ingrid; Jaramillo, Carmita Gladys Jaramillo; González, Victor Hugo; Montes De Oca Porto, Rodny; Marrero Delange, David; Monzote Fidalgo, Lianet; Piccinelli, Anna Lisa; Campone, Luca; Rastrelli, Luca

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    Three propolis samples were collected from different regions of Ecuador (Quito, Guayaquil and Cotacachi) and their methanolic extracts were prepared. Preliminary information supplied by TLC and NMR data, allowed us to define two main types of propolis: Cotacachi propoli sample (CPS), rich in flavonoids and Quito and Guayaquil samples (QPS and GPS) containing triterpenic alcohols and acetyl triterpenes as the main constituents. Two different approaches based on RP-HPLC preparative procedure and NMR structural determination (CPS) and GC-MS analysis (QPS and GPS) were successfully used for the chemical characterization of their major compounds. All three propolis extracts were able to inhibit Leishmania amazonensis growth but propolis sample rich in flavonoids was the most active (IC50=17.1±1.7μg/mL). In the literature this is the first study on propolis from Ecuador. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  15. Critical Phenomena of Rainfall in Ecuador

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    Serrano, Sh.; Vasquez, N.; Jacome, P.; Basile, L.

    2014-02-01

    Self-organized criticality (SOC) is characterized by a power law behavior over complex systems like earthquakes and avalanches. We study rainfall using data of one day, 3 hours and 10 min temporal resolution from INAMHI (Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Hidrologia) station at Izobamba, DMQ (Metropolitan District of Quito), satellite data over Ecuador from Tropical Rainfall Measure Mission (TRMM,) and REMMAQ (Red Metropolitana de Monitoreo Atmosferico de Quito) meteorological stations over, respectively. Our results show a power law behavior of the number of rain events versus mm of rainfall measured for the high resolution case (10 min), and as the resolution decreases this behavior gets lost. This statistical property is the fingerprint of a self-organized critical process (Peter and Christensen, 2002) and may serve as a benchmark for models of precipitation based in phase transitions between water vapor and precipitation (Peter and Neeling, 2006).

  16. Receptores de remesas en Ecuador: Una investigación del mercado

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    2003-01-01

    Presentación que brinda información acerca de las remesas en el Ecuador. Da a conocer la muestra de la encuesta realizada a los receptores de remesas, detallada en cuadros para su mejor entendimiento. Asimismo, ofrece información del Focus Group, realizado en Quito, Cuenca y Guayaquil en el 2003.

  17. Late Pleistocene and Holocene activity of the Atacazo-Ninahuilca Volcanic Complex (Ecuador)

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    Hidalgo, Silvana; Monzier, Michel; Almeida, Eduardo; Chazot, Gilles; Eissen, Jean-Philippe; van der Plicht, Johannes; Hall, Minard L.

    2008-01-01

    The Atacazo-Ninahuilca Volcanic Complex (ANVC) is located in the Western Cordillera of Ecuador, 10 km southwest of Quito. At least six periods of Pleistocene to Holocene activity (N1 to N6) have been preserved in the geologic record as tephra fallouts and pyroclastic flow deposits. New field data,

  18. Gender based violence and psychosocial intervention at Quito. Weaving narratives to construct new meanings

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    Paz Guarderas

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Very few studies have been done in Ecuador on psychosocial interventions involving gender violence. This article, based on research carried out in Quito with people who have experienced this type of violence, is intended to contribute to the debate on the subject. Through narrative production methodology, we hope to construct new meanings of psychosocial intervention and gender violence. The participants offer conceptions of gender violence that go beyond aspects usually taken into account in the creation of laws and services. They point out that current psychosocial intervention in response to gender violence tends to homogenize women, providing services that reduce these situations to woman/victim-man/perpetrator scenarios.

  19. Recuentos de dos ciudades: Guayaquil en 1899 y Quito en 1906

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    Michael T. Hamerly

    2006-01-01

    Estudio preliminar del desarrollo demográfico de Guayaquil y Quito a fines del siglo XIX e inicios del siglo XX, basado en los censos proto-estadísticos realizados en ambas ciudades en 1899 y 1906, respectivamente. Se estudian las condiciones en las que se realizaron ambos censos, la información cuantitativa que ofrecen y los vacíos que la historia demográfica aún mantiene. El artículo enfatiza en una perspectiva de análisis comparativo entre las dos principales ciudades del Ecuador. Se exami...

  20. Barrio afrodescendiente en Quito: identidades, representaciones y multiterritorialidades

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    Rocío Vera Santos

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    Full Text Available African Descent Neighborhood in Quito: Identities, Representations and Multi-Territoriality Abstract This article aims to highlight the construction processes of ethnic identities and their multiple identity reference spaces particularly considering the theoretical contributions of Stuart Hall on “identity articulations” and Rogerio Haesbaert on “multi-territorialities”.To demonstrate these processes an ethnographic study was conducted in the neighborhood Caminos a la Libertad located northwest of Quito. Data were collected through participant observation and semi-structured interviews. The article’s point of departure considers that ethnic identities are not anchored to a particular territory and that its construction is dynamic, contextual and constantly articulated with categories such as race, class and gender. This articulation shows in turn the different ways to create boundaries between the groups but also the collectives’ agency and subjectivity when founding organizations, demanding policies and generating local and global actions.

  1. Lo particular en el Ecuador del Siglo XIX

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    Ana Luz Rodríguez Gonzáles

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    Full Text Available Ana Luz Rodríguez González Socióloga, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.   Marie Danielle Démelas e Ivés Saint Geours, Jerusalén y Babilonia: Religión y Política en el Ecuador, 1780 - 1880, Biblioteca de Ciencias Sociales, Vol. 21, Corporación Editora Nacional, Quito, 1988, 213 pp.

  2. The Chacana caldera complex in Ecuador

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    Hall, Minard L; Mothes, Patricia A [Instituto Geofisico, Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito (Ecuador)], E-mail: volcan_pete@yahoo.com

    2008-10-01

    The Chacana caldera, located immediately east of Quito, capital of Ecuador, forms the most-northern edifice of Ecuadoros rhyolite province. It is a 50X30 km Pleistocene structure that has remained active into historic times. Vitrophyres, welded tuffs, and ignimbrites of rhyolitic and dacitic composition constitute the outer flanks, meantime syngenetic breccias and tuffs, capped later by extensive dacite lava flows and basin sediments, filled the calderaos depression. A notable resurgence occurred that lifted quiet-water sediments to over 4000 m in elevation. The area has numerous hot springs, and little seismic activity.

  3. Quito, Guayaquil (Equateur - tradition et modernité: vers une internationalisation de l'architecture?

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    Full Text Available L’étude de l’évolution architecturale de Quito et de Guayaquil permet de mettre en valeur l’internationalisation de l’architecture à partir des années 20, quelles que soient les catégories sociales considérées. Un certain nombre de points communs relatifs à l’architecture des deux métropoles peuvent être dégagés. à Quito comme à Guayaquil, l’étude des témoins architecturaux met en évidence l’« importation » par les catégories aisées et les pouvoirs publics des modèles européens parfois interprétés de façon un peu différente dans la Sierra et sur la Costa, chaque région adaptant les styles en fonction de sa « mentalité » et de son climat. La tendance internationaliste s’accentue à partir de 1950 lorsque s’impose la pénétration de l’influence nord-américaine en équateur. Les mutations économiques et sociales et les transformations des modes de vie qu’elles engendrent donnent naissance à un nouvel ordre architectural qui marque de manière spécifique ces deux métropoles latino-américaines. QUITO, GUAYAQUIL (ECUADOR - TRADICIÓN Y MODERNIDAD: ¿HACIA UNA INTERNACIONALIZACIÓN DE LA ARQUITECTURA? El estudio de la evolución arquitectural de Quito y Guayaquil permite poner de relieve la internacionalización de la arquitectura a partir de los años 20, cuales sean las categorías sociales consideradas. En efecto se pueden destacar algunos puntos comunes. Tanto en Quito como en Guayaquil, el estudio de los testigos arquitecturales permite evidenciar la « importación » de modelos europeos por parte de las categorías acaudaladas, aunque estos modelos han sido, a veces interpretados de manera un poco distinta en la Sierra y en la Costa, ya que cada región adaptó los estilos a su propia « mentalidad » y a su clima. La tendencia internacionalista aparece con más claridad al imponerse la penetración de la influencia norteamericana, a partir de 1950. Las mutaciones económicas y sociales así como

  4. Prevalencia de hipotiroidismo tanto cl?nico como subcl?nico y su efecto sobre el perfil lip?dico en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2, pertenecientes al Club de Diabetes del Hospital de Especialidades de las Fuerzas Armadas en la ciudad de Quito - Ecuador

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    Mochas Torres, Luis Geovanny

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    Objetivo. El objetivo del presente estudio es determinar la prevalencia de hipotiroidismo cl?nico y subcl?nico y su efecto sobre el perfil lip?dico y control gluc?mico en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2. Pacientes y m?todos. Se realiz? un estudio de corte transversal en pacientes diab?ticos tipo 2 pertenecientes al club de diab?ticos del Hospital de Especialidades de las Fuerzas Armadas de la ciudad de Quito, durante el periodo de enero a abril del 2014. De un total de 300 pac...

  5. Biogeography of Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae in Ecuador: implications for the design of control strategies

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    Fernando Abad-Franch

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Chagas disease control strategies strongly depend on the triatomine vector species involved in Trypanosoma cruzi transmission within each area. Here we report the results of the identification of specimens belonging to various species of Triatominae captured in Ecuador (15 species from 17 provinces and deposited in the entomological collections of the Catholic University of Ecuador (Quito, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Brazil, the Natural History Museum London (UK, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK, the National Institute of Hygiene (Quito, and the Vozandes Hospital (Quito. A critical review of published information and new field records are presented. We analysed these data in relation to the life zones where triatomines occur (11 life zones, excluding those over 2,200 m altitude, and provide biogeographical maps for each species. These records are discussed in terms of epidemiological significance and design of control strategies. Findings relevant to the control of the main vector species are emphasised. Different lines of evidence suggest that Triatoma dimidiata is not native to Ecuador-Peru, and that synanthropic populations of Rhodnius ecuadoriensis in southern Ecuador-northern Peru might be isolated from their sylvatic conspecifics. Local eradication of T. dimidiata and these R. ecuadoriensis populations might therefore be attainable. However, the presence of a wide variety of native species indicates the necessity for a strong longitudinal surveillance system.

  6. The species of Hemiancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from Ecuador.

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    Provenzano R, Francisco; Barriga S, Ramiro

    2017-05-29

    At the Fish Collection of the Instituto de Ciencias Biológicas, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, three species traditionally grouped in the genus Hemiancistrus were identified: H. annectens (Regan 1904), H. landoni Eigenmann 1916, and a new specie described here. The new species inhabits exclusively in the Esmeraldas River Basin, Pacific slope, northwestern Ecuador. It is easily recognized by the completely naked abdomen, with rounded, dark spots, and a different color pattern on the dorsal and caudal fins. A comparative analysis of bones related to the opercular mobility, shows important differences between H. annectens, H. landoni, and the new species, suggesting that H. annectens does not belong to the genus Hemiancistrus or the Ancistrini group. According to the characteristics observed in these bones, H. annectens shows greater similarity to those reported in species of the Hypostomini group, supporting its inclusion in this group, but placing it in the genus Hypostomus requires further analysis. On the other hand, the conditions observed on the bones of Hemiancistrus landoni and the new species suggest that both are inside of the Ancistrini group. The new species is placed in the genus Hemiancistrus tentatively, pending future analysis.

  7. Estudio de factibilidad para la creación de una microempresa productora y comercializadora de productos de lencería para el hogar en la línea de dormitorio mediante ventas por catalogo con soporte web en el norte de Quito.

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    Caiza Vaca, Jacqueline Paola; Herrera Cabezas, Jonathan Francisco

    2014-01-01

    We want to produce and sell by catalog sheets in northern Quito, so that we can be recognized in the market for our cool designs, quality, price and convenience at the moment of purchase. This study well be based on historical data provide by the Banco Central del Ecuador , the Asociación de Industriales Textiles del Ecuador and other information necessary for the investigation. During this study we also analyze important issues such as offer, demand, competition, possible substitutes a...

  8. Mantenerse público o privatizar? Análisis comparativo del servicio de agua entre Quito y Guayaquil

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    Paul Carrillo; Orazio Bellettini; Elizabeth Coombs

    2007-01-01

    En el presente documento se analiza la evolución de algunos indicadores sobre la provisión de agua potable en las dos principales ciudades de Ecuador. En Quito, el agua potable ha sido administrada directamente por la municipalidad mientras que en Guayaquil estos servicios fueron privatizados. El estudio compara varios índices de cobertura, calidad, y precios del agua potable, antes y después de la privatización, y entre estas dos ciudades. Los resultados sugieren que después de la privatizac...

  9. Cancer mortality and oil production in the Amazon Region of Ecuador, 1990-2005.

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    Kelsh, Michael A; Morimoto, Libby; Lau, Edmund

    2009-02-01

    To compare cancer mortality rates in Amazon cantons (counties) with and without long-term oil exploration and extraction activities. Mortality (1990 through 2005) and population census (1990 and 2001) data for cantons in the provinces of the northern Amazon Region (Napo, Orellana, Sucumbios, and Pastaza), as well as the province with the capital city of Quito (Pichincha province) were obtained from the National Statistical Office of Ecuador, Instituto Nacional del Estadistica y Censos (INEC). Age- and sex-adjusted mortality rate ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated to evaluate total and cause-specific mortality in the study regions. Among Amazon cantons with long-term oil extraction, activities there was no evidence of increased rates of death from all causes (RR = 0.98; 95% CI = 0.95-1.01) or from overall cancer (RR = 0.82; 95% CI = 0.73-0.92), and relative risk estimates were also lower for most individual site-specific cancer deaths. Mortality rates in the Amazon provinces overall were significantly lower than those observed in Pichincha for all causes (RR = 0.82; 95% CI = 0.81-0.83), overall cancer (RR = 0.46; 95% CI = 0.43-0.49), and for all site-specific cancers. In regions with incomplete cancer registration, mortality data are one of the few sources of information for epidemiologic assessments. However, epidemiologic assessments in this region of Ecuador are limited by underreporting, exposure and disease misclassification, and study design limitations. Recognizing these limitations, our analyses of national mortality data of the Amazon Region in Ecuador does not provide evidence for an excess cancer risk in regions of the Amazon with long-term oil production. These findings were not consistent or supportive of earlier studies in this region that suggested increased cancer risks.

  10. Recuentos de dos ciudades: Guayaquil en 1899 y Quito en 1906

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    Michael T. Hamerly

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Estudio preliminar del desarrollo demográfico de Guayaquil y Quito a fines del siglo XIX e inicios del siglo XX, basado en los censos proto-estadísticos realizados en ambas ciudades en 1899 y 1906, respectivamente. Se estudian las condiciones en las que se realizaron ambos censos, la información cuantitativa que ofrecen y los vacíos que la historia demográfica aún mantiene. El artículo enfatiza en un perspectiva de análisis comparativo entre las dos principales ciudades del Ecuador. Se examinan la composición poblacional en términos de grupos de edad, sexo, ocupación, matrimonio, natalidad, mortalidad y educación.

  11. Projet pilote de scénario sismique à Quito (Equateur: méthode et résultats

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    Full Text Available Un projet pilote de scénario sismique a été réalisé à Quito, pour évaluer les conséquences de séismes destructeurs sur la ville. Après avoir choisi, sur des bases historiques et sismotectoniques, des séismes pouvant affecter la ville, les intensités sismiques produites par ces événements ont été calculées afin d’estimer les dégâts sur les bâtiments et les réseaux. L’étude technique a été complétée par des entretiens avec les responsables des principaux services de la ville, afin de produire un récit des événements pendant et, à diverses échelles de temps, après un des séismes choisis. Enfin, une série de recommandations a été élaborée, devant permettre de réduire la vulnérabilité sismique de Quito. Ce scénario doit être considéré comme une étude préliminaire dont le but est, avant tout, de sensibiliser les responsables et la population aux risques sismiques. PROYECTO PILOTO DE RIESGO SÍSMICO EN QUITO (ECUADOR: MÉTODO Y RESULTADOS. Se realizó un proyecto piloto de riesgo sísmico en Quito, el mismo que consistió en evaluar las consecuencias de sismos destructores en la ciudad. Una vez escogidos, sobre bases históricas y sismotectónicas, sismos que la pueden afectar, se calcularon las intensidades sísmicas producidas por tales eventos con el fin de estimar los daños que sufrirían las edificaciones y redes. El estudio técnico fue complementado mediante entrevistas con los responsables de los principales servicios de la ciudad, para elaborar un relato de los eventos durante y, a diversas escalas de tiempo, después de uno de los sismos escogidos. Finalmente, se plantearon una serie de recomendaciones que deberían permitir reducir la vulnerabilidad sísmica de Quito. Este proyecto de riesgo sísmico debe considerarse como un estudio preliminar cuyo objetivo es, ante todo, sensibilizar a los responsables y a la población ante los riesgos sísmicos. A PILOT SEISMIC SCENARIO IN QUITO (ECUADOR

  12. Análisis del liderazgo como habilidades gerenciales y su efecto en el crecimiento de las Empresas Textiles en la ciudad de Quito, desde el 2008 hasta 2012

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    The purpose of this research was to conduct an analysis of leadership and managerial skills in textile businesses in the city of Quito in order to establish the type of leadership and the factors that have impact on the growth of these companies. A nonrandom sample consists of 4 textile companies such as Prisma Hogar, Profitex, Textil Ecuador and Modertex, with a sample comprised 80 subjects between managers or area managers and subordinates were noted. To analyze the leadershi...

  13. Observaciones sobre la cisticercosis bovina en el Ecuador, su importancia zoonosica en la salud publica humana - Observations on bovine cisticercosis in ecuador, its zoonotic importance in human public health

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    Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Richar:

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    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente trabajo es una recopilación bibliográfica de los principales estudios de investigación realizados en torno a la cisticercosis bovina en el Ecuador.SUMMARYThe actual literature review compiles the main studies carried out on bovine cysticercosis in Ecuador.

  14. Prevalence of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Schoolchildren in Ecuador.

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    Játiva, Edgar; Velasco-Benítez, Carlos A; Koppen, Ilan J N; Játiva-Cabezas, Zahira; Saps, Miguel

    2016-07-01

    The prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children in Ecuador is unknown. We describe a survey study in 2 schools in Quito, Ecuador, using a Spanish translation of the Questionnaire on Pediatric Gastrointestinal Symptoms-Rome III Version (QPGS-RIII). A total of 417 children (51% boys) with a mean age of 12.0 years were included. FGIDs were present in 95 children (22.8%) and occurred in 25% of girls and in 20.7% of boys (P = 0.296). Functional defecation disorders were found in 12.0% of children, 9.4% had an abdominal pain-related FGID and 3.8% was diagnosed with a vomiting or aerophagia FGID.

  15. La arquitectura moderna en Quito, 1960-1970: el detalle constructivo en cuatro edificios emplazados en la avenida 10 de Agosto

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    López Vera, María Isabel

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    El presente estudio pretende dar juicio estético a un momento histórico significativo en el desarrollo de la Arquitectura Moderna en la ciudad de Quito. La década de 1960- 1970 sentó las bases de su rápido crecimiento, a través de hechos trascendentales que marcarán su devenir. Los edificios: Previsora Norte - 1961 (Jaime Dávalos Proaño), Banco Central del Ecuador - 1963 (Ramiro Pérez Martínez), Benalcazar Mil - 1969 (Fernando Najas), y La Filantrópica - 1970 (Diego Ponce Bueno); construi...

  16. Probabilistic seismic hazard estimates for two cities in Ecuador

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    Beauval, C.; Yepes, H.; Monelli, D.; Alvarado, A.; Audin, L.

    2013-05-01

    The whole territory of Ecuador is exposed to seismic hazard. Great earthquakes can occur in the subduction zone (e.g. Esmeraldas, 1906, Mw 8.8), whereas lower magnitude but shallower and potentially more destructive earthquakes can occur in the highlands. This study focuses on the estimation of probabilistic seismic hazard for two cities: the capital Quito (˜2.5 millions inhabitants) in the Interandean Valley, and the city of Esmeraldas on the coast close to the subduction trench (location of the oil refineries and export facilities which are key for Ecuador economy). The analysis relies on a seismotectonic model developed for the Ecuadorian territory and borders (Alvarado, 2012; Yepes et al. in prep). Seismic parameters are determined using a recently published unified earthquake catalog extending over five centuries in the Cordillera region, and over 110 years in the subduction zone (Beauval, Yepes, et al. 2010, 2013). Uncertainties are explored through a simple logic tree. All uncertainties identified in the process are taken into account: source zone limits, recurrence time of large earthquakes, equivalent moment magnitude of historical events, maximum magnitudes, declustering algorithm, decisions for homogenizing magnitudes, seismic parameters, ground-motion prediction equations. The aim is to quantify the resulting uncertainty on the hazard curves and to identify the controlling parameters. Mean hazard estimates for the PGA at 475 years reach around 0.4-0.45g in Quito and 0.9-1.0g in Esmeraldas.

  17. Ecuador plans expanded crude-oil line

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    Boschat, J.; Sabathier, J. (Beicip-Franlab, Rueil-Malmaison (France))

    1995-01-23

    Ecuador plans to increase throughput of the 309 mile, 20 and 26-in. Trans Ecuadorian pipeline that moves crude oil from the Oriente in the Amazon basin to the Pacific coast for refining in local refineries and export. Increasing crude-oil production is driving the expansion. In investment, it is the largest pipeline project in the country in more than 20 years. In August 1992, Petro-ecuador, the Ecuadorian state company in charge of petroleum, hired the French petroleum consulting firm Beicip-Franlab to carry out the basic engineering and preparation of the technical tender documents for increasing the pipeline's throughput. The revamped Trans Ecuadorian pipeline, together with the Triunfo Nuevo-Condijua pipeline, will form the new Trans Ecuadorian pipeline system. This means that they will be integrated into a single system controlled and monitored from a main dispatching center in Guajalo near Quito which is now Petroecuador's maintenance center for the existing pipeline. As there is no supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) system now on the Trans Ecuadorian pipeline, scada will be built along with a new telecommunication network covering the entire new Trans Ecuadorian pipeline system. Also, to comply with the most modern requirements in terms of environmental protection, especially in a country subject to seismic activity, a leak-detection system will be implemented on all lines.

  18. Assessing local vulnerability to climate change in Ecuador.

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    Fernandez, Mario Andres; Bucaram, Santiago J; Renteria, Willington

    2015-01-01

    Vulnerability assessments have become necessary to increase the understanding of climate-sensitive systems and inform resource allocation in developing countries. Challenges arise when poor economic and social development combines with heterogeneous climatic conditions. Thus, finding and harmonizing good-quality data at local scale may be a significant hurdle for vulnerability research. In this paper we assess vulnerability to climate change at a local level in Ecuador. We take Ecuador as a case study as socioeconomic data are readily available. To incorporate the spatial and temporal pattern of the climatic variables we use reanalysis datasets and empirical orthogonal functions. Our assessment strategy relies on the statistical behavior of climatic and socioeconomic indicators for the weighting and aggregation mechanism into a composite vulnerability indicator. Rather than assuming equal contribution to the formation of the composite indicator, we assume that the weights of the indicators vary inversely as the variance over the cantons (administrative division of Ecuador). This approach captures the multi-dimensionality of vulnerability in a comprehensive form. We find that the least vulnerable cantons concentrate around Ecuador's largest cities (e.g. Quito and Guayaquil); however, approximately 20 % of the national population lives in other cantons that are categorized as highly and very highly vulnerable to climate change. Results also show that the main determinants of high vulnerability are the lack of land tenure in agricultural areas and the nonexistence of government-funded programs directed to environmental and climate change management.

  19. Exposures and cancer incidence near oil fields in the Amazon basin of Ecuador.

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    San Sebastián, M; Armstrong, B; Córdoba, J A; Stephens, C

    2001-08-01

    To examine environmental exposure and incidence and mortality of cancer in the village of San Carlos surrounded by oil fields in the Amazon basin of Ecuador. Water samples of the local streams were analyzed for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs). A preliminary list of potential cancer cases from 1989 to 1998 was prepared. Cases were compared with expected numbers of cancer morbidity and mortality registrations from a Quito reference population. Water analysis showed severe exposure to TPHs by the residents. Ten patients with cancer were diagnosed while resident in the village of San Carlos. An overall excess for all types of cancer was found in the male population (8 observed v 3.5 expected) with a risk 2.26 times higher than expected (95% confidence interval (95% CI) 0.97 to 4.46). There was an overall excess of deaths for all types of cancer (6 v 1.6 expected) among the male population 3.6 times higher than the reference population (95% CI 1.31 to 7.81). The observed excess of cancer might be associated with the pollution of the environment by toxic contaminants coming from the oil production.

  20. A remarkable new species of the magnus species-group of Cryptocellus (Arachnida, Ricinulei) from Ecuador, with observations on the taxonomy of the New World genera.

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    Botero-Trujillo, Ricardo; Valdez-Mondragón, Alejandro

    2016-05-03

    A new ricinuleid species, Cryptocellus chimaera sp. nov., is described based on a male specimen from Northwest Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul, Estación Biológica Bilsa). This species is unique among all Cryptocellus in having very large longitudinal carapacial translucent areas together with a markedly incrassate femur of leg II. Representing only the second species of the order described from Ecuador, C. chimaera sp. nov. is assigned to the magnus species-group of Cryptocellus Westwood, 1874. Cryptocellus chimaera sp. nov. is remarkable, for its morphology resembles that of Cryptocellus magnus Ewing, 1929, especially with regard to the male copulatory apparatus, although both resemble Pseudocellus Platnick, 1980, due to the presence of diffuse longitudinal carapacial translucent areas. Along with the new species description, a comparative diagnosis and supplementary images are provided for C. magnus. Based on direct observations of some species belonging to the five species-groups of Cryptocellus, we discuss on the occurrence of different morphologies of carapacial translucent areas within the genus. We deem it important to continue the survey of morphological characters, especially within Cryptocellus, in order to increase our understanding of the species-groups and to unravel their relationships.

  1. A comprehensive assessment of ionospheric gradients observed in Ecuador during 2013 and 2014 for ground based augmentation systems

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    Sánchez-Naranjo, S.; Rincón, W.; Ramos-Pollán, R.; González, F. A.; Soley, S.

    2017-04-01

    Ground Based Augmentation Systems GBAS provide differential corrections to approaching and landing aircrafts in the vicinities of an airport. The ionosphere can introduce an error not accountable by those differential corrections, and a threat model for the Conterminous United States region CONUS was developed in order to consider the highest gradients measured. This study presents the first extensive analysis of ionospheric gradients for Ecuador, from data fully covering 2013 and 2014 collected by their national Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS monitoring network (REGME). In this work it is applied an automated methodology adapted for low latitudes for processing data from dual frequency receivers networks, by considering data from all available days in the date range of the study regardless the geomagnetic indices values. The events found above the CONUS threat model occurred during days of nominal geomagnetic indices, confirming: (1) the higher bounds required for an ionospheric threat model for Ecuador, and (2) that geomagnetic indices are not enough to indicate relevant ionospheric anomalies in low latitude regions, reinforcing the necessity of a continuous monitoring of ionosphere. As additional contribution, the events database is published online, making it available to other researchers.

  2. Littera Scripta Manet: formas y funciones del archivo en el Imperio de los Austrias. Simancas, Roma, Quito y Cuenca

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    Marc-André Grebe

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo explora el papel de los archivos en el Imperio de los Austrias, durante la edad protomoderna, en ambos lados del Atlántico. Con ese propósito se analizan las diferentes tareas que incumbían a los archivos en el siglo XVI y XVII. Se examinan el archivo de la ciudad de Cuenca (actual Ecuador en el ámbito municipal, el de la Audiencia de Quito en el ámbito regional, el archivo de Simancas (Castilla en el nivel real y, por último, el archivo en la embajada española en Roma. También se ofrecen reflexiones sobre el carácter y las particularidades de los repositorios documentales, prestando especial atención a la escritura como medio de gobierno.

  3. Partial self-reversal of TRM in baked soils and ceramics from Ecuador

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    Roperch, Pierrick; Chauvin, Annick; Valdez, Francisco

    2012-11-01

    Partial self-reversed thermoremanent magnetizations (SRTRMs) were observed in samples of baked soils, hearths and ceramics from the Rumipamba archeological site near Quito (Ecuador) and ceramics from sites near the town of Esmeraldas (Ecuador). The SRTRMs were recognized at room temperature on few samples but cooling the samples in liquid nitrogen enhanced the intensity of the SRTRM and measurement at 77°K enables its rapid detection in many samples from these sites. Alternating field demagnetization of the SRTRM indicate median destructive field of the order of 50 mT and thermal demagnetization give unblocking temperatures in the temperature range 280-380 °C. The magnetic carriers of the SRTRM are stable to heating in air or in vacuum up to 600 °C suggesting that titanomaghemite should not be the magnetic carrier of the SRTRM. The studied baked clays and ceramics contain detrital material of mainly volcanic origin. Ti-poor titanomagnetite is the main magnetic carrier identified by strong field data or susceptibility measurements versus temperature. Ilmeno-hematite grains were recognized with microscope observations under reflected light. Scanning electron microscope observations with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry indicate a Ti/Fe ratio corresponding to an ilmenite content of ˜0.55. We also compared the magnetic properties of the partially self-reversed baked clays with those of the self-reversed Pinatubo pumices. The SRTRMs were measured upon cooling from room temperature to 20°K with the MPMS. Upon cooling to 20°K the SRTRM show a nearly tenfold increase in intensity with respect to the room temperature measurement. The baked clay and ceramics from Ecuador carrying the SRTRM share similar magnetic properties with the Pinatubo pumices (unblocking temperatures, low temperature behavior) supporting the interpretation that detrital hemoilmenite originating from the Holocene activity of the numerous Ecuadorian volcanoes is the main carrier of the SRTRM in

  4. Area Assessment: Ecuador

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    Source: IV Population Census. Instituto nacional de Estadistica y Censos, November 1982. 1-25 IN-COVNTRY f^RESOURCE ANALYSIS SUMMARY MATRIX CHAPTER...Institute Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (National Statistics and CEnsus Institute): Consejo Nacional de Desarrollo, Avda 10 de Agosto 229, Quito

  5. Exposures and cancer incidence near oil fields in the Amazon basin of Ecuador

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    San, S.; Armstrong, B; Cordoba, J.; Stephens, C.

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVES—To examine environmental exposure and incidence and mortality of cancer in the village of San Carlos surrounded by oil fields in the Amazon basin of Ecuador.
METHODS—Water samples of the local streams were analyzed for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs). A preliminary list of potential cancer cases from 1989 to 1998 was prepared. Cases were compared with expected numbers of cancer morbidity and mortality registrations from a Quito reference population.
RESULTS—Water analysis showe...

  6. Actitudes lingüísticas en Ecuador. Una tradición normativa que subsiste

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    Esthela Flores Mejía

    2014-01-01

    Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de Quito, hacia al español del Ecuador y hacia el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. El artículo es parte de los resultados del Proyecto LIAS (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America), financiado por El Consejo Noruego de Investigación (RCN). La recolección de los datos se realizó en la capital del país, entrevistando una muestra de 395 ...

  7. Structural Transformation in Ecuador

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    Ricardo Hausmann; Bailey Klinger

    2010-01-01

    This paper applies new techniques and metrics to analyze Ecuador's past record of and future opportunities for structural transformation. Ecuador's export dynamics and the emergence of new export activities have been the historical drivers of the country's growth, but recently Ecuador's export basket has undergone little structural transformation. The same broad sectors continue to dominate, and the overall sophistication of the export basket has actually declined in recent years. In order to...

  8. Lahars at Cotopaxi and Tungurahua Volcanoes, Ecuador: Highlights from stratigraphy and observational records and related downstream hazards: Chapter 6

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    Mothes, Patricia A; Vallance, James W.

    2015-01-01

    Lahars are volcanic debris flows that are dubbed primary when triggered by eruptive activity or secondary when triggered by other factors such as heavy rainfall after eruptive activity has waned. Variation in time and space of the proportion of sediment to water within a lahar dictates lahar flow phase and the resultant sedimentary character of deposits. Characteristics of source material and of debris eroded and incorporated during flow downstream may strongly affect the grain-size composition of flowing lahars and their deposits. Lahars borne on the flanks of two steep-sided stratocones in Ecuador exemplify two important lahar types. Glacier-clad Cotopaxi volcano has been a producer of primary lahars that flow great distances downstream. Such primary lahars include those of both clast-rich and matrix-rich composition—some of which have flowed as far as 325 km to the Pacific Ocean. Cotopaxi's last important eruption in 1877 generated formidable syneruptive lahars comparable in size to those that buried Armero, Colombia, following the 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano. In contrast, ash-producing eruptive activity during the past 15 years at Tungurahua volcano has generated a continual supply of fresh volcaniclastic debris that is regularly remobilized by precipitation. Between 2000 and 2011, 886 rain-generated lahars were registered at Tungurahua. These two volcanoes pose dramatically different hazards to nearby populations. At Tungurahua, the frequency and small sizes of lahars have resulted in effective mitigation measures. At Cotopaxi 137 years have passed since the last important lahar-producing eruption, and there is now a high-risk situation for more than 100,000 people living in downstream valleys.

  9. Ecuador : Poverty Assessment

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    Ecuador's poor economic performance is not solely nor mainly the result of high volatility, but rather the result of poor economic management and, especially, weak productivity growth. This connection between productivity and economic growth has become even more relevant in recent years, after Ecuador decided to adopt the US dollar as the national currency in 2000, hence forgoing the optio...

  10. Lahar Hazard Modeling at Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador

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    Sorensen, O. E.; Rose, W. I.; Jaya, D.

    2003-04-01

    lahar-hazard-zones using a digital elevation model (DEM), was used to construct a hazard map for the volcano. The 10 meter resolution DEM was constructed for Tungurahua Volcano using scanned topographic lines obtained from the GIS Department at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. The steep topographic gradients and rapid downcutting of most rivers draining the edifice prevents the deposition of lahars on the lower flanks of Tungurahua. Modeling confirms the high degree of flow channelization in the deep Tungurahua canyons. Inundation zones observed and shown by LAHARZ at Baños yield identification of safe zones within the city which would provide safety from even the largest magnitude lahar expected.

  11. Sentinel surveillance of influenza-like-illness in two cities of the tropical country of Ecuador: 2006-2010.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Tropical countries are thought to play an important role in the global behavior of respiratory infections such as influenza. The tropical country of Ecuador has almost no documentation of the causes of acute respiratory infections. The objectives of this study were to identify the viral agents associated with influenza like illness (ILI in Ecuador, describe what strains of influenza were circulating in the region along with their epidemiologic characteristics, and perform molecular characterization of those strains. METHODOLOGY/FINDINGS: This is a prospective surveillance study of the causes of ILI based on viral culture of oropharyngeal specimens and case report forms obtained in hospitals from two cities of Ecuador over 4 years. Out of 1,702 cases of ILI, nine viral agents were detected in 597 patients. During the time of the study, seven genetic variants of influenza circulated in Ecuador, causing six periods of increased activity. There appeared to be more heterogeneity in the cause of ILI in the tropical city of Guayaquil when compared with the Andean city of Quito. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This was the most extensive documentation of the viral causes of ILI in Ecuador to date. Influenza was a common cause of ILI in Ecuador, causing more than one outbreak per year. There was no well defined influenza season although there were periods of time when no influenza was detected alternating with epidemics of different variant strains.

  12. Sentinel Surveillance of Influenza-Like-Illness in Two Cities of the Tropical Country of Ecuador: 2006–2010

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    Douce, Richard W.; Aleman, Washington; Chicaiza-Ayala, Wilson; Madrid, Cesar; Sovero, Merly; Delgado, Franklin; Rodas, Mireya; Ampuero, Julia; Chauca, Gloria; Perez, Juan; Garcia, Josefina; Kochel, Tadeusz; Halsey, Eric S.; Laguna-Torres, V. Alberto

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    Background Tropical countries are thought to play an important role in the global behavior of respiratory infections such as influenza. The tropical country of Ecuador has almost no documentation of the causes of acute respiratory infections. The objectives of this study were to identify the viral agents associated with influenza like illness (ILI) in Ecuador, describe what strains of influenza were circulating in the region along with their epidemiologic characteristics, and perform molecular characterization of those strains. Methodology/Findings This is a prospective surveillance study of the causes of ILI based on viral culture of oropharyngeal specimens and case report forms obtained in hospitals from two cities of Ecuador over 4 years. Out of 1,702 cases of ILI, nine viral agents were detected in 597 patients. During the time of the study, seven genetic variants of influenza circulated in Ecuador, causing six periods of increased activity. There appeared to be more heterogeneity in the cause of ILI in the tropical city of Guayaquil when compared with the Andean city of Quito. Conclusions/Significance This was the most extensive documentation of the viral causes of ILI in Ecuador to date. Influenza was a common cause of ILI in Ecuador, causing more than one outbreak per year. There was no well defined influenza season although there were periods of time when no influenza was detected alternating with epidemics of different variant strains. PMID:21887216

  13. La disputa por la memoria y la tierra en el cementerio de La Magdalena de Quito

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    Full Text Available Este artículo es el resultado de una serie de encuentros con los comuneros de la parroquia de La Magdalena, ubicada al sur de la ciudad de Quito, capital de Ecuador, que se realizaron con el fin de comprender las dinámicas de la administración del cementerio comunal, con base en los documentos conservados por la comunidad en un archivo cementerial y en las memorias que, sobre este particular, existen en la población. El acercamiento a la comunidad fue posible en la fase de trabajo de campo, dentro de un estudio más amplio, orientado a analizar estructuralmente los cementerios del cantón Quito. El caso del Cementerio de La Magdalena llamó la atención, debido a su peculiar forma de administración comunitaria, única en la ciudad, que, de alguna manera, daba luces para comprender procesos alternativos de secularización y administración social del espacio, a partir de las luchas y disputas en torno a ese lugar. El objetivo es evidenciar, con el análisis de las historias alrededor del camposanto, diversos procesos comunitarios a través de los cuales la población ha construido memorias, prácticas rituales y sentidos que tuvieron como telón de fondo la estructura funeraria. Se busca entender cómo, durante el siglo xx, la administración del cementerio pasó de la iglesia a la comunidad; y mediante la lectura de este proceso, visibilizar los mecanismos sociales de negociación relacionados con la administración física de la comunidad, que se han guardado en las memorias comunitarias referentes al proceso de “recuperación de su camposanto”. Este estudio permite mostrar, además, los complejos procesos simbólicos con los que la comunidad fue resignificando sus propias prácticas funerarias y sentidos de cotidianidad, como parte de una estrategia que les ha permitido generar mecanismos de negociación en su entorno conurbado, en el que parece imponerse la idea de planificación como sentido de ciudad.

  14. Análisis comparativo de pacientes con estenosis degenerativa lumbar pura (EDLP y estenosis secundaria a espondilolistesis degenerativa lumbar (ELDL tratados quirúrgicamente en el período de 2008 a 2011 en el Hospital Metropolitano de Quito-Ecuador Análise comparativa de pacientes com estenose degenerativa pura lombar (EDPL e estenose secundária a espondilolistese lombar degenerativa lombar (ELDL tratados cirurgicamente no período de 2008 a 2011 no Hospital Metropolitano de Quito, Equador Comparative analysis in patients with pure degenerative lumbar stenosis (EDLP and stenosis secundary to degenerative lumbar spondilolisthesis (ELDL surgically treated between 2008-2011 at the Hospital Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador

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    precoce gerou uma maior porcentagem de satisfação.OBJECTIVE: Establish whether there are differences regarding demographics, treatment and outcomes between the groups EDLP and ELDL. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of 76 patients with EDLP surgically treated. Demographic data and outcomes of Group 1 (EDLP, 53 patients and Group 2 (ELDL, 23 patients were analyzed separately. RESULTS: Group 1: 51% female; 49% male. Mean age, 56.8 years. Pre-surgical development, 34 months. Group 2: 78% female; 22% male. Mean age, 63.4 years. Pre-surgical development, 10 months. Both groups were operated with the same technique and by the same surgical team. In Group 1, postoperative satisfaction was higher when the pre-surgical development was less than 18 months. In Group 2 there where no significant findings. CONCLUSION: In stenosis secondary to ELDL, age and gender distribution were very different from that found in EDLP. Early surgery led to a higher percentage of satisfaction.

  15. In search of colonial El Niño events and a brief history of meteorology in Ecuador

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    Full Text Available This study shows a brief overview of the development of meteorology in Ecuador from historical documentation of climatic events in the Colonial era through to modern data collection. In the colonial era (16th century-1824, historical documents of rogation ceremonies and municipal proceedings, from the Quito area, provide a rich source of climate information, including El Niño events. Our preliminary findings show that very few of the historically documented catastrophes and other marked environmental events in Quito match known El Niño episodes. Independently, the first meteorological data was collected in Ecuador (beginning with La Condamine in 1738, followed by the earliest attempts to build a national meteorological network in the 1860's, linked closely to President Gabriel García Moreno and the Jesuits. The 1925 El Niño phenomenon was the first important meteorological episode recorded with scientific instrumentation in Ecuador, with newspapers providing complementary archives about the extreme impact of this event.

  16. Workshops in creativity and self-esteem in the Teaching Degree at Campus Quito

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    María Verónica Di Caudo; Gladys Montero Pastrana

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    This paper presents an experimental implementation of creativity and self-esteem workshops within the teaching degree at Salesian Polytechnic University, Campus Quito, with the goal of strenghthening...

  17. Mass wasting triggered by the 5 March 1987 Ecuador earthquakes

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    Schuster, R.L.; Nieto, A.S.; O'Rourke, T. D.; Crespo, E.; Plaza-Nieto, G.

    1996-01-01

    On 5 March 1987, two earthquakes (Ms=6.1 and Ms=6.9) occurred about 25 km north of Reventador Volcano, along the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains in northeastern Ecuador. Although the shaking damaged structures in towns and villages near the epicentral area, the economic and social losses directly due to earthquake shaking were small compared to the effects of catastrophic earthquake-triggered mass wasting and flooding. About 600 mm of rain fell in the region in the month preceding the earthquakes; thus, the surficial soils had high moisture contents. Slope failures commonly started as thin slides, which rapidly turned into fluid debris avalanches and debris flows. The surficial soils and thick vegetation covering them flowed down the slopes into minor tributaries and then were carried into major rivers. Rock and earth slides, debris avalanches, debris and mud flows, and resulting floods destroyed about 40 km of the Trans-Ecuadorian oil pipeline and the only highway from Quito to Ecuador's northeastern rain forests and oil fields. Estimates of total volume of earthquake-induced mass wastage ranged from 75-110 million m3. Economic losses were about US$ 1 billion. Nearly all of the approximately 1000 deaths from the earthquakes were a consequence of mass wasting and/ or flooding.

  18. Actitudes lingüísticas en Ecuador. Una tradición normativa que subsiste

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    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de Quito, hacia al español del Ecuador y hacia el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. El artículo es parte de los resultados del Proyecto LIAS (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, financiado por El Consejo Noruego de Investigación (RCN. La recolección de los datos se realizó en la capital del país, entrevistando una muestra de 395 informantes previamente estratificada con las variables de edad, sexo y nivel socioeconómico. El estudio presentado es el primero de esta naturaleza que se realiza en Ecuador; sus resultados muestran, de forma general, la forma de hablar de la provincia de Loja es la que cuenta con mayor prestigio, en contraste con el bajo aprecio por el habla de Guayaquil y Cuenca. Los habitantes de la Capital reconocen como similar la forma de hablar de las provincias aledañas a la suya y diferentes sobre todo a las provincias de la Costa. En líneas generales se puede establecer que, aunque hay algunas variantes del español que les agradan, como las que se hablan en España y en Colombia, el afecto y el prestigio que los ecuatorianos asignan a su propia forma de hablar es muy fuerte. Abstract This article analyzes the linguistic attitudes of native Spanish speakers from Quito, towards Spanish spoken in Ecuador and in the other Spanish-speaking countries. It is a result of the LIAS-Project (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, funded by The Research Council of Norway (RCN. The data were gathered in the capital of the country, interviewing a stratified sample of 395 respondents, based on the variables of age, sex and socioeconomic status. This research study is the first of its kind in Ecuador. Its results show that the Spanish spoken in the Loja province has high prestige, in contrast to the Spanish spoken in Guayaquil and Cuenca. Residents of Quito, the

  19. Oil problems of Ecuador

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    1982-11-01

    Ecuador used to be referred to as a typical ''banana republic'', but beginning in 1973, it became South America's second biggest oil exporter and during that same year it was admitted into the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Ecuador then established a nationalistic policy which succeeded in giving it a certain measure of control over its oil industry even if serious problems are still hindering the management of this industry. Today, Ecuador is facing an alternative: either it continues along the road it traced beginning in 1973, or else it takes a road which aims at relatively autonomous development of the national economy, or else it becomes a country which essentially lives from its oil revenues, produced and exploited by others.

  20. Poverty in Ecuador

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    2005-01-01

    The note looks at poverty in Ecuador, assessing macroeconomic developments through its policies to maintain stability with fiscal discipline, and increase economic productivity and competitiveness, in particular, the 1998/99 crisis, the 2000 dollarization and their effect on poverty. From 1990 to 2001, national consumption-based poverty rose from 40 to 45 percent, and the number of poor pe...

  1. Poverty in Ecuador

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    The note looks at poverty in Ecuador, assessing macroeconomic developments through its policies to maintain stability with fiscal discipline, and increase economic productivity and competitiveness, in particular, the 1998/99 crisis, the 2000 dollarization and their effect on poverty. From 1990 to 2001, national consumption-based poverty rose from 40 to 45 percent, and the number of poor pe...

  2. Diseño de un modelo de negocios con integración horizontal de pymes de productores da calzado de la provincia de Tungurahua para establecer el diseño de productos que garanticen la calidad y la satisfacción de las necesidades actuales de los consumidores de la ciudad de Quito

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    Carranza Rivera, Diana Ximena; Benítez Duque, Marco Francisco

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    Este proyecto de investigación, tiene como objetivo a reducir las importaciones de calzado para el Ecuador, propone un modelo de negocios, que dinamice la economía de la ciudad de Quito, e incremente la demanda de calzado a los productores de la provincia de Tungurahua. El proceso artesanal de elaboración de calzado tiene una curva de aprendizaje basado en la experiencia familiar adquirida tras varias generaciones. La materia prima como el cuero y suelas están disponibles localmente; se impor...

  3. Gestion de l'environnement urbain et risques 'naturels'. La problématique des Quebradas à Quito (Equateur

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    Full Text Available Les nombreuses quebradas, ravins à écoulement sporadique qui traversent le site de Quito, ont été systématiquement remblayées lors de l’urbanisation, pour servir notamment de zones de décharge plus ou moins contrôlée pour les déchets solides. À partir d’une cartographie diachronique, l’historique de ce remblaiement du réseau hydrographique est décrit, et les risques de nature morphoclimatique induits par ces profondes transformations, étudiés par ailleurs, sont brièvement évoqués. Ces zones spécifiques d’un site urbain de montagne relèvent d’un statut juridique de protection propre au réseau hydrographique en ville, lequel est profondément modifié dans la pratique après remblaiement, voire simplement oublié. Tout se passe comme si le remblaiement et l’urbanisation du réseau hydrographique faisaient l’objet d’un large consensus social, pour gagner de l’espace, donner une solution intra-urbaine à l’évacuation des déchets, et éradiquer des zones socialement incontrôlées. Les représentations sociales qui induisent une politique non explicite de gestion du site, sont analysées et discutées, au moment où les gestionnaires de la ville s’interrogent quant au bien-fondé de la poursuite du processus, alors que ce dernier se poursuit activement pour cacher la forte pollution du rio Machangara, principal émissaire du bassin. MANEJO DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RIESGOS “NATURALES”. LA PROBLEMÁTICA DE LAS QUEBRADAS EN QUITO (ECUADOR. Las numerosas quebradas que atraviesan la ciudad de Quito fueron constantemente rellenadas durante el proceso de urbanización, sirviendo de basurero controlado o no. Se describe la historia del relleno de la red hidrográfica mediante su cartografía en el tiempo, y los riesgos de tipo morfoclimático producidos por esas transformaciones, que fueron investigados anteriormente, son resumidos. Las zonas de quebradas, específicas de un sitio urbano montañoso, tienen un estatuto jur

  4. Activismo LGBTIQ y ciudadanías sexuales en el Ecuador. Diálogo con Elizabeth Vásquez

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    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Elizabeth Vásquez es abogada por entrenamiento, activista y fundadora del PROYECTO TRVNSGEN3RO de Quito. En esta entrevista, ella nos habla de los logros y desafíos que ha enfrentado a lo largo de su trayectoria: los orígenes de su activismo legal, sus inspiraciones políticas, su participación como asesora en la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente de 2008 y sus visiones del movimiento lésbico, gay, bisexual, transgénero y intersexual (LGTBI en Ecuador.

  5. Saturnispora quitensis sp. nov., a yeast species isolated from the Maquipucuna cloud forest reserve in Ecuador.

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    James, Stephen A; Cadet, Geneviève M; Barriga, Enrique Javier Carvajal; Barahona, Patricia Portero; Cross, Kathryn; Bond, Christopher J; Roberts, Ian N

    2011-12-01

    A single strain, CLQCA-10-114(T), representing a novel yeast species belonging to the genus Saturnispora was isolated from the fruit of an unidentified species of bramble (Rubus sp.), collected from the Maquipucuna cloud forest reserve, near Quito, in Ecuador. Sequence analyses of the D1/D2 domains of the large-subunit rRNA gene and ribosomal internal transcribed spacer region indicated that the novel species is most closely related to the recently described species Saturnispora gosingensis, isolated from the fruiting body of a mushroom collected in Taiwan, and Saturnispora hagleri, a Drosophila-associated yeast found in Brazil. The name Saturnispora quitensis sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate this strain; the type strain is CLQCA-10-114(T) (=CBS 12184(T)=NCYC 3744(T)).

  6. Brucellosis in dairy cattle and goats in northern Ecuador.

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    Poulsen, Keith P; Hutchins, Frank T; McNulty, Chase M; Tremblay, Marlène; Zabala, Carmen; Barragan, Veronica; Lopez, Luis; Trueba, Gabriel; Bethel, Jeffrey W

    2014-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to conduct a convenience study for brucellosis prevalence in dairy-producing animals in northern Ecuador. In total, 2,561 cows and 301 goats were tested. Cattle sera were tested using the Rose Bengal card antigen test (RBCT), yielding an overall apparent prevalence of 5.5% (95% confidence interval [95% CI] = 4.7-6.5%) and true prevalence of 7.2% (95% CI = 6.0-8.5%). Prevalence varied by herd size and was highest in larger commercial herds. Polymerase chain reaction was used to test goat milk and lymph nodes, resulting in 9% and 8% positivity, respectively. The RBCTs from goat sera yielded an adjusted true prevalence of 17.8% (95% CI = 6.2-44.2%). Our findings are similar to other overall prevalence estimates for dairy herds but show higher prevalence in commercial herds compared with small groups (less than five animals). We also identify urban milking goats living in metropolitan Quito as a potential source of zoonosis.

  7. Brucellosis in Dairy Cattle and Goats in Northern Ecuador

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    Poulsen, Keith P.; Hutchins, Frank T.; McNulty, Chase M.; Tremblay, Marlène; Zabala, Carmen; Barragan, Veronica; Lopez, Luis; Trueba, Gabriel; Bethel, Jeffrey W.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to conduct a convenience study for brucellosis prevalence in dairy-producing animals in northern Ecuador. In total, 2,561 cows and 301 goats were tested. Cattle sera were tested using the Rose Bengal card antigen test (RBCT), yielding an overall apparent prevalence of 5.5% (95% confidence interval [95% CI] = 4.7–6.5%) and true prevalence of 7.2% (95% CI = 6.0–8.5%). Prevalence varied by herd size and was highest in larger commercial herds. Polymerase chain reaction was used to test goat milk and lymph nodes, resulting in 9% and 8% positivity, respectively. The RBCTs from goat sera yielded an adjusted true prevalence of 17.8% (95% CI = 6.2–44.2%). Our findings are similar to other overall prevalence estimates for dairy herds but show higher prevalence in commercial herds compared with small groups (less than five animals). We also identify urban milking goats living in metropolitan Quito as a potential source of zoonosis. PMID:24591429

  8. Aprobación y resimbolización del patrimonio en el Ecuador. Historia, arquitectura y comunidad. El caso de Cuenca

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la conservación del patrimonio arquitectónico en el Ecuador. Propone recuperar la noción de patrimonio ligada a la noción de ciudadanía. El ensayo plantea el estado de la cuestión en Ecuador, revisa los casos de Quito y Guayaquil y se concentra en la problemática en Cuenca, ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad desde 1999. Formula la necesidad de que la investigación y la difusión de la historia de estas ciudades sean adoptadas como parte de una política pública permanente.

  9. Ecuador: una democracia inestable

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    Juan J. Paz y Miño Cepeda

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    Full Text Available En 1979, tras una década de dictaduras militares, se inició la fase constitucional más larga en la historia del Ecuador. Ésta se levantó sobre las herencias del pasado y se caracterizó, de manera fundamental, por el tránsito desde un modelo estatal-desarrollista hacia uno de tipo empresarial, por el aparecimiento de nuevos agentes sociales, el multipartidismo político, la regionalización nacional, la presencia multicultural y la inserción del país en nuevas relaciones internacionales. Pero esos procesos trajeron como consecuencias centrales: la edificación de una economía inequitativa, una sociedad tensionada, la desestructuración institucional, la precarización del trabajo y la debilidad con la que la nación ha enfrentado el nuevo mundo unipolar. Todo ello ha configurado un cuadro de riesgos para la incipiente democracia. El Ecuador contemporáneo tiene, por tanto, una serie de desafíos económicos, sociales y políticos para escapar a la inestabilidad que ha acompañado a la construcción de su modernización democrática.___________________ABSTRACT:In 1979, after one decade of military dictatorships, the longest constitutional phase in the history of Ecuador was initiated. It was built upon the inheritance of the past and can be fundamentally characterized by the transition from a model that focused on the state as developing the economy (State-model to a model that focused on private business (enterprise-model. The appearance of new social agents, a multiparty system, national regionalization, multicultural presence and the country´s new international relationships are processes which show some important consequences: the establishment of an unequal economy, a society under tension, the breakdown of institutional structures, the vulnerability of working conditions and the weakness with which the nation faced the new polarized world. All this might put into danger this incipient democracy. And this is why Ecuador in these

  10. Los orígenes de la revolución de Quito en 1809

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    Jaime E. Rodríguez O.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available La Revolución de Quito de 1809 no fue un movimiento por la independencia. Lejos de ello, se trató de una reacción local ante la crisis de la monarquía española. A lo largo del siglo XVIII, el Reino de Quito experimentó un declive económico, político y jurídico. Supeditado a las capitales de dos virreinatos –Lima y Santa Fe–, Quito buscaba el estatus de una capitanía general independiente con el fin de liberarse del dominio de Nueva Granada y Perú. Convencido de que España estaba perdida y de que los españoles en Quito traicionarían al reino y aceptarían el gobierno francés, un grupo de quiteños tomó el control del gobierno y puso en práctica un programa que garantizara la autonomía y que promoviera sus intereses económicos. No obstante, otras provincias del reino, cuyos intereses se vieron amenazados, se opusieron a Quito y unieron fuerzas con los virreyes de Perú y Nueva Granada para extinguir el levantamiento que duró unos tres meses.

  11. AGUA Y GLOBALIZACIÓN: TENSIONES Y BALANCES ASOCIADOS AL RECURSO HÍDRICO EN ECUADOR: EL CASO DE LOS PÁRAMOS DEL CANTÓN DE QUIJOS

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    Full Text Available En el caso del Ecuador, importantes tensiones y conflictos han surgido en los últimos años por el manejo del recurso hídrico, principalmente entre centros poblados hegemónicos como Quito, con aquellas poblaciones rurales y periféricas de donde se extrae el recurso. Tal es el caso de los páramos del cantón del Chaco. El claro contraste de necesidades contra demandas que se presenta entre un Ecuador urbano creciente y una ruralidad en construcción brinda un escenario local y regional interesantísimo, ciertamente un laboratorio geográfico donde se puede apreciar la globalización manifestada en diversas facetas positivas y negativas y donde existe el reto de analizar y proponer balances que permitan distribuir equitativamente cargas y beneficios en el uso, manejo y distribución del recurso hídrico.In the case of Ecuador, important tensions and conflicts have emerged during the last years over the management of hydraulic resources, between hegemonic populated centers such as Quito and rural and peripheral populations where the resources have been extracted, such as the moors of the Canton of Chacos. The contrast between needs and demands emerging between a growing urban Ecuador and an in-construction rural Ecuador sets up an interesting regional and local stage: most certainly a geographical laboratory where we can witness globalization expressing itself in diverse positive and negative facets and where we are faced with the challenge to analyze and propose an equilibrium in distributing fair loads and benefits for the usage, management, and distribution of hydraulic resources.

  12. Modeling of the Guagua Pichincha volcano (Ecuador) lahars

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    Canuti, Paolo; Casagli, Nicola; Catani, Filippo; Falorni, Giacomo

    Lahars, here defined as debris flows of volcanic origin, are rapid mass movements that pose a serious threat to cities located in the vicinity of many volcanoes. Quito, capital city of Ecuador and placed at the foot of the Pichincha volcano complex, is exposed to serious inundation hazard as part of the city is built on numerous deposits of large lahars that have occurred in the last 10,000 years. The objective of this paper is to model the potential lahars of the Pichincha volcano to predict inundation areas within the city of Quito. For this purpose two models that apply different approaches were utilized and their results were compared. The programs used were LAHARZ, a semi-empirical model conceived by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and FLO-2D, a hydraulic model distributed by FLO Software Inc. LAHARZ is designed as a rapid, objective and reproducible automated method for mapping areas of potential lahar inundation (Proc. First Int. Conf. on Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation, San Francisco, USA, ASCE, 1998, p. 176). FLO-2D is a two-dimensional flood routing model for simulating overland flow on complex surfaces such as floodplains, alluvial fans or urbanized areas (FLO-2D Users manual, version 99.2). Both models run within geographical information systems (GIS). Fieldwork was focused on collecting all available information involved in lahar modeling. A total of 49 channel cross-sections were measured along the two main streams and stratigraphic investigations were carried out on the fans to estimate the volume of previous events. A global positioning system was utilized to determine the coordinates of each cross-section. Further data collection concerned topography, rainfall characteristics and ashfall thicknesses. All fieldwork was carried out in cooperation with the Instituto Geofisico of the Escuela Politecnica Nacional. Modeling in a GIS environment greatly aided the exportation of results for the creation of thematic maps and facilitated model

  13. Questions of migration and belonging: understandings of migration under neoliberalism in Ecuador.

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    Lawson, V

    1999-01-01

    This paper explores alternative understandings and experiences of migration under neoliberalism in Ecuador. Through the case study, the study examines migrants' multiple motivations for mobility and their ambivalence toward the process. Insights from the transnational migration literature were drawn in order to think through the implications of an increasingly contradictory context of economic modernization and its impact upon the sense of possibilities and belonging of migrants. In-depth interviews with urban-destined migrants in Ecuador were drawn to argue that mobility produces ambivalent development subjects. This argument is developed in three sections. First, the paper centers on the epistemological and theoretical basis for the relevance of migrant narratives in extending theorizations of migration. Second, in-depth interviews with migrants to Quito are drawn to explore migrants' sense of belonging and regional affiliation, identity formation through migration, and experiences of alienation and disruption in their lives. Lastly, this paper concludes with a retheorization of the role of migration places in the migrant identity construction.

  14. Neogranadinos en la revolución de Quito de 1809

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    Sergio Elías Ortíz

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    Full Text Available Aparte de los dos grandes cabecillas de la revolución de Quito de 1809: Juan de Dios Morales y Juan Salinas de que se hizo mención en artículo anterior de este boletín, figuraron en ella y en la de 1812, más de treinta personajes neogranadinos que ocupaban a la sazón destacadas posiciones en el gobierno eclesiústico, en la magistratura, en el foro, en la administración pública y en otras actividades dentro del territorio de la Audiencia de Quito.

  15. The unexpected discovery of Brucella abortus Buck 19 vaccine in goats from Ecuador underlines the importance of biosecurity measures.

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    Ron-Román, Jorge; Berkvens, Dirk; Barzallo-Rivadeneira, Daniela; Angulo-Cruz, Alexandra; González-Andrade, Pablo; Minda-Aluisa, Elizabeth; Benítez-Ortíz, Washington; Brandt, Jef; Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Richar; Saegerman, Claude

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    Very few, mostly old, and only preliminary serological studies of brucellosis in goats exist in Ecuador. In order to assess the current epidemiological situation, we performed a cross-sectional serological study in the goat populations of Carchi (n = 160 animals), Pichincha (n = 224 animals), and Loja provinces (n = 2024 animals). Only two positive serological results (RB negative and SAT-EDTA ≥400 IU/ml) were obtained in lactating goats from the same farm in Quito (Pichincha province). Additionally, milk was sampled from 220 animals in Pichincha province. The present study indicates a low apparent prevalence in Pichincha province and absence in Carchi and Loja provinces. A total of 25 positive milk ring tests (MRT) were obtained in Pichincha province yielding a prevalence of MRT of 11.16%. Subsequent culture was performed on the positive MRT samples. All results were negative, apart from a single sample, obtained from a serologically positive goat in Quito, that was positive for Brucella abortus strain 19 (B19). Several hypotheses are forwarded concerning this unexpected result. The most likely hypothesis is the possible accidental use of a needle, previously used for vaccination of cattle with the said vaccine, for the administration of drug treatment to the goat. This hypothesis underlines the necessity of biosecurity measures to prevent this type of accidents.

  16. Area Handbook Series: Ecuador: A Country Study

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    4.54 4.91 ECUADOR ....................... 2.95 3.10 2.62 Source: Based on information from Ecuador, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos, IV Censo...56 70 76 85 Source: Based on information from Ecuador, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos, IV Censo Nacional de Pohlacidny III de Vivienda...de Desarrollo, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos, and Centro Latinoamericano de Demo- grafia. Ecuador: Estimacionesy Proyecciones de Poblacidn

  17. [Mental Health Determines the Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer-Related Neuropathic Pain in Quito, Ecuador].

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    Gordillo Altamirano, Fernando; Fierro Torres, María José; Cevallos Salas, Nelson; Cervantes Vélez, María Cristina

    To identify the main factors determining the health related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with cancer-related neuropathic pain in a tertiary care hospital. A cross-sectional analytical study was performed on a sample of 237 patients meeting criteria for cancer-related neuropathic pain. Clinical and demographic variables were recorded including, cancer type, stage, time since diagnosis, pain intensity, physical functionality with the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS), and anxiety and depression with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Their respective correlation coefficients (r) with HRQL assessed with the SF-36v2 Questionnaire were then calculated. Linear regression equations were then constructed with the variables that showed an r≥.5 with the HRQL. The HRQL scores of the sample were 39.3±9.1 (Physical Component) and 45.5±13.8 (Mental Component). Anxiety and depression strongly correlated with the mental component (r=-.641 and r=-.741, respectively) while PPS score correlated with the physical component (r=.617). The linear regression model that better explained the variance of the mental component was designed combining the Anxiety and Depression variables (R=77.3%; Pplan essential for these patients to include interventions for its timely diagnosis and treatment. Copyright © 2016 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  18. Modelo de la estructura administrativa para la fiscalización de obras civiles en Quito-Ecuador

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    Paredes Briones, Rafael Ignacio; Salas Gómez, Fabián Alfredo

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    The audit of civil works is a consulting activity that demands the participation of professional civil engineering and architecture for the execution of civil works requires professional support in all areas of construction as well as laboratories for testing of materials used and complies with the technical specifications in construction contracts. Currently the foc does not have a management model for the efficient performance of its business, which is why this thesis focuses on proposin...

  19. Nominal Address and Rapport Management in Informal Interactions among University Students in Quito (Ecuador), Santiago (Chile) and Seville (Spain)

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    Placencia, María Elena; Fuentes Rodríguez, Catalina; Palma-Fahey, María

    2015-01-01

    Nominal and pronominal address forms, which play a central role in the construction of interpersonal relations (cf. Bargiela et al. 2002; Clyne et al. 2009), have been the focus of attention in different linguistics subfields for several decades now. Less attention, however, has been paid to these forms from a variational pragmatics (Schneider and…

  20. L’état du problème du logement à Quito

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    Aurélie Quentin

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The housing problem in Quito take two different forms in the city, from the historical centre to the peripheral slums. Over the past ten years, the public response to these two sides of the problem has completely changed to comply with the rules of the good governance.

  1. Poder pastoral, acomodo y territorialidad en las Cartas Annuas jesuitas de Quito

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    Carlos Espinosa

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las Cartas Annuas jesuitas entre 1586 y 1660 que hacen refe-rencia a la Audiencia de Quito. Esta fuente poco consultada se utiliza para son-dear las estrategias jesuitas de evangelización y el régimen de administración de sacramentos de la orden en Quito. El artículo propone que las estrategias de evangelización jesuita dieron un giro al pasar de un encuentro con la religión nativa que incluyó un interés en mitos prehispánicos y extirpación de idolatría a un enfoque tabula rasa que se centraba en la administración de sacramentos. El artículo atribuye este giro a la transferencia del Colegio jesuita de Quito de la provincia jesuita de Perú a la provincia del Nuevo Reino (Nueva Granada. El artículo contextualiza el encuentro jesuita con la cultura nativa y la operación del régimen sacramental con referencia al concepto de las dos evangelizaciones de Juan Carlos Estenssoro, la noción de poder pastoral de Michel Foucault y la idea de la confesionalización perteneciente a la historiografía de la modernidad temprana europea. The article looks at the Jesuit Annual Letters concerning the Audiencia of Quito between 1586 and 1660. This virtually unexplored source is employed to analyze the conversion strategies and sacramental regime of the Jesuits in Quito. The article contends that the Jesuit conversion strategies shifted from an early enga-gement with native religion that included an interest in native myths, and ex-tirpation of idolatry to a tabula rasa approach centered on the administration of sacraments. The article attributes this shift to the transfer of the Colegio de Quito from the Jesuit province of Peru to that of the New Kingdom (New Granada. The article contextualizes the Jesuit engagement with native culture in Quito and the operation of the administration of sacraments with reference to Juan Carlos Estenssoro’s notion of the two conversions as well as with reference to Michel Foucault

  2. Medicinal plants of the Achuar (Jivaro) of Amazonian Ecuador: ethnobotanical survey and comparison with other Amazonian pharmacopoeias.

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    Giovannini, Peter

    2015-04-22

    This paper presents the first ethnobotanical survey conducted among the Achuar (Jivaro), indigenous people living in Amazonian Ecuador and Peru. The aims of this study are: (a) to present and discuss Achuar medicinal plant knowledge in the context of the epidemiology of this population (b) to compare the use of Achuar medicinal plants with the uses reported among the Shuar Jivaro and other Amazonian peoples. The author conducted field research in 9 indigenous villages in the region of Morona Santiago and Pastaza in Ecuador. Semi-structured interviews on local illnesses and herbal remedies were carried out with 82 informants and plant specimens were collected and later identified in Quito. A literature research was conducted on the medicinal species reported by Achuar people during this study. The most reported medicinal plants are species used by the Achuar to treat diarrhoea, parasites infection, fractures, wounds, and snakebites. Informants reported the use of 134 medicinal species for a total of 733 recorded use-reports. Of these 134 species, 44 are reported at least 3 times for one or more specific disease condition for a total of 56 uses. These species are considered a core kit of medicinal plants of the Achuar of Ecuador. Most of these medicinal species are widely used in the Amazon rainforest and in many other parts of Latin America. The author documented a core kit of 44 medicinal plants used among the Achuar of Ecuador and found that this core set of medicinal plants reflects local epidemiological concerns and the pharmacopoeias of the Shuar and other Amazonian groups. These findings suggest that inter-group diffusion of medicinal plant knowledge had a prominent role in the acquisition of current Achuar knowledge of medicinal plants. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Hydrovolcanic ash emission between August 14 and 24, 2015 at Cotopaxi volcano (Ecuador): Characterization and eruption mechanisms

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    Troncoso, Liliana; Bustillos, Jorge; Romero, Jorge E.; Guevara, Alicia; Carrillo, Janina; Montalvo, Estefano; Izquierdo, Tatiana

    2017-07-01

    Cotopaxi is an active, hazardous and ice-covered stratovolcano 60 km southeast of Quito, (Ecuador) whose last major eruption occurred in 1877. During 2001-2002, volcanic unrest characterized by volcanic seismicity and deformation ended without eruptive activity. On April 2015, a new increase of seismicity, SO2 emissions, thermal anomalies and edifice deformation, evolved into the onset of a new eruptive cycle, beginning August 14. We sampled and measured the ash fall deposits to the west of Cotopaxi between August 14 and 24, 2015. The ash collected was analyzed using grain size, X-Ray fluorescence, X-Ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope (SEM-EDS), revealing the eruptive products to be compound of dense fragments (mostly lithics), diverse types of scoria, pumice, free fractured crystals, glassy particles and aggregates. Most of hydrothermal alteration is observed during the initial stage of the eruption (14-15 August; including Cu oxides and Fe minerals in the lithics). The glassy particles were blocky morphology, and textural changes were recognized over 10 days of eruption, varying from null or low vesicularity to low-to-moderate vesicularity, occasionally exhibiting molten or subrounded textures. The bulk ash has a basaltic-andesitic composition ( 55.67 wt% of SiO2), while clusters of selected particles (likely juvenile) analyzed through SEM + EDS reveal dacitic composition (65.67 and 65.8 wt% SiO2). Plagioclase, clinopyroxene and orthopyroxene are the main minerals present, with accessory anhydrite, melanterite and pyrite (these typically observed during the initial stage of eruption). These variations in addition to the geophysical background, led us to interpret this eruption as the result of the volcano's hydrothermal system disruption due to a shallow, low-volume magma input, which initially evolved into phreatic activity at surface level. Further activity up to 24 August was triggered by the indirect interaction between magma and the depleted

  4. El exilio posmoderno. Ecuador

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    Jorge Benavides Solís

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Aproximadamente hasta hace unas dos generaciones, entendíamos que la tierra de nuestros padres, era nuestra Patria. Ya no. Con la economía globalizada, sobre todo en los países no industrializados, el exilio es cada vez más frecuente, de gran magnitud y va acompañado de dolorosas circunstancias. El exilio es la expatriación legal e ilegal no voluntaria. Ser patriota, entregar la vida por la patria (rezago preindustrial ahora, carece de sentido. Tampoco sirve ser buen ciudadano (objetivo del estado industrial porque, el paradigma postmoderno es ser buen/gran consumidor. Solamente así, será posible disfrutar de la economía con libertad empresarial y de una forma de gobierno con democracia de mercado. La emigración en Europa ha sido un fenómeno natural, una experiencia de cinco siglos; en Hispanoamérica una experiencia de cinco décadas y en el Ecuador, de apenas diez años. En este corto plazo, la exportación de mano de obra no calificada, se ha convertido en la segunda fuente de divisas, después del petróleo. Son las consecuencias de la economía global que prescinde del lugar y prefiere el espacio de los flujos, cuya bonanza depende de los servicios y de las ideas antes que de las máquinas.__________________ABSTRACT:Approximately, until two generations ago, we understood that our parents’ Earth was our Mother country. Not any longer. With the economy globalized, mainly in the countries that are not industrialized, exile becomes more and more frequent, of great magnitude and it goes accompanied of painful circumstances. Exile is the involuntary legal and illegal expatriation. To be patriotic, to give the life by the Mother country (pre-industrial falling behind now, it doesn’t make sense. It is of no use to be a good citizen neither (the industrial state objective because; the post-modern paradigm is to be a good/great consumer. Only like that it is possible to enjoy the economy with enterprise freedom and of a form of

  5. Serious fungal infections in Ecuador.

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    Zurita, J; Denning, D W; Paz-Y-Miño, A; Solís, M B; Arias, L M

    2017-06-01

    There is a dearth of data from Ecuador on the burden of life-threatening fungal disease entities; therefore, we estimated the burden of serious fungal infections in Ecuador based on the populations at risk and available epidemiological databases and publications. A full literature search was done to identify all epidemiology papers reporting fungal infection rates. WHO, ONU-AIDS, Index Mundi, Global Asthma Report, Globocan, and national data [Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), Ministerio de Salud Pública (MSP), Sociedad de Lucha Contra el Cáncer (SOLCA), Instituto Nacional de Donación y Trasplante de Órganos, Tejidos y Células (INDOT)] were reviewed. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology by LIFE. Ecuador has a variety of climates from the cold of the Andes through temperate to humid hot weather at the coast and in the Amazon basin. Ecuador has a population of 15,223,680 people and an average life expectancy of 76 years. The median estimate of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) population at risk for fungal disease (<200 CD4 cell counts) is ∼10,000, with a rate of 11.1% (1100) of histoplasma, 7% (700) of cryptococcal meningitis, and 11% (1070) of Pneumocystis pneumonia. The burden of candidemia is 1037. Recurrent Candida vaginitis (≥4 episodes per year) affects 307,593 women aged 15-50 years. Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis probably affects ∼476 patients following tuberculosis (TB). Invasive aspergillosis is estimated to affect 748 patients (∼5.5/100,000). In addition, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in asthma and severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS) were estimated to affect 26,642 and 45,013 people, respectively. Our estimates indicate that 433,856 (3%) of the population in Ecuador is affected by serious fungal infection.

  6. Volcanic Ashes Intercalated with Cultural Vestiges at Archaeological Sites from the Piedmont to the Amazon, Ecuador

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    Valverde, Viviana; Mothes, Patricia; Andrade, Daniel

    2014-05-01

    A mineralogical analysis was done on 70 volcanic ashes; 9 corresponding to proximal samples of seven volcanoes: Cotopaxi (4500 yBP), Guagua Pichincha (3300 yBP, 1000 yBP and 1660 yAD), Cuicocha (3100 yBP), Pululahua (2400 yBP), Ninahuilca (2350 yBP and 4600 yBP) and 61 to distal ashes collected at eight archaeological sites in the Coastal, Sierra and Amazon regions of Ecuador. Cultural vestiges are from Pre-ceramic, Formative, Regional Development and Integration periods, with the exception of a site denominated Hacienda Malqui, which also has Inca vestiges. The sampling process was done in collaboration with various archaeologists in 2011-2013. The volcanic ashes were washed, dried and divided in order to obtain a representative fraction and their later analysis with binocular microscope. The microscope analysis allowed determination of the characteristics of each component of volcanic ash. These main elements are: pumice fragments, minerals, volcanic glass, lithics and exogenous material (non volcanic). The petrographic analysis of distal volcanic ash layers at each archaeological site was correlated by their components and characteristics with proximal volcanic ashes of source volcanoes. Some correlations permitted obtaining a relative age for the layers of distal volcanic ash in the archaeological sites. The petrographic analysis showed a correlation between the archaeological sites of Las Mercedes - Los Naranjos, Rumipamba and El Condado (located west of Quito) with the eruptive activity of Guagua Pichincha volcano (3300 yBP, 1000 yBP and 1660 yAD) and Pululahua volcano (2400 yBP). Also, a correlation with eruptive activity of Ninahuilca (2350 yBP), Cotopaxi (4500 yBP) and Quilotoa (800 yBP) volcanoes at Hda. Malqui (60 km west of Latacunga) was provided by mineralogy of the respective ashes expulsed by these volcanoes. The ash layers at Cuyuja (50 km east of Quito) are mostly superficial; they are associated with Quilotoa's 800 yBP plinian. Finally at the

  7. El turismo doméstico ¿Demanda potencial de los centros de turismo comunitario en Ecuador?

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    Enrique Cabanilla

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    Full Text Available El turismo comunitario en Ecuador es un modelo de gestión local que se ha desarrollado por más de 30 años. En la actualidad un gran porcentaje de los Centros de Turismo Comunitario (CTC no se encuentran operativos o no han podido legalizarse, en parte a que no han alcanzado un flujo suficiente de visitantes, necesarios para la sostenibilidad plena del proyecto. Muchos de los CTC se mantienen con flujos mayoritariamente receptivos, lo que dificulta que tengan un desarrollo sostenido de los mercados emisores. Por esto, en la presente investigación se analizó si el residente en la ciudad de Quito (capital del Ecuador es una demanda potencial para la oferta de los servicios ofertados por estos emprendimientos. Se concluyó que existe una alta posibilidad de consumo de los servicios turísticos comunitarios por parte de los quiteños, y se analizaron los motivos por los cuales los residentes en la ciudad visitarían o no este producto turístico, junto con un análisis de otras variables demográficas que serán de ayuda para focalizar una posible estrategia de promoción en este mercado.

  8. México y Ecuador: dos distintas formas de construir la nación desde el futbol

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    Roger Magazine

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    Full Text Available En este artículo empleamos una comparación de Ecuador con México para explorar la relación entre la configuración de las rivalidades entre los equipos de futbol a nivel nacional y la distribución espacial de poder entre las regiones y ciudades. En el caso de México, el patrón de rivalidades es inseparable de un fuerte centralismo de poder político y económico, mientras que en el caso de Ecuador el patrón tiene que ver, principalmente, con una vieja lucha por la predominancia económica y política entre las ciudades de Quito y Guayaquil. Proponemos que la atención a las rivalidades futbolísticas revela cómo un segmento de la población ve, critica o replantea la posición de su ciudad o región en relación con otras y con la nación, contribuyendo "desde abajo" sobre el proceso continuo de la construcción de la nación.

  9. A new rainfrog of the Pristimantis myersi Group (Amphibia, Craugastoridae) from Volcán Pichincha, Ecuador.

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    Rojas-Runjaic, Fernando J M; C, J Amanda Delgado; Guayasamin, Juan M

    2014-03-20

    A new frog of the Pristimantis myersi Group is described from a bamboo patch within the Reserva Ecológica Verdecocha (0°5'46.9"S, 78°36'15.3"W; 2851 m), located at northwestern flank of the Volcán Pichincha, in the vicinities of Quito, Ecuador. The new species is known from eight adult males, whereas the females remain unknown; it can be readily distinguished from all species of the P. myersi Group that inhabit the highlands of the Ecuadorian Andes by the unique combination of the following characters: body small (adult male SVL 14.9-19.7 mm; females unknown); dorsal skin shagreen, with a barely visible middorsal raphe, scapular and dorsolateral folds; tympanum small but well-defined; upper eyelid with one enlarged tubercle; males with prominent vocal slits, but without nuptial pads on thumbs; fold-like tarsal tubercles. With this new species, the number of Pristimantis assigned to the P. myersi Group raises to 16, of which, 12 are in Ecuador. We provide notes on morphology and color variation, advertisement call, and natural history of the new species.

  10. Re-awakening of a Volcano: The 3. November 2002 eruption of El Reventador, NE Ecuador

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    Reischmann, T.; Toulkeridis, T.; Aguillera, E.

    2003-04-01

    composition with SiO_2 of ca. 58 wt%, 4.4 wt% Na_2O and 2.2 wt% K_2O. Incompatible trace elements such as Ba and Sr are enriched with 1190 ppm and 820--920 ppm, respectively. The eruption had a direct impact on life in Ecuador: State of emergency was declared, and Quito's international airport was closed. Pyroclastic flows and lahars blocked the main highway nearby, destroyed two bridges and the new oil pipeline. The unexpected eruption of Reventador demonstrates the necessity of a more efficient volcanic monitoring and more precise prediction.

  11. Topography and Landforms of Ecuador

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    Chirico, Peter G.; Warner, Michael B.

    2005-01-01

    EXPLANATION The digital elevation model of Ecuador represented in this data set was produced from over 40 individual tiles of elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Each tile was downloaded, converted from its native Height file format (.hgt), and imported into a geographic information system (GIS) for additional processing. Processing of the data included data gap filling, mosaicking, and re-projection of the tiles to form one single seamless digital elevation model. For 11 days in February of 2000, NASA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) flew X-band and C-band radar interferometry onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. The mission covered the Earth between 60?N and 57?S and will provide interferometric digital elevation models (DEMs) of approximately 80% of the Earth's land mass when processing is complete. The radar-pointing angle was approximately 55? at scene center. Ascending and descending orbital passes generated multiple interferometric data scenes for nearly all areas. Up to eight passes of data were merged to form the final processed SRTM DEMs. The effect of merging scenes averages elevation values recorded in coincident scenes and reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the amount of area with layover and terrain shadow effects. The most significant form of data processing for the Ecuador DEM was gap-filling areas where the SRTM data contained a data void. These void areas are a result of radar shadow, layover, standing water, and other effects of terrain, as well as technical radar interferometry phase unwrapping issues. To fill these gaps, topographic contours were digitized from 1:50,000 - scale topographic maps which date from the mid-late 1980's (Souris, 2001). Digital contours were gridded to form elevation models for void areas and subsequently were merged with the SRTM data through GIS and remote sensing image-processing techniques

  12. ENSAYOS PEDAGÓDICOS PARA LA PLANIFICACION Y USO DEL SUELO DE QUITO. PLAN BICENTENARIO

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    María Dolores Montaño Huerta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Quito se enfrenta al desafío de resolver la planificación de su territorio. A través del proyecto urbano “Plan especial Bicentenario: Consolidación del Parque de la Ciudad y Redesarrollo de su Entorno Urbano” implementado por la Alcaldía del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito 2009/2014 alrededor del espacio vacío que quedó desde la salida del aeropuerto de Quito2 se realizó investigación en aula con reflexiones, análisis y soluciones arquitectónicas, desde el Taller de Arquitectura 7/8 de la FADA-PUCE3. Los estudios, análisis y ensayos del documento se basan en la experiencia académica en dos semestres, ene/mayo y ago/dic de 2013 en el Taller para probar la validez del Plan, estudiando volúmenes y anteproyectos arquitectónicos que permitieron analizar, evaluar, sopesar y criticar el Plan Bicentenario, así como las posibles opciones para la ocupación del territorio.

  13. Poder pastoral, acomodo y terrtitorialidad en las Cartas Annuas jesuitas de Quito

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    Carlos Espinosa

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza las Cartas Annuas jesuitas entre 1586 y 1660 que hacen referencia a la Audiencia de Quito. Esta fuente poco consultada se utiliza para sondear las estrategias jesuitas de evangelización y el régimen de administración de sacramentos de la orden en Quito. El artículo propone que las estrategias de evangelización jesuita dieron un giro al pasar de un encuentro con la religión nativa que incluyó un interés en mitos prehispánicos y extirpación de idolatría a un enfoque tabula rasa que se centraba en la administración de sacramentos. El artículo atribuye este giro a la transferencia del Colegio jesuita de Quito de la provincia jesuita de Perú a la provincia del Nuevo Reino (Nueva Granada. El artículo contextualiza el encuentro jesuita con la cultura nativa y la operación del régimen sacramental con referencia al concepto de las dos evangelizaciones de Juan Carlos Estenssoro, la noción de poder pastoral de Michel Foucault y la idea de la confesionalización perteneciente a la historiografía de la modernidad temprana europea.

  14. Detecting brucella species in Ecuador

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    Brucelosis is an emerging zoonotic disease in many countries around the world. There are some reports of Brucella abortus infections in cattle and humans in Ecuador, nevertheless, other Brucella species have not been identified. This study was designed to identify circulating Brucella species in 300 goat samples and one canine fetus from 8 different provinces of the highland Andes of the country. The results showed isolates from Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis, Brucella abortus y Brucella ...

  15. La realidad de la Comunicación en las Organizaciones del Ecuador y el Grado de empleabilidad del DirCom en este universo

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    Benítez Jaramillo, Ana Carolina; Beis Pachiarotti, María Virginia

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo describe el escenario actual de la figura del DirCom en Ecuador y propone una estrategia de comunicación orientada a posicionar y aumentar la notoriedad de la figura del DirCom en el ámbito empresarial y académico. En la economía del conocimiento la imagen de la empresa es el objetivo de mayor alcance y proyección. En ese marco nace, en Europa, la figura del DirCom como su custodio. La Universidad de las Américas de Quito, en su afán de liderar la innovación educativa para...

  16. Historical Center of Quito: an experience for the preservation of courtyard houses with an emphasis on user awareness

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    Sanchez, Lorena Marina

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    Full Text Available The early declaration of Quito as a World Heritage site in 1978, makes this city a Latin American example with a remarkable preservationist experience. Its Historical Centre composes a blend of periods and goods, emphasizing on the presence of Spanish-Aborigine syncretism stands. This hybridation survives in the buffer area, made up of different neighborhoods, through a residential property typology: the patio houses. With endless complexities to their approach, these homes comprise the residential identity of Quito, but they have only recently taken on a new protagonism within a residential protection framework. Therefore, and through a historical-architectural and social approach, has been investigated the patrimonial fragment of the neighbourhood of San Juan, which is representative of what happens in the buffer area. Diagnosisand guidelines are exposed from a conception of exploratory study, mainly qualitative and focused on users awareness. This approximation has been carried on through the observation in situ, the analysis of planimetry, bibliography, photographs, the carrying out of interviews and opinion polls. Thus, final reflections are presented along with a methodological development feasible of being adapted to other residential properties in other urban contexts. La temprana declaración de Quito como Patrimonio de la Humanidad en 1978 la convierte en un ejemplo latinoamericano con una singular experiencia preservacionista. Su Centro Histórico compone una amalgama de períodos y bienes, destacándose la presencia del sincretismo español-aborigen. Esta hibridación sobrevive en el área de amortiguación, compuesta por diferentes barrios, a través de una tipología residencial característica: las casas patio. Con un sinfín de complejidades para su tratamiento, estas viviendas componen gran parte de la identidad habitacional quiteña, aunque sólo recientemente han adquirido un nuevo protagonismo dentro del marco de protecci

  17. A population-based study of the epidemiology of acute adult burns in Ecuador from 2005 to 2014.

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    Ortiz-Prado, Esteban; Armijos, Luciana; Iturralde, Ana Lucia

    2015-05-01

    To describe the demographic, risk factor, occupational, and morbidity and mortality characteristics of burns in adults in Ecuador using national data. These data are from the only specialized public hospital in Ecuador that has a 12-bed burn unit. The National Institute of Statistics and Census provided data from the burn unit of the Hospital Eugenio Espejo, in Quito. Three different datasets pertaining to burn deaths, burn unit inpatient admissions, and hospital discharge were analyzed. Patients who died or were discharged before entering the burn unit were not included in this analysis. During the 10-year period, 1106 patients were admitted to the burn unit, men represent 69.37% with 768 cases and women represent 30.62% with 337 patients; the number of patients per year was on average 123 cases; the average age was 33-34 years old, with a range between 16 and 96 years old. Heat (thermal) burns represent 65.78% followed by electrical with 30.53%, friction burns with 2.06%, and chemical burns with 1.62%. Domestic methane gas was the most frequent agent causing thermal burns and the most affected occupational groups are construction workers and people who stay at home. The overall mortality is 10.2% and the average length of stay was 23 days. Thermal burns are more frequent than any other cause of burns. Electrical burns are more frequent in Ecuador than anywhere else according to our research, meaning that control and prevention of workplace safety, urban planning, and home safety are scarce. The most affected groups are those dedicated to labor work. Finally, mortality in hospitalized patient is higher when compared with developed countries. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.

  18. Developing Intercultural Science Education in Ecuador

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    Schroder, Barbara

    2008-01-01

    This article traces the recent development of intercultural science education in Ecuador. It starts by situating this development within the context of a growing convergence between Western and indigenous sciences. It then situates it within the larger historical, political, cultural, and educational contexts of indigenous communities in Ecuador,…

  19. Sedimentological features of the surge emitted during the August, 2006 pyroclastic eruption at Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador)

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    Douillet, G.; Goldstein, F.; Lavallee, Y.; Hanson, J. B.; Kueppers, U.; Robin, C.; Ramon, P.

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    Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador, is a stratovolcano, which began a new eruptive phase in 1999. Notable pyroclastic Density Currents (PDC) were generated in July (VEI 2) and August (VEI 3) 2006 and covered its N and W flanks. PDCs and associated lahars represent a major hazard for 20,000 inhabitants and an hydrological dam. The volcano has been monitored by the Instituto Geofisico of the Escuela Politécnica Nacional of Quito, since 1988. Field work carried out in 2009 provide information on the behavior of the fine-grained fraction of the PDC (i.e., surge) during transport and deposition. We mapped out the sedimentological characteristics of the deposits and distinguished three depositional environments: 1- The core of the deposit, up to several m in thickness, is confined to valleys and consists of poorly-sorted lapilli scoria and blocks (cm to m scale) and a small fraction of ash matrix. Ongoing analysis of the ash matrix will help to understand the link between the main PDC and the associated surge. 2- On ridges and outer margins of valleys, the deposits total a thickness of 10s to 100s cm and consist of fine- to coarse-grain ashes organized in cm-scale beds. Horizontal to cross bed laminations with 10-cm long wavelength prevail. They are typical of deposition under sustained high-energy current, which we associate with the flow of a surge. 3- In the distal part of surge deposits, we observe fine grained surge deposits with a thickness up to ca. 5 m. The characteristic structures are curved crested dunes, 10s of cm high and up to 10s of m long, with dip angles ranging from 15 to 35° and a strongly asymmetric shape. The steepest side tends to be the upslope face. Dunes show mainly a climbing structure, with beds cm in thickness, but some are more complicated, containing cut and fill structures, interpreted as late-stage pulses of energetic turbulence. No displacement dunes were observed in this area. Using the flow direction given by 100s of dunes, we provide

  20. Gender and physician specialization and practice settings in Ecuador: a qualitative study.

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    Bedoya-Vaca, Rita; Derose, Kathryn P; Romero-Sandoval, Natalia

    2016-11-17

    The increasing proportion of women in the medical profession is a worldwide phenomenon often called the "feminization of medicine." However, it is understudied in low and middle-income countries, particularly in Latin America. Using a qualitative, descriptive design, we explored the influence of gender and other factors on physician career decision-making and experiences, including medical specialty and public vs. private practice, in Quito, Ecuador, through in-depth, semi-structured interviews (n = 31) in 2014. Theoretical sampling was used to obtain approximately equal numbers of women and men and a range of medical specialties and practice settings; data saturation was used to determine sample size. Transcripts were analyzed using content coding procedures to mark quotations related to major topics and sub-themes included in the interview guide and inductive (grounded theory) approaches to identify new themes and sub-themes. Gendered norms regarding women's primary role in childrearing, along with social class or economic resources, strongly influenced physicians' choice of medical specialty and practice settings. Women physicians, especially surgeons, have had to "pay the price" socially, often remaining single and/or childless, or ending up divorced; in addition, both women and men face limited opportunities for medical residency training in Ecuador, thus specialty is determined by economic resources and "opportunity." Women physicians often experience discrimination from patients, nurses, and, sometimes, other physicians, which has limited their mobility and ability to operate independently and in the private sector. The public sector, where patients cannot "choose" their doctors, offers women more opportunities for professional success and advancement, and the regular hours enable organizing work and family responsibilities. However, the public sector has generally much less flexibility than the private sector, making it more difficult to balance work

  1. President of Ecuador visits CERN

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    Rosaria Marraffino

    2014-01-01

    On Friday, 24 October, Dr. Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, visited CERN.   Visiting Geneva to deliver a lecture at the UN, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Delgado seized the chance to have a short but intense visit of the Laboratory. The President was met at LHC Point 1 by the Director for Research and Scientific Computing Sergio Bertolucci, who gave him an introduction to CERN’s activities.He was also introduced to the Director for Accelerators and Technology, Frédérick Bordry, and Department Heads José Miguel Jiménez (TE), Livio Mapelli (PH) and Roberto Saban (EN). President Correa Delgado also met with Martijn Mulders, co-organiser of the CERN Latin America School of High-Energy Physics, which will be held in Ecuador from 4 to 17 March 2015. Shortly after that, he visited the ATLAS experimental cavern which he toured with ATLAS Collaboration Spokesperson David Charlton and Fernando Monticelli of t...

  2. Revolución y diplomacia: el caso de la primera Junta de Quito (1809

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    Daniel Gutiérrez Ardila

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo es un análisis detallado del complejo programa de las políticas exteriores que se fijó la Suprema Junta de Quito en 1809. Igualmente, da cuenta de los diferentes medios a los que recurrieron las autoridades revolucionarias para ponerlo en práctica, y, por último, se concentra en las razones por las cuales sus ambiciosos proyectos se saldaron con un estruendoso fracaso. Para lograr estos objetivos, se han empleado documentos provenientes de diferentes archivos de España y América

  3. El régimen centralizado y descentralizado del Ilustre Municipio de Quito.

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    La Centralización, es la forma de administrar los estados que mantiene sin limitaciones, ni disminución la competencia, dirección, comando y control sobre todos los órganos que la integran. Esta ha generado en nuestro país dos polos de desarrollo industrial (Quito y Guayaquil) en detrimento de la periferia. La década perdida aceleró la crisis del centralismo y propicio las condiciones para emprender las estrategias de reformar el Estado. Uno de los condicionamientos para modernizar el Esta...

  4. Cartografía de la movilidad de las personas en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

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    Demoraes, Florent

    2006-01-01

    International audience; Este poster muestra algunos ejemplos de representación cartográfica de la movilidad de las personas que elaboré a fines de mi tesis de doctorado en el marco del programa "Sistema de Información y Riesgos en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito" entre 1999 y 2004. Ilustra las reglas de semiología gráfica que se debe respetar en función de la información que se quiere dar a ver en un mapa, a diferentes escalas. El poster fue presentado al público para la exposición "El dam...

  5. Función del arte en la cultura urbana gótica en Quito

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    Costales Flores, Yolanda del Rocío

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    La presente investigación está dirigida al estudio de la cultura urbana gótica en la ciudad de Quito. El estudio está basado en entrevistas, conversatorios, visitas a eventos, conciertos, hechos a miembros del movimiento gótico, además de la revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema. Lo que se pretende es dar a conocer la cosmovisión del grupo, encontrar su motivación estética de manifiesto y establecer problemáticas sobre la idea del prejuicio ante las diferencias culturales. La fu...

  6. Quito, ciudad de maestros: arquitectos, edificios y urbanismo en el largo siglo XVI

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    Marta Fajardo de Rueda

    2014-01-01

    Con una amplia bibliografía y una cuidadosa documentación, este libro da cuenta del trabajo de los hábiles artistas y artesanos, tanto europeos como indígenas y criollos, que contribuyeron a la edificación de la Quito colonial entre 1580 y 1720. Como ocurrió con la pintura y con la escultura, la arquitectura en América también se inspiró con frecuencia en los grabados que provenían de Europa, hábilmente interpretados y adaptados por estos artistas. La autora cumple una labor meritoria al resc...

  7. Monitoreo de la reforestación en las quebradas en el Norte de Quito

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    Anita Argüello

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El Distrito Metropolitano de Quito (DMQ comprende 61.563 has., las cuales albergan diversasespecies de flora y fauna. Los procesos de acelerada urbanización han dado lugar alestablecimiento de viviendas e invasiones que han presionado a los bosques que existíanespecialmente en las laderas del Pichincha y en las quebradas de la parte norte del distrito. ElMunicipio del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito (MDMQ en sus Políticas de Patrimonio Natural,contempla la integración, conectividad, mantenimiento, recuperación, y rehabilitación deespacios naturales priorizados para seguridad ambiental del Distrito, cuya aplicación tienecomo objetivo específico el disminuir la afectación antrópica progresiva a ecosistemas yespacios naturales de conservación del Distrito. Con estos antecedentes se realiza unacontratación para la reforestación de once quebradas en la Administración Zonal La Delicia, lamisma que se realiza en los meses de abril – junio del presente año (2012 en un total de 43has. con el compromiso de siembra de 37.152 plantas. Para realizar el seguimiento a esteproceso se plantea un monitoreo inicial para conocer el estado de la reforestación y el impactocausado en las quebradas seleccionadas. Mediante recorridos y mapeo de sitio, se contabilizanlas plantas sembradas y supervivientes en cada una de las quebradas y se constata elcumplimiento de solo el 5,05% de la reforestación planteada.Abstract:The Metropolitan District of Quito covers 61.563 has., containing many species of flora andfauna. Accelerated urbanization processes have led to illegal housing and human invasions,putting pressure on existing forests, especially on the slopes of Pichincha and the ravines of thenorthern part of the District. The Metropolitan District of Quito, in its Natural Heritage Policy,prioritizes the integration, connectivity, maintenance, recovery and rehabilitation of naturalareas, to support the District environmental security. Focus is put on

  8. The complex influence of ENSO on droughts in Ecuador

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    Vicente-Serrano, S. M.; Aguilar, E.; Martínez, R.; Martín-Hernández, N.; Azorin-Molina, C.; Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; El Kenawy, A.; Tomás-Burguera, M.; Moran-Tejeda, E.; López-Moreno, J. I.; Revuelto, J.; Beguería, S.; Nieto, J. J.; Drumond, A.; Gimeno, L.; Nieto, R.

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    In this study, we analyzed the influence of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on the spatio-temporal variability of droughts in Ecuador for a 48-year period (1965-2012). Droughts were quantified from 22 high-quality and homogenized time series of precipitation and air temperature by means of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index. In addition, the propagation of two different ENSO indices (El Niño 3.4 and El Niño 1 + 2 indices) and other atmospheric circulation processes (e.g., vertical velocity) on different time-scales of drought severity were investigated. The results showed a very complex influence of ENSO on drought behavior across Ecuador, with two regional patterns in the evolution of droughts: (1) the Andean chain with no changes in drought severity, and (2) the Western plains with less severe and frequent droughts. We also detected that drought variability in the Andes mountains is explained by the El Niño 3.4 index [sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the central Pacific], whereas the Western plains are much more driven by El Niño 1 + 2 index (SST anomalies in the eastern Pacific). Moreover, it was also observed that El Niño and La Niña phases enhance droughts in the Andes and Western plains regions, respectively. The results of this work could be crucial for predicting and monitoring drought variability and intensity in Ecuador.

  9. Sistema de salud de Ecuador The health system of Ecuador

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    Ruth Lucio

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describen las condiciones de salud en Ecuador y, con mayor detalle, las características del sistema ecuatoriano de salud, incluyendo su estructura y cobertura, sus fuentes de financiamiento, los recursos físicos, materiales y humanos de los que dispone, las tareas de rectoría que desarrolla el Ministerio de Salud Pública, la generación de información en salud, las tareas de investigación, y la participación de los ciudadanos en la operación y evaluación del sistema. También se discuten las innovaciones más recientes que se han implantado en el sistema ecuatoriano de salud dentro de las que destaca la incorporación de un capítulo específico sobre salud a la nueva Constitución que reconoce a la protección de la salud como un derecho humano y la construcción de la Red Pública Integral de Salud.This paper describes the health conditions in Ecuador and, in more detail, the characteristics of the Ecuadorian health system, including its structure and coverage, its financial sources, the physical, material and human resources available, and the stewardship activities developed by the Ministry of Public Health. It also describes the structure and content of its health information system, and the participation of citizens in the operation and evaluation of the health system. The paper ends with a discussion of the most recent policy innovations implemented in the Ecuadorian system, including the incorporation of a chapter on health into the new Constitution which recognizes the protection of health as a human right, and the construction of the Comprehensive Public Health Network.

  10. Enhancing natural resources in Ecuador's highlands

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    2012-01-01

    Metadata only record To enhance natural resources in Ecuador's highlands, a research partnership was formed between Ecuador's national agricultural research institute, several US universities and local farmers. To help identify and introduce environmentally friendly farming practices to the area, the research program used an adaptive watershed management process, which involves consultation with stakeholders, formation of a watershed plan and ongoing research and monitoring to adapt the pl...

  11. Caracterización e identificación de aislados de levaduras carotenogénicas de varias zonas naturales del Ecuador

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    Javier Carvajal-Barriga

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Characterization and identification of isolates of carotenogenic yeast strains from several natural zones of Ecuador. Objective. Toidentify and characterize pigmented yeasts isolated from natural environments in Ecuador, producing metabolites with industrial importanceand with potential use in further biotechnological applications. Materials and methods. Twenty-six pigmented isolates from the “Colecciónde Levaduras Quito-Católica” (CLQCA were exposed to physiological and molecular tests for their characterization, typification andidentification. Sugar assimilation ability was evaluated. Molecular techniques such as ITS-RFLP, MSP-PCR, partial amplification of thesegment 26S of the rDNA, and sequencing were used for their identification at the species level. Growth curves for each isolate accordingto their specific optimum growth temperatures. Results. The following species were identified: Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, Rhodosporidiumbabjevae, Sporidiobolus ruineniae, Rhodotorula glutinis, Rhodotorula slooffiae, as well as a new species of the genus Rhodotorula.Conclusions. Rhodotorula mucilaginosa (CLQCA-12-013 and CLQCA-12-008 and Rhodosporidium babjevae (CLQCA-10-188isolates were selected as promising strains for industrial applications, because they showed characteristics such as rapid growth, highassimilation of sugars, biomass production, and pigment synthesis.

  12. Relationships between health, education and environment in Quito: the role of sanitary and environmental education

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    Diana Sarrade Cobos

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to analyze the ecological unbalance that affects a city like Quito, marked by an anarchic urban growth and problems on its environmental quality, it is interesting to relate three “Good Living” factors: Health, Education and Environment. There are numerous ways to establish links. Under this thought, based on scientific studies and public policies, we have defined to concrete facts: the impact of the environment on the health of the public and the possibility of reducing sanitary risks thru education. The economical, political and cultural dynamics of the Ecuadorian Capital could encourage the elaboration of programs and actions toward a better environmental and sanitary education. Which are the strategies, from the Municipal authorities, to create a collective dynamism that will take the population to become aware of the natural and anthropological risks? Many efforts have been realized to determine the natural threats, but little has been done in order to analyze the impact of the decay of the environment over our health. There are many different initiatives to sensitize the population on these risks. Nevertheless, there is a still lot to do with respect to the dissemination and follow up of programs and projects that are being carried out on the Distrito Metropolitano de Quito.

  13. Forest Fires in the Metropolitan District of Quito (DMQ: Risk knowledge and public intervention

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    Jairo Estacio

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Every summer, the Metropolitan District of Quito (MDQ is subject to the recurrence of forest fires with different consequences in terms of loss of protected areas of great biodiversity, affectation of public and private spaces of different use and impact on the population well-being. The management of municipal authorities of this type of risks is still limited, since there is no decisional tool that can improve the preventive planning and the response to the annual presence of these events. For this reason, the generation of a study on potential fores fires represents the first step towards the comprehension and the reduction of risks. The present article presents the result of this study, the mechanisms and the efforts of the municipal technicians that made possible the achievement of these tools in the frame of the Risk Reduction Program of the Metropolitan District of Quito. The obtained results allowed the implementation of prevention actions in areas with very valuable ecosystems services but fragile in the same time, as well as the improvement of the fire emergency plans in order to optimize resources and reinforce local capacities. 

  14. La venta de oficios de hacienda en la audiencia de Quito (1650-1700

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    Sanz Tapia, Ángel

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the dynamics of job provision within the Hacienda (Public Finance Section of the Quito Audience during the second half of the 17th Century. The regional data are included within the globality of jobs sold in Spanish America, offering a quantitative balance and a nominal relation of the individuales appointed as Royal officials. It is concluded that the Royal official position favoured the incumbent’s incorporation into the American world and his integration within the Colonial society.

    El presente estudio trata la dinámica de la provisión de los cargos de Hacienda en la Audiencia de Quito durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVII, enmarcando los correspondientes datos regionales dentro de la totalidad de los oficios vendidos en Hispanoamérica, y ofreciendo un balance cuantitativo y una relación nominal de los individuos provistos como oficiales reales. Se concluye que el empleo de oficial real favorecía la incorporación de los peninsulares al mundo indiano y su integración en la sociedad colonial.

  15. Populismo y neopopulismo en Ecuador

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    Claudia Donoso

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace una breve descripción de los períodos de Velasco Ibarra, Assad Bucaram, Abdalá Bucaram y Lucio Gutiérrez donde la simbología del líder frente a su pueblo fue esencial dentro de la cultura política ecuatoriana. En sí el objetivo está en describir las diferencias entre populismo y neopopulismo en el Ecuador, y a la vez entender cómo ha funcionado el sistema clientelar y caudillista en cada gobierno; sin dejar de lado, el contexto social y económico por el que se atravezaba

  16. E-commerce in Ecuador

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    Full Text Available Today, companies have been forced to create new media with their customers that allow them to obtain the sales volume necessary to make a profit, which is why e-commerce is an invaluable tool for the sales department of the Business. Over the years e-commerce has evolved facing major challenges, especially those related to information security and the little Ecuadorian culture of buying online. However, thanks to the fact that in the last decade the number of Internet users has increased, this has allowed online sales to start increasing their amounts annually, however, compared with the rest of South American countries to Ecuador still It lacks much way to go not only in the implementation of secure web portals for Internet purchases, but also in computer culture and security rules in Internet users.

  17. Epidemiology of acromegaly in Ecuador.

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    López Gavilanez, Enrique; Guerrero Franco, Kempis; Solórzano Zambrano, Narcisa; Navarro Chávez, Manuel; López Estrella, Camilo; Vaca Burbano, Luis; Marriott Díaz, Eduardo

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    To assess the epidemiology of acromegaly in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, and to compare our results to those reported in the literature. An analysis was made of retrospective and prospective data from all patients with acromegaly attending endocrinology clinics at the 4 main hospitals of the public health network of Guayaquil from January 2000 to December 2014. Age at diagnosis, estimated delay in diagnosis, imaging studies of pituitary gland, basal growth hormone (GH) level, GH after an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT-GH), and serum levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) were recorded. Incidence and prevalence of the disease were estimated using information from the 2010 census of population and housing. Forty-eight cases were recorded in the study period in 17 males (35.4%) and 31 females (64.5%); M/F ratio=1.8:1. Mean age at diagnosis was 47.3±16.8 years (range 18-86). Delay in diagnosis was 7.3±6.3 years (range 1-30). Mean age at diagnosis was 47.9±18.2 years in males and 46.3±15.8 years in females. Delay in diagnosis was 10.2±7.9 and 5.7±3.9 years in males and females, respectively. Prevalence of acromegaly is 18.7 cases per million inhabitants, and incidence of acromegaly 1.3 cases per million people per year. Acromegaly predominates in females, and is diagnosed in the fourth decade with a delay of approximately 8 years, usually even longer in males. Incidence and prevalence are lower than reported in international series. The disease is underdiagnosed and underreported in Ecuador. Copyright © 2016 SEEN. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  18. Two new Cystoderma species from high Andean Ecuador

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    Saar, I.; Læssøe, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT: Two new agaric species, Cystoderma andinum and C. papallactae are described from high Andean Ecuador.......ABSTRACT: Two new agaric species, Cystoderma andinum and C. papallactae are described from high Andean Ecuador....

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    The main trends of the international scenario for the next third of a century are discussed below. Certain analysts, consider that fundamental changes already took place, and the coming evolution will be driven by forces already present. Main feature in the plot is the globalisation phenomenon. Economic globalisation is considered irreversible by many, like the director of the World Trade Organisation. Also the secretary of the Democratic Confederation of the French Labour Party and an official of the World Bank, hold similar views. Globalisation is a process more than a state, leading to segmentation and planetary distribution of economic activities, as a function of competitive and comparative advantages, available in different locations. The process assumes and reinforces the following conditions: Free flow of goods, services and capital, inside and across boundaries of commercial blocks, aiming to a complete elimination of national, regional and other barriers for trade; Access with decreasing costs, to planetary networks of communications, transport and other services, with practical elimination of overheads due to coordination, transactions, transport of components and so on; General use of (now) advanced technologies, for information handling and progressive automation of complex activities. Rapid incorporation of the results of Research and Development into flexible production, with the result of shorter product lives in the markets and improved turning of their demands. (EHS) 55 refs.

  20. Potencial de los quito-oligosacáridos generados de quitina y quitosana Potencial de los quito-oligosacáridos generados de quitina y quitosana

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    José Eleazar Barboza Corona

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las quitinasas sintetizadas por plantas, hongos, insectos y bacterias tienen un gran poten­cial debido a su amplio espectro de aplicaciones. En este trabajo revisamos generalidades sobre las quitinasas y quitosanasas bacterianas y su uso en la producción de quito-oligo­sacáridos. Este tipo de biomoléculas han creado un mercado biotecnológico diversificado e ilimitado que incluye aplicaciones en alimentos como aditivos y bioconservadores, asi­mismo en múltiples aplicaciones biomédicas enfocadas a la actividad anti-tumoral, a la capacidad como agentes antioxidantes y como antidiabéticos. Además, en la agricultura se han aplicado como factores de nodulación, como agentes osmoprotectores y antioxidan­tes para beneficiar el crecimiento de cultivos. Es importante destacar el potencial de las quitinasas sintetizadas por Bacillus thuringiensis, el bioinsecticida mas importante mun­dialmente. Las quitinasas de B. thuringiensis se han empleado recientemente para generar quito-oligosacáridos que tienen actividad antimicrobiana, particularmente contra diversas bacterias patógenas de importancia en salud pública transmitidas por alimentos.Chitinases synthesized by plants, fungi, insects and bacteria have a huge potential owing to its wide range of applications. In this work we review generalities about chitin, chitosane, chitinases and chitosanases from bacteria and their use in the production of chitin-oligosaccharides. This kind of biomolecules has created a diversified biotechnology market, including unlimited applications such as food additives and biopreservative, in biomedical applications focused mainly on anti-tumor activities, as antioxidants and anti-diabetics. In agriculture chitin-oligosaccharides has been applied as nodulation factors, osmoprotectors agents and antioxidants to benefit crop growth. It is important to note the potential use of chitinases biosynthesized by Bacillus thuringiensis, the most important biopesticide

  1. 75 FR 22207 - Importation of Papayas From Colombia and Ecuador

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    2010-04-28

    ... Colombia and Ecuador AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY... importation of commercial shipments of fresh papayas from Colombia and Ecuador into the continental United States. The conditions for the importation of papayas from Colombia and Ecuador include requirements...

  2. Prevalence of anti-Taenia solium antibodies in sera from outpatients in an Andean region of Ecuador

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    Luis Escalante

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Sera from 9,254 individuals that presented at one of three outpatient clinics in Quito, Ecuador were assayed by indirect hemagglutination for the presence of antibodies reactive with antigens from Taenia solium cysts. Immunoblot anlysis of 81 selected sera with IHA titers ranging from 0 to 1,028 showed that a titer of maior ou igual a 32 was suggestive of exposure to the parasite. Nine percent (9 % of the 9,254 patients had titers of 32 or greater. Of 3,503 sera from one clinic, which included sera from food handlers undergoing yearly physicals, 390 (11 % were positive. In addition, a correlation with age was seen in some, but not all, populations. In situations where age-related effects were noted, the highest incidence was seen in the youngest (0-20 years and in the oldest (51-60 years group. Thus, a resurgence of infection after a period of lower prevalence may be developing. Overall, this study shows that cysticercosis is relatively common and potentially a serious health problem in this region.

  3. Las Rebeliones del Quito Colonial: Fronteras Simbólicas y Geografía Urbana

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    Minchom, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Uno de los más fructíferos modos de percibir las fronteras naturales y simbólicas del Quito colonial, lo constituye el estudio de sus motines y rebeliones. Estos revelan formas de interacción social presentes de hecho en la realidad cotidiana en un "tiempo largo", pero que sólo en períodos de tensión se pueden detectar con suma claridad. Entonces es cuando presenciamos los modelos de conducta colectiva de los quiteños: ¿Quién hace alianza con quién? ¿En qué partes de la ciudad se originan los...

  4. Linaje, patrimonio y prestigio. La nobleza titulada de la ciudad de Quito en el siglo XVIII

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    Büschges, Christian

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available La nobleza colonial, a pesar del esfuerzo pionero de Doris Ladd sobre Nueva España, es todavía un grupo poco conocido en la historia social de América Latina. El presente artículo analiza la realidad social de la nobleza titulada de Quito durante la época colonial tardía, centrándose en el prestigio, el patrimonio y la función que la hicieron aparecer como una parte destacada de la capa social alta, o sea la nobleza, de la ciudad. De una parte, se consideran particularmente la base y las actividades económicas, el ejercicio de empleos y cargos, así como las relaciones de parentesco y su trascendencia socioeconómica; de la otra, se discute la posición de este grupo en la capa alta de la sociedad.

  5. Leyendas y Tradiciones de Quito una mirada hacia el pasado de nuestra ciudad

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    Acosta Izurieta, Susana Verónica

    2008-01-01

    La problemática bajo la cual se desarrolló el presente trabajo fue principalmente la falta de interés hacia la lectura en los niños, a ello se suma la pérdida de identidad por el desconocimiento de mágicas, historias, leyendas y tradiciones que rodean a la ciudad de Quito. Por otro lado, el boom de la tecnología ha creado una gran brecha entre la educación virtual y la educación formal, la cual está encargada de la formación de los niños a través del contacto con los libros ...

  6. Abastecimiento de agua y políticas de saneamiento en Quito, 1880-1930

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    Sofía Luzuriaga Jaramillo

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de una mirada retrospectiva del período colonial, el artículo ofrece una visión general sobre el sistema de abastecimiento de agua en la ciudad de Quito, a fines del siglo XIX e inicios del XX. Con este propósito, se estudian las políticas municipales de higienización y salud pública y cómo incidieron en los hábitos domésticos de los habitantes. Además, se aborda el crecimiento urbano en relación a la provisión de agua potable y al crecimiento poblacional.

  7. SIG et évaluation des risques naturels: application aux risques sismiques de Quito

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    Jean-Luc CHATELAIN

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available L'article retrace rapidement les principales étapes de la réalisation d'un scénario sismique sur la ville de Quito. Les croisements nécessaires entre les données provenant de domaines variés (sciences de la Terre, ingénierie civile, et sociodémographie ont pu être effectués rapidement grâce à l'utilisation du SIG SAVANE. Le SIG a permis l'édition de documents graphiques décrivant de façon concrète la vulnérabilité sismique de la ville, facilitant ainsi la prise de conscience des responsables politiques et économiques.

  8. Ecuador holds National Immunization Day.

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    1999-08-01

    Ecuador conducted its National Immunization Day on August 2-13, 1999, against 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, and distributed vitamin A supplementation to children between the ages of 6 to 36 months. The goals of the campaign were: 1) indiscriminate vaccination with oral polio vaccine of all children under 5 years old; 2) nationwide introduction of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines to all children aged 12-23 months; 3) hepatitis B vaccine introduction to all children below 1 year in the eastern part of the country, vaccination with dT of 60% of all women of childbearing age in 71 areas identified at risk for neonatal tetanus, and nationwide vaccination with dT of all pregnant women; and 4) yellow fever immunization of all children aged 1-14 years in the eastern provinces located in the Amazon Basin and of all adults aged 15-49 years in the provinces of Sucumbios, Napo, Orellana, and the area of Mumullacta in Pastanza.

  9. Characterization of ascaris from ecuador and zanzibar.

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    Sparks, A M; Betson, M; Oviedo, G; Sandoval, C; Cooper, P J; Stothard, J R

    2015-07-01

    To shed light on the epidemiology of ascariasis in Ecuador and Zanzibar, 177 adult worms retrieved by chemo-expulsion from either people or pigs were collected, measured and subjected to polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. Upon double digestion with RsaI and HaeIII, PCR-RFLP analysis revealed the presence of A. lumbricoides in people and A. suum in pigs in Ecuador. In contrast, while there are no pigs on Zanzibar, of the 56 worms obtained from people, one was genotyped as A. suum. No additional genetic variation was detected upon further PCR-RFLP analysis with several other restriction enzymes. Upon measurement, worm mass and length differed by location and by species, A. suum being lighter and longer. While there is no evidence to suggest zoonotic transmission in Ecuador, an enduring historical signature of previous zoonotic transmission remains on Zanzibar.

  10. Energy sector in Ecuador: Current status

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    Pelaez-Samaniego, M.R. [University of Cuenca (Ecuador). Faculty of Chemical Sciences; Energy Systems Planning, FEM, UNICAMP (Brazil); Garcia-Perez, M. [Monash University, Melbourne (Australia); Cortez, L.A.B. [Energy Systems Planning, FEM, UNICAMP (Brazil); Oscullo, J. [National Center for Energy Control - CENACE (Ecuador); Olmedo, G. [Polytechnic School of the Army - ESPE (Ecuador)

    2007-08-15

    This paper describes the current energy sector in Ecuador, its present structure, the oil industry, subsidies, and renewable energy, focusing on the evolution and reform of the electricity sector. Currently, 86% of the primary energy originates from nonrenewable sources. In 2005, the gross electricity generation was 15 127 GWh (45.5% hydropower, 43.11% thermal, and 11.39% imported). Ecuador is the fifth largest oil producer in South America but lacks sufficient oil refining capacity. Reserves of natural gas (NG) are small, and most of NG is produced from oil fields without energy recovery. Several projects are underway to increase the utilization of NG and renewable energies to meet Ecuador commitments to the Kyoto Protocol. (author)

  11. El acceso a los cargos de gobierno de la audiencia de Quito (1701-1750

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    Sanz Tapia, Ángel

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Study oft the designations of the posts of government (“presidencias”, “gobiernos”, ”alcaldías Mayores” y “corregimientos” in the “Audiencia” of Quito and its connection with the way to get them (by a service given, by a merit, by money…. The appointments were effected from Madrid during the first half of the 18th century. Analysis in detail of the posts and of the amounts of money that were paid as a benefit in order to get the post as well as some references to the same circumstances in the High Court at the end of the rign of Carlos II (1674-1700. Location of the designated personages, information about the dedication to their work and about their social standing. In conclusion: Two in three offices were got by money; the number of creoles in the Spanish - American governments increased in relation to the previous stage.

    Estudio de las provisiones de cargos de gobierno (presidencias audienciales, gobernaciones, alcaldías mayores y corregimientos de la audiencia de Quito efectuadas desde Madrid en relación con su modo de acceso (por méritos, por dinero, etc., durante la primera mitad del siglo XVIII. Análisis detallado de los cargos, cuantías abonadas por concepto de “beneficio”, y referencias a las mismas circunstancias de la audiencia en la etapa final de Carlos II (1674-1700. Localización de los personajes provistos y referencias sobre dedicación y categoría social. Conclusiones: 2 de cada 3 oficios se consiguieron mediante donativo pecuniario; hay un aumento del número de criollos en los cargos de gobierno indianos analizados en relación con la etapa precedente.

  12. Differential characteristics in the chemical composition of bananas from Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Ecuador.

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    Forster, Markus Paul; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Elena; Díaz Romero, Carlos

    2002-12-18

    The contents of moisture, protein, ash, ascorbic acid, glucose, fructose, total sugars, and total and insoluble fiber were determined in cultivars of bananas (Gran Enana and Pequeña Enana) harvested in Tenerife and in bananas (Gran Enana) from Ecuador. The chemical compositions in the bananas from Tenerife and from Ecuador were clearly different. The cultivar did not influence the chemical composition, except for insoluble fiber content. Variations of the chemical composition were observed in the bananas from Tenerife according to cultivation method (greenhouse and outdoors), farming style (conventional and organic), and region of production (north and south). A highly significant (r = 0.995) correlation between glucose and fructose was observed. Correlations of ash and protein contents tend to separate the banana samples according to origin. A higher content of protein, ash, and ascorbic acid was observed as the length of the banana decreased. Applying factor analysis, the bananas from Ecuador were well separated from the bananas produced in Tenerife. An almost total differentiation (91.7%) between bananas from Tenerife and bananas from Ecuador was obtained by selecting protein, ash, and ascorbic acid content and applying stepwise discriminant analysis. By selecting the bananas Pequeña Enana and using discriminant analysis, a clear separation of the samples according to the region of production and farming style was observed.

  13. The impact of computer use on earnings in a developing country: evidence from Ecuador

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    Oosterbeek, H.; Ponce, J.

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the earnings premium to computer use in a developing country: Ecuador. We use different approaches to examine whether the premium is causal. Controlling for an extensive set of observables, we find an earnings difference between users and non-users of around 20%. Using first

  14. Emerging pollutants in the Esmeraldas watershed in Ecuador: discharge and attenuation of emerging organic pollutants along the San Pedro-Guayllabamba-Esmeraldas rivers.

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    Voloshenko-Rossin, A; Gasser, G; Cohen, K; Gun, J; Cumbal-Flores, L; Parra-Morales, W; Sarabia, F; Ojeda, F; Lev, O

    2015-01-01

    Water quality characteristics and emerging organic pollutants were sampled along the San Pedro-Guayllabamba-Esmeraldas River and its main water pollution streams in the summer of 2013. The annual flow rate of the stream is 22 000 Mm(3) y(-1) and it collects the wastewater of Quito-Ecuador in the Andes and supplies drinking water to the city of Esmeraldas near the Pacific Ocean. The most persistent emerging pollutants were carbamazepine and acesulfame, which were found to be stable along the San Pedro-Guayllabamba-Esmeraldas River, whereas the concentration of most other organic emerging pollutants, such as caffeine, sulfamethoxazole, venlafaxine, O-desmethylvenlafaxine, and steroidal estrogens, was degraded to a large extent along the 300 km flow. The mass rate of the sum of cocaine and benzoylecgonine, its metabolite, was increased along the stream, which may be attributed to coca plantations and wild coca trees. This raises the possibility of using river monitoring as an indirect way to learn about changes in coca plantations in their watersheds. Several organic emerging pollutants, such as venlafaxine, carbamazepine, sulphamethoxazole, and benzoylecgonine, survived even the filtration treatment at the Esmeraldas drinking water system, though all except for benzoylecgonine are found below 20 ng L(-1), and are therefore not likely to cause adverse health effects. The research provides a way to compare drug consumption in a major Latin American city (Quito) and shows that the consumption of most sampled drugs (carbamazepine, venlafaxine, O-desmethylvenlafaxine, sulphamethoxazole, ethinylestradiol) was below their average consumption level in Europe, Israel, and North America.

  15. A new alamellate Hygrocybe species from Ecuador

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    Læssøe, Thomas; Boertmann, David

    2008-01-01

    The first known species of Hygrocybe with a smooth hymenophore is described based on material from the eastern slopes of Andean Ecuador. It is considered as incertae sedis in the genus due to a lack of conclusive morphological characters and in the absence of sequence data.......The first known species of Hygrocybe with a smooth hymenophore is described based on material from the eastern slopes of Andean Ecuador. It is considered as incertae sedis in the genus due to a lack of conclusive morphological characters and in the absence of sequence data....

  16. Survey on porcine trichinellosis in Ecuador

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    Chávez-Larrea, M. A.; Dorny, P.; Møller, L. N.

    2004-01-01

    A survey on porcine trichinellosis was organised in Ecuador between 2000 and 2003. Blood samples were taken in slaughterhouses (study 1, n = 2000; study 2, n = 331) and in a remote village where pigs are free roaming (study 3, n = 646) and examined by ELISA using excretory/secretory (E/S) antigens...... that Trichinella is present in Ecuador; however, prevalence and parasite burdens are likely to be very low. The likelihood of detecting trichinellosis are higher in traditional settings than in pigs raised on improved farms...

  17. The complex influence of ENSO on droughts in Ecuador

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    2016-03-26

    In this study, we analyzed the influence of El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on the spatio-temporal variability of droughts in Ecuador for a 48-year period (1965–2012). Droughts were quantified from 22 high-quality and homogenized time series of precipitation and air temperature by means of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index. In addition, the propagation of two different ENSO indices (El Niño 3.4 and El Niño 1 + 2 indices) and other atmospheric circulation processes (e.g., vertical velocity) on different time-scales of drought severity were investigated. The results showed a very complex influence of ENSO on drought behavior across Ecuador, with two regional patterns in the evolution of droughts: (1) the Andean chain with no changes in drought severity, and (2) the Western plains with less severe and frequent droughts. We also detected that drought variability in the Andes mountains is explained by the El Niño 3.4 index [sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the central Pacific], whereas the Western plains are much more driven by El Niño 1 + 2 index (SST anomalies in the eastern Pacific). Moreover, it was also observed that El Niño and La Niña phases enhance droughts in the Andes and Western plains regions, respectively. The results of this work could be crucial for predicting and monitoring drought variability and intensity in Ecuador. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

  18. Comportamiento del sector de alimentos y bebidas y los elementos del marketing mix en la Ciudad de Quito

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    Diego Alfredo Salazar Duque

    2016-01-01

    Generalmente, se ha considerado que distintos criterios de los elementos que conforman el marketing mix tradicional influyen significativamente en el comportamiento de los sectores de servicios. Esta investigación tiene como objetivo analizar y determinar el comportamiento del sector de alimentos y bebidas y su relación con algunos criterios que forman parte de los elementos del marketing mix tradicional en la ciudad de Quito. Para ello, se formulan cuatro hipótesis que son contrarrestadas po...

  19. Cacicas indígenas en la Audiencia de Quito, siglo XVIII: las redes ocultas del poder (Estudios)

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    Coronel Feijóo, Rosario

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    This article analyzes the role of women mitmas and llactayas, King like, in the old dominions north of the Andes, in the Audience of Quito in the 18th Century. Notwithstanding the changes introduced by the Inca and Spanish conquerors, the study reveals the important line for continuity of feminine lineage in certain ethnic organizations. The said exploration has found out that women negotiated with the colonial power and other kings through strategic means that included skillfulness and intel...

  20. 78 FR 20390 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to the Foreign...

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    2013-04-04

    ... property were blocked pursuant to the Kingpin Act: Individual CASTRO, Jesus Maria, c/o NEGOCIOS INTERNACIONALES DEL ECUADOR NIDEGROUP S.A., Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador; c/o SNACK PARTY, Quito, Pichincha,...

  1. Migrant fertility differentials in Ecuador.

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    Rundquist, F; Brown, L A

    1989-01-01

    The effects of migration on fertility in Ecuador were analyzed by subdividing migrant categories into permanent-, return-, circular-, and non-migrants, and context factors into 6 socioeconomic and agrarian variables. The study is introduced with a conceptual framework that explains personal intermediate variables and their influence on fertility in terms of demographic transition theory, and then defines the influences of selection for fertility, disruption of marital unions, and socialization into fertility norms at the origin vs. assimilation of norms at the destination. Migrants are usually better educated, younger and upwardly mobile, all selecting for lower fertility. Migration disrupts formation of marital unions, and causes separation of spouses, lowering fertility. Data for this study were from the 1974 and 1982 Ecuadorian Population Censuses. The contextual variables analyzed were urban/rural; manufacturing/agricultural; mineral extraction/economic recession; long/recent agricultural settlement; domestic/export crop; and large/medium sized farm. The analysis of personal attributes showed that fertility increased over the range on non-migrants through circular-, return- to permanent-migrants, a finding explained by degrees of disruption of unions. Higher fertility was associated with less education, lower economic participation, higher prevalence of marriage, longer residence and older ages. Regression analysis also showed that personal attributes outweighed contextual factors: thus age, marriage rates, residence time, education and economic activity were significant. Contextual factors were important only for non-migrants, except for destination variables which affected return-migrants and origin variables which affected circular-migrants. Low fertility was associated with urbanization, industrialization, mineral extraction, large farms, recent farm settlement and export crops. The results indicate cear influences of modernity and place influences on

  2. Ensayos pedagógicos para la planificación y uso del suelo de Quito. Plan Bicentenario

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    María Dolores Montaño Huerta

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Quito se enfrenta al desafío de resolver la planificación de su territorio. A través del proyecto urbano "Plan especial Bicentenario: Consolidación del Parque de la Ciudad y Redesarrollo de su Entorno Urbano" implementado por la Alcaldía del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito 2009/2014 alrededor del espacio vacío que quedó desde la salida del aeropuerto de Quito se realizó investigación en aula con reflexiones, análisis y soluciones arquitectónicas, desde el Taller de Arquitectura 7/8 de la FADA-PUCE3. Los estudios, análisis y ensayos del documento se basan en la experiencia académica en dos semestres, ene/mayo y ago/dic de 2013 en el Taller para probar la validez del Plan, estudiando volúmenes y anteproyectos arquitectónicos que permitieron analizar, evaluar, sopesar y criticar el Plan Bicentenario, así como las posibles opciones para la ocupación del territorio.

  3. RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR GASTRIC METAPLASIA AND CANCER: A HOSPITAL-BASED CASE-CONTROL STUDY IN ECUADOR.

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    Salvador, Iván; Mercado, Andrés; Bravo, Gabriela Liliana; Baldeón, Manuel; Fornasini, Marco

    2015-09-01

    Introducción: el cáncer de estómago ocupa la quinta posición entre los cánceres más frecuentes en el mundo, con 952.000 casos diagnosticados en el 2012. El Ecuador ocupa el 15º lugar entre los países con la incidencia más alta de cáncer gástrico en ambos sexos. Objetivo: el objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar los factores de protección y de riesgo para cáncer/metaplasia gástrico. Métodos: se realizó un estudio hospitalario de casos y controles en la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador. Se definieron como casos a los pacientes con diagnóstico histológico confirmado de cáncer gástrico (N = 60) o con metaplasia gástrica incompleta (N = 53). Se definieron como controles a los pacientes sin cáncer gástrico o lesiones premalignas (N = 144). A todos los pacientes se les realizó una entrevista personalizada utilizando un cuestionario estructurado para recoger datos sobre hábitos dietéticos, estilo de vida e historia clínica. Resultados: los factores de riesgo asociados significativamente con el diagnóstico de cáncer gástrico/metaplasia fueron el consumo de alimentos recalentados al menos tres veces a la semana, (AOR: 4,57; CI: 2,2 – 9,5) y añadir sal a más del 50% de las comidas (AOR: 1,32; CI: 1,04 – 1,67). Los factores de protección asociados significativamente para no desarrollar cáncer/metaplasia gástrico fueron el uso de antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AOR: 0,39; CI 0,19 – 0,83), edad menor a 58 años (AOR: 0,38; CI: 0,18 – 0,79) y haber recibido tratamiento para la infección por H. Pylori (AOR: 0,33; CI: 0,16 – 0,71). Conclusiones: este estudio reporta por primera vez los factores de riesgo y de protección asociados con el cáncer/ metaplasia gástrico en Ecuador.

  4. Poverty and household consumption patterns in Ecuador.

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    1985-01-01

    ILO pub-WEP pub-PREALC pub. Working paper, statistical analysis of poverty and household consumption patterns in rural areas and urban areas Ecuador - considers consumer expenditure on basic food requirements and housing; outlines regional disparities, rural urban disparities and disparities associated with family size, men or female headed households, occupational structure, educational level, age, etc. References, statistical tables.

  5. Anotaciones sobre los Osteoglosiformes en el Ecuador

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    Barriga, Ramiro

    1986-01-01

    En este artículo se da a conocer la presencia del orden Osteoglossiformes en el Ecuador, de modo concreto y documentado, comprende la familia Osteoglossidae con sus dos subfamilias: Arapaiminae (Arapaima gígas) llamado "paiche" y Osteoglossinae (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) denominado "arawana".

  6. Chinese Painters Visit Ecuador and Guyana

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    2011-01-01

    <正>An eight-member painters delegation headed by Luo Qin, Executive Vice President of the China Friendship Art Exchange Association (CFAEA), visited Ecuador and Guyana from June 30 to July 19 at the invitation of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism and the Guyananese Ministry of Culture.

  7. “El enemigo llama a las puertas de la República...”: estrategias e iniciativas del clero contra la Revolución liberal en la Arquidiócesis de Quito (1895

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    Luis Esteban Vizuete Marcillo

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    Full Text Available Dentro del conflicto entre Iglesia y Estado o clero y liberales, suele ponerse atención al ámbito político antes que al religioso. El estudio del conflicto político de inicios de 1895 y la posterior guerra civil, en el contexto de la Revolución Liberal en Ecuador, no ha sido la excepción. Este artículo pretende abordar las estrategias e iniciativas del clero de la Arquidiócesis de Quito con el fin de detener el avance de las montoneras liberales que subían desde la Costa hacia la Capital. Para tal fin, se analizan fuentes impresas y manuscritas poco tratadas. En estas se abordan los discursos eclesiales para aproximarlos a las prácticas religiosas que se llevaron a cabo entre junio y agosto de 1895. Dentro del cruce entre política y religión, los discursos de las autoridades eclesiásticas y sacerdotes, sobre el liberalismo, dejan apreciar la preocupación del clero hacia el avance de la secularización y una posible pérdida de la hegemonía religiosa. De ese modo, se propone que el clero dispuso de recursos económicos, de su relación pastoral con los fieles, y de actos religiosos masivos, como la Visita de la Virgen del Quinche, para mantener su monopolio social y el orden que el liberalismo amenazaba.

  8. 78 FR 13325 - Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia...

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    ...-815] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia... frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia... of China,Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of...

  9. Detection and analysis of astroparticles using WCD at 2800 m a.s.l. in Quito

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    Correa, A.; Vargas, S.; Vásquez, N.; Delgado, A.; LAGO Collaboration

    2017-06-01

    At the Escuela Politécnica Nacional we have assembled a WCD (Water Cherenkov Detector) prototype for the LAGO (Latin American Giant Observatory) project in Ecuador. This article presents the data as well as the analysis corresponding to October, 2015. We present the obtained Charge Distribution Histogram (CDH). We shaped the conditions in which the equipment is operating given the environmental parameters and the value for the first VEM (Vertical Equivalent Muon) for the “Politanque”.

  10. Clinical characterization and antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli in pediatric patients with urinary tract infection at a third level hospital of Quito, Ecuador

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    David Garrido

    2017-07-01

    Conclusions: The presence of leukocytes, bacteria, nitrites and the Gram stain are the most common indicators. Nitrofurantoin and phosphomycin are good therapeutic options. However, an antibiogram must be conducted to determine the best therapeutic agent.

  11. Quito, ciudad de maestros: arquitectos, edificios y urbanismo en el largo siglo XVI

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    Marta Fajardo de Rueda

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Con una amplia bibliografía y una cuidadosa documentación, este libro da cuenta del trabajo de los hábiles artistas y artesanos, tanto europeos como indígenas y criollos, que contribuyeron a la edificación de la Quito colonial entre 1580 y 1720. Como ocurrió con la pintura y con la escultura, la arquitectura en América también se inspiró con frecuencia en los grabados que provenían de Europa, hábilmente interpretados y adaptados por estos artistas. La autora cumple una labor meritoria al rescatar, a través de las obras y documentos de archivo, los nombres y etnias de muchos artistas indígenas, cuyo trabajo no había sido suficientemente reconocido por los historiadores. Con una bella presentación, el libro está novedosa y ampliamente ilustrado por la autora Susan Verdi Webster y los fotógrafos Hernán Lautaro Navarrete y Christoph Hirtz.ABSTRACTWith an extensive bibliography and careful documentation, this book describes the work of skilled artists and craftsmen —European, indigenous and Criollo—, who contributed to the building of colonial Quito between 1580 and 1720. As with painting and sculpture, architecture in America was often inspired by the engravings that came from Europe, skillfully interpreted and adapted by these artists. The author deserves credit for rescuing, with the aid of the buildings themselves and archival documents, the names and ethnicities of many indigenous artists whose work had not been sufficiently recognized by historians. The book is beautifully designed and extensively illustrated by the author, Susan Verdi Webster, and photographers Hernán Lautaro Navarrete and Christoph Hirtz.RESUMOCom uma ampla bibliografia e uma cuidadosa documentação, este livro dá conta do trabalho dos hábeis artistas e artesãos, tanto europeus como indígenas e crioulos que contribuíram à edificação da grande cidade de Quito colonial entre 1580 e 1720. Como ocorreu com a pintura e com a escultura, a arquitetura

  12. Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Ecuador. A brief review

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    Aguilar V H Marcelo

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    Full Text Available Chagas disease is a complex public health problem that has been underestimated in Ecuador. Here we review the relevant published information, and present unpublished and new data that help to understand the current Chagas disease epidemiological situation and its evolution in the country. Three main characteristics have been identified: (i persistence of Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in already known foci; (ii a marked endemicity in some urban areas of Guayaquil; and (iii the transformation of new Amazon foci into truly endemic areas. The situation in other suspect areas remains uncertain. Five Triatominae species have been implicated in the transmission of T. cruzi to people in Ecuador (Triatoma dimidiata, Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, R. pictipes, R. robustus and Panstrongylus geniculatus, but some others may also play a role in some areas (P. rufotuberculatus, P. howardi, T. carrioni and P. chinai. Other Triatominae reported seem to have little or no epidemiological relevance (T. venosa, T. dispar, Eratyrus mucronatus, E. cuspidatus, P. lignarius and Cavernicola pilosa. High frequency of acute cases and severe chronic disease has been observed. Although cardiomyopathy is more frequent, serious digestive disease is also present. It is estimated that around 120,000-200,000 people may be infected. 2.2 to 3.8 million people are estimated to live under transmission risk conditions.

  13. Molecular epidemiology of Trypanosoma cruzi and Triatoma dimidiata in costal Ecuador.

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    Wong, Yim Yan; Sornosa Macias, Karen Jeniffer; Guale Martínez, Doris; Solorzano, Luis F; Ramirez-Sierra, Maria Jesus; Herrera, Claudia; Dumonteil, Eric

    2016-07-01

    Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. In Ecuador, Triatoma dimidiata and Rhodnius ecuadoriensis are the main vector species, responsible for over half of the cases of T. cruzi infection in the country. T. dimidiata is believed to have been introduced in Ecuador during colonial times, and its elimination from the country is thus believed to be feasible. We investigated here the molecular ecology of T. dimidiata and T. cruzi in costal Ecuador to further guide control efforts. Analysis of the Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS-2) of 23 specimens from Progreso, Guayas, unambiguously supported the likely importation of T. dimidiata from Central America to Ecuador. The observation of a very high parasite infection rate (54%) and frequent feeding on humans (3/5) confirmed a continued risk of transmission to humans. All genotyped parasites corresponded to TcI DTU and Trypanosoma rangeli was not detected in T. dimidiata. TcI subgroups corresponded to TcIa (25%), and mixed infections with TcIa and TcId (75%). Further studies should help clarify T. cruzi genetic structure in the country, and the possible impact of the introduction of T. dimidiata on the circulating parasite strains. The elevated risk posed by this species warrants continuing efforts for its control, but its apparent mobility between peridomestic and domestic habitats may favor reinfestation following insecticide spraying.

  14. Conflictos en la Audiencia de Quito a finales del siglo XVIII

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    Molina Martínez, Miguel

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This essay studies the conflicts arisen in the Quito Audience during presidencies of José García de León y Pizarro and Juan José de Villalengua. These conflicts arose after the accusations and complaints interposed by different individuals all dissatisfactions with the politics carried out by those. They were accused of abuse of power, bribes and practical fraudulent. The president-regent García Pizarro was the main target of the critics, while its son-in-law and successor Villalengua worked to brake the attacks. Inside the Audience the hearer Fernando Cuadrado headed the movement opponent. The Crown could not avoid that this tribunal crossed a serious crisis that she remembered similar events in the first half of the XVIII century. This article analyzes some keys of the conflict and he reveals the particular interests that encouraged each one of the decrees in litigation.

    El presente trabajo se ocupa de estudiar los conflictos surgidos en la Audiencia de Quito durante las presidencias de José García de León y Pizarro y Juan José de Villalengua. Estos conflictos surgieron después de las denuncias y quejas interpuestas por diferentes individuos, todos descontentos con la política realizada por aquéllos. Se les acusó de abuso de poder, cohechos y prácticas fraudulentas. El presidente-regente García Pizarro fue el blanco principal de las críticas, mientras que su yerno y sucesor Villalengua trabajó para frenar los ataques. Dentro de la Audiencia, el oidor Fernando Cuadrado encabezó el movimiento opositor. La Corona no pudo evitar que este tribunal atravesara una grave crisis, que recordaba sucesos similares en la primera mitad del siglo XVIII. Este artículo analiza algunas claves del conflicto y revela los intereses particulares que animaban a cada uno de los bandos en litigio.

  15. Cockroaches (Blattaria) of Ecuador-checklist and history of research.

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    Vidlička, Lubomír

    2013-01-09

    Cockroaches are an understudied group and the total number of described taxa increases every year. The last checklist of Ecuador species was published in 1926. The main aim of this study was to complete a new checklist of cockroach species recorded in Ecuador supplemented with a research history of cockroaches (Blattaria) on the territory of continental Ecuador. In addition, the checklist contains comments on Ecuadorian faunistic records, including the Galápagos Islands. A total of 114 species (105 in continental Ecuador and 18 in Galápagos Islands) belonging to 6 families and 44 genera are listed. Forty species (38.1 %) occur solely in continental Ecuador and five (27.8 %) are endemic on Galápagos Islands. The results indicate that further research on the cockroach fauna of Ecuador as well as determination of museum collections from this territory is needed.

  16. SUBSISTENCE HUNTING FOR TURTLES IN NORTHWESTERN ECUADOR

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    John L Carr

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    Full Text Available 800x600 We describe the subsistence exploitation of an entire turtle fauna in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. We collected firsthand accounts and witnessed a number of capture techniques used by rural Afroecuadorian and Chachi inhabitants of the Cayapas-Santiago river basin. The diversity of techniques indicated a practical knowledge of the ecology of the species. Chelydra acutirostris, Kinosternon leucostomum, Rhinoclemmys annulata, melanosterna, and R. nasuta were captured and eaten. "Poziando" involved cleaning pools in a stream bed during the relatively dry season by removing live plants, organic detritus, and thenseining with baskets; we observed R. melanosterna and K. leucostomum captured in this way. Pitfall traps baited with fruit were used to catch R. melanosterna during forays on land. Basket traps (“canasto tortuguero” with a wooden slat funnel across the opening are floated with balsa lashed to the sides. Banana or Xanthosoma leaf bait in the basket traps caught R. melanosterna, R. nasuta, and K. leucostomum. Marshy areas were probed for R. melanosterna and K. leucostomum. Direct capture by hand was also common. Turtles were relished as food items; all turtles captured were consumed, usually in soup or stew. Use of turtles for food in the region was pervasive, perhaps because fish and game populations were depleted.Aprovechamiento de subsistencia de la fauna de tortugas en el noroccidente de EcuadorDescribimos la cacería de subsistencia de la fauna de tortugas en la provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Hemos recogido testimonios de primera mano y fuimos testigos de una serie de técnicas de captura utilizadas por los habitantes rurales afroecuatorianos y chachis de la cuenca de los ríos Cayapas–Santiago. La diversidad de técnicas indica un conocimiento práctico de la ecología de las especies. Chelydra acutirostris, Kinosternon leucostomum, Rhinoclemmys annulata, R. melanosterna y R.nasuta fueron capturadas y utilizadas como

  17. Las rivalidades futbolísticas y la construcción de la nación. Una comparación entre México y Ecuador

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    Roger Magazine

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo empleamos una comparación entre Ecuador y México para explorar la relación entre la configuración de las rivalidades de los equipos de fútbol a nivel nacional y la distribución espacial de poder entre las regiones y ciudades. En el caso de México, el patrón de rivalidades es inseparable de un fuerte centralismo de poder político y económico, mientras que en el caso de Ecuador, el patrón tiene que ver principalmente con una vieja lucha por la predominancia económica y política entre las ciudades de Quito y Guayaquil. Proponemos que la atención a las rivalidades futbolísticas revela cómo un segmento de la población ve, critica o replantea la posición de su ciudad o región con relación a otras y con relación a la nación. Esta atención revela un comentario “desde abajo” sobre el proceso continuo de construcción de la nación. In this article, we will use a comparison of Ecuador and Mexico to explore the relation between the configuration of rivalries among soccer teams at the national level and the spatial distribution of power among regions and cities. In the Mexican case, the pattern of rivalries is inseparable from the strong centralism of political and economic power, whereas in the Ecuadorian case, the pattern has to be do, primarily, with an old struggle for economic and political predominance between the cities of Quito and Guayaquil. We propose that attention to soccer rivalries reveals how a segment of the population sees, criticizes or restates the position of a city or region in relation to others and in relation to the nation. This attention reveals a commentary “from below” on the continuous process of nation building.

  18. La revolución en Quito: el camino hacia el gobierno mixto

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    Morelli, Federica

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the language, ideas and political models of the Quito elite in the formative period of the two earlier «juntas». In particular, the ideal of a «mixed government» inspired by various schools of thought such as scholasticism, natural law, and the republican tradition of the Renaissance and the modern period. This is, in our opinion, what explains the special nature of the 1812 constitutions and its two dimensions: monarchical and republican.

    Se estudian aquí el lenguaje, las ideas y los modelos políticos de la elite quiteña en la época de la formación de las dos primeras juntas. Se muestra su ideal de un gobierno mixto con raíces muy variadas que van de la escolástica y del iusnaturalismo a la tradición republicana renacentista y moderna. Se explica así la particularidad de la Constitución de 1812, a la vez monárquica y republicana.

  19. Naturalistic Engineering for risk prevention in two slopes in southern Quito

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    Anita Argüello

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    Full Text Available (Received: 2013/11/01 - Accepted: 2013/12/12Naturalistic engineering is a technical-scientific modern science cobining civil, environmental and geotechnical engineerings. It studies and uses building materials, plants, organic and synthetic materials for holding slopes. San Luis de Chillogallo and El Recreo are located in the South of Quito, where two projects for erosion control, containment and environmental recovery, have been implemented. These are pilot interventions that allow applying strategies and capabilities of estimation and reduction of risks from disasters. To implement the works, the ground was shifted, the organic and inorganic matter was wiped out, and unstable parts of the slope were removed, reshaping the slope through land exclusion and relocation. Subsequently, depending on the shape of each slope, specific techniques where designed and implemented. Double Wall Crib and Latin Triangular Branching techniques were used in San Luis de Chillogallo. Live Grating and Latino Triangular Branching techniques were used in El Recreo. Plants such as: Alder, Alnus glutinosa; paper tree, Polylepis sp.; chilca, Baccharis latifolia; lechero Euphorbia lactiflua and Tilo, Tilia platyphyllos; have been used in these projects. These plants are fast growing species and they have adapted successfully on the two slopes intervened.

  20. De Quito a Burgos: Migraciones y Ciudadanía (Fernando Represa Pérez, Coord.

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    Carlos Peláez Paz

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    Full Text Available Un mapa, físico e intelectual, es lo que nos pretende ofrecer Fernando Represa en un viaje imaginario de Quito a Burgos, caminando a través de la compleja y tupida red tejida por los flujos migratorios de nuestro tiempo. En este mapa mental nos quiere señalar varios puntos clave que puedan servir para diseñar una hoja de ruta, un nuevo modo de representación del fenómeno migratorio. El subtítulo del libro, “Migraciones y ciudadanía” es una declaración de intenciones, situando en el horizonte de la titularidad de derechos y deberes, de la participación activa e inclusión en nuestra sociedad de esos “hombres y mujeres, que por muy diversos motivos han abandonado sus hogares para recorrer grandes distancias, físicas o simbólicas", siendo estas últimas en muchas ocasiones más duras e insalvables.

  1. La gestión ambiental de la industria en Quito

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    Paola Albornoz

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo de investigación de Tesis de maestría en Estudios Socioambientales está orientado a determinar si la gestión ambiental desarrollada por la industria contribuye a la construcción de una ciudad sostenible o simplemente es una respuesta a la obligación de requisitos legales. Para esto se efectúa un análisis del modelo de gestión ambiental implementado por la Dirección Metropolitana Ambiental del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito en lo referente a actividades industriales. Se toma como periodo de estudio los años 2006 y 2007 cuyo eje de estudio se enfoca en la aplicación de la Ordenanza Metropolitana No. 146 expedida el 9 de agosto de 2005, la cual tuvo cerca de dos años de vigencia y la Ordenanza Metropolitana No. 213 “De la Prevención y Control del Medio Ambiente” expedida el 10 de septiembre de 2007.

  2. Ecuador: el derrumbe de los partidos tradicionales

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    Juan Carlos Machado Puertas

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace una revisión de la coyuntura política, económica y social en Ecuador durante el 2006. Se pone especial énfasis en los resultados electorales que significaron el desplazamiento de los partidos tradicionales por fuerzas políticas emergentes y candidatos outsiders. Se subraya también el rol más reactivo que proactivo de un gobierno políticamente débil que finalmente se acomodó a su naturaleza de gobierno de transiciónThis article reviews the most salient political, economical and social events that took place in Ecuador during year 2006. It discusses in greater detail the presidential and legislative elections that resulted in the displacement of traditional parties by emerging ones and outsiders' candidacies. The article also highlights the reactive role assumed by a weak and transitional government

  3. Energy sector in Ecuador: Current status

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    En este trabajo se describe el sector actual de energía en Ecuador, su estructura actual, la industria del petróleo, los subsidios, y las energías renovables, centrándose en la evolución y la reforma del sector eléctrico. Actualmente, el 86% de la energía primaria se origina a partir de fuentes no renovables. En 2005, la producción bruta de electricidad fue 15127GWh (45,5% hidroeléctrica, 43,11% térmica y 11,39% importado). Ecuador es el quinto mayor productor de petróleo en América del Sur, ...

  4. Migration, remittances and poverty in Ecuador

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    Etudes & documents; We analyse the influence of the recent wave of migration on the incidence of poverty among stayers in Ecuador. We draw our data from a survey that provides detailed information on migrants. The analysis reveals a significant negative effect of migration on poverty among migrant households. This effect is substantially smaller than the one that we find focusing on recipient households. We explore the factors that account for this divergence. Our analysis entails that the ex...

  5. Quality of life and biological communities: Analysis of the study of environmental impact of the metro in the city of Quito

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    Cristina Aguilar

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    Full Text Available This work shows a critique review of the Informe de Impacto Ambiental del Metro de Quito (Report of environmental impact of subway of Quito, in its variables: quality of life and biological communities. From an ecosistemic perspective of comprehension and understanding of the city, we see that the report holds a reductionist vision of the environmental dimension. Assuming that the subway constitutes an improvement in urban mobility, we argue that this project is an opportunity to generate instances of promotion and articulation of biodiversity within the city. We discuss the necessity of counteracting the dependency of the environmental approach of production and reproduction of the city.

  6. On Language Acquisition Amongst Children and on Maternal Sensitivity in Families Subject to Risk Factors and those Free of Risk Factors. A Study in Ecuador

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    Amelie Abarca

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Risk factors can lead to disturbance of all areas of a child's development, and thus also of language acquisition and to problems in early relationships between parent and child. In the event of multiple risk factors, as it is often the case amongst people living in poverty, the burden of risks and therefore the probability of developmental disturbance rises (Laucht, Esser & Schmidt, 1998; Wustmann, 2004.In the present study a sample amongst families living in poverty (San Pedro, Ecuador was compared with a sample taken from middle-class families (Quito, Ecuador. An examination was carried out whether there was a varying number of risk factors and whether there were differences in the language competence of the child as well as in the mother's sensitivity. There was a further examination of whether there was a correlation between maternal sensitivity and communicative competences. The results indicate a negative influence of risk conditions on the language acquisition of the children and on the intuitive and sensitive maternal competences. In the risk group, the results showed a preponderance of delays and disturbances in language development of the children. The mothers from the risk sample group displayed less sensitivity than the control group. There was also a correlation between maternal sensitivity and individual areas of competence. This study shows that it is necessary to ascertain the delays in children's language acquisition and mother-child interaction, particularly amongst families with serious burdens and multiple risk factors. Ascertaining these developmental risks can be used for prevention or intervention which can reduce the risk of negative consequences and aid positive adaptation.

  7. Unexpected distribution of the fluoroquinolone-resistance gene qnrB in Escherichia coli isolates from different human and poultry origins in Ecuador.

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    Armas-Freire, Paulina I; Trueba, Gabriel; Proaño-Bolaños, Carolina; Levy, Karen; Zhang, Lixin; Marrs, Carl F; Cevallos, William; Eisenberg, Joseph N S

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    Fluoroquinolone resistance can be conferred through chromosomal mutations or by the acquisition of plasmids carrying genes such as the quinolone resistance gene (qnr). In this study, 3,309 strains of commensal Escherichia coli were isolated in Ecuador from: (i) humans and chickens in a rural northern coastal area (n = 2368, 71.5%) and (ii) chickens from an industrial poultry operation (n = 827, 25%). In addition, 114 fluoroquinolone-resistant strains from patients with urinary tract infections who were treated at three urban hospitals in Quito, Ecuador were analyzed. All of the isolates were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility screening. Fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates (FRIs) were then screened for the presence of qnrB genes. A significantly higher phenotypic resistance to fluoroquinolones was determined in E. coli strains from chickens in both the rural area (22%) and the industrial operation (10%) than in strains isolated from humans in the rural communities (3%). However, the rates of qnrB genes in E. coli isolates from healthy humans in the rural communities (11 of 35 isolates, 31%) was higher than in chickens from either the industrial operations (3 of 81 isolates, 6%) or the rural communities (7 of 251 isolates, 2.8%). The occurrence of qnrB genes in human FRIs obtained from urban hospitals was low (1 of 114 isolates, 0.9%). These results suggested that the qnrB gene is more widely distributed in rural settings, where antibiotic usage is low, than in urban hospitals and industrial poultry operations. The role of qnrB in clinical resistance to fluoroquinolones is thus far unknown.

  8. Device-associated infection rates, mortality, length of stay and bacterial resistance in intensive care units in Ecuador: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium’s findings

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    Salgado Yepez, Estuardo; Bovera, Maria M; Rosenthal, Victor D; González Flores, Hugo A; Pazmiño, Leonardo; Valencia, Francisco; Alquinga, Nelly; Ramirez, Vanessa; Jara, Edgar; Lascano, Miguel; Delgado, Veronica; Cevallos, Cristian; Santacruz, Gasdali; Pelaéz, Cristian; Zaruma, Celso; Barahona Pinto, Diego

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    AIM To report the results of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) study conducted in Quito, Ecuador. METHODS A device-associated healthcare-acquired infection (DA-HAI) prospective surveillance study conducted from October 2013 to January 2015 in 2 adult intensive care units (ICUs) from 2 hospitals using the United States Centers for Disease Control/National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) definitions and INICC methods. RESULTS We followed 776 ICU patients for 4818 bed-days. The central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate was 6.5 per 1000 central line (CL)-days, the ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rate was 44.3 per 1000 mechanical ventilator (MV)-days, and the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rate was 5.7 per 1000 urinary catheter (UC)-days. CLABSI and CAUTI rates in our ICUs were similar to INICC rates [4.9 (CLABSI) and 5.3 (CAUTI)] and higher than NHSN rates [0.8 (CLABSI) and 1.3 (CAUTI)] - although device use ratios for CL and UC were higher than INICC and CDC/NSHN’s ratios. By contrast, despite the VAP rate was higher than INICC (16.5) and NHSN’s rates (1.1), MV DUR was lower in our ICUs. Resistance of A. baumannii to imipenem and meropenem was 75.0%, and of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to ciprofloxacin and piperacillin-tazobactam was higher than 72.7%, all them higher than CDC/NHSN rates. Excess length of stay was 7.4 d for patients with CLABSI, 4.8 for patients with VAP and 9.2 for patients CAUTI. Excess crude mortality in ICUs was 30.9% for CLABSI, 14.5% for VAP and 17.6% for CAUTI. CONCLUSION DA-HAI rates in our ICUs from Ecuador are higher than United States CDC/NSHN rates and similar to INICC international rates. PMID:28289522

  9. Familias Unidas for high risk adolescents: Study design of a cultural adaptation and randomized controlled trial of a U.S. drug and sexual risk behavior intervention in Ecuador.

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    Jacobs, Petra; Estrada, Yannine A; Tapia, Maria I; Quevedo Terán, Ana M; Condo Tamayo, Cecilia; Albán García, Mónica; Valenzuela Triviño, Gilda M; Pantin, Hilda; Velazquez, Maria R; Horigian, Viviana E; Alonso, Elizabeth; Prado, Guillermo

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    Developing, testing and implementing evidence-based prevention interventions are important in decreasing substance use and sexual risk behavior among adolescents. This process requires research expertise, infrastructure, resources and decades of research testing, which might not always be feasible for low resource countries. Adapting and testing interventions proven to be efficacious in similar cultures might circumvent the time and costs of implementing evidence-based interventions in new settings. This paper describes the two-phase study, including training and development of the research infrastructure in the Ecuadorian university necessary to implement a randomized controlled trial. Familias Unidas is a multilevel parent-centered intervention designed in the U.S. to prevent drug use and sexual risk behaviors in Hispanic adolescents. The current study consisted of Phase 1 feasibility study (n=38) which adapted the intervention and study procedures within a single-site school setting in an area with a high prevalence of drug use and unprotected sexual behavior among adolescents in Ecuador, and Phase 2 randomized controlled trial of the adapted intervention in two public high schools with a target population of families with adolescents from 12 to 14 years old. The trial is currently in Phase 2. Study recruitment was completed with 239 parent-youth dyads enrolling. The intervention phase and the first follow-up assessment have been completed. The second and third follow-up assessments will be completed in 2016. This project has the potential of benefitting a large population of families in areas of Ecuador that are disproportionally affected by drug trafficking and its consequences. MSP-DIS-2015-0055-0, Ministry of Public Health (MSP), Quito, Ecuador. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Sociolinguistic categories Reviewing the merits of a proposal for EIB in urban environments. The case of Quito

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    Ileana Soto Andrade

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción La dinámica multicultural de las urbes populosas de América Latina ha tocado, entre otras instituciones, a la estructura escolar de distintas maneras: unas, a partir de experiencias preexistentes, nacidas en la jurisdicción monolingüe y otras, como una respuesta espontánea a la presión ejercida por familias denominadas "migrantes" que se han desplazado permanentemente, sobre todo de la región andina, a las ciudades. En efecto, en la "Zona Quito"1 coexisten, desde hace aproximadamente 16 años, centros educativos urbanos, semi urbanos y abiertamente rurales.

  11. EXPERIENCIAS DE CORDILLERA, ECOS DE FRÍO: RELATOS CRUZADOS ENTRE CHILE Y QUITO EN EL SIGLO XVI

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    Alejandra Vega

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    Full Text Available La narración de la secuencia de la conquista del Perú nos enfrenta con la fijación de dos episodios diferentes aunque articulados: la jornada a Quito de Pedro de Alvarado en 1534 y la expedición a Chile de Diego de Almagro, entre 1535 y 1536, que incluyen, ambas, una travesía cordillerana. El presente artículo discute los ecos que pueden rastrearse de los relatos acerca de estas expediciones en un conjunto de obras redactadas en torno a 1550 (Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Francisco López de Gómara, Pedro Cieza de León y Agustín de Zárate. A partir de convergencias y diferencias inesperadas en estos textos, se discute la importancia de la circulación oral de historias entre los conquistadores del Perú. Se plantea que la práctica social de la conversación oral permitió fijar, además de estas historias, una temprana conceptualización cristiana de los límites del Tawantinsuyu. En ella se concibió a Quito y Chile como las marcas fronterizas del espacio recién conquistado, permitiendo que ambos territorios se superpusieran al caracterizarse a partir a un mismo conjunto de imágenes sobre la experiencia de la cordillera.In the Hispanic narrative of the conquest of Peru, we can identify two different yet related episodes: Pedro de Alvarado's journey to Quito in 1534 and the expedition to Chile commanded by Diego de Almagro in 1535-1536. This article discusses the echoes than can be pinpointed in the accounts of both experiences in a corpus of texts written or printed around 1550 (Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Francisco López de Gómara, Pedro Cieza de León and Agustín de Zárate. By tracing unexpected similarities and differences, this proposal discusses the importance of oral circulation of histories amongst Peruvian conquistadors. The features of conversation, as a social practice, allowed the register ofan early Christian conceptualization of the Tawantinsuyu territory. Here Quito and Chile became frontier marks of the

  12. Estudio de mercado para el desarrollo y lanzamiento de mobiliario de hogar minimalista al norte de Quito

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    El propósito de esta Tesis fue realizar la investigación de mercado que permita principalmente evaluar la aceptación de nuevo mobiliario de hogar minimalista entre jóvenes adultos mayores al norte de la ciudad de Quito; de igual manera se pretendió descubrir las necesidades, hábitos de compra y uso, conocimiento de marcas de la categoría y otros aspectos relacionados a la vivienda y sus ambientes. Ese proyecto parte de un breve análisis de la industria de muebles de Hogar e...

  13. Modelo de gestión para compras de materiales de un proyecto multifmiliar en la Ciudad de Quito.

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    El Modelo de gestión para compras de materiales de un proyecto multifamiliar en la ciudad de Quito, involucra el campo de la construcción, en vista de los bajos niveles de productividad, elevados costos, deficiencias de calidad, elevados tiempos de entrega, y anticuados convenios laborales relacionados a la construcción, baja calidad en materiales, escaso nivel de capacitación del personal. Se justifica la importancia del proyecto por el gran interés de los involucrados en la construcción y c...

  14. Cacicas indígenas en la Audiencia de Quito, siglo XVIII: las redes ocultas del poder

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    Rosario Coronel Feijóo

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    Este artículo analiza el rol que las mujeres mitmas y llactayas tuvieron como cacicas de los antiguos señoríos norandinos, en el contexto de la Audiencia de Quito, en el siglo XVIII. A pesar de los cambios introducidos por las conquistas inca y española, el trabajo descubre una importante línea de continuidad de los linajes femeninos en determinadas organizaciones étnicas. Encuentra que las mujeres negociaron con el poder colonial y con otros caciques por medio de estrategias que incluy...

  15. Schooling, Blackness and National Identity in Esmeraldas, Ecuador

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    Johnson, Ethan

    2007-01-01

    In Esmeraldas, Ecuador, students of African descent make sense of racial identity and discrimination in multiple and contradictory ways as they negotiate the dominant discourse of national identity. In Ecuador two simultaneous processes shape the dominant discourse of national identity: racial mixture and the movement towards Whiteness. This study…

  16. A new species of Symplocos (Symplocaceae) from southern Ecuador.

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    Ulloa Ulloa, Carmen; Ståhl, Bertil; Minga, Danilo; Ansaloni, Raffaella

    2015-01-01

    A new species from Ecuador, Symplocos limonensis, is here described and illustrated. It resembles Symplocos clethrifolia but differs by having larger leaves with evident (i.e., not concealed) areoles on lower surface, sessile inflorescences, smaller white corollas, and fewer stamens. The species is only known from three collections in the Andean forests of Morona-Santiago Province in southern Ecuador.

  17. Ecuador's Higher Education System in Times of Change

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    Van Hoof, Hubert B.; Estrella, Mateo; Eljuri, Marie-Isabel; León, Leonardo Torres

    2013-01-01

    Ecuador's higher education system is undergoing dramatic changes. The National Constitution of 2008 and the Higher Education Law of 2010 have changed the way Ecuador's universities are funded, administered, and accredited. The importance of research was elevated and drastic changes were made to the academic qualifications and employment conditions…

  18. Ecuador's Higher Education System in Times of Change

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    Van Hoof, Hubert B.; Estrella, Mateo; Eljuri, Marie-Isabel; León, Leonardo Torres

    2013-01-01

    Ecuador's higher education system is undergoing dramatic changes. The National Constitution of 2008 and the Higher Education Law of 2010 have changed the way Ecuador's universities are funded, administered, and accredited. The importance of research was elevated and drastic changes were made to the academic qualifications and employment conditions…

  19. Marine Mammal Habitat in Ecuador: Seasonal Abundance and Environmental Distribution

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    INOCAR Departamento de Ciencias del Mar Guayaquil, Ecuador Abstract- Marine mammals in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific play a vital ecological role...whale off the coast of Ecuador, population parameters and behavior. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanogria 36(1): 61-74, Julio de 2001. [5

  20. Caretakers, child care practices, and growth failure in highland Ecuador.

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    Stansbury, J P; Leonard, W R; DeWalt, K M

    2000-06-01

    Problems for child health have been attributed to child and sibling caretaking. Nevertheless, our data from highland Ecuador suggest an ambiguous relationship between growth failure and the practice of peer care. In a region where levels of chronic undernutrition as measured by stunting exceed 75 percent and fully one-quarter of children under five are underweight, analysis of structured observations of a sample of 28 children reveals no statistical association between growth indices and the practice of older children caring for younger children. Qualitative data, however, indicate that the practice can be a complication in specific cases where children already suffer compromised health. While the advantages or disadvantages associated with particular caretakers appear secondary to the risks attending inadequate diets or the broader environment of rural poverty, the potential for difficulties to emerge from peer care suggests that community day care provides a valuable alternative in this context.

  1. An Integrated Assessment of Organizational Communication Model in Ecuador

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    Daniel Barredo Ibañez

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    Full Text Available Corporate communication in the twenty-first century is a complex issue that goes from the basics, from the infrastructure of the buildings, to diffe-rent platforms of media. The following pages present a research project that examined the communication departments of two major institutions of Ecuador: the Polytechnic School of Chimborazo and the International Center for Advanced Studies in Communication for Latin America. It has been used for this purpose a methodological triangulation consisting of participant observation of almost a year, conducting in-depth interviews with strategic leaders, and gathering information through a questionnaire designed to quantify the opinions and perceptions of the environments of these institutions. As a main contribution, it is shown an analytical model of organizational communication specially adapted to the Ecuadorian context, whose application may be useful to achieve a diagnosis and a more dynamic and fluid communication of the institutions of that country.

  2. A new species of Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) from Ecuador (Especie nueva de Eritrachys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Ochlerini) de Ecuador

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    A new species of to the genus Eritrachys Ruckes, E. brailovskyi, collected in Ecuador, is described and illustrated. The male of E. bituberculata Ruckes is described and illustrated, with new records from Panama and Ecuador. A key to the species of the genus is provided....

  3. Ritos y fiestas en la conformación del orden social en Quito en las épocas colonial y republicana (1573-1875

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    Full Text Available The present work approaches the subject of the commemorations, solemnities and festivities in general as essential processes in order to analyze the structure of social and power relations in the city of Quito. The research covers a long period (from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It analyzes the permanence ritual feast (in its broadest sense and establishes an undeniable conclusions attest continuity in shaping the various historical societies that happen in the city of Quito during the reporting period.El presente trabajo aborda el tema de las conmemoraciones, solemnidades y festividades en general, como procesos esenciales para poder analizar la conformación del orden social y de la relaciones de poder en la ciudad de Quito. La investigación abarca un período de larga duración (desde el siglo XVI hasta el XIX. En ella se analiza la permanencia ritual de la fiesta (en su sentido amplio y se establecen conclusiones que atestiguan un indudable continuismo en la conformación de las distintas sociedades históricas que se suceden en la ciudad de Quito durante el período analizado.

  4. Comportamiento del sector de alimentos y bebidas y los elementos del marketing mix en la Ciudad de Quito

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    Diego Alfredo Salazar Duque

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    Full Text Available Generalmente, se ha considerado que distintos criterios de los elementos que conforman el marketing mix tradicional influyen significativamente en el comportamiento de los sectores de servicios. Esta investigación tiene como objetivo analizar y determinar el comportamiento del sector de alimentos y bebidas y su relación con algunos criterios que forman parte de los elementos del marketing mix tradicional en la ciudad de Quito. Para ello, se formulan cuatro hipótesis que son contrarrestadas por medio de una interpretación de datos en forma cuantitativa o cualitativa. Como resultado, se concluye que la geografía, la dimensión gastronómica, los movimientos gastronómicos y la promoción no inciden de forma significativa en el comportamiento del mercado en la ciudad de Quito, a diferencia de la relación significativa que existe entre la zona geográfica, el precio del plato y la capacidad máxima de clientes de un establecimiento de alimentos y bebidas al momento de cubrir una demanda en el mercado de esta ciudad.

  5. Alianzas y conflictos en la Audiencia de Quito: El caso del oidor Francisco de Prada, 1636-1645

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    Amadori, Arrigo

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    Full Text Available Through the case of oidor Quito Francisco de Prada, who got his daughter married off with an important member of the local elite, this article aims to reveal the aspirations, interests, conflicts and consequences generated in the Audiencia development by the constitution of a large and powerful social network. From a relation point of view, we have tried to provide a context for the reactions of the members of the Audiencia as well as determine the capacity of local institutions to solve the problems resulting from the firm decision of an oidor to violate the legal framework and of the elite to influence its workings.

    A través del caso del oidor de Quito Francisco de Prada, quien casó a su hija con un importante miembro de la élite local, este artículo pretende poner de manifiesto las aspiraciones, los intereses, los conflictos y las consecuencias generadas en el desenvolvimiento audiencial por la conformación de una extensa y poderosa red social. Desde una perspectiva relacional, hemos procurado contextualizar las reacciones de los miembros de la Audiencia e intentado determinar la capacidad de las instituciones locales para resolver problemas derivados de la firme decisión de un oidor de violentar el marco legal y de la élite de incidir en su funcionamiento.

  6. Transnational opposition and negotiation: Challenges to an oil pipeline in Ecuador

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    The literature on transnational networks portrays transnational collaborations as advantageous to domestic stakeholders. Yet, the gains of transnational engagement may be accompanied by hardship for domestic groups. This dissertation examines how domestic stakeholders experienced the benefits and burdens of transnational collaboration in challenging the construction of the oil pipeline, the Oleoducto de Crudos Pesados, in Ecuador. Four community cases along the pipeline's route were selected for analysis. Each case varied by the experienced externalities of the oil industry and distributive struggle with the industry and the state. Lago Agrio, an oil town on the edge of the Amazon, represented a community with 30 years of oil saturation that engaged the state to determine just compensation. The capital Quito represented the nation's environmental organizations that sought a role in directing oil-funded conservation efforts. The third site, the eco-tourism community of Mindo, mobilized to reject the pipeline's route near their private reserves and to promote eco-tourism as an economic alternative to oil extraction. The final site was Esmeraldas, a coastal community experienced in tanker loading and oil refining that achieved a collective dignity in pressing for community-determined compensation. To better understand the impacts of transnational activities, this dissertation synthesizes theories of social movements, environmental justice and development. In its longitudinal and case study design, the examination of one project at four sites of contention offers insight into how transnational mobilization drives or hinders environmental justice and how grassroots groups gain or lose a forum for participation. My findings indicate that transnational campaigns benefited locals by providing expert assessments, facilitating international access and influencing international financing policies. However, the unintended consequences included a focus on international concerns

  7. Derecho humano al agua en el Ecuador

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    En el Ecuador existe un proceso histórico de concentración y acaparamiento del agua. La política de ajuste estructural llevó a que empresas de servicios de agua potable sean privatizadas. La constitución del 2008 modificó el marco normativo para el agua en el país, se reconoce el derecho humano al agua, los derechos de la naturaleza, el manejo exclusivo público y comunitario y su no privatización. El proceso de reorganización institucional y de construcción de la nueva propuesta de ley de ...

  8. Determinants of racial discrimination in the labor market in Ecuador, 2010-2012

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    Full Text Available Introduction: This article aims to quantify racial discrimination in the labor market in Ecuador between 2010 and 2012. Methodology: Information is collected from quarterly household surveys on employment prepared by the National Institute of Statistics and Census of Ecuador, from which Mincer equations are estimated for labor income per hour. Subsequently, the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition with Heckman correction is used to determine wage gaps attributable to observable and unobservable factors regarding two ethnic groups: mestizos and whites. Results: The wage gap is significant and positive for white people, and it increases during the period of analysis. 40 % of this difference is due to higher provisions in human capital. However, about 42 % of the gap remains unexplained.

  9. High Prevalence of Intermediate Leptospira spp. DNA in Febrile Humans from Urban and Rural Ecuador.

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    Chiriboga, Jorge; Barragan, Verónica; Arroyo, Gabriela; Sosa, Andrea; Birdsell, Dawn N; España, Karool; Mora, Ana; Espín, Emilia; Mejía, María Eugenia; Morales, Melba; Pinargote, Carmina; Gonzalez, Manuel; Hartskeerl, Rudy; Keim, Paul; Bretas, Gustavo; Eisenberg, Joseph N S; Trueba, Gabriel

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    Leptospira spp., which comprise 3 clusters (pathogenic, saprophytic, and intermediate) that vary in pathogenicity, infect >1 million persons worldwide each year. The disease burden of the intermediate leptospires is unclear. To increase knowledge of this cluster, we used new molecular approaches to characterize Leptospira spp. in 464 samples from febrile patients in rural, semiurban, and urban communities in Ecuador; in 20 samples from nonfebrile persons in the rural community; and in 206 samples from animals in the semiurban community. We observed a higher percentage of leptospiral DNA-positive samples from febrile persons in rural (64%) versus urban (21%) and semiurban (25%) communities; no leptospires were detected in nonfebrile persons. The percentage of intermediate cluster strains in humans (96%) was higher than that of pathogenic cluster strains (4%); strains in animal samples belonged to intermediate (49%) and pathogenic (51%) clusters. Intermediate cluster strains may be causing a substantial amount of fever in coastal Ecuador.

  10. Citizen empowerment in volcano monitoring, communication and decision-making at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

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    Bartel, B. A.; Mothes, P. A.

    2013-12-01

    Trained citizen volunteers called vigías have worked to help monitor and communicate warnings about Tungurahua volcano, in Ecuador, since the volcano reawoke in 1999. The network, organized by the scientists of Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Geophysical Institute) and the personnel from the Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (Risk Management, initially the Civil Defense), has grown to more than 20 observers living around the volcano who communicate regularly via handheld two-way radios. Interviews with participants conducted in 2010 indicate that the network enables direct communication between communities and authorities; engenders trust in scientists and emergency response personnel; builds community; and empowers communities to make decisions in times of crisis.

  11. Innovaciones tecnológicas aplicads al transporte colectivo en Quito: optimización en la evaluación de la demanda con GPS y SIG

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    Full Text Available Cet article présente un triple intérêt. En premier lieu, il décrit FINDEM, un système embarqué intégrant un GPS permettant le comptage semi-automatique des usagers du transport en commun élaboré à Quito. En second lieu, il présente la méthodologie de traitement des données effectuée avec le Système d’Information Géographique SAVANE. Enfin, sont détaillés les principaux résultats obtenus suite à une première enquête “ Montées-Descentes ” réalisée avec FINDEM dans les bus, le long d’un axe périurbain Quito - El Quinche. El presente artículo tiene un triple objetivo. Primero, describir FINDEM, un sistema instalado en las unidades del transporte colectivo provisto con un GPS que permite el conteo semiautomático de pasajeros. Segundo, presentar la metodología de procesamiento de los datos recopilados mediante el uso del Sistema de Información Geográfico SAVANE. Tercero, detallar los principales resultados obtenidos en una primera encuesta Ascensos Descensos realizada con FINDEM en los buses del corredor interparroquial Quito - El Quinche. This paper serves three purposes. First, to detail FINDEM, an on-board system developed in Quito, which integrates a GPS and allows a semi-automatic passengers’ counting within an urban transportation network. Second, to present the methodology about the processing of the data collected with this equipment using a Geographical Information System called SAVANE. Third, to give the main results of a first “Getting On-Off” survey carried out with FINDEM on buses, along the “Quito - El Quinche” suburban corridor.

  12. Análisis de marketing visual de las cadenas de supermercados de Quito y su impacto en los hábitos y decisiones de los ciudadanos del distrito metropolitano de Quito en el período 2005-2012

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    Medina Romo, Daniela Stefania

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    El siguiente análisis es una investigación sobre el marketing visual que manejan las cadenas de supermercados y cómo influye esta en los hábitos y decisión de consumo de los ciudadanos de Quito, conociendo y satisfaciendo las necesidades, deseos y expectativas de los consumidores. Quito está ubicado en la Provincia de Pichincha, cuenta con 2 239 191 habitantes, el 51,45% son mujeres es decir 1152068 y el 48,55% restante son hombres es decir 1087131. La investigacion esta enfocada a persona...

  13. The Limits to Dollarization in Ecuador: Lessons from Argentina

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    Matias Vernengo

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    Full Text Available The paper draws lessons from the failed Argentine experience with convertibility to highlight the dangers of dollarization in Ecuador. Argentina’s currency peg to the US dollar was successful in reducing inflation but given the overvalued real exchange rate, created burgeoning twin deficits and a chronic dependency on foreign capital. Ecuador too suffers from chronic current account imbalance. In contrast to Argentina, Ecuador seems to be relying on remittance income to close its external financing gap. Though perhaps this model is less unstable than that of relying on foreign capital it is no more sustainable. The paper closes with a realistic critique of thisdevelopment strategy.

  14. Petroleum: Social and economic effect in Ecuador

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    Full Text Available The present article presents the results of the research work related to the social and economic impact of the exploitation of oil in Ecuador, presents the reader with the methodologies that allowed obtaining the results and the most viable solution to the economic problems facing the country . The purpose of the investigative work is to propose a practical solution to the economic and social situation in the country, especially in the last years when the business started with the international oil companies which did not respect the agreement made by both parties that produced Negative consequences for the land, such as damages, contamination of the rivers, damage of the flora and fauna of the surroundings, it is considered that there were and there are economic fluctuations that have varied the economy and development of the fulfillment of the state budget and the breach of the same Towards social promises to the people of Ecuador, for not having the necessary provisions in the fall of the price of oil and this has its effect on the national budget.

  15. Human brucellosis in northwest Ecuador: typifying Brucella spp., seroprevalence, and associated risk factors.

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    Ron-Román, Jorge; Ron-Garrido, Lenin; Abatih, Emmanuel; Celi-Erazo, Maritza; Vizcaíno-Ordóñez, Laura; Calva-Pacheco, Jaime; González-Andrade, Pablo; Berkvens, Dirk; Benítez-Ortíz, Washington; Brandt, Jef; Fretin, David; Saegerman, Claude

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    Human brucellosis in Ecuador is underreported and based only on passive surveillance. Since 2008, brucellosis was removed from the list of communicable diseases in the country. Until now, the true human brucellosis picture has not yet been determined. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of the disease, identify risk factors associated with brucellosis seropositivity in humans, and isolate circulating strains of Brucella spp. in the northwestern part of Ecuador. Between 2006 and 2008, a large transect survey was conducted, based on blood sampling of people from the northwestern part of Ecuador (n=3733) together with an epidemiological inquiry. On the basis of three diagnostic tests used in parallel, the overall seroprevalence was estimated as 1.88% (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.48-2.38). Based on a multivariable random effects logistic regression analysis, the main risk factors associated with human brucellosis seropositivity were contact with livestock (odds ratio [OR]=3.0; CI 1.25-7.08), consumption of fetus and placenta (OR=2.5; CI 1.18-5.22), and involvement in activities at risk for brucellosis infection (OR=1.8; CI 1.00-3.35). Noticeable variation in brucellosis seropositivity among humans within cantons was observed. The circulating strain was Brucella abortus biotype 4. This study emphasized that contact with livestock, consumption of fetus and placenta, and occupational hazard group were all significant risk factors for the transmission of brucellosis among individuals in the northwestern part of Ecuador. Alongside encouraging the launching of educational campaigns against brucellosis, especially in rural areas where 36% of the population lives, controlling this zoonotic disease in animals will directly benefit its prevention in humans, especially because there is no safe and efficacious vaccine against brucellosis in humans.

  16. Los intentos del virrey Eslava y del presidente Araujo en 1740 para obtener préstamos del comercio del Perú desplazado a Quito y la requisa de 100.000 pesos en 1741

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    Ramos Gómez, Luis

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    Full Text Available The money from Peruvian trade that was transported to Quito in 1740 was seen by the vicerroy of Santa Fe and by the president of Quito as a financial resource with which to solve the economic problems generated by the war of 1739-1748. In this study we analyze their diverse demands for money in 1740-1741, and especially the requisition of 100.000 pesos from one merchant. The dispute arising from this requisition is also analyzed from the point of view of the local struggle for power within the city of Quito.

    El dinero del Comercio del Perú que había pasado a Quito en 1740 fue visto por el virrey de Santa Fe y por el presidente de Quito como un recurso para paliar los problemas económicos derivados de la guerra de 1739-1748. En el presente trabajo se analizan sus diversas peticiones de fondos en 1740-1741, y especialmente la requisa de 100.000 pesos a uno de los comerciantes. El conflicto generado en torno a esta requisa también se analiza desde el punto de vista del enfrentamiento de la lucha por el poder en la que en esos momentos estaba inmersa la ciudad de Quito.

  17. La vida pública de un príncipe inca residente en Quito, siglos XV y XVI

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    Full Text Available Ce texte relate la vie et les actions d'un prince inca, originaire du Cuzco, qui par décision des derniers souverains de l'Empire avait d’importantes charges administratives et politiques dans le royaume de Quito. Est joint à ce texte une information inédite de 1562 où l'on découvre que de telles personnes jouissaient de la concession de petites propriétés de type féodal, qui incluait la propriété des terres travaillées par les yanaconas et considérées comme leurs biens propres par ces nobles. De même, il est expliqué comment cette noblesse indigène s'est adaptée à la machine coloniale espagnole afin de ne pas perdre ses privilèges. Se refiere aquí a la vida y hechos de un príncipe inca, oriundo del Cuzco, que por disposición de los últimos soberanos del imperio desempeñó altos cargos administrativos y políticos en el reino de Quito. Se acompaña el texto de una información inédita de 1562, bastante notable debido a que descubre que tales personajes gozaban de la concesión de pequeños feudos, que incluía la propiedad de tierras trabajadas por yanaconas que dichos nobles consideraban como suyos. También se refiere cómo esta nobleza indígena pasó a acomodarse en la maquinaria colonial española para no perder sus privilegios señoriales. This text describes the life and activities of an Inca prince, originally from Cuzco, who, by order of the last rulers of the Inca Empire, had been charged with important administrative and political responsibilities in the Kingdom of Quito. The text is accompanied by an unpublished document dating from 1562 which is of considerable interest since it reveals that personalities such as this prince were privileged by the concession of small, feudal - type properties, which also included the ownership of land worked by yanaconas who were considered by these nobles as being part of their personal property. The document also refers to the way in which this native nobility went on to

  18. Environmental perceptions of the business sector in ecuador; Percepciones ambientales del sector empresarial en el Ecuador

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    2011-07-01

    From secondary sources and one opinion survey of 500 subjects, this article aims to gauge the perception of the local residents regarding the environmental impacts of companies in ecuador. Thus, the results indicate that the level of awareness of Ecuadorians to the problem of environmental pollution is very high, with 9 of 10 persons environmentally-conscious, and also aware that something must be done to minimize negative environmental impacts, although very few are taking remedial measures. (Author)

  19. Aspects of solar air-conditioning in Ecuador; Aspekte solarer Klimatisierung in Ecuador

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    Olejnik, Torsten [Fachhochschule Stralsund (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Thermosolar cooling could be a way to connect the increasing demand of energy and the requirements of saving the environment. New technologies of thermosolar cooling allow to think about construction of cheap thermosolar collectors by PMMA or polycarbonate material. The most important question is the behaviour of these materials through many years. For the Ecuador and other countries should be construct complete autarkical thermosolar cooling systems. (orig.)

  20. Cholera in Ecuador: Current relevance of past lessons learnt

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    S S Malavade

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This report analyses the trends in the cholera epidemic that hit Ecuador in 1991. The study is based on personal experiences and analysis of epidemiological databases from the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador. The number of cases and initial attack rates in an immunologically naive population are described by province. An analysis of the Andean and coastal cholera patterns of transmission are described along with its associated risk factors. The logistical, environmental, and socio-cultural risk factors prevalent during the epidemic and the control measures implemented are also reviewed. Also, the role of the epidemic in the development of the public health and healthcare resources in Ecuador is discussed here. Current data indicate favorable conditions for another outbreak of cholera in Ecuador. In view of the existing risk factors, new strategies are proposed to prevent such an epidemic in the future.

  1. Percepciones hemisfericas sobre la crisis colombiana: el caso de Ecuador.

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    Pablo Andrade A.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available The essay describes the securitization of Ecuador's policy regarding the Colombian conflict. The author argues that since 1999, distinct governments have adopted a policy that treats the Colombian conflict as a threat to the existential survival of Ecuador. In the first part of the essay, the author discusses the assumptions underlying this policy in light of the available empirical evidence on the effects of the armed conflict over the past five years. The second part deals with the process of securitization itself, illustrating the effects of perceptions of threat on the part of Ecuador's decision-makers, in particular the Armed Forces. The last two sections examine the links existing between Ecuador's policy and the regional interests of the United States, and the effects of the securitization process and its likely continuation in the future.

  2. Explaining ethnic disparities in preterm birth in Argentina and Ecuador.

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    Wehby, George L; Pawluk, Mariela; Nyarko, Kwame A; López-Camelo, Jorge S

    2016-11-22

    Little is understood about racial/ethnic disparities in infant health in South America. We quantified the extent to which the disparity in preterm birth (PTB; Ecuador are explained by household socio-economic, demographic, healthcare use, and geographic location indicators. The samples included 5199 infants born between 2000 and 2011 from Argentina and 1579 infants born between 2001 and 2011 from Ecuador. An Oaxaca-Blinder type decomposition model adapted to binary outcomes was estimated to explain the disparity in PTB risk across groups of variables and specific variables. Maternal use of prenatal care services significantly explained the PTB disparity, by nearly 57% and 30% in Argentina and Ecuador, respectively. Household socio-economic status explained an additional 26% of the PTB disparity in Argentina. Differences in maternal use of prenatal care may partly explain ethnic disparities in PTB in Argentina and Ecuador. Improving access to prenatal care may reduce ethnic disparities in PTB risk in these countries.

  3. A qualitative view of the HIV epidemic in coastal Ecuador.

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    Beckman, Adam L; Wilson, Magdalena M; Prabhu, Vishaal; Soekoe, Nicola; Mata, Humberto; Grau, Lauretta E

    2016-01-01

    In 2013 approximately 37,000 people were living with HIV in Ecuador (prevalence 0.4%), representing a generalized epidemic where most new infections arise from sexual interactions in the general population. Studies that examine attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLWH), individual risk perception of acquiring HIV amongst Ecuadorians, and the ways in which levels of risk perception may affect risk behaviors are lacking. This qualitative study aimed to fill this gap in the literature by investigating these issues in the rural, coastal community of Manglaralto, Ecuador, which has among the highest incidence of HIV in Ecuador. We conducted interviews with 15 patients at Manglaralto Hospital. Analysis of interview transcripts revealed widespread negative attitudes towards PLWH, prevalent risk behaviors such as multiple sex partners and lack of condom use, and low individual risk-perception of contracting HIV. These findings underscore the need for increased efforts to prevent further growth of the HIV epidemic in Ecuador.

  4. Living indigenous languages ​​of Ecuador

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    Catalina Alvarez Palomeque

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El Ecuador no comenzó hace doscientos años con la pseudoindependencia de los terratenientes criollos y grupos de poder. El Ecuador comenzó hace más de quince mil años. Según varios estudios, en 1822 la población ecuatoriana estaba conformada de la siguiente manera: un setenta por ciento era indígena, un ocho por ciento era población afroecuatoriana, un diez por ciento era mestiza y el resto era criolla (españoles nacidos en el Ecuador y chapetona (españoles nacido en España. Ese pequeño grupo de criollos se apropió del poder y del futuro del Ecuador.

  5. Three new species of Aspergillus from Amazonian forest soil (Ecuador).

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    Mares, Donatella; Andreotti, Elisa; Maldonado, Maria Elena; Pedrini, Paola; Colalongo, Chiara; Romagnoli, Carlo

    2008-09-01

    From an undisturbed natural forest soil in Ecuador, three fungal strains of the genus Aspergillus were isolated. Based on molecular and morphological features they are described as three new species, named A. quitensis, A. amazonicus, and A. ecuadorensis.

  6. The carbon holdings of northern Ecuador's mangrove forests

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    Hamilton, Stuart E; Borbor, Mercy; Millones, Marco

    2016-01-01

    Within a GIS environment, we combine field measures of mangrove diameter, mangrove species distribution, and mangrove density with remotely sensed measures of mangrove location and mangrove canopy cover to estimate the mangrove carbon holdings of northern Ecuador. We find that the four northern estuaries of Ecuador contain approximately 7,742,999 t (plus or minus 15.47 percent) of standing carbon. Of particular high carbon holdings are the Rhizophora mangle dominated mangrove stands found in-and-around the Cayapas-Mataje Ecological Reserve in northern Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador and certain stands of Rhizophora mangle in-and-around the Isla Corazon y Fragata Wildlife Refuge in central Manabi Province, Ecuador. Our field driven mangrove carbon estimate is higher than all but one of the comparison models evaluated. We find that basic latitudinal mangrove carbon models performed at least as well, if not better, than the more complex species based allometric models in predicting standing carbon levels. In additi...

  7. Use of media for recruiting clinical research volunteers in Ecuador

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    Peñaherrera, Carlos Andrés; Palacios, Michael; Duarte, María Carolina; Santibáñez, Rocío; Tamariz, Leonardo; Palacio, Ana

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    .... Given the emergence of clinical research in Ecuador, a study of this kind in the local population will be beneficial for future research, and is probably applicable to other countries in the region...

  8. Lago Agrio (Nueva Loja), Ecuador: A Strategic Black Spot?

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    Ecuador’s ties to Iran, Russia, and China . There is a growing presence of Russian and Chinese organized crime groups in Ecuador, being attracted by...Center (accessed February 2, 2013). The most common firearms entering Colombia were the Mak-20 Sporter, manufactured in China , and FAL anti-tank...2003 in Open Source Center (accessed January 12, 2013). 50 Carlos Espinoza, “Una Amenaza Silenciosa: El Narcotrafico en Ecuador,” Polemica

  9. Study on the mortality in Ecuador related to dietary factors

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    Juan Alejandro Neira-Mosquera; Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez; Sungey Sánchez-Llaguno; Rafael Moreno Rojas

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    Diet is an important factor related to the development of numerous diseases. In developing countries like Ecuador, this aspect is not considered as priority however, the study of the incidence of certain diet-related diseases could help to assess consumption habits of a country from a Public Health perspective and support national nutrition policies and programs. The objective the present study is to investigate the mortality rate of certain diet-related diseases in Ecuador and its possible r...

  10. Cacicas indígenas en la Audiencia de Quito, siglo XVIII: las redes ocultas del poder

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    Rosario Coronel Feijóo

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el rol que las mujeres mitmas y llactayas tuvieron como cacicas de los antiguos señoríos norandinos, en el contexto de la Audiencia de Quito, en el siglo XVIII. A pesar de los cambios introducidos por las conquistas inca y española, el trabajo descubre una importante línea de continuidad de los linajes femeninos en determinadas organizaciones étnicas. Encuentra que las mujeres negociaron con el poder colonial y con otros caciques por medio de estrategias que incluyeron habilidad e inteligencia para jugar con el derecho español y con la tradición indígena, la movilización de elementos económicos y simbólicos, y la manipulación del mestizaje.

  11. Apuntes para una historia del gremio de albañiles de Quito. Ciudad y cultura popular

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    Eduardo Kingman

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    Full Text Available A partir de las entrevistas realizadas a miembros del gremios de albañiles de Quito, el artículo formula algunas hipótesis sobre la formación de la cultura popular en la primera mitad del siglo XX. El gremio de albañiles se desarrolló en el contexto de una ciudad que pretendía ser moderna pero que, al mismo tiempo, reprodujo el privilegio y determinadas formas de violencia simbólica propias de una sociedad más tradicional. Frente a estas concepciones de privilegio, el estudio explora las nociones de raza popular y de respeto que emergen desde el espacio popular. Paralelamente, el artículo discute algunos problemas metodológicos y éticos relacionados con el método hagiográfico y con la posibilidad de escribir una historia de los trabajadores.

  12. Onchocerciasis in Ecuador: the situation in 1989

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    Ronald H. Guderian

    1992-09-01

    Full Text Available Details are given of the prevalence rates of onchocerciasis from the most recent surveys (1989 conducted in northern Ecuador. The disease has intensified and dispersed considerably due to migration of infected individuals and the presence of a highly efficient vector. Comparison of these data with those from two previous surveys carried out in 1982/83 and 1986 and correlated with entomological findings highly the danger of the formation of new foci of onchocerciasis in areas currently free of the disease. Recommendations are made for further entomological studies in areas either recently or likely to be affected by the disease where potential vectors are unknown or different to those registred in the Santiago focus. Invermectin treatment with local vector control in specific areas is advocated to reduce the disease to a low level of public health importance.

  13. New projections of clinical research in Ecuador

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    Thelvia I. Ramos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The accelerated development of the pharmaceutical industry, particularly the industry of biologics products, has brought an increase in clinical research and strengthening regulatory agencies to achieve product registration studies in the shortest time and with the required quality under the rules of Good Clinical Practice. For improvement of this type of research arise Contract Research Organizations (CRO, which allow the development of research and provide services ranging from preclinical studies to conducting and realization of clinical trials. For instance, these companies should know the peculiarities of the product and, to demonstrate safety, efficacy and entrance to pharmaceutical market with a precise indication. In this article we hereby inform you the first CRO in Ecuador to meet these standards for clinical research.

  14. Medios digitales en Ecuador: perspectivas de futuro

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    María Isabel Punín Larrea

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El avance de la tecnología, en especial, en el ámbito de la comunicación, obliga a los medios a evolucionar constantemente para no morir en un escenario marcado por una serie de transformaciones y cambios mediáticos que han afectado al periodismo como profesión y a los medios de comunicación, proceso que ha generado estudios de todo orden. Este trabajo analiza el panorama mediático digital en Ecuador, las características de cultura periodística y el consumo de contenidos en la Red. Describe las tendencias de los principales medios digitales en el país, seleccionados para realizar un estudio de caso. El artículo toma como referencia central el estudio de las diez tendencias digitales en medios de comunicación de Cerezo-Gilarranz, especialista en estrategias digitales. Posteriormente se identifican las deficiencias que tienen los medios en Ecuador; principalmente por la falta de domino de los entornos tecnológicos y la escasa vinculación del proyecto empresarial y periodístico con soportes tecnológicos e innovadores, como el uso de redes sociales... El resultado final es una guía detallada de las debilidades y las fortalezas de cada medio digital en estudio. Asimismo, este trabajo propone tendencias fiables para que los medios estudiados puedan encaminarse firmes en entornos digitales, asumiendo a las herramientas tecnológicas como oportunidad de negocio y de servicio.

  15. Permanent Infrasound Monitoring of Active Volcanoes in Ecuador

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    Ruiz, M. C.; Yepes, H. A.; Steele, A.; Segovia, M.; Vaca, S.; Cordova, A.; Enriquez, W.; Vaca, M.; Ramos, C.; Arrais, S.; Tapa, I.; Mejia, F.; Macias, C.

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    Since 2006, infrasound monitoring has become a permanent tool for observing, analyzing and understanding volcanic activity in Ecuador. Within the framework of a cooperative project between the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Instituto Geofísico to enhance volcano monitoring capabilities within the country, 10 infrasound sensors were deployed in conjunction with broadband seismic stations at Cotopaxi and Tungurahua volcanoes. Each station comprises 1 ACO microphone (model 7144) and an amplifier with a flat response down to 0.1 Hz. At Tungurahua, between July 2006 and July 2013, the network recorded more than 5,500 explosion events with peak-to-peak pressure amplitudes larger than 45 Pa at station Mason (BMAS) which is located ~ 5.5 km from the active crater. This includes 3 explosions with pressure amplitudes larger than 1,000 Pa and which all have exhibited clear shock wave components. Two seismic and infrasound arrays were also installed in 2006 under the Acoustic Surveillance for Hazardous Eruptions (ASHE) project, used in volcano monitoring at Tungurahua, Sangay, and Reventador. This venture was led by the Geological Survey of Canada and the University of Hawaii. Through the SENESCYT-IGEPN project, the Instituto Geofísico is currently installing a regional network of MB2005 microbarometers with the aim to enhance monitoring of active and potentially active volcanoes that include Reventador, Guagua Pichincha, Chimborazo, Antisana, Sangay, and Volcán Chico in the Galapagos Islands. Through the infrasound monitoring station at Volcán Chico it is also possible to extend observations to any activity initiated from Sierra Negra, Fernandina, Cerro Azul, and Alcedo volcanoes. During the past decade, a series of temporary acoustic arrays have also been deployed around Ecuador's most active volcanoes, helping to aid in short term volcanic monitoring and/or used in a series of research projects aimed at better understanding volcanic systems

  16. The Seismic Sequence of the 2016 Mw 7.8 Pedernales, Ecuador Sarthquake

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    Leon, S.; Fuenzalida, A.; Bie, L.; Garth, T.; Gonzalez, P. J.; Holt, J.; Rietbrock, A.; Edwards, B.; Regnier, M. M.; Pernoud, M.; Mercerat, E. D.; Perrault, M.; Font, Y.; Alvarado, A. P.; Charvis, P.; Beck, S. L.; Meltzer, A.

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    On the 16th April 2016, a Mw 7.8 mega-thrust earthquake occurred in Northern Ecuador, close to the city of Pedernales. The event ruptured an area of 120 x 60 km and was preceded by a Mw 5.0 foreshock, located only 15 km south of the epicentre, and registered 10 minutes before the main event.A few weeks after the main event a large array of instruments was deployed by a collaborative project between the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador (IGEPN), IRIS (USA), Géoazur (France) and the University of Liverpool (UK). This dense seismic network, with more than 70 stations, includes broadband, short period and strong motion instruments and is currently recording the aftershock activity of the earthquake. It is hoped that this data set will give further insights into the structure of the subduction zone mega thrust beneath Ecuador.Using data recorded both on the permanent and the recently deployed network we located and calculated the moment tensor solutions for the foreshock event, and the large aftershocks (M > 5). We analyse the spatial distribution of the seismicity and its relation with the co-seismic slip, estimated by inverting radar satellite interferometry data, and with previous models of inter-seismic coupling (e.g. Chlieh et al., 2014). It is possible to identify two lineations in the aftershock activity located to the north and south of the rupture. Moreover, the geodetic slip model shows that the boundaries of the maximum coseismic slip coincides with the observed lineaments in the aftershocks and with the rupture area of a previous Mw 7.8 event in 1942. This suggests that the features to the north and south may impose a barrier to rupture propagation, creating different segments in the subduction zone beneath Ecuador. In addition, we model the Coulomb stress change caused by the foreshock and mainshock in order to investigate whether this could explain the aftershock distribution and potential earthquake interactions. Previous activity has presented a

  17. La canonización de Raimundo de Peñafort en Quito. Un ritual barroco entre la exhibición y el ocultamiento (1603

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como caso de estudio los festejos en honor de la canonización de Rai- mundo de Peñafort en Quito, en 1603, el artículo ofrece una reflexión alrededor de la cultura barroca en Hispanoamérica desde el punto de vista de la soberanía. El texto muestra cómo las élites quiteñas se apropiaron de las festividades organizadas en Quito en honor al santo catalán. Los criollos utilizaron las celebraciones en honor a San Raimundo como una estrategia política para solicitar a la Corona que deroguen los castigos impuestos a la ciudad luego de la Rebelión de las Alcabalas (1593.

  18. Crisis y Reestructuración. La industria textil de la Real Audiencia de Quito al final del período colonial

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    En la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y a principios del siglo XIX, en plena crisis de la producción obrajera, consta en las fuentes un marcado auge de la producción textil doméstica (dominada por la mano de obra indígena, que se extendió sobre toda la sierra de la Audiencia de Quito. Los obrajes, después de haber perdido, desde principios del siglo XVIII a más tardar, gran parte del mercado limeño por la introducción de paños de segunda calidad de Europa, cambiaron su producción a telas de lana más gruesas y baratas. Sin embargo, sufrieron, al final del período colonial, la competencia sobre todo de la industria doméstica de la misma Audiencia de Quito.

  19. A Bayesian analysis of the 2016 Pedernales (Ecuador) earthquake

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    Gombert, Baptiste; Duputel, Zacharie; Jolivet, Romain; Rivera, Luis; Simons, Mark; Jiang, Junle; Liang, Cunren; Fielding, Eric

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    A Mw 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16, 2016, causing significant damage and casualties. Long period W-phase and Global CMT solutions suggest that fault slip for this event agrees with the convergence obliquity of the Ecuadorian subduction. We present a new co-seismic kinematic slip model obtained from the joint inversion of multiple observations in an unregularized and fully Bayesian framework. We use a comprehensive static dataset composed of several SAR interferograms, GPS static offsets, and tsunami waveforms from two nearby DART stations. The kinematic component of the rupture process is constrained by an extensive set of high-rate GPS and seismic data. Our solution includes the ensemble of all plausible slip models that are consistent with our prior information and fit the available observations within data and prediction uncertainties. We analyze the source process in light of the historical seismicity, in particular the Mw 7.8 1942 earthquake for which the rupture extent overlaps with the 2016 event. In addition, we conduct a probabilistic comparison of co-seismic slip with a stochastic interseismic coupling model obtained from GPS data. This analysis gives new insights on the processes at play within the Ecuadorian subduction margin.

  20. Impacto de la cultura organizacional sobre la innovación de las pymes: un estudio empírico en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

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    The purpose of this study is to examine empirically and quantitatively the degree of relationship between organizational culture and innovation. A study was conducted with 260 people occupying operational and administrative positions in smes in the Metropolitan District of Quito. The study examined the kind of organizational culture through the methodology proposed by Cameron and Quinn, based on the model Competing Value Framework, which allows it to identify and classify businesses by the ty...

  1. Evaluación del sistema de potabilización de la planta de tratamiento “Chilibulo” de la ciudad de Quito, provincia de Pichincha

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    Pillajo Correa, Roberto Carlos

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    This work developed at the "Chilibulo" treatment plant, located in the city of Quito, Pichincha province, aims to evaluate the purification system of the plant, which is a conventional type with fast mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection processes. It captures the raw water adduction LLOA system. As part of the study of the plant is performed a statistical analysis with the data of color and turbidity, collected from the archives of the plant of the year 2012 to 201...

  2. Une étude du pluralisme architectural: l'indicateur des métamorphoses du quartier Mariscal Sucre à Quito

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    Marie S. BOCK

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    Full Text Available L’étude de la carte du pluralisme architectural du quartier Mariscal Sucre à Quito, élaborée à partir d’une matrice de Bertin, permet de mettre en valeur une dichotomie chronologique et fonctionnelle et de dégager des profils architecturaux soulignant les différentes étapes de constitution et d’évolution de ce secteur.

  3. "Horchata" drink in Southern Ecuador: medicinal plants and people's wellbeing.

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    Rios, Montserrat; Tinitana, Fani; Jarrín-V, Pablo; Donoso, Natalia; Romero-Benavides, Juan Carlos

    2017-03-09

    The "horchata" is a herbal mixture infusion consumed in Southern Ecuador. It remains unknown how vendors group the plant species to sell them at traditional markets. This research documented the following: 1) a list of medicinal plant species sold for the drink; 2) the culturally important medicinal plant species; 3) the agreement among vendors regarding the medicinal plants species and their therapeutic use; and 4) the groups of medicinal plants sold for the preparation of "horchata." Interviews were made to 185 vendors at 31 traditional markets in Loja province. Bunches of medicinal plants were purchased to identify the species and to prepare voucher specimens. Culturally important medicinal plants species were established with the Fidelity Level (FL) index. Agreement among vendors on the therapeutic use of medicinal plants was measured with the Factor of Informant Consensus (FIC) index. A cluster analysis was made to determine the groups of medicinal plants sold by market vendors to prepare the "horchata" drink. In Loja province, the "horchata" drink is consumed for its therapeutic uses. This study registered 33 families with 58 genera and 71 medicinal plant species, 50 of which are herbs and three are endemic to the Andean highlands of Ecuador. The FL index (46.1-96.3) determined 20 culturally important medicinal plant species. The highest FIC value (1.00) among vendors corresponds to four plant species employed each for a different therapeutic use. The cluster analysis identified a core group of 16 plant species which are essential to the drink and which likely interact to provide wellbeing. The "horchata" is a heritage drink in Loja province. The 71 medicinal plants species registered for this drink is the largest number reported to date, and they have a total of 32 therapeutic uses. The combined results of the FL and FIC indices, the cluster analysis, and the field observations reveal an agreement among vendors on 16 medicinal plant species and their

  4. "Habiendo roto el freno de la obediencia". Participación indígena en la insurgencia de Quito, 1809-1812

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    Pablo Ospina Peralta

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza un ámbito de la participación de los indígenas en la coyuntura de quiebre del régimen monárquico producida en Quito ante las noticias de la invasión napoleónica y la abdicación del trono español en favor de José Bonaparte. El trabajo investiga si los indígenas de Quito fueron fundamental- mente indiferentes ante la proclamación de autonomía de la primera junta quiteña en 1809 o si tuvieron alguna propuesta específica durante el período de mayor convulsión y movilización entre 1810 y 1812. De otro lado, explora las actitudes de la élite y la plebe en el período. El trabajo pone atención en el ambiente de temor que la movilización popular suscitó luego de los abusos y la cruenta represión cometidas por las tropas limeñas acantonadas en Quito, en 1810.

  5. 78 FR 764 - Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam...

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    ... COMMISSION Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam... the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia... subsidized by the Governments of China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam....

  6. The Sound-Symbolic Expression of Animacy in Amazonian Ecuador

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    Janis B. Nuckolls

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Several anthropologists of Amazonian societies in Ecuador have claimed that for Achuar [1] and Quichua speaking Runa [2-4] there is no fundamental distinction between humans on the one hand, and plants and animals on the other. A related observation is that Runa and Achuar people share an animistic cosmology whereby animals, plants, and even seemingly inert entities such as rocks and stones are believed to have a life force or essence with a subjectivity that can be expressed. This paper will focus on Quichua speaking Runa to seek linguistic evidence for animacy by examining the sound-symbolic properties of a class of expressions called ideophones. I argue that structural features of ideophones such as canonical length and diversity of sound segments as well as type of sound segments, help express the animism of the Runa lifeworld. Moreover, although these features are not indicative of any essential distinctions between plants and animals, they may be indicative of a scalar view of animacy, along the lines suggested by Descola who first proposed a continuum or ‘ladder of animacy’ for the Achuar [1, pp. 321-326]. Ideophones, then, may be understood as one set of linguistic tools for coming to terms with the diversity of their ecological setting, a setting which spans highly animate humans and animals, through less animate plants, trees, and rocks.

  7. Cognitive Impairment in Rural Elderly Population in Ecuador

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    Wong-Achi, Xavier; Egas, Gabriela; Cabrera, Dayana

    2017-01-01

    Introduction: The Mini-Cog is a simple and short test that identifies cognitive impairment. Its detection helps provide an early dementia diagnosis, rapid access to treatments, and even delay or reversion. Materials and Methods: This multicenter, observational, descriptive, and cross-sectional study included 214 patients. Patients enrolled in this study were community dwellers aged ≥55-year-old, without prior diagnosis of cognitive impairment or dementia, with adequate hearing and vision functions. It was conducted in primary care health centers localized in rural communities of Ecuador. Results: Ages ranged from 50 to 98 years and there was predominance of female gender: 66% versus 33%. The percentage of illiteracy was 26.4% (CI: 25.32–27.48), and 63% (CI: 62.1–63.94) of patients had complete primary educational level. The overall prevalence of cognitive impairment was 50.9% (95% CI: 48.5–53.3) and 47.2% (95% CI: 45.2–49.2) in patients with risk factors. We found several established risk factors associated with cognitive impairment onset, including social factors, physiological factors, and comorbidities. Conclusion: This is the first epidemiological research of CI in rural populations in this country using the Mini-Cog as a screening tool. Adopting public health measures for the prevention and control of those modifiable risk factors could reduce the prevalence of cognitive impairment and even its progression to dementia.

  8. Cognitive impairment in rural elderly population in ecuador

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    Xavier Wong-Achi

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The Mini-Cog is a simple and short test that identifies cognitive impairment. Its detection helps provide an early dementia diagnosis, rapid access to treatments, and even delay or reversion. Materials and Methods: This multicenter, observational, descriptive, and cross-sectional study included 214 patients. Patients enrolled in this study were community dwellers aged ≥55-year-old, without prior diagnosis of cognitive impairment or dementia, with adequate hearing and vision functions. It was conducted in primary care health centers localized in rural communities of Ecuador. Results: Ages ranged from 50 to 98 years and there was predominance of female gender: 66% versus 33%. The percentage of illiteracy was 26.4% (CI: 25.32–27.48, and 63% (CI: 62.1–63.94 of patients had complete primary educational level. The overall prevalence of cognitive impairment was 50.9% (95% CI: 48.5–53.3 and 47.2% (95% CI: 45.2–49.2 in patients with risk factors. We found several established risk factors associated with cognitive impairment onset, including social factors, physiological factors, and comorbidities. Conclusion: This is the first epidemiological research of CI in rural populations in this country using the Mini-Cog as a screening tool. Adopting public health measures for the prevention and control of those modifiable risk factors could reduce the prevalence of cognitive impairment and even its progression to dementia.

  9. Letter of Quito: Universal Coverage, Family and Community Medicine and social participation

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    Carina Vance

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante os dias 11 e 12 de abril de 2014, na cidade de Quito, Equador, foi realizada a V Cumbre Iberoamericana de Medicina Familiar com o tema: “Cobertura Universal, Medicina de Família e Comunidade e Participação Social”.Este evento, organizado pelo Ministério da Saúde do Equador, a Organização Mundial de Médicos de Família (WONCA, Confederação Ibero-americana de Medicina Familiar (CIMF, a Sociedade Equatoriana de Medicina Familiar (SEMF, o Município do Distrito Metropolitano de Quito (DMQ e a Organização Panamericana da Saúde/Organização Mundial da Saúde (OPS/OMS, teve como objetivo contribuir para o fortalecimento das políticas de saúde no campo da Atenção Primária e da Medicina de Família na Ibero-América.Representantes dos Ministérios da Saúde da Ibero-América, representantes da WONCA, representantes da WONCA Ibero-americana-CIMF, representantes da SEMF, representantes de saúde de governos municipais do Equador e de outros países Ibero-americanos, coordenadores/as de programas docentes de Medicina de Família, delegados/as da sociedade civil e representantes da OPS/OMS, analisaram os temas relacionados a seguir:1. A Cobertura Universal e a Medicina de Família e Comunidade.2. A participação e comunicação social para a Medicina de Família e Comunidade e a Atenção Primária à Saúde (APS.3. A formação de médicos e médicas de família na Ibero-América.4. A certificação e acreditação profissional.5. A produção e difusão de conhecimentos em medicina de família e comunidade na Ibero-América.Como resultado desta análise dos grupos de trabalho formados por especialistas nas áreas mencionadas das organizações convocadas e as instituições que certificam esta Cumbre, foram geradas as seguintes definições e recomendações:Definições Cobertura UniversalÉ a garantia do exercício do direito à saúde para todos e todas, fornecido por um sistema integral e integrado de base estatal com

  10. Diversity and distribution of the Caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera of Ecuador

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    Blanca Ríos-Touma

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Aquatic insects and other freshwater animals are some of the most threatened forms of life on Earth. Caddisflies (Trichoptera are highly biodiverse in the Neotropics and occupy a wide variety of freshwater habitats. In Andean countries, including Ecuador, knowledge of the aquatic biota is limited, and there is a great need for baseline data on the species found in these countries. Here we present the first list of Trichoptera known from Ecuador, a country that harbors two global biodiversity “hotspots.” Methods We conducted a literature review of species previously reported from Ecuador and supplemented these data with material we collected during five recent field inventories from about 40 localities spanning both hotspots. Using species presence data for each Ecuadorian province, we calculated the CHAO 2 species estimator to obtain the minimum species richness for the country. Results We recorded 310 species, including 48 new records from our own field inventories for the country. CHAO 2 calculations showed that only 54% of the species have been found. Hydroptilidae and Hydropsychidae were the most species rich families. We report the family Xiphocentronidae for the first time from Ecuador as well as several new records of genera from different families. Discussion As in the neighboring Andean countries of Colombia and Peru, it is common to find undescribed species of caddisflies. There are vast areas of Ecuador and the northern Andes that are completely unexplored, and we expect that hundreds of new species are yet to be discovered.

  11. Leishmaniases in Ecuador: Comprehensive review and current status.

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    Hashiguchi, Yoshihisa; Velez, Lenin N; Villegas, Nancy V; Mimori, Tatsuyuki; Gomez, Eduardo A L; Kato, Hirotomo

    2017-02-01

    This article reviews current knowledge about leishmaniases in Ecuador, proceeding from 1920, when the first human case was described, to the present, mainly focusing on the recent research events published. Regarding basic situations, it appears that 23 of Ecuador's 24 provinces have leishmaniasis-case reports. The disease is one of the mandatory notification infectious diseases in the country since 2005. All the 21,305 cases notified to the Ministry of Public Health, during the period from 2001 through 2014, were said to involve different clinical features of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) but not visceral (VL). Eight Leishmania species, L. (Viannia) guyanensis, L. (V.) panamensis, L. (V.) braziliensis, L. (Leishmania) mexicana, L. (L.) amazonensis, L. (L.) major-like, L. (V.) naiffiand L. (V.) lainsoni were characterized. The last two species were most recently reported from the Ecuadorian Amazon regions. Of the 73 Ecuadorian Lutzomyia species (43 man-biting species) recorded, only four, Lu. trapidoi, Lu. gomezi, Lu. ayacuchensis, and Lu. tortura were incriminated as vectors of the Leishmania parasites. Current knowledge on the reservoir hosts of Leishmania in Ecuador is extremely poor. Recently, in Ecuador different kinds of molecular techniques were developed for diagnosis and mass screening of the disease, employing various materials derived from patients and sand fly vectors. These are PCR-RFLP, colorimetric FTA-LAMP etc. Brief comments and recommendations were also given, for future research and control of leishmaniases in Ecuador.

  12. State of malnutrition in hospitals of Ecuador

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    Sylvia Gallegos Espinosa

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Rationale: Hospital malnutrition is a global health problem affecting 30-50% of hospitalized patients. There are no estimates of the size of this problem in Ecuadorian hospitals. Hospital malnutrition might influence the quality of medical assistance provided to hospitalized populations. Objectives: To estimate the current frequency of malnutrition among patients admitted to Ecuadorian public hospitals. Materials and methods: The Ecuadorian Hospital Malnutrition Study was conducted between November 2011 and June 2012 with 5,355 patients (Women. 37.5%; Ages ≥ 60 years. 35.1%; Length of stay ≤ 15 days. 91.2% admitted to 36 public hospitals located in the prominent cities of 22 out of the 24 provinces of the country. Malnutrition frequency was estimated by means of the Subjective Global Assessment survey. Results: Malnutrition affected 37.1% of the surveyed patients. Malnutrition was dependent upon patient's age and education level; as well as the presence of cancer, sepsis, and chronic organic failure. Hospital areas showed different frequencies of hospital malnutrition. Health condition leading to hospital admission influenced negatively upon nutritional status. Malnutrition frequency increased as length of stay prolonged. Conclusions: Malnutrition currently affects an important proportion of patients hospitalized in public health institutions of Ecuador. Policies and actions are urgently required in order to successfully deal with this health problem and thus to ameliorate its negative impact upon quality of medical care

  13. The cross politics of Ecuador's penal state.

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    Garces, Chris

    2010-01-01

    This essay examines inmate "crucifixion protests" in Ecuador's largest prison during 2003-04. It shows how the preventively incarcerated-of whom there are thousands-managed to effectively denounce their extralegal confinement by embodying the violence of the Christian crucifixion story. This form of protest, I argue, simultaneously clarified and obscured the multiple layers of sovereign power that pressed down on urban crime suspects, who found themselves persecuted and forsaken both outside and within the space of the prison. Police enacting zero-tolerance policies in urban neighborhoods are thus a key part of the penal state, as are the politically threatened family members of the indicted, the sensationalized local media, distrustful neighbors, prison guards, and incarcerated mafia. The essay shows how the politico-theological performance of self-crucifixion responded to these internested forms of sovereign violence, and were briefly effective. The inmates' cross intervention hence provides a window into the way sovereignty works in the Ecuadorean penal state, drawing out how incarceration trends and new urban security measures interlink, and produce an array of victims.

  14. Neoliberalism and shrimp industry in Ecuador

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    Nadia Romero Salgado

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of the effects of the shrimp industry development in the mangrove ecosystem, the socio-environmental conflicts generated and its relationship with neoliberalism and the financial crisis of 1999 in Ecuador. After a review of the importance of the mangrove ecosystem, the stages of the shrimp expansion, its promoters, the mangrove deforestation and the socio-environmental effects caused, I will analyze the shrimp crisis, its parallels with the financial crisis of 1999 and its subsequent recovery. I will show that the shrimp industry expanded in mangrove areas in order to reduce costs, even breaking the law and creating environmental degradation, vulnerability of the costs and loss of natural resources, based on the exploitation and privatization of a public good. This created unemployment, migration and impoverishment to local populations and costs that the State will have to assume. Therefore, it is a process of “accumulation by dispossession” characteristic of neoliberalism.

  15. nación en esmeraldas, ecuador

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    Emily Walmsley

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    Full Text Available Por toda la diáspora Africana, «ser negro» ha sido asociado con la habilidad de bailar rítmicamente. Esta asociación muchas veces es naturalizada en discursos populares que sugieren que las personas negras tienen un sentido de ritmo innato—que llevan el ritmo «en la sangre». Esta caracterización es a veces apropiada por individuos que se auto-identifican como negros, y los cuales consideran sus habilidades de baile como parte importante de su identidad racial incorporada. Estas representaciones de raza son una fuerza poderosa para formar relaciones sociales y por lo tanto es esencial entender como son reproducidas y hechas significantes en la vida diaria. Este artículo intenta de hacer eso mismo, analizando el enlace naturalizado entre raza y ritmo en el caso de Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Utilizando material detallado etnográfico de esta ciudad, se enfatiza los procesos cambiantes, muchas veces ambiguos, de identificación racial. Se cuestionan detalladamente las relaciones entre cuerpos y discurso, y se resalta el significado de contextos sociales y políticos particulares en la construcción de diferencias raciales.

  16. Risk Factors Associated With HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Ecuador.

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    Hernandez, Isabel; Reina-Ortiz, Miguel; Johnson, Ayesha; Rosas, Carlos; Sharma, Vinita; Teran, Santiago; Naik, Eknath; Salihu, Hamisu M; Teran, Enrique; Izurieta, Ricardo

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    The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS estimates that between 0.3% and 0.7% of adults aged 15 to 49 years were living with HIV in Ecuador in 2013. However, very little is known about the HIV prevalence rate among men who have sex with men (MSM) in that country. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HIV/AIDS as well as to estimate the prevalence of HIV among MSM in one of the cities with high HIV prevalence rates in Ecuador. In this study, questionnaires were administered to 307 adult MSM. An HIV prevalence of 10% was observed. Knowledge about HIV was high; 91% of participants could identify how HIV is transmitted. Although consistent condom use for anal sex was relatively high (89%) among participants who reported having pay-for-service clients, only 64% reported using a condom during oral sex with a client. Participants who had multiple male sexual partners (i.e., their stable male partners plus other partner[s]) had 3.7 times higher odds of testing positive for HIV compared with those who did not. They also had reduced odds of condom use. Participants who were forced to have anal receptive sex had 3 times higher odds of testing positive for HIV. Despite the finding that participants exhibited high knowledge about HIV/AIDS, a high prevalence rate of HIV was observed, which warrants targeted behavioral interventions. These data are consistent with MSM being one of the highest at-risk population groups for HIV in this region of Ecuador.

  17. Quality control tools applied to a PV microgrid in Ecuador

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    Camino-Villacorta, M.; Egido-Aguilera, M.A. [Ciudad Univ., Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Energia Solar - UPM; Gamez, J.; Arranz-Piera, P. [Trama Tecnoambiental (TTA), Barcelona (Spain)

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    The Instituto de Energia Solar has been dealing with quality control issues for rural electrification for many years. In the framework of project DOSBE (Development of Electricity Service Operators for Poverty Alleviation in Ecuador and Peru), a technical toolkit has been developed to implement adapted integral quality control procedures for photovoltaic systems (covering all components and equipment, installation and servicing), applicable at a local and regional scale, with the overall aim of increasing the confidence in photovoltaic systems. This toolkit was applied in the evaluation of an existing microgrid in Ecuador, which is described in this paper. The toolkit and the detailed results of its application are presented in a published document which is being widely distributed among the stakeholders of rural electrification in Ecuador and Peru. It can be downloaded from the web page of the DOSBE project: www.dosbe.org (orig.)

  18. New records of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae from Ecuador

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    Full Text Available The plebotomine sand fly fauna of Ecuador was surveyed in two 3-month collecting trips made in 1988 and 1990. A total of 12 provinces were visited, including three (Bolivar, Loja and Morona Santiago from wich no previous records to phlebotomines existed. Forty-six species were collected, 13 of wich, together with 1 subspecies and 1 genus (Warileya represented new records for the country. This survey increases the known number of species in Ecuador to 60. The distribuition of Ecuadorian sand flies is discussed in the light of these new findings.

  19. Desarrollo histórico del sistema sanitario de Ecuador

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    En este trabajo se describen las condiciones de salud de Ecuador y con mayor detalle, las características del sistema ecuatoriano de salud, incluyendo su estructura y cobertura, programas de salud, fuentes de financiamiento, los recursos físicos, materiales y humanos de los que dispone, las tareas de rectoría que desarrolla el Ministerio de Salud Pública. La República de Ecuador no escapó de los efectos de las sucesivas crisis económicas, y su sistema de salud estuvo marcado por más de 15 ...

  20. Invasive ants of continental Ecuador, a first account

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    http://theantsofecuador.com/david/publications/Donoso%20et%20al_2014_Invasive%20Ants%20Ecuador.pdf El manejo de las especies invasoras es considerado uno de los grandes desafíos que impone el Cambio Global a nuestras sociedades, junto con la deforestación y el calentamiento de la atmósfera. Se conoce muy poco sobre las hormigas invasoras en el Ecuador continental, incluso cuando se ha demostrado en el resto del mundo su agresividad, los impactos negativos en los eco...

  1. Morphological and organoleptic description of mango fruits (Mangifera indica L. cultivated in Jipijapa canton in Ecuador

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    Gabriel-Ortega Julio

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    Full Text Available In the year 2016, seventeen cultivars of mango (Mangifera indica L. were collected in local markets and farmers' field of Jipijapa Canton, Ecuador, with the aim of describing and analyzing mango fruits due to their morphological characteristics of sugars (°Brix and total solids. Collections were carried out by stu-dents and teachers of the Research Methodologies course of the Agricultural Engineering Career, of the Southern State University of Manabí (UNESUM. The fruits were characterized by using 16 qualitative and quantitative variables for fruit and seed recommended by UPOV and IPGRI. The percentage of total solids and Brix grades of each harvested crop were also analyzed in the UNESUM bromatology laboratory. Results showed that in the Jipijapa Canton, Ecuador, there is a great biodiversity of native mangoes, which were not characterized. Fruit shapes, pulp color and variable fiber contents were observed. The length of fruit was 6.33 to 12.50 cm, and the width was 5.27 to 8.50 cm, with a length/width ratio between 0.77 and 1.83 cm. The fruit weight was 63.3 to 500 g. No significant differences were observed in the sugars content (°Brix. Finally, it was observed that the range of consumable pulp was 63 to 94% in native cultivars and 86% to 97% in the improved ones.

  2. Sending-country violence and receiving-country discrimination: effects on the health of Colombian refugees in Ecuador.

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    Shedlin, Michele G; Decena, Carlos U; Noboa, Hugo; Betancourt, Óscar

    2014-02-01

    This study explored factors affecting the health and well being of recent refugees from Colombia in Ecuador. Data collection focused on how sending-country violence and structural violence in a new environment affect immigrant health vulnerability and risk behaviors. A qualitative approach included ethnographic observation, media content analysis, focus groups, and individual interviews with refugees (N = 137). The focus groups (5) provided perspectives on the research domains by sex workers; drug users; male and female refugees; and service providers. Social and economic marginalization are impacting the health and well being of this growing refugee population. Data illustrate how stigma and discrimination affect food and housing security, employment and health services, and shape vulnerabilities and health risks in a new receiving environment. Widespread discrimination in Ecuador reflects fears, misunderstanding, and stereotypes about Colombian refugees. For this displaced population, the sequelae of violence, combined with survival needs and lack of support and protections, shape new risks to health and well-being.

  3. Hygiene, atopy and wheeze-eczema-rhinitis symptoms in schoolchildren from urban and rural Ecuador.

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    Cooper, Philip J; Vaca, Maritza; Rodriguez, Alejandro; Chico, Martha E; Santos, Darci N; Rodrigues, Laura C; Barreto, Mauricio L

    2014-03-01

    Rural residence is protective against atopy and wheeze-rhinitis-eczema symptoms in developed countries, an effect attributed to farming and poor hygiene exposures. There are few data from developing countries addressing this question. We compared atopy and wheeze-rhinitis-eczema symptoms between urban and rural Ecuador, and explored the effects of farming and poor hygiene exposures. We performed cross sectional studies of schoolchildren living in rural and urban Ecuador. Data on symptoms and farming/hygiene exposures were collected by parental questionnaire, atopy by allergen skin prick test reactivity and geohelminth infections by stool examinations. Among 2526 urban and 4295 rural schoolchildren, prevalence was: atopy (10.0% vs 12.5%, p=0.06), wheeze (9.4% vs 10.1%, p=0.05), rhinitis (8.1% vs 6.4%, p=0.02) and eczema (5.9% vs 4.7%, p=0.06). A small proportion of symptoms were attributable to atopy (range 3.9-10.7%) with greater attributable fractions for respiratory symptoms observed in urban schoolchildren. Respiratory symptoms were associated with poor hygiene/farming exposures: wheeze with lack of access to potable water; and rhinitis with household pets, no bathroom facilities and contact with large farm animals. Birth order was inversely associated with respiratory symptoms. Area of residence and atopy had few effects on these associations. Urban schoolchildren living in Ecuador have a similar prevalence of atopy, eczema and wheeze but a higher prevalence of rhinitis compared with rural children. Some farming and poor hygiene exposures were associated with an increase in the prevalence of wheeze or rhinitis while birth order was inversely associated with these symptoms.

  4. Hygiene, atopy and wheeze–eczema–rhinitis symptoms in schoolchildren from urban and rural Ecuador

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    Cooper, Philip J; Vaca, Maritza; Rodriguez, Alejandro; Chico, Martha E; Santos, Darci N; Rodrigues, Laura C; Barreto, Mauricio L

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    Background Rural residence is protective against atopy and wheeze–rhinitis–eczema symptoms in developed countries, an effect attributed to farming and poor hygiene exposures. There are few data from developing countries addressing this question. We compared atopy and wheeze–rhinitis–eczema symptoms between urban and rural Ecuador, and explored the effects of farming and poor hygiene exposures. Methods We performed cross sectional studies of schoolchildren living in rural and urban Ecuador. Data on symptoms and farming/hygiene exposures were collected by parental questionnaire, atopy by allergen skin prick test reactivity and geohelminth infections by stool examinations. Results Among 2526 urban and 4295 rural schoolchildren, prevalence was: atopy (10.0% vs 12.5%, p=0.06), wheeze (9.4% vs 10.1%, p=0.05), rhinitis (8.1% vs 6.4%, p=0.02) and eczema (5.9% vs 4.7%, p=0.06). A small proportion of symptoms were attributable to atopy (range 3.9–10.7%) with greater attributable fractions for respiratory symptoms observed in urban schoolchildren. Respiratory symptoms were associated with poor hygiene/farming exposures: wheeze with lack of access to potable water; and rhinitis with household pets, no bathroom facilities and contact with large farm animals. Birth order was inversely associated with respiratory symptoms. Area of residence and atopy had few effects on these associations. Conclusions Urban schoolchildren living in Ecuador have a similar prevalence of atopy, eczema and wheeze but a higher prevalence of rhinitis compared with rural children. Some farming and poor hygiene exposures were associated with an increase in the prevalence of wheeze or rhinitis while birth order was inversely associated with these symptoms. PMID:24105783

  5. Is Galba schirazensis (Mollusca, Gastropoda an intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica (Trematoda, Digenea in Ecuador?

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    Caron Yannick

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Fasciolosis is a widely distributed disease in livestock in South America but knowledge about the epidemiology and the intermediate hosts is relatively scarce in Ecuador. For three months, lymnaeid snails were sampled (n = 1482 in Pichincha Province at two sites located in a highly endemic area. Snails were identified (based on morphology and ITS-2 sequences and the infection status was established through microscopic dissection and a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR-based technique. Techniques based on morphology were not useful to accurately name the collected snail species. Comparison with available DNA sequences showed that a single snail species was collected, Galba schirazensis. Live rediae were observed in 1.75% (26/1482 and Fasciola sp. DNA was detected in 6% (89/1482 of collected snails. The COX-1 region permitted identification of the parasite as Fasciola hepatica. The relative sensitivity and specificity of the microscope study, compared to PCR results, were 25.84% and 99.78%, respectively. The mean size of the snails recorded positive for F. hepatica through crushing and microscopy was significantly higher than the mean size of negative snails, but there was no such difference in PCR-positive snails. The role of G. schirazensis as an intermediate host of F. hepatica in Ecuador is discussed and the hypothesis of an adaptation of the parasite to this invasive snail is proposed. For the first time, an epidemiological survey based on molecular biology-based techniques assessed the possible role of lymnaeid snails in the epidemiology of fasciolosis in Ecuador.

  6. Is Galba schirazensis (Mollusca, Gastropoda) an intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica (Trematoda, Digenea) in Ecuador?

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    Caron, Yannick; Celi-Erazo, Maritza; Hurtrez-Boussès, Sylvie; Lounnas, Mannon; Pointier, Jean-Pierre; Saegerman, Claude; Losson, Bertrand; Benítez-Ortíz, Washington

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    Fasciolosis is a widely distributed disease in livestock in South America but knowledge about the epidemiology and the intermediate hosts is relatively scarce in Ecuador. For three months, lymnaeid snails were sampled (n = 1482) in Pichincha Province at two sites located in a highly endemic area. Snails were identified (based on morphology and ITS-2 sequences) and the infection status was established through microscopic dissection and a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based technique. Techniques based on morphology were not useful to accurately name the collected snail species. Comparison with available DNA sequences showed that a single snail species was collected, Galba schirazensis. Live rediae were observed in 1.75% (26/1482) and Fasciola sp. DNA was detected in 6% (89/1482) of collected snails. The COX-1 region permitted identification of the parasite as Fasciola hepatica. The relative sensitivity and specificity of the microscope study, compared to PCR results, were 25.84% and 99.78%, respectively. The mean size of the snails recorded positive for F. hepatica through crushing and microscopy was significantly higher than the mean size of negative snails, but there was no such difference in PCR-positive snails. The role of G. schirazensis as an intermediate host of F. hepatica in Ecuador is discussed and the hypothesis of an adaptation of the parasite to this invasive snail is proposed. For the first time, an epidemiological survey based on molecular biology-based techniques assessed the possible role of lymnaeid snails in the epidemiology of fasciolosis in Ecuador. © Y. Caron et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2017.

  7. Predicting monthly precipitation along coastal Ecuador: ENSO and transfer function models

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    de Guenni, Lelys B.; García, Mariangel; Muñoz, Ángel G.; Santos, José L.; Cedeño, Alexandra; Perugachi, Carlos; Castillo, José

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    It is well known that El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) modifies precipitation patterns in several parts of the world. One of the most impacted areas is the western coast of South America, where Ecuador is located. El Niño events that occurred in 1982-1983, 1987-1988, 1991-1992, and 1997-1998 produced important positive rainfall anomalies in the coastal zone of Ecuador, bringing considerable damage to livelihoods, agriculture, and infrastructure. Operational climate forecasts in the region provide only seasonal scale (e.g., 3-month averages) information, but during ENSO events it is key for decision-makers to use reliable sub-seasonal scale forecasts, which at the present time are still non-existent in most parts of the world. This study analyzes the potential predictability of coastal Ecuador rainfall at monthly scale. Instead of the discrete approach that considers training models using only particular seasons, continuous (i.e., all available months are used) transfer function models are built using standard ENSO indices to explore rainfall forecast skill along the Ecuadorian coast and Galápagos Islands. The modeling approach considers a large-scale contribution, represented by the role of a sea-surface temperature index, and a local-scale contribution represented here via the use of previous precipitation observed in the same station. The study found that the Niño3 index is the best ENSO predictor of monthly coastal rainfall, with a lagged response varying from 0 months (simultaneous) for Galápagos up to 3 months for the continental locations considered. Model validation indicates that the skill is similar to the one obtained using principal component regression models for the same kind of experiments. It is suggested that the proposed approach could provide skillful rainfall forecasts at monthly scale for up to a few months in advance.

  8. Diagnostic of enteric indicators in coriander (Coriandrum sativum and parsley (Petroselinum sativum sold at popular food markets in Quito

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    Dayana Cerón Salgado

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    Full Text Available (Received: 2015/01/20 - Accepted: 2015/03/25In this research, 108 samples were analyzed (54 of coriander and 54 of parsley. These samples were obtained under a random method in three distribution spots on each of the markets around the north of the city of Quito. Total coliforms (TC, fecal coliforms (FC and Escherichia coli (EC were detected. The average of TC value for coriander was 5.09 log UFC/g and 6.39 log UFC/g for parsley. Values of 607.0 NMP/g for F for the market #1, 597.7NMP/g for the market # 2, and 474.2 NMP/g for the market # 3 were found. The 23.1% of the parsley samples presented positive recounts for Escherichia coli while for the coriander the 14.8% of the samples were positive for this bacterium. The presence of enteric indicators (TC, FC, and EC was independent from the market and the distribution point which indicates a high contamination level and demonstrates the necessity of a microbiologic control on the irrigation system, farming, transport and hygienic conditions of handlers in order to assure the quality of the leafy vegetables, is recommended to set local norms to evaluate the microbiological quality of these foods.

  9. INVESTIGACIÓN-ACCIÓN-PARTICIPATIVA Y RENOVACIÓN URBANA EN EL BARRIO PATRIMONIAL LA RONDA DE QUITO

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    Marcelo Rodríguez-Mancilla

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    Full Text Available En e ste artículo reportamos una experiencia de Investigación- Acción - Participativa (IAP en el barrio patrimonial La Ronda del centro histórico de Quito, cuyo objetivo fue fortalecer el sentido de comunidad, la participación y la apropiación del espacio público urbano. En primer lugar , introducimos e l debate sobre el sentido social de la renovación urbana y el potencial aporte del enfoque psicoambiental que estudia la ciudad. En segundo lugar , describimos los principales conceptos socio espaciales que fundamentaron la intervención psicosocial. En tercer lugar , damos cuenta del procedimiento llevado a cabo y las diversas técnicas utilizadas en cada fase de la IAP. En cuarto lugar , presentamos los resultados de la intervención, para finalmente discutir los alcances y limitaciones de la experiencia y su relación con la r evitalización del patrimonio cultural.

  10. El arte de la conversión: modelos educativos del Colegio de San Andrés de Quito

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    Full Text Available El ensayo analiza el papel que desempeñó el Colegio de San Andrés de Quito en la conversión de los indígenas durante el siglo XVI y el florecimiento de un centro importante de producción artística. El artículo propone que la designación actual del colegio, como una escuela de arte, puede ser una consecuencia tardía de la inestable relación entre arte y religión, tal como fue cultivada dentro de la institución franciscana. Se trató, por lo tanto, de una superposición del valor religioso sobre el artístico, mediante el cual se adoctrinaba a los estudiantes. El artículo enfatiza en la apropiación de destrezas artísticas por parte de los indígenas, quienes adquirieron dominio sobre estas artes, las mercadearon y provocaron una inesperada tensión en las concepciones franciscanas acerca de la religión y el uso del arte.

  11. The simple view of reading in 4th grade grade students from a public school in Quito

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    Diana Sofía Zevallos Polo

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    Full Text Available The simple view of reading is a model that tries to explain the reading comprehension from two variables which are decoding accuracy and oral language comprehension. There is an extensive research on this model in English readers. Although, some studies have been done in other languages with transparent orthographic systems, there are few investigations with Spanish readers. The purpose of this study has been to collect data on the applicability of the simple view of reading to Spanish reading comprehension, so 87 students of a public school from Quito were assessed with the PROLEC-R and CLP tests. The results show that join fluency or reading speed to the model may be more appropriate to explain the Spanish reading comprehension. Oral comprehension was the most related variable to the text reading comprehension; even thought decoding and reading speed made a small additional contribution. On the other hand, reading comprehension of sentences was only related in a significant way to decoding accuracy. These results show that the oral comprehension, the decoding accuracy and the decoding speed are essential in teaching and assessing reading.

  12. 75 FR 34216 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    ... INTERNACIONAL DE PROYECTOS INMOBILIARIOS S.A., Quito, Ecuador; POB Colombia; Cedula No. 41576358 (Colombia); alt..., Ecuador; c/o INTERNACIONAL DE PROYECTOS INMOBILIARIOS S.A., Quito, Ecuador; DOB 29 Jun 1948; POB Bogota..., Colombia; c/o MOR ALFOMBRAS ALFOFIQUE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GERENCIA DE PROYECTOS Y SOLUCIONES LTDA...

  13. Isoflavones in processed soybean products from Ecuador

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    Maria Inés Genovese

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Soy products produced in Ecuador, with a local developed and cultivated soybean variety (INIAP 306, were analysed for isoflavone content and profile. The products presented high total isoflavone contents, varying from 53 to 106 mg/100 g (wet basis, expressed as aglycones, the lowest content being for okara and the highest for the low fat soybean flour obtained by extrusion cooking of the seeds at the field moisture. Soy nuts showed the same content of isoflavones than the seeds, but with lower amounts of malonylglycosides and higher of the deesterified beta-glycosides. The malonylglycosides were the predominant form of the isoflavones in the flours, and the beta-glycosides in soymilk and textured soy protein. Genistein derivatives were the compounds present in the highest proportions in all the products analysed.Produtos derivados de soja produzidos no Equador, com uma variedade de soja (INIAP 306 desenvolvida e cultivada localmente, tiveram o teor e perfil de isoflavonas determinados através de cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência. Os produtos apresentaram altos conteúdos de isoflavonas, variando de 53 a 106 mg/100 g (base úmida, expresso como agliconas, sendo o menor conteúdo encontrado em okara e o maior na farinha parcialmente desengordurada obtida através de extrusão das sementes. Os snacks de soja apresentaram o mesmo conteúdo de isoflavonas que as sementes, mas com quantidades menores de malonilglicosídeos e maiores de beta-glicosídeos desesterificados. Os malonilglicosídeos foram as formas predominantes encontradas nas farinhas e os beta-glicosídeos no leite e na proteína texturizada de soja. Os derivados de genisteína foram os compostos presentes nas maiores proporções em todos os produtos analisados.

  14. A new view for the geodynamics of Ecuador: Implication in seismogenic source definition and seismic hazard assessment

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    Yepes, Hugo; Audin, Laurence; Alvarado, Alexandra; Beauval, Céline; Aguilar, Jorge; Font, Yvonne; Cotton, Fabrice

    2016-05-01

    A new view of Ecuador's complex geodynamics has been developed in the course of modeling seismic source zones for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. This study focuses on two aspects of the plates' interaction at a continental scale: (a) age-related differences in rheology between Farallon and Nazca plates—marked by the Grijalva rifted margin and its inland projection—as they subduct underneath central Ecuador, and (b) the rapidly changing convergence obliquity resulting from the convex shape of the South American northwestern continental margin. Both conditions satisfactorily explain several characteristics of the observed seismicity and of the interseismic coupling. Intermediate-depth seismicity reveals a severe flexure in the Farallon slab as it dips and contorts at depth, originating the El Puyo seismic cluster. The two slabs position and geometry below continental Ecuador also correlate with surface expressions observable in the local and regional geology and tectonics. The interseismic coupling is weak and shallow south of the Grijalva rifted margin and increases northward, with a heterogeneous pattern locally associated to the Carnegie ridge subduction. High convergence obliquity is responsible for the North Andean Block northeastward movement along localized fault systems. The Cosanga and Pallatanga fault segments of the North Andean Block-South American boundary concentrate most of the seismic moment release in continental Ecuador. Other inner block faults located along the western border of the inter-Andean Depression also show a high rate of moderate-size earthquake production. Finally, a total of 19 seismic source zones were modeled in accordance with the proposed geodynamic and neotectonic scheme.

  15. TRANSMISSION OF NOROVIRUS WITHIN HOUSEHOLDS IN QUININDE, ECUADOR

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    Gastañaduy, Paul A.; Vicuña, Yosselin; Salazar, Fabian; Broncano, Nely; Gregoricus, Nicole; Vinjé, Jan; Chico,Martha; Parashar, Umesh D; Cooper,Philip J; Lopman, Ben

    2015-01-01

    We studied the transmission of norovirus infection in households in Quininde, Ecuador. Among household contacts of norovirus positive children with diarrhea, norovirus negative children with diarrhea and asymptomatic controls, infection attack rates were 33%, 8% and 18%, respectively (N = 45, 36, 83). Infection attack rates were higher when index children had a higher viral load.

  16. The Foundation of Counseling in the Republic of Ecuador

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    Smith, Robert L.; Valarezo, Maria Alexandra

    2013-01-01

    Counseling is at an early stage of development in the Republic of Ecuador. A turbulent history, poverty, and unemployment have affected the growth of mental health services and counselor preparation programs. Yet, this country experiences problems of addictions, domestic violence, depression, suicide, gender inequity, and drug trafficking. The…

  17. Transmission of Norovirus Within Households in Quininde, Ecuador.

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    Gastañaduy, Paul A; Vicuña, Yosselin; Salazar, Fabian; Broncano, Nely; Gregoricus, Nicole; Vinjé, Jan; Chico, Martha; Parashar, Umesh D; Cooper, Philip J; Lopman, Ben

    2015-09-01

    We studied the transmission of norovirus infection in households in Quininde, Ecuador. Among household contacts of norovirus positive children with diarrhea, norovirus negative children with diarrhea and asymptomatic controls, infection attack rates were 33%, 8% and 18%, respectively (N = 45, 36, 83). Infection attack rates were higher when index children had a higher viral load.

  18. Birth order and human capital development: evidence from Ecuador

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    de Haan, M.; Plug, E.; Rosero, J.

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we examine the effect of birth order on human capital development in Ecuador. Using family fixed effects models we find positive and persistent birth order effects; earlier-born children stay behind in their human capital development from infancy to adolescence. Turning to potential me

  19. Poverty and consumption patterns in urban Ecuador, 1975.

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    ILO pub. Working paper, econometric model of poverty and consumer expenditure patterns in urban area Ecuador, 1975 - discusses methodology for identifying social indicators associated with low income households; considers the impact of illiteracy, educational level, family size, occupational status, etc. On household income. Bibliography.

  20. Experiencias en desarrollos tecnológicos accesibles: Experiencia Ecuador

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    Luján Mora, Sergio

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    Presentación de la conferencia "Experiencias en desarrollos tecnológicos accesibles: Experiencia Ecuador" impartida en la III Jornada de Accesibilidad Digital 2016 (http://tecdigital.tec.ac.cr/servicios/accesibilidad3/) celebrada del 25 al 28 de octubre de 2016 y organizada por el Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC).

  1. Hantavirus nephropathy as a pseudo-import pathology from Ecuador.

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    Demeester, R; Bottieau, E; Van Esbroeck, M; Pourkarim, M R; Maes, P; Clement, J

    2010-01-01

    We report a case of hantavirus infection (nephropathia epidemica) diagnosed in a Belgian backpacker returning from a trekking expedition in Ecuador, after likely heavy exposure to rodents. Because of epidemiological inconsistency, molecular investigation was performed and revealed a Puumala infection acquired during very limited exposure in Belgium upon return.

  2. Democracia liberal e inestabilidad política en Ecuador

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    Pablo Andrade A.

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Se explora el reciente cambio de gobierno en Ecuador a la luz de las siguientes hipótesis: 1 la inestabilidad política que caracteriza al Ecuador desde hace nueve años; 2 esta fase como resultado de las contradicciones creadas por el intento de reconciliar una economía organizada en torno al libre mercado con los procedimientos de una democracia representativa; 3 el proceso que ha llevado en los últimos trece años a la desarticulación de las instituciones democráticas en Ecuador. Se desarrolla cada una de estas consideraciones en las dos primeras secciones del ensayo, en la tercera se hace una “descripción reflexiva” de los acontecimientos que llevaron a la caída del presidente Gutiérrez y, en las conclusiones, se muestran las implicaciones teóricas y analíticas que el análisis de la presente fase de inestabilidad política tiene para el estudio de la política en Ecuador.

  3. Regional selection of hybrid Nacional cacao genotypes in Coastal Ecuador

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    Recent international demand for “nacional” flavour cacao has increased the need for local cacao producers in Ecuador to use high-yielding “nacional” hybrid genotypes. The relative potential of cacao genotypes over various environments needs to be assessed prior to final selection of potential candid...

  4. The Foundation of Counseling in the Republic of Ecuador

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    Smith, Robert L.; Valarezo, Maria Alexandra

    2013-01-01

    Counseling is at an early stage of development in the Republic of Ecuador. A turbulent history, poverty, and unemployment have affected the growth of mental health services and counselor preparation programs. Yet, this country experiences problems of addictions, domestic violence, depression, suicide, gender inequity, and drug trafficking. The…

  5. Voices of Contact: Politics of Language in Urban Amazonian Ecuador

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    Wroblewski, Michael

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation is a study of diverse linguistic resources and contentious identity politics among indigenous Amazonian Kichwas in the city of Tena, Ecuador. Tena is a rapidly developing Amazonian provincial capital city with a long history of interethnic and interlinguistic contact. In recent decades, the course of indigenous Kichwa identity…

  6. Citizenship Education in Ecuador: Perceptions of Students and Teachers

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    Chavez, Andres Alberto

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to review literature about citizenship education in order to develop a framework for transformative citizenship education and compare that framework to the intended and implemented citizenship education curriculum in Ecuador. This study presents qualitative research carried out in eight schools in four provinces of…

  7. Mobility and Entrepreneurship in Ecuador: A Pseudo-Panel Approach

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    Ordeñana, Xavier; Villa, Ramon

    2012-01-01

    Does entrepreneurship contribute to improving social mobility in Ecuador? This paper constructs a pseudo-panel to analyze the dynamic effect of entrepreneurship on Ecuadorian household incomes during the period 2002-2010. Using three estimation scenarios, the paper finds a significant level of unconditional mobility and an important effect of entrepreneurship (conditional mobility).

  8. The Implementation of Language Policy: The Case of Ecuador.

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    Yanez Cossio, Consuelo

    1991-01-01

    Traces the development of Ecuador's program of indigenous bilingual intercultural education. Describes the acceptance of a common alphabet for all indigenous languages; the "Macac" educational model; and the creation of bilingual primary and secondary schools and teacher training colleges. Stresses the importance of intercultural…

  9. Late Holocene phases of dome growth and Plinian activity at Guagua Pichincha volcano (Ecuador)

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    Robin, Claude; Samaniego, Pablo; Le Pennec, Jean-Luc; Mothes, Patricia; van der Plicht, Johannes

    2008-01-01

    Since the eruption which affected Quito in AD 1660, Guagua Pichincha has been considered a hazardous volcano. Based on field studies and twenty C-14 dates, this paper discusses the eruptive activity of this volcano, especially that of the last 2000 years. Three major Plinian eruptions with substanti

  10. New radiometric and petrological constraints on the evolution of the Pichincha volcanic complex (Ecuador)

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    Robin, Claude; Samaniego, Pablo; Le Pennec, Jean-Luc; Fornari, Michel; Mothes, Patricia; van der Plicht, Johannes; Stix, J.

    2010-01-01

    Fieldwork, radiometric ((40)Ar/(39)Ar and (14)C) ages and whole-rock geochemistry allow a reconstruction of eruptive stages at the active, mainly dacitic, Pichincha Volcanic Complex (PVC), whose eruptions have repeatedly threatened Quito, most recently from 1999 to 2001. After the emplacement of bas

  11. New radiometric and petrological constraints on the evolution of the Pichincha volcanic complex (Ecuador)

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    Robin, Claude; Samaniego, Pablo; Le Pennec, Jean-Luc; Fornari, Michel; Mothes, Patricia; van der Plicht, Johannes; Stix, J.

    2010-01-01

    Fieldwork, radiometric ((40)Ar/(39)Ar and (14)C) ages and whole-rock geochemistry allow a reconstruction of eruptive stages at the active, mainly dacitic, Pichincha Volcanic Complex (PVC), whose eruptions have repeatedly threatened Quito, most recently from 1999 to 2001. After the emplacement of bas

  12. Subducted oceanic relief locks the shallow megathrust in central Ecuador

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    Collot, Jean-Yves; Sanclemente, Eddy; Nocquet, Jean-Mathieu; Leprêtre, Angélique; Ribodetti, Alessandra; Jarrin, Paul; Chlieh, Mohamed; Graindorge, David; Charvis, Philippe

    2017-05-01

    Whether subducted oceanic reliefs such as seamounts promote seismic rupture or aseismic slip remains controversial. Here we use swath bathymetry, prestack depth-migrated multichannel seismic reflection lines, and wide-angle seismic data collected across the central Ecuador subduction segment to reveal a broad 55 km × 50 km, 1.5-2.0 km high, low height-to-width ratio, multipeaked, sediment-bare, shallow subducted oceanic relief. Owing to La Plata Island and the coastline being located, respectively, 35 km and 50-60 km from the trench, GPS measurements allow us to demonstrate that the subducted oceanic relief spatially correlates to a shallow, 80 km × 55 km locked interplate asperity within a dominantly creeping subduction segment. The oceanic relief geometrical anomaly together with its highly jagged topography, the absence of a subduction channel, and a stiff erosive oceanic margin are found to be long-term geological characteristics associated with the shallow locking of the megathrust. Although the size and level of locking observed at the subducted relief scale could produce an Mw >7+ event, no large earthquakes are known to have happened for several centuries. On the contrary, frequent slow slip events have been recorded since 2010 within the locked patch, and regular seismic swarms have occurred in this area during the last 40 years. These transient processes, together with the rough subducted oceanic topography, suggest that interplate friction might actually be heterogeneous within the locked patch. Additionally, we find that the subducted relief undergoes internal shearing and produces a permanent flexural bulge of the margin, which uplifted La Plata Island.

  13. Study on the mortality in Ecuador related to dietary factors

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    Juan Alejandro Neira-Mosquera

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    Full Text Available Diet is an important factor related to the development of numerous diseases. In developing countries like Ecuador, this aspect is not considered as priority however, the study of the incidence of certain diet-related diseases could help to assess consumption habits of a country from a Public Health perspective and support national nutrition policies and programs. The objective the present study is to investigate the mortality rate of certain diet-related diseases in Ecuador and its possible relationship with Ecuadorian consumption habits. For that, mortality rates (2001-2008 associated with five different disease groups related to dietary factors (cancer of colon, cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and liver diseases were collected, analyzed and compared to consumption patterns in Ecuador. According to results, Ecuador has a low level of cancer of colon in comparison with developed countries (e.g. Spain. The group with the highest number of deaths corresponded to cardiovascular diseases followed by cerebrovas-cular diseases. The mortality study per province revealed that Amazonian provinces showed few deaths in relation to other provinces in Ecuador. This could be due to different factors including fails in the disease surveillance information systems, environmental factors and consumption patterns. In this sense, further investigation on native products consumption such as "chontaduro" might help to find valuable foods contributing to healthier Ecuadorian diet. These results, though preliminary, evidence that a major effort should be made by national and international organisations to collect data on consumption patterns and nutritional aspects of the Ecuadorian population in order to better support the development of effective food security and nutrition policies.

  14. Study on the mortality in Ecuador related to dietary factors.

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    Neira-Mosquera, Juan Alejandro; Pérez-Rodríguez, Fernando; Sánchez-Llaguno, Sungey; Moreno Rojas, Rafael

    2013-01-01

    Diet is an important factor related to the development of numerous diseases. In developing countries like Ecuador, this aspect is not considered as priority however, the study of the incidence of certain diet-related diseases could help to assess consumption habits of a country from a Public Health perspective and support national nutrition policies and programs. The objective the present study is to investigate the mortality rate of certain diet-related diseases in Ecuador and its possible relationship with Ecuadorian consumption habits. For that, mortality rates (2001-2008) associated with five different disease groups related to dietary factors (cancer of colon, cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and liver diseases) were collected, analyzed and compared to consumption patterns in Ecuador. According to results, Ecuador has a low level of cancer of colon in comparison with developed countries (e.g. Spain). The group with the highest number of deaths corresponded to cardiovascular diseases followed by cerebrovascular diseases. The mortality study per province revealed that Amazonian provinces showed few deaths in relation to other provinces in Ecuador. This could be due to different factors including fails in the disease surveillance information systems, environmental factors and consumption patterns. In this sense, further investigation on native products consumption such as "chontaduro" might help to find valuable foods contributing to healthier Ecuadorian diet. These results, though preliminary, evidence that a major effort should be made by national and international organisations to collect data on consumption patterns and nutritional aspects of the Ecuadorian population in order to better support the development of effective food security and nutrition policies.

  15. Insight into the wild origin, migration and domestication history of the fine flavour Nacional Theobroma cacao L. variety from Ecuador.

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    Loor Solorzano, Rey Gaston; Fouet, Olivier; Lemainque, Arnaud; Pavek, Sylvana; Boccara, Michel; Argout, Xavier; Amores, Freddy; Courtois, Brigitte; Risterucci, Ange Marie; Lanaud, Claire

    2012-01-01

    Ecuador's economic history has been closely linked to Theobroma cacao L cultivation, and specifically to the native fine flavour Nacional cocoa variety. The original Nacional cocoa trees are presently in danger of extinction due to foreign germplasm introductions. In a previous work, a few non-introgressed Nacional types were identified as potential founders of the modern Ecuadorian cocoa population, but so far their origin could not be formally identified. In order to determine the putative centre of origin of Nacional and trace its domestication history, we used 80 simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers to analyse the relationships between these potential Nacional founders and 169 wild and cultivated cocoa accessions from South and Central America. The highest genetic similarity was observed between the Nacional pool and some wild genotypes from the southern Amazonian region of Ecuador, sampled along the Yacuambi, Nangaritza and Zamora rivers in Zamora Chinchipe province. This result was confirmed by a parentage analysis. Based on our results and on data about pre-Columbian civilization and Spanish colonization history of Ecuador, we determined, for the first time, the possible centre of origin and migration events of the Nacional variety from the Amazonian area until its arrival in the coastal provinces. As large unexplored forest areas still exist in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazonian region, our findings could provide clues as to where precious new genetic resources could be collected, and subsequently used to improve the flavour and disease resistance of modern Ecuadorian cocoa varieties.

  16. Insight into the wild origin, migration and domestication history of the fine flavour Nacional Theobroma cacao L. variety from Ecuador.

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    Rey Gaston Loor Solorzano

    Full Text Available Ecuador's economic history has been closely linked to Theobroma cacao L cultivation, and specifically to the native fine flavour Nacional cocoa variety. The original Nacional cocoa trees are presently in danger of extinction due to foreign germplasm introductions. In a previous work, a few non-introgressed Nacional types were identified as potential founders of the modern Ecuadorian cocoa population, but so far their origin could not be formally identified. In order to determine the putative centre of origin of Nacional and trace its domestication history, we used 80 simple sequence repeat (SSR markers to analyse the relationships between these potential Nacional founders and 169 wild and cultivated cocoa accessions from South and Central America. The highest genetic similarity was observed between the Nacional pool and some wild genotypes from the southern Amazonian region of Ecuador, sampled along the Yacuambi, Nangaritza and Zamora rivers in Zamora Chinchipe province. This result was confirmed by a parentage analysis. Based on our results and on data about pre-Columbian civilization and Spanish colonization history of Ecuador, we determined, for the first time, the possible centre of origin and migration events of the Nacional variety from the Amazonian area until its arrival in the coastal provinces. As large unexplored forest areas still exist in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazonian region, our findings could provide clues as to where precious new genetic resources could be collected, and subsequently used to improve the flavour and disease resistance of modern Ecuadorian cocoa varieties.

  17. Plan de marketing estratégico para una empresa constructora inmobiliaria, dirigida hacia el mercado del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

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    Atapuma Naranjo, Pablo Mauricio

    2014-01-01

    179 hojas : ilustraciones,29 cm x 21 cm + CD-ROM 1847 El presente trabajo tiene por objeto desarrollar un Plan Estratégico de Marketing para una Empresa Constructora - Inmobiliaria, enfocada hacia el Mercado del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito. Se pretende que este Plan se constituya en una importante herramienta, que le permita a esta nueva empresa adoptar y aplicar la óptica del Marketing, para focalizar eficientemente todas sus propuestas comerciales y competir de manera más eficaz en u...

  18. Modelo de Gestión Administrativa Turística en la Parroquia Santiago de Quito del Cantón Colta Provincia de Chimborazo Periodo 2013

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    Arias Guadalupe, Lorena del Carmen

    2015-01-01

    La investigación sobre la aplicación de un modelo de Gestión administrativa para la parroquia Santiago de Quito, en el Cantón Colta en la Provincia de Chimborazo es el resultado de un esfuerzo conjunto con el departamento de turismo del GAD municipal del Cantón Colta, la participación de los servidores turísticos y los aportes dados por los involucrados directos e indirectos con la actividad. Su alcance está definido por las capacidades y potencialidades turísticas propias de la Parroquia y l...

  19. Imágenes locales y retórica sagrada: una visión edificante de Quito en el siglo XVII

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    Carmen Fernández Salvador

    2007-01-01

    El artículo analiza la relación entre las imágenes y la oratoria sagrada durante el siglo XVII en Quito. Examina, de un lado, cómo los sermones hacían uso de un canon oficial cristiano para definir y legitimar los cultos religiosos locales; y, de otro lado, las disposiciones urbanas de las imágenes milagrosas de la Virgen María, estratégicamente ubicadas en santuarios, constituyendo el paisaje local de una cartografía sagrada. Estos elementos contribuyeron a forjar una visión edificante de la...

  20. Modelo de administración de costos para las MiPyme del sector alimenticio de la ciudad de Quito

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    Estévez Echanique, Luis Edmundo

    2013-01-01

    El presente estudio de carácter descriptivo, en primer lugar expone una compilación de temas relevantes de la gestión de costos organizacionales, presenta las principales decisiones gerenciales relacionadas a los costos y brinda un acercamiento a la Gerencia Estratégica de Costos dentro de las organizaciones. En segundo lugar se describe a través de estadísticas e indicadores oficiales, la situación del sector alimenticio nacional y de la ciudad de Quito. En tercer lugar se car...

  1. Manifestaciones comunitarias en los rituales evangélicos quichua de los indígenas migrantes de Chimborazo en Quito

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    Bagua Maji, Alfredo

    2014-01-01

    Esta tesis pretende describir e interpretar el protestantismo para conocer las manifestaciones comunitarias en ritualidades evangélicas de quichua migrantes provenientes de Chimborazo en la ciudad de Quito, a partir de la comunicación intercultural articulado con la heterogeneidad, el campo religioso, el habitus, la “visión cosmológica del mundo”, entre otros, develan el mundo simbólico del quichua. Se situa una aproximación sobre el proceso comunicativo entre quichuas de diversas comunidades...

  2. Análisis y diseño de una estructura organizacional por procesos para centros educativos. Caso: Colegio Guadalupano de Quito

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    Cadena Baquero, Maritsa Liliana

    2014-01-01

    La Unidad Educativa Experimental “Colegio Guadalupano de Quito”, es una institución particular sin fines de lucro que brinda servicios educativos para niños, niñas y jóvenes de la ciudad de Quito. Las autoridades del Colegio están motivadas y manifiestan interés por emprender un proceso de desarrollo y mejoramiento institucional, para lo cual han planteado como objetivo mejorar la gestión institucional a través de una estructura organizacional basada en procesos. En el Ca...

  3. Modelo de gerencia por procesos para el servicio de infectología del Hospital de niños Baca Ortiz de la ciudad de Quito

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    Salazar Aguilar, Fanny Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    272 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 1936 El objetivo de esta tesis es desarrollar un Modelo de Gerencia por procesos para el Servicio de Infectología del Hospital de Niños Baca Ortiz de la Ciudad de Quito que incorpore la planificación, organización, gestión y control con enfoque estratégico y de calidad con un sistema de información que, retroalimente la toma de desiciones acertadas. Para el análisis del servicio y el modelo se utilizó el Balance Score Card como herramienta ...

  4. SUBSISTENCE HUNTING FOR TURTLES IN NORTHWESTERN ECUADOR

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    JOHN L. CARR

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Describimos la cacería de subsistencia de la fauna de tortugas en la provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Hemos recogido testimonios de primera mano y fuimos testigos de una serie de técnicas de captura utilizadas por los habitantes rurales afroecuatorianos y chachis de la cuenca de los ríos Cayapas–Santiago. La diversidad de técnicas indica un conocimiento práctico de la ecología de las especies. Chelydra acutirostris, Kinosternon leucostomum, Rhinoclemmys annulata, R. melanosterna y R. nasuta fueron capturadas y utilizadas como alimento. El método de “pozeo” consiste en limpiar las pozas o quebradas durante la estación de menos lluvia; en el proceso se remueven las plantas vivas y detritus orgánicos y las tortugas se cazan con la ayuda de canastas, y observamos que R. melanosterna y K. leucostomum fueron capturadas de esta manera. Las trampas de caída, cebadas con frutas, se utilizaron para capturar R. melanosterna durante incursiones a tierra firme. El “canasto tortuguero” es un cesto de fibra vegetal que tiene la parte interna en forma de embudo, construido con listones de madera (generalmente chonta y en su exterior se atan dos trozos de madera de balsa para darle flotabilidad. Los canastos fueron cebados con plátanos u hojas de malanga (Xanthosoma para atrapar especies de Rhinoclemmys y K. leucostomum. En las zonas pantanosas, se usó la técnica de tanteo o pisoteo para colectar R. melanosterna y K. leucostomum. La captura directa o a mano también es un método común de caza. Las tortugas fueron preparadas como alimento principalmente en sopas o guisos. El uso de las tortugas en la alimentación se ha generalizado en la región, posiblemente porque ha disminuido la cacería de animales grandes.

  5. Developing and sustaining adolescent-friendly health services: A multiple case study from Ecuador and Peru.

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    Goicolea, Isabel; Coe, Anna-Britt; San Sebastián, Miguel; Hurtig, Anna-Karin

    2016-01-08

    Adolescent-Friendly Health Services (AFHSs) are those that are accessible, acceptable, equitable, appropriate and effective for different youth sub-populations. This study investigated the process through which four clinics in two countries - Peru and Ecuador - introduced, developed and sustained AFHSs. A multiple case study design was chosen, and data from each clinic were collected through document review, observations and informant interviews. National level data were also collected. Data were analysed following thematic analysis. The findings showed that the process of introducing, developing and sustaining AFHSs was long term, and required a creative team effort and collaboration between donors, public institutions and health providers. The motivation and external support was crucial to initiating and sustaining the implementation of AFHSs. Health facilities' transformation into AFHSs was linked to the broader organisation of country health systems, and the evolution of national adolescent health policies. In Peru, the centralised approach to AFHSs introduction facilitated the dissemination of a comprehensive national model to health facilities, but dependency on national directives made it more difficult to systemise them when ideological and organisational changes occurred. In Ecuador, a less centralised approach to introducing AFHSs made for easier integration of the AFHSs model.

  6. [Positioning Ecuador in the global health agenda as a result of sector reform].

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    Luna, Cristina; Emanuele, Carlos Andrés; Torre, Daniel De La

    2017-06-08

    Analyze strategies implemented by Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health (MPH) to position the country in the global health agenda during the period 2011-2015 as a result of health sector reform. Documentary review and interviews with stakeholders in national and international agencies with respect to positioning in the global health sphere during the study period. It was observed that the reform process produced a new framework to manage international health relations. The MPH implemented strategies and mechanisms to place national health priorities and interests on the global health agenda at bilateral, regional, and global levels. As a result, the country took a leadership role in certain processes and attained recognition at various international forums. The MPH reform process contributed to recognition and establishment of Ecuador's public policy priorities in the global health agenda through strategies such as giving importance to putting national priorities on the global health agenda, guiding the global health approach exercised by the highest health authority, developing technical capabilities and skills in the International Relations Office, and raising awareness in technical bodies.

  7. ECUADOR: EL NUEVO SISTEMA POLÍTICO EN FUNCIONAMIENTO Ecuador: New Political System Into Operation

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    SIMÓN PACHANO

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La vigencia de la nueva Constitución y la elección de nuevas autoridades debían llevar al cierre definitivo de una larga etapa de inestabilidad política en Ecuador. El fuerte apoyo obtenido por el presidente Correa a lo largo de su gestión y su reelección en primera vuelta podían interpretarse como signos positivos para alcanzar esos objetivos. Sin embargo, tres aspectos aparecen como obstáculos para la instauración plena de un nuevo orden que garantice la gobernabilidad y la estabilidad en un contexto de avances en la representación y la participación. Primero, la permanencia de los aspectos más negativos del diseño institucional, que no fueron parte de la reforma constitucional. Segundo, el liderazgo personal y hegemónico del Presidente que actúa como obstáculo para la institucionalización del proceso. Tercero, la concepción de éste como una revolución, que incentiva la polarización y alimenta el juego de ganadores y perdedores absolutos.The validity of the new Constitution and election of new state authorities should lead to the definitive closure of a long period of political instability in Ecuador. The strong support received by President Correa during his administration and his reelection in the first round could be interpreted as positive signs for achieving those goals. However, three aspects appear to be obstacles to the fully establishment of a new order able to ensure good govenance and stability, in a context where progress has been made as to popular representation and participation. First, the permanence of negative aspects of institutional design that were not made part of the constitutional reform. Second, hegemonic leadership by the President, which serves as an obstacle to the institutionalization of the process. Third, the notion of the process as a revolution, which encourages polarization and feeds a game of absolute winners and losers.

  8. New species of Hemilophini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) from Colombia and Ecuador.

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    Monné, Marcela L; Monné, Miguel A

    2015-12-02

    Three new species of Hemilophini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) are described: Chrysaperda mimica sp. nov. and Malacoscylus nearnsi sp. nov. from Ecuador, and Eulachnesia boteroi sp. nov. from Colombia.

  9. Ecuador: reforma constitucional, nuevos actores políticos y viejas prácticas partidistas Ecuador: Constitutional Reform, New Political Actors, and Old Political Practices

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    SANTIAGO BASABE-SERRANO

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La aprobación de un diseño constitucional caracterizado por el desplazamiento de las instituciones de representación democrática y el afianzamiento de incentivos negativos hacia la cooperación entre los Poderes del Estado, reflejan las principales lógicas del nuevo escenario político ecuatoriano. Paradójicamente, los actores provenientes del viejo sistema de partidos, la asignación clientelar de recursos o espacios de poder y el ancestral caudillismo político a los que critica permanentemente el gobierno del Presidente Correa, constituyen los rasgos básicos del período de sedimentación de la denominada "revolución ciudadana". Bajo dicho contexto y recurriendo al análisis de eventos críticos, este artículo ofrece una panorámica de los rendimientos políticos, económicos y sociales observados en el Ecuador durante el año 2008.The approving of a new constitucional design characterized by the displacement of the principal institutions of democratic representation and the reinforcement of negative incentives to cooperation among legislative, executive and judiciary reflect the main logic in the new Ecuadorian political arena. Paradoxically, actors from the old political party system, pork barrel, and the ancient political caudillismo constantly criticized by president Correa are the fundamental features of the sedimentation period of the "revolución ciudadana" (citizen's revolution. Considering this context and through an analyses of critical events, this article offers a panorama of the political, economic, and social issues observed in Ecuador in 2008.

  10. Cohort Profile: The Ecuador Life (ECUAVIDA) study in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador.

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    Cooper, Philip J; Chico, Martha E; Platts-Mills, Thomas Ae; Rodrigues, Laura C; Strachan, David P; Barreto, Mauricio L

    2015-10-01

    The ECUAVIDA birth cohort is studying the impact of exposures to soil-transmitted helminth (STH) parasites and early-life microbial exposures on the development of atopy, allergic diseases and immune responses in childhood. A total of 2404 newborns were recruited between 2006 and 2009 in a public hospital serving the rural district of Quininde, Esmeraldas Province, in a tropical region of coastal Ecuador. Detailed measurements were done around the time of the birth, at 7 and 13 months and at 2 and 3 years, and data collection is ongoing at 5 and 8 years. Data being collected include questionnaires for: sociodemographic, lifestyle, psychosocial (at 4-6 years only) and dietary (at 6-7 years only) factors; childhood morbidity and clinical outcomes; stool samples for parasites; blood samples for DNA, measurements of vaccine responses and other measures of immune function/inflammation; and anthropometrics. Allergen skin prick test reactivity is done from 2 years and measures of airway function and inflammation at 8 years.

  11. The Idea of Objectivity in Journalists from Ecuador

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    Martín Oller Alonso

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the results of Journalistic Culture of Ecuador (CPE draft based on the idea of objectivity that Ecuadorian journalists. The goal is to understand what respondents think about the concept of objectivity in journalism Ecuadorian culture, since this idea determines the type of journalism that is exercised in the country. This objectivity, first analyzed from a philosophical point of view and associated terms such as reality, truth, subjectivity and truth; and, secondly, from a pragmatic point of view from the application of certain standardized objective methods. The fieldwork for this research were conducted 31 in-depth interviews with working journalists 6 national media. This qualitative study is an analysis of the journalistic culture of Ecuador and the factors of influence on journalists was added. The results show that respondents advocate a great newspaper based on the concept of objectivity as a means of justification for the professionalization of journalism organizations against media regulation and legislation in communication.

  12. Structure of media and communication companies in Ecuador

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The lack of information about the media landscape in Ecuador has prompted the Department of Communication Sciences at the Private Technical University of Loja to map the country's media, production companies, and advertising and public relations agencies. The need for a database on communication issues is still latent in Ecuador. Some public and private agencies have made some contributions to the construction of physical or virtual repositories, but the data provided have been limited to basic, often outdated, contact information. Based on a sample of over one thousand media companies, this study describes their structure, legal and corporate organisation, geographical location, contents, reach, and provided services. This study is an approximation to the country’s media reality and is part of a wider research project entitled “Mapa de la Comunicación de Ecuador” (“Ecuador’s Media Map”.

  13. A new Andean species of Philodryas (Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae) from Ecuador.

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    Zaher, Hussam; Arredondo, Juan C; Valencia, Jorge H; Arbeláez, Ernesto; Rodrigues, Miguel T; Altamirano-Benavides, Marco

    2014-04-04

    We describe a new species of Philodryas from the highlands of southern Ecuador. The new species is distinguished from all known species of Philodryas by a unique combination of coloration, scalation, and hemipenial characters. The new species resembles Philodryas simonsii in color pattern. However, they differ notoriously by their hemipenial morphology. The three other trans-Andean members of the genus (Philodryas simonsii, Philodryas chamissonis, and Philodryas tachymenoides), along with the new species, compose a probably monophyletic group that may be characterized by the presence of ungrooved postdiastemal teeth in the maxilla. Unlike most species of the genus Philodryas, the new species shows a restricted distribution, being apparently endemic to a small region of high-altitude (3150-4450m) grasslands in the southern Andes of Ecuador.

  14. Land Policy Changes and Land Redistribution in Ecuador

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines three distinct periods of policy change and land redistribution in Ecuador through the agrarian reform laws of 1964, 1973 and 2010. A comparative case study of each moment of the law reforms was based on the instruments and policy network approach. In order to explain public policy process design, the high incidence of collective domains led by agribusiness on government management, and the incidence of indigenous organizations and farmers over the state action.

  15. Ecuador: Political and Economic Situation and U.S. Relations

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    Ecuador through December 2008. For more information, see CRS Report RS22548, ATPA Renewal: Background and Issues. This report will be updated...CRS Report RS22548, ATPA Renewal: Background and Issues, by M. Angeles Villarreal. The United States reportedly spent some $60 million to build those... ATPA ), which provides trade preferences for Andean countries in exchange for counternarcotics cooperation. Although oil continues to dominate

  16. Long-term resightings of humpback whales off Ecuador

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    Castro, C.; J. Acevedo; Aguayo-Lobo, A.; Allen, J.; Capella, J.; Rosa, Dalla, L.; Flores-González, L.; Kaufman, G.; Forestell, P.; Scheidat, M.; Secchi, E.R.; Stevick, P.; Santos, M.C.O.

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    This paper reports on the long-term re-sight histories of fifteen photo-identified humpback whales encountered to date transiting Ecuadorian waters. It also provides information about connections to feeding area destinations. Whale EC1261 has been resighted over a 26 year span and provides insight into age and potential longevity of this species in the stock G. The resighting of whale EC1261 provides the earliest connection from Ecuador to Antarctica. and supports previous findings that Antar...

  17. The Discovery of New Export Products in Ecuador

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    Hernandez, Ivan; Cely, Nathalie; Gonzalez, Francisco; Munoz, Ernesto; Prieto, Ivan

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines export diversification in Ecuador in the cases of fresh cut flowers, canned tuna, palm heart, broccoli and mangoes, using the theoretical framework on “pioneers” and “discoveries” developed by Hausmann and Rodrik(2003), as well as work by Sánchez and Butler (2006) on export costs and related uncertainties. It is found that the discoveries were mainly of traditional competitive advantage, with various degrees of technology adoption. The following policy implications are der...

  18. Systemic canine histoplasmosis: A case report from Ecuador.

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    Ortiz-Yépez, Julio R; Ortega-Paredes, David A; Barba, Pedro M; Mafla-Endara, Paola M; Zurita, Jeannete

    2015-09-01

    Histoplasmosis is a zoonotic systemic mycosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. We report a case of a female canine, 4 years old, presenting multifocal lymphadenitis and skin and gingival lesions, in Ecuador. Based on cytological, histopathological, histochemical analyses, fungal culture and DNA sequencing of the ITS region of the fungus, the diagnosis confirmed the presence of H. capsulatum as the agent of infection. The treatment plan included ketoconazole with a satisfactory outcome.

  19. [Urban poverty, migration, and land reform in Ecuador].

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    Peek, P

    1980-01-01

    The author examines the causes and effects of the recent increase in Ecuador's economic growth. The impact of increased industrialization on employment opportunities, wage levels, and rural-urban migration is analyzed, and the effects of structural changes introduced by recent land reforms are considered. Possible effects on rural emigration and on the urban economic growth rate of encouraging the development of small-scale agriculture are also discussed (SUMMARY IN ENG)

  20. A new species of Lonchophylla Thomas (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) from Ecuador

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    Albuja V., Luis; Gardner, Alfred L.

    2005-01-01

    We describe Lonchophylla orcesi, sp. nov., from the Choco, a region of high biotic diversity, endemism, and rainfall along the western Andean slopes and Pacific lowlands of Colombia and Ecuador. One of the largest known Lonchophylla, it occurs sympatrically with at least two other species of Lonchophylla including the similar, but somewhat smaller L. robusta. We also recognize L. concava as a Middle American Province species distinct from L. mordax of Brazil and Bolivia on the basis of cranial and dental features.

  1. Current status of Paragonimus and paragonimiasis in Ecuador

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    Manuel Calvopiña

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available A review of national and international publications on paragonimiasis in Ecuador, epidemiological records from the Ministry of Public Health and unpublished research data was conducted to summarise the current status of the parasite/disease. The purpose of the review is to educate physicians, policy-makers and health providers on the status of the disease and to stimulate scientific investigators to conduct further research. Paragonimiasis was first diagnosed in Ecuador 94 years ago and it is endemic to both tropical and subtropical regions in 19 of 24 provinces in the Pacific Coast and Amazon regions. Paragonimus mexicanus is the only known species in the country, with the mollusc Aroapyrgus colombiensis and the crabs Moreirocarcinus emarginatus, Hypolobocera chilensis and Hypolobocera aequatorialis being the primary and secondary intermediate hosts, respectively. Recent studies found P. mexicanus metacercariae in Trichodactylus faxoni crabs of the northern Amazon. Chronic pulmonary paragonimiasis is commonly misdiagnosed and treated as tuberculosis and although studies have demonstrated the efficacy of praziquantel and triclabendazole for the treatment of human infections, neither drug is available in Ecuador. Official data recorded from 1978-2007 indicate an annual incidence of 85.5 cases throughout the 19 provinces, with an estimated 17.2% of the population at risk of infection. There are no current data on the incidence/prevalence of infection, nor is there a national control programme.

  2. [Social factors associated with use of prenatal care in Ecuador].

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    Sánchez-Gómez, Amaya; Cevallos, William; Grijalva, Mario J; Silva-Ayçaguer, Luis C; Tamayo, Susana; Jacobson, Jerry O; Costales, Jaime A; Jiménez-Garcia, Rodrigo; Hernández-Barrera, Valentín; Serruya, Suzanne; Riera, Celia

    2016-11-01

    Prenatal care is a pillar of public health, enabling access to interventions including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis. This paper describes social factors related to use of prenatal care in Ecuador. In 2011 and 2012, participant clinical history and interview information was analyzed from a national probability sample of 5 998 women presenting for delivery or miscarriage services in 15 healthcare facilities in Ecuador, to estimate prevalence of HIV, syphilis, and Chagas disease, and prenatal care coverage. The study found that 94.1% of women had attended at least one prenatal visit, but that attendance at no less than four visits was 73.1%. Furthermore, lower educational level, greater number of pregnancies, occupation in the agriculture or livestock sector, and membership in ethnic indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, or other minority groups were factors associated with lack of use (no prenatal visits) or insufficient use of prenatal care (fewer than four visits or first visit at >20 weeks gestation) in Ecuador. These results point to persistence of marked inequalities in access to and use of prenatal health services attributable to socioeconomic factors and to the need to strengthen strategies to address them, to reach the goal of universal prenatal care coverage.

  3. Current status of Paragonimus and paragonimiasis in Ecuador.

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    Calvopiña, Manuel; Romero, Daniel; Castañeda, Byron; Hashiguchi, Yoshihisa; Sugiyama, Hiromu

    2014-11-01

    A review of national and international publications on paragonimiasis in Ecuador, epidemiological records from the Ministry of Public Health and unpublished research data was conducted to summarise the current status of the parasite/disease. The purpose of the review is to educate physicians, policy-makers and health providers on the status of the disease and to stimulate scientific investigators to conduct further research. Paragonimiasis was first diagnosed in Ecuador 94 years ago and it is endemic to both tropical and subtropical regions in 19 of 24 provinces in the Pacific Coast and Amazon regions. Paragonimus mexicanus is the only known species in the country, with the mollusc Aroapyrgus colombiensis and the crabs Moreirocarcinus emarginatus, Hypolobocera chilensis and Hypolobocera aequatorialis being the primary and secondary intermediate hosts, respectively. Recent studies found P. mexicanus metacercariae in Trichodactylus faxoni crabs of the northern Amazon. Chronic pulmonary paragonimiasis is commonly misdiagnosed and treated as tuberculosis and although studies have demonstrated the efficacy of praziquantel and triclabendazole for the treatment of human infections, neither drug is available in Ecuador. Official data recorded from 1978-2007 indicate an annual incidence of 85.5 cases throughout the 19 provinces, with an estimated 17.2% of the population at risk of infection. There are no current data on the incidence/prevalence of infection, nor is there a national control programme.

  4. [Scientific output in the health sciences in Ecuador].

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    Sisa, Iván; Espinel, Mauricio; Fornasini, Marco; Mantilla, Gonzalo

    2011-10-01

    This cross-sectional study describes the characteristics and trends of health sciences-related studies published in Ecuador from 1999-2009. Its objective is to contribute to the design and implementation of a research and development policy whose work is centered on the country's health priorities. Bibliometric indicators of production applied to publications in health sciences in Ecuador were used for the analysis. The publications were from the LILACS and MEDLINE databases. It was found that 625 articles were published from 1999-2009, primarily in the clinical-surgical areas (60%), followed by epidemiology (17.4%), basic sciences (14.1%), and health systems (8.5%). Only 4.3% and 7.2% of the production in this period was related to the primary causes of morbidity and mortality, respectively. It was found that private institutions generated more health research than public institutions, and hospitals (public, private, and mixed) produced a higher percentage than universities. The analysis showed that there was limited scientific production in health sciences in Ecuador during the study period, with a slight increase in the last two years that may be due in part to greater investment in research and development by the National Secretariat of Science and Technology (SENACYT). Investment increased from 0.20% to 0.44% of gross domestic product between 2006 and 2009.

  5. Observation

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    Patell, Hilla

    2016-01-01

    In order to achieve the goal of observation, preparation of the adult, the observer, is necessary. This preparation, says Hilla Patell, requires us to "have an appreciation of the significance of the child's spontaneous activities and a more thorough understanding of the child's needs." She discusses the growth of both the desire to…

  6. Observation

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    Kripalani, Lakshmi A.

    2016-01-01

    The adult who is inexperienced in the art of observation may, even with the best intentions, react to a child's behavior in a way that hinders instead of helping the child's development. Kripalani outlines the need for training and practice in observation in order to "understand the needs of the children and...to understand how to remove…

  7. 75 FR 30776 - Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Ecuador...

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    2010-06-02

    ... Reciprocity (Ecuador), 26 U.S.C. 4221 AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce... registered in Ecuador from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States... 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the Government of Ecuador...

  8. 78 FR 70276 - Trade Mission to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, and Ecuador in Conjunction With Trade Winds-The...

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    2013-11-25

    ... International Trade Administration Trade Mission to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, and Ecuador in Conjunction..., International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and Ecuador... from the USFCS, including in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and Ecuador. Each trade mission stop...

  9. Phytolith analysis of archeological soils: evidence for maize cultivation in formative ecuador.

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    Pearsall, D M

    1978-01-13

    Soil samples from the archeological sites of Real Alto and OGCh-20, Santa Elena Peninsula, Ecuador, show the presence of cross-shaped silica bodies identifiable as maize (Zea mays L.) phytoliths by size comparison with known wild grass and maize phytoliths. These results support arguments for the cultivation of maize at 2450 B.C. in coastal Ecuador.

  10. 78 FR 64009 - Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam

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    2013-10-25

    ... COMMISSION Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam Determinations On the... imports from China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam of frozen warmwater shrimp, provided for in... Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of frozen...

  11. Lutzomyia tuberculata Mangabeira, 1941 (Diptera:Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), first record for Ecuador

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    Arrivillaga Henríquez, Jazzmin Celeste

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    http://www.scielo.org.ve/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1690-46482014000100012 Primer registro geográfico de Lutzomyia tuberculata en el Ecuador, asociado a vivienda dentro de un bosque muy húmedo premontano altamente intervenido en la región de la Sierra, Provincia Pichincha, ecosistema andino de 1217 msnm. Universidad Central Del Ecuador

  12. First Complete Genome Sequences of Zika Virus Isolated from Febrile Patient Sera in Ecuador

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    Márquez, S.; Carrera, J.; Pullan, S. T.; Lewandowski, K.; Paz, V.; Loman, N.; Quick, J.; Bonsall, D.; Powell, R.; Thézé, J.; Pybus, O. G.; Klenerman, P.; Eisenberg, J.; Coloma, J.; Carroll, M. W.; Trueba, G.

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    ABSTRACT Here, we present the complete genome sequences of two Zika virus (ZIKV) strains, EcEs062_16 and EcEs089_16, isolated from the sera of febrile patients in Esmeraldas City, in the northern coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, in April 2016. These are the first complete ZIKV genomes to be reported from Ecuador. PMID:28232448

  13. Population genetics of Phaedranassa cuencana Minga, C. Ulloa & Oleas (Amaryllidaceae), an endemic species of Southern Ecuador

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    Phaedranassa is a genus of Amaryllidaceae mostly endemic to the Northern Andes. Six out of the eight species described in Ecuador are endangered or vulnerable to extinction. Phaedranassa cuencana was first described in 2015. This species is restricted to the southern part of Ecuador, around the city...

  14. Commoners and Revolución Ciudadana: The cases of Otavalo and Cotacachi in Ecuador

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    Santiago Ortiz Crespo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Since 2006 the indigenous political vote has split between Pachakutik and Alianza País (AP. The latter is a political movement led by Rafael Correa, currently president of Ecuador. The article seeks an explanation for this distribution of the vote, examining the political behavior of the indigenous people of the Otavalo and Cotacachico unties of the northern Ecuadorean highlands. It argues that the support for Correa can be explained by several factors: (1 the historical relationship between indigenous people and the State; (2 an electoral behaviour that combines trust in ethnic leaders and pragmatism; and (3 an expectation of «more state presence». The study is based on two surveys of leaders and local population, participant observation and interviews, as well as a document review.

  15. Abortion, an increasing public health concern in Ecuador, a 10-year population-based analysis

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    Ortiz-Prado, Esteban; Simbaña, Katherine; Gómez, Lenin; Stewart-Ibarra, Anna M; Scott, Lisa; Cevallos-Sierra, Gabriel

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    Objectives To describe the epidemiology of abortion in Ecuador from 2004 to 2014 and compare the prevalence between the public and the private health care systems. Methods This is a cross-sectional analysis of the overall mortality and morbidity rate due to abortion in Ecuador, based on public health records and other government databases. Results From 2004 to 2014, a total of 431,614 spontaneous abortions, miscarriage and other types of abortions were registered in Ecuador. The average annual rate of abortion was 115 per 1,000 live births. The maternal mortality rate was found to be 43 per 100,000 live births. Conclusions Abortion is a significant and wide-ranging problem in Ecuador. The study supports the perception that in spite of legal restrictions to abortion in Ecuador, women are still terminating pregnancies when they feel they need to do so. The public health system reported >84% of the national overall prevalence. PMID:28761387

  16. Piper kelleyi, a hotspot of ecological interactions and a new species from Ecuador and Peru

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    Eric Tepe

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available We describe Piper kelleyi sp. nov., a new species from the eastern Andes of Ecuador and Peru, named in honor of Dr. Walter Almond Kelley. Piper kelleyi is a member of the Macrostachys clade of the genus Piper and supports a rich community of generalist and specialist herbivores, their predators and parasitoids, as well as commensalistic earwigs, and mutualistic ants. This new species was recognized as part of an ecological study of phytochemically mediated relationships between plants, herbivores, predators, and parasitoids. Compared to over 100 other Piper species surveyed, Piper kelleyi supports the largest community of specialist herbivores and parasitoids observed to date.

  17. Characterization of Pesticide Exposure in a Sample of Pregnant Women in Ecuador.

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    Handal, Alexis J; Hund, Lauren; Páez, Maritza; Bear, Samantha; Greenberg, Carolyn; Fenske, Richard A; Barr, Dana Boyd

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    Few studies have detailed the prenatal pesticide exposure levels of women employed in or residing near large-scale agricultural industries. This study reports pesticide metabolite levels during and shortly after pregnancy in a pilot study of workers in Ecuador. Urine samples were collected for 16 rose workers and 10 nonagricultural workers enrolled into the study in early pregnancy. We measured six nonspecific organophosphatedialkylphosphate (DAP) pesticide metabolites, two alkylenebis-dithiocarbamate pesticide metabolites [ethylene thiourea (ETU) and propylene thiourea (PTU)], 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPy), malathion dicarboxylic acid, and two pyrethroid metabolites (2,2-dimethylcyclo propanecarboxylic acid and 3-phenooxybenzoic acid). We collected 141 urine samples (mean: 5.4 per woman). We observed high detection frequencies for five DAP metabolites and ETU, PTU, and TCPy. We report elevated levels of ETU in the entire sample (median 4.24 ng/mL, IQR 2.23, 7.18), suggesting other possible non-occupational pathways of exposure. We found no statistical differences in pesticide levels by current employment status, although the highest pesticide levels were among rose workers. We observed within-woman correlation in TCPy and PTU levels, but not in ETU or DAP levels. The present study is the first to characterize prenatal pesticide exposure levels among working women in Ecuador. Limitations include a small sample size and use of a convenience sample. Strengths include a longitudinal design and multiple urine samples per woman. Results provide an initial characterization of prenatal pesticide exposure levels and how these levels vary over pregnancy in a community impacted by agricultural industry and will inform further studies in the region.

  18. Modelling increased landslide susceptibility near highways in the Andes of southern Ecuador

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    Brenning, Alexander; Muenchow, Jannes

    2016-04-01

    Modelling increased landslide susceptibility near highways in the Andes of southern Ecuador A. Brenning (1), J. Muenchow (1) (1) Department of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Loebdergraben 32, 07743 Jena, Germany Mountain roads are affected by and also affect themselves landslide suceptibility. Especially in developing countries, inadequate drainage systems and mechanical destabilization of hillslopes by undercutting and overloading are known processes through which road construction and maintenance can enhance landslide activity within the immediate surroundings of road infrastructure. In the Andes of southern Ecuador, strong precipitation gradients as well as lithological differences provide an excellent study site in which the relationship between highways and landslide susceptibility and its regional differentiation can be studied. This study uses Generalized Additive Models (GAM) to investigate patterns of landslide susceptibility along two paved interurban highways in the tropical Andes of southern Ecuador. The relationship of landslides to distance from road is modeled while accounting for topographic, climatic and lithological predictors as possible confounders and modifiers, focusing on the odds ratio of landslide occurrence at 25 m versus 200 m distance from the highway. Spatial attention is given to uncertainties in estimated odds ratios of landslide occurrence using spatial block bootstrap techniques. The GAM is able to represent nonlinear additive terms as well as bivariate smooth interaction terms, providing a good tradeoff between model complexity and interpretability. The estimated odds of landslide occurrence were 18-21 times higher near the highway than at 200 m distance, based on different analyses, with lower 95% confidence limits always >13. (Semi-) parametric estimates confirmed this general range of values but suggests slightly higher odds ratios (95% confidence interval: 15.5-25.3). Highway-related effects were observed to

  19. Conceptos clave del conservadurismo en Ecuador, 1875-1900/Key Concepts of Conservatism in Ecuador (1875-1900)/Conceitos-chave do conservadorismo no Equador (1875-1900)

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    Carlos Espinosa Fernández De Córdoba; Cristóbal Aljovín De Losada

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      This study seeks to understand conservative political language in Ecuador during the last third of the 19th century as an expression of political modernity and as a discourse involving dialogue with liberal concepts...

  20. Conceptos clave del conservadurismo en Ecuador, 1875-1900/Key Concepts of Conservatism in Ecuador (1875-1900)/Conceitos-chave do conservadorismo no Equador (1875-1900)

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    De Córdoba, Carlos Espinosa Fernández

    2015-01-01

    This study seeks to understand conservative political language in Ecuador during the last third of the 19th century as an expression of political modernity and as a discourse involving dialogue with liberal concepts...

  1. “Futbol, ideología y alienación. El caso de las barras bravas en Ecuador, estudio del caso Sociedad Deportivo Quito- Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito”

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    Andrea Paola, Montenegro Guayasamín; Vela Viteri, María José

    2013-01-01

    Soccer is the ―King of Sports‖ meaning many things to many people and gathering thousands of fans. The business is strengthened by people‘s habit of constantly attending to the games as a result of keeping family traditions. All these factors have taken soccer to a whole new level which has contributed to the creation of soccer chants that reflect the passion, emotions, frenzy, defeat and triumph of its fans and motivating them to pursu...

  2. Control orgánico del gorgojo del maíz (Sitophilus zeamais), en semillas almacenadas de Chulpi (Zea mays var rugosa) con ajenjo "Santa María" (Parthenium hysterophorus) y romero (Rosmarinus officinalis). Quito-Ecuador 2012

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    Tapia Zurita, Omar Gerardo

    2013-01-01

    En nuestro país está muy difundido el consumo de granos secos en diferentes formas, preparaciones y presentaciones. Uno de ellos y que es parte de la dieta del común de la población para la alimentacion es el chulpi que acompañado de chochos es parte de la dieta de un alto porcentaje de la población. Sin embargo existen factores que afectan a los granos cuando estos se encuentran almacenados para su distribución como el gorgojo del maíz que es el responsable de que los granos disminuyan su c...

  3. Proceso metodológico para el diseño, desarrollo y evaluación curricular de los estudios universitarios de ingeniería química en la Universidad Central de Quito, Ecuador

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    Lara Gordillo, Pascual Alfredo

    2016-01-01

    El acelerado y vertiginoso desarrollo de la ciencia y tecnología demanda que el currículo sea abierto y flexible, como respuesta a la posibilidad de poder incorporar modificaciones al programa de estudios y para dar respuesta a las exigencias de la sociedad actual con nuevos modelos educativos adecuados. En tal virtud, las universidades ecuatorianas, en sus Facultades y Planes de Estudios, necesitan contar con procesos metodológicos de diseño, desarrollo y evaluación curricular, para tener ma...

  4. Proceso metodológico para el diseño, desarrollo y evaluación curricular de los estudios universitarios de ingeniería química en la Universidad Central de Quito, Ecuador

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    Lara Gordillo, Pascual Alfredo

    2016-01-01

    El acelerado y vertiginoso desarrollo de la ciencia y tecnología demanda que el currículo sea abierto y flexible, como respuesta a la posibilidad de poder incorporar modificaciones al programa de estudios y para dar respuesta a las exigencias de la sociedad actual con nuevos modelos educativos adecuados. En tal virtud, las universidades ecuatorianas, en sus Facultades y Planes de Estudios, necesitan contar con procesos metodológicos de diseño, desarrollo y evaluación curricular, para tener ma...

  5. Imágenes locales y retórica sagrada: una visión edificante de Quito en el siglo XVII

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    Carmen Fernández Salvador

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la relación entre las imágenes y la oratoria sagrada durante el siglo XVII en Quito. Examina, de un lado, cómo los sermones hacían uso de un canon oficial cristiano para definir y legitimar los cultos religiosos locales; y, de otro lado, las disposiciones urbanas de las imágenes milagrosas de la Virgen María, estratégicamente ubicadas en santuarios, constituyendo el paisaje local de una cartografía sagrada. Estos elementos contribuyeron a forjar una visión edificante de la urbe, presentada como una Nueva Jerusalén escogida por Dios. Este gesto aparece ligado con la consolidación de la identidad criolla y el fortalecimiento de un incipiente patriotismo local.

  6. Espaces à risque et marges : méthodes d’approche des vulnérabilités urbaines à Lima et Quito

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    Alexis Sierra

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Pour aborder le risque par l’espace à Quito et à Lima, l’auteur a privilégié une lecture géopolitique qui confronte les différentes représentations sociales du risque notamment de ses causes, entre enjeux et facteurs de vulnérabilités. L’article montre comment les espaces à risques sont assimilés à des marges urbaines porteuses de stigmates. L’analyse de ces stigmates en collaboration avec les géosciences est une entrée pour comprendre la dimension sociale et politique du risque qui apparaît ainsi comme un mode de territorialisation des marges urbaines.

  7. Rivalidades en la Junta de Real Hacienda de Quito ante la elaboración del quinquenio de 1727 a 1731

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    Carmen Ruigómez Gómez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Tras la remisión desde Quito de las cuentas del sexenio de 1718 a 1724, el Consejo de Indias se vio en la necesidad de averiguar el estado real de la Caja quiteña. A tal fi n, ordenó la constitución de una Junta de Real Hacienda, que tenía como principal misión la realización del quinquenio entre 1727 y 1731. En el trabajo se analiza la gestación y realización del referido quinquenio, así como las relaciones personales entre los miembros de la Junta, cuyas diferencias internas y sus distintos conceptos contables condujeron a la confección en 1732 de dos de las tres versiones que conocemos de él; la tercera corresponde a la revisión que se efectuó en 1739.

  8. Prostitución femenina en Quito: actores, perspectiva moral y enfoque médico (primera mitad del siglo XX

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    Sophia Checa Ron

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo investiga las prostitutas en Quito, uno de los grupos más estigmatizados de la sociedad, durante la primera mitad del siglo XX. El trabajo analiza no solo quiénes fueron estas mujeres, sino también sus clientes y proxenetas. A continuación, se explora la concepción católica de la prostituta como pecadora y la manera en que la medicina construyó la imagen de difusora de los males venéreos. En este recorrido se destaca el papel desempeñado por la Ocina de Prolaxis Venérea y su “Reglamento”, como dispositivos de vigilancia y control.

  9. Naturaleza, paisaje y memoria. Alturas de los Andes y ciudades del Reino de Quito en la experiencia viajera del siglo XVII

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    Edgardo Pérez Morales

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available A mediados del siglo XVIII las alturas de los Andes del Reino de Quito, al igual que sus centros urbanos, fueron visitadas por viajeros naturalistas y misioneros. Este artículo explora cómo algunos de esos viajeros percibieron, construyeron y recordaron desde dos puntos de vista distintos la naturaleza y el paisaje. Tras exponer las categorías y enfoques empleados, el artículo explora dos tipos de percepción y memoria de la naturaleza: el sobrenatural y el naturalista. Finalmente, se analiza el paisaje urbano en cuya construcción escrita se combinaron las antiguas ideas del orden colonial con la perspectiva de la prosperidad terrenal, correlato del interés por las ciencias aplicadas que animaba la exploración de las alturas nevadas y de los volcanes.

  10. El rescate de una fuente histórica: los libros de visita de cárcel (El caso de Quito, 1738-1750

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    Herzog, Tamar

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    Full Text Available Not available.

    El trabajo describe las visitas de cárcel en general y en la ciudad de Quito en particular, poniendo énfasis sobre su ejecución práctica y sus resultados. Desea atraer la atención de los historiadores sobre los libros de visita, hasta el presente poco estudiados, demostrando su posible contribución a la investigación, tanto social como judicial, del mundo colonial hispanoamericano. Permite conclusiones sobre la división de competencias, la distribución de la actividad administrativa según épocas y estaciones del año, el alcance real de los indultos generales, el incumplimiento de las penas, etc.

  11. Los oficiales reales de Quito bajo sospecha: el impago del situado y la propuesta de visita de la Caja (1712-1718

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    Ruigómez Gómez, Carmen

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Until 1712 the royal treasury in Quito regularly fulfilled its obligation to send the situado (annual subsidy to the fortresses at Cartagena and Santa Marta. From that date onwards, the royal officials faced great difficulties in trying to do their job and they wrote to the king in the hope that, in view of the general economic crisis that the region was suffering, he would free them from such a heavy burden. In Spain, the Council of the Indies analyzed the arguments and the accounts presented by Quito’s royal officials, and not only excused them from sending the situado, but concluded that an urgent visit to that city’s treasury was needed. In the end, however, no inspection was carried out.

    Hasta 1712 la Caja de Quito cumplió regularmente con la obligación de enviar el situado a los presidios de Cartagena y Santa Marta. A partir de entonces, los oficiales reales se encontraron con grandes dificultades para satisfacerlo y escribieron al rey con la esperanza de que, ante la crisis que vivía la región, les liberara de tan pesada carga. En España, el Consejo de Indias analizó los argumentos y las cuentas presentadas por los oficiales reales quiteños y no sólo no les dispensó de enviar el situado, sino que concluyó que era necesaria una visita urgente a la Caja, que finalmente no se produjo.

  12. Sex, Subdivision, and Domestic Dispersal of Trypanosoma cruzi Lineage I in Southern Ecuador

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    Ocaña-Mayorga, Sofía; Llewellyn, Martin S.; Costales, Jaime A.; Miles, Michael A.; Grijalva, Mario J.

    2010-01-01

    Background Molecular epidemiology at the community level has an important guiding role in zoonotic disease control programmes where genetic markers are suitably variable to unravel the dynamics of local transmission. We evaluated the molecular diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, in southern Ecuador (Loja Province). This kinetoplastid parasite has traditionally been a paradigm for clonal population structure in pathogenic organisms. However, the presence of naturally occurring hybrids, mitochondrial introgression, and evidence of genetic exchange in the laboratory question this dogma. Methodology/Principal Findings Eighty-one parasite isolates from domiciliary, peridomiciliary, and sylvatic triatomines and mammals were genotyped across 10 variable microsatellite loci. Two discrete parasite populations were defined: one predominantly composed of isolates from domestic and peridomestic foci, and another predominantly composed of isolates from sylvatic foci. Spatial genetic variation was absent from the former, suggesting rapid parasite dispersal across our study area. Furthermore, linkage equilibrium between loci, Hardy-Weinberg allele frequencies at individual loci, and a lack of repeated genotypes are indicative of frequent genetic exchange among individuals in the domestic/peridomestic population. Conclusions/Significance These data represent novel population-level evidence of an extant capacity for sex among natural cycles of T. cruzi transmission. As such they have dramatic implications for our understanding of the fundamental genetics of this parasite. Our data also elucidate local disease transmission, whereby passive anthropogenic domestic mammal and triatomine dispersal across our study area is likely to account for the rapid domestic/peridomestic spread of the parasite. Finally we discuss how this, and the observed subdivision between sympatric sylvatic and domestic/peridomestic foci, can inform efforts at Chagas disease

  13. Comprehensive Survey of Domiciliary Triatomine Species Capable of Transmitting Chagas Disease in Southern Ecuador.

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    Mario J Grijalva

    Full Text Available Chagas disease is endemic to the southern Andean region of Ecuador, an area with one of the highest poverty rates in the country. However, few studies have looked into the epidemiology, vectors and transmission risks in this region. In this study we describe the triatomine household infestation in Loja province, determine the rate of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in triatomines and study the risk factors associated with infestation.An entomological survey found four triatomine species (Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, Triatoma carrioni, Panstrongylus chinai, and P. rufotuberculatus infesting domiciles in 68% of the 92 rural communities examined. Nine percent of domiciles were infested, and nymphs were observed in 80% of the infested domiciles. Triatomines were found in all ecological regions below 2,200 masl. We found R. ecuadoriensis (275 to 1948 masl and T. carrioni (831 to 2242 masl mostly in bedrooms within the domicile, and they were abundant in chicken coops near the domicile. Established colonies of P. chinai (175 to 2003 masl and P. rufotuberculatus (404 to 1613 masl also were found in the domicile. Triatomine infestation was associated with surrogate poverty indicators, such as poor sanitary infrastructure (lack of latrine/toilet [w = 0.95], sewage to environment [w = 1.0]. Vegetation type was a determinant of infestation [w = 1.0] and vector control program insecticide spraying was a protective factor [w = 1.0]. Of the 754 triatomines analyzed, 11% were infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and 2% were infected with T. rangeli.To date, only limited vector control efforts have been implemented. Together with recent reports of widespread sylvatic triatomine infestation and frequent post-intervention reinfestation, these results show that an estimated 100,000 people living in rural areas of southern Ecuador are at high risk for T. cruzi infection. Therefore, there is a need for a systematic, sustained, and monitored vector control intervention that is

  14. Drinking Water Quality Governance: A Comparative Case Study of Brazil, Ecuador, and Malawi.

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    Kayser, Georgia L; Amjad, Urooj; Dalcanale, Fernanda; Bartram, Jamie; Bentley, Margaret E

    2015-04-01

    Human health is greatly affected by inadequate access to sufficient and safe drinking water, especially in low and middle-income countries. Drinking water governance improvements may be one way to better drinking water quality. Over the past decade, many projects and international organizations have been dedicated to water governance; however, water governance in the drinking water sector is understudied and how to improve water governance remains unclear. We analyze drinking water governance challenges in three countries-Brazil, Ecuador, and Malawi-as perceived by government, service providers, and civil society organizations. A mixed methods approach was used: a clustering model was used for country selection and qualitative semi-structured interviews were used with direct observation in data collection. The clustering model integrated political, economic, social and environmental variables that impact water sector performance, to group countries. Brazil, Ecuador and Malawi were selected with the model so as to enhance the generalizability of the results. This comparative case study is important because similar challenges are identified in the drinking water sectors of each country; while, the countries represent diverse socio-economic and political contexts, and the selection process provides generalizability to our results. We find that access to safe water could be improved if certain water governance challenges were addressed: coordination and data sharing between ministries that deal with drinking water services; monitoring and enforcement of water quality laws; and sufficient technical capacity to improve administrative and technical management of water services at the local level. From an analysis of our field research, we also developed a conceptual framework that identifies policy levers that could be used to influence governance of drinking water quality on national and sub-national levels, and the relationships between these levers.

  15. Agrarian change and labour migration in the Sierra of Ecuador.

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    Peek, P

    1980-01-01

    "Among the effects produced in the Sierra of Ecuador by the programme of land reforms launched in 1964 was a reduction in the incomes from small-scale farming. At the same time, the growth of productive employment in urban areas was insufficient to provide round-the-year work to the fast growing army of jobseekers. Analysis of the agrarian structure and migration patterns before and after 1964 suggests that it was primarily this combination of circumstances that produced a pronounced shift towards short-term rather than permanent migration, thereby providing industry and services with the labour they needed while avoiding the disadvantages of severe urban overpopulation."

  16. Determinants of innovation in manufacturing MSMEs of Argentina and Ecuador

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    Silvana Astudillo Durán

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides an analysis of the determinants for each type of innovation - product, process in Micro, Small and Medium (MSMEs manufacturing enterprises, in respectively Argentina and Ecuador. The study is based on the panel data 2006-2010 of the World Bank Enterprise Survey. The results through the probit model indicate a positive and significant relationship between product, process innovation and R&D, and a positive and significant relationship between the process innovation and qualified employees and quality certification in the two countries.

  17. Phytolith evidence for early Holocene Cucurbita domestication in southwest Ecuador.

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    Piperno, Dolores R; Stothert, Karen E

    2003-02-14

    Cucurbita (squash and gourd) phytoliths recovered from two early Holocene archaeological sites in southwestern Ecuador and directly dated to 10,130 to 9320 carbon-14 years before the present (about 12,000 to 10,000 calendar years ago) are identified as derived from domesticated plants because they are considerably larger than those from modern wild taxa. The beginnings of plant husbandry appear to have been preceded by the exploitation of a wild species of Cucurbita during the terminal Pleistocene. These data provide evidence for an independent emergence of plant food production in lowland South America that was contemporaneous with or slightly before that in highland Mesoamerica.

  18. Supplier dynamics in horticultural export chains: Evidence from Ecuador

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    Romero, Cristina; Wollni, Meike

    2014-01-01

    In this paper we study the dynamics of smallholder participation in export value chains focusing on the example of small-scale broccoli producers in the highlands of Ecuador. A double hurdle model and a multi-spell cox duration model are used to explain the extent of participation and the hazards of dropping out of the export chain. The empirical results suggest that small farmers´ withdrawal from the export sector is in fact accelerated by hold-ups experienced in the past and that family tie...

  19. Planeación estrategica napa autoparts Ecuador

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    Matute Franco, Solange Herlinda; Minga Bastidas, Julie Fabiola; Moscoso Larrea, Galo Rodrigo

    2009-01-01

    Con pleno conocimiento de que la Planificación Estratégica es muy importante, y sobre todo ayuda a mantener las ventajas competitivas de una Empresa, Napa Autoparts Ecuador, tomó la decisión de llevar a cabo este proyecto con el fin de descubrir sus fortalezas y oportunidades; debilidades y amenazas, y con esto mejorarlas y superarlas respectivamente. Para lograrlo se realizó lo siguiente : Definición de Visión y Misión de la Compañía; Análisis Interno en el que se establecieron las Fort...

  20. Diversidad de peces demersales en la plataforma continental del Ecuador

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    Coello, D.; Herrera, M.

    2010-01-01

    A partir de información colectada de cuatro cruceros de investigación a bordo del B/l Tohalli, se analiza la diversidad de peces óseos y elasmobranquios presentes en la plataforma continental del Ecuador. Los valores medios de diversidad estimados indican que tanto las poblaciones de peces óseos y condrictios demersales hasta los 120 m de profundidad presenten heterogeneidad, con un grado significativo de organización. Las fluctuaciones en el índice de diversidad en las diferentes subáreas y ...

  1. Planorbidae, Lymnaeidae and Physidae of Ecuador (Mollusca: Basommatophora

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    W Lobato Paraense

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available In the course of a trip to Ecuador I had the opportunity of collecting topotypic specimens of the following nominal species of pulmonate molluscs: Biomphalaria cousini Paraense, 1966; Planorbis equatorius Cousin, 1887; P. canonicus Cousin, 1887; Lymnaea cousini Jousseaume, 1887 and P. boetzkesi Miller, 1879. Additional findings were: Helisoma trivolvis (Say, 1817, Biomphalaria peregrina (Orbigny 1835, Drepanotrema anatinum (Orbigny, 1835, D. kermatoides (Orbigny, 1835, D. lucidum (Pfeiffer, 1839, D. surinamense (Clessin, 1884, Lymnaea columella Say, 1817 and Physa acuta Draparnaud, 1805. P. boetzkesi and P. canonicus are considered junior synonyms of Gyraulus hindsianus (Dunker, 1848 and Biomphalaria peregrina (Orbigny, 1835, respectively.

  2. Placoscopana, a new genus of Neocoelidiinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae from Ecuador

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    Clayton Correa Gonçalves

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A new genus of Neocoelidiinae, Placoscopana gen. nov. is proposed and its type-species Placoscopana nigrilinea sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on a male specimen from Ecuador (Orellana Province. Placoscopana gen. nov. is very similar externally to Coronalidia Marques-Costa & Cavichioli, 2007, but differs mainly by the male genitalia: pygopher short with posterior margin approximately truncated; subgenital plates, in dorsal view, with a tuft of setae at apex; and aedeagus with two parallel ventral rows of small spines on the apical half of the shaft.

  3. Burnout en profesionales de la salud del Ecuador

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    Ramírez Zhindón, Marina del Rocío

    2016-01-01

    Uno de los grupos de mayor riesgo para desarrollar síndrome de burnout es el constituido por el personal sanitario. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar la prevalencia del burnout y de sus dimensiones, así como los factores asociados en profesionales de enfermería y de medicina de las instituciones de salud de las 24 provincias de Ecuador. Se seleccionó una muestra de 2404 profesionales de salud (68.4% mujeres, media de edad = 40.0 años). Se emplearon distintos instrumentos para re...

  4. El uso cotidiano del Real sello en la Audiencia de Quito a través de unas cuentas de cancillerato, 1779-1793 (Daily use of the seal in the Real Audiencia of Quito through some cancillerato´s accounts, 1779-1793

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    Romero Tallafigo, Manuel

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    Full Text Available Resumen: En el período de incorporación de la cancillería de Indias a la Corona española (1779-1794 se experimentó escrupulosamente la contabilidad de la oficina del sello y registro de la Audiencia de Quito. Esa experiencia permite conocer la personalidad y estado de los cancilleres, el mobiliario y exorno de la oficina, las herramientas de escritura y sellado, las rentas y gastos del sello, el número y clase de documentos sellados cada año, y la conservación del archivo del registro. Las cuentas son un espejo del día a día de una oficina del sello. Abstract: On the incorporations period of Indies chancellery from the Altamira house to spanish Crown (1778-1794 were carefully controlled and tested the accounts Seals office of Audience of Quito. These accounts experiences and period let us to know chancellors personality, offices furniture and exorno, writing and stamping set of tools, number and class of records sealed every year, preservation and conservation of records archive, and the income and administrative costs Royal seals office. Also the accounts are a way to discover the pictures of everyday life of the royal seal.

  5. Are recent graduates enough prepared to perform obstetric skills in their rural and compulsory year? A study from Ecuador

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    Sánchez del Hierro, Galo; Remmen, Roy; Verhoeven, Veronique; Van Royen, Paul; Hendrickx, Kristin

    2014-01-01

    Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the possible mismatch of obstetrical skills between the training offered in Ecuadorian medical schools and the tasks required for compulsory rural service. Setting Primary care, rural health centres in Southern Ecuador. Participants A total of 92 recent graduated medical doctors during their compulsory rural year. Primary and secondary outcomes measures A web-based survey was developed with 21 obstetrical skills. The questionnaire was sent to all rural doctors who work in Loja province, Southern Ecuador, at the Ministry of Health (n=92). We measured two categories ‘importance of skills in rural practice’ with a five-point Likert-type scale (1= strongly disagree; 5= strongly agree); and ‘clerkship experience’ using a nominal scale divided in five levels: level 1 (not seen, not performed) to level 5 (performed 10 times or more). Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (r) was used to observe associations. Results A negative correlation was found in the skills: ‘episiotomy and repair’, ‘umbilical vein catheterisation’, ‘speculum examination’, ‘evaluation of cervical dilation during active labour’, ‘neonatal resuscitation’ and ‘vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery’. For instance ‘Episiotomy and repair’ is important (strongly agree and agree) to 100% of respondents, but in practice, only 38.9% of rural doctors performed the task three times and 8.3% only once during the internship, similar pattern is seen in the others. Conclusions In this study we have noted the gap between the medical needs of populations in rural areas and training provided during the clerkship experiences of physicians during their rural service year. It is imperative to ensure that rural doctors are appropriately trained and skilled in the performance of routine obstetrical duties. This will help to decrease perinatal morbidity and mortality in rural Ecuador. PMID:25082424

  6. La cisticercosis porcina en América Latina y en el Ecuador (Porcine cysticercosis in Latin America and Ecuador

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    Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Richar

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen.El presente trabajo es una revisión bibliográfica actualizada de la cisticercosis porcina en América Latina y el Ecuador, donde el Cysticercus cellulosae (metacestodo de Taenia solium es conocido vulgarmente como: “triquina”, “coscoja”, “alverjilla”, “quinua”, “grano” o “pepa”. Las fuentes de información provienen de artículos científicos publicados en revistas indexadas y de observaciones encontradas en de tesis de grado o trabajos científicos publicados local e internacionalmente. La mayoría de estudios sobre cisticercosis porcina en América Latina fueron realizados en los años 90. Por otro lado, en el caso Ecuatoriano, se efectuó un análisis cronológico exhaustivo, encontrándose que la cisticercosis porcina ya era conocida desde antes del siglo XX. Aunque esta parasitosis no es, comúnmente, asociada a la teniasis, los pobladores de regiones endémicas trasmitían el mensaje de generación a generación. En el Ecuador, en 1957, se realizó el primer estudio publicado sobre la cisticercosis porcina. Otros estudios fueron llevados a cabo en camales locales y áreas endémicas caracterizadas por la falta de servicios básicos, la ausencia de infraestructura higiénico-sanitaria y la cría tradicional del cerdo lo que permite el acceso de estos animales a los excrementos humanos defecados al campo abierto. AbstractThe present work is an actual literature review about porcine cysticercosis in Latin America and Ecuador in where Cysticercus cellulosae (Taenia solium metacestode is locally known as “triquina”, “coscoja”, “arverjilla”, “quinua”, “grano” or “pepa”. Scientific articles published in index journals, thesis or paper locally published was used as our source of information. Mostly works on porcine cysticercosis were carried out in the nineties. On the other hand, the Ecuadorian situation was assessed chronologically founding that porcine cysticercosis was known before XX

  7. Diseño de un sistema de costos para las imprentas que brindan servicio de impresión ofset GT052+4 colores, en la ciudad de Quito

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    Jiménez Quizhpe, Vladimir Iván; Velásquez Reyes, Carlos Daniel

    2015-01-01

    This thesis contributes to printers that serve GTO52 + Offset printing 4 colors, in the city of Quito, through the design of a system of activity-based costing, which has a technological vision developed in Visual Basic. This research is based on industrial engineering or method of work measurement, knowledge of the graphic arts industry experts and information collected from the operational staff of the printers. Cost drivers for each of the activities were determined, including setting u...

  8. Análisis comparativo de radiación solar vs. actividad solar en Quito y sus efectos sobre la salud en el período 2007 - 2016

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    Franco Pallo, Katherine Pamela

    2017-01-01

    The objective of the present investigation was to find the behavior of the maximum events of solar radiation in the city of Quito, the relation with the stratospheric solar activity and the terrestrial solar radiation, including data of cases of cancer in the skin and ocular affections related to the overexposure of solar radiation. Using available information from 10 years of global solar radiation data provided by the Secretary of Environment, 6 weather stations. We analyzed the behavior of...

  9. Modelo de gestión administrativa y financiera del centro odontológico Metropolitano del Cantón Quito para garantizar su sostenibilidad a largo plazo

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    Coral Velasco, Jorge Eliecer

    2015-01-01

    La presente tesis consiste en el desarrollo de una propuesta de modelo de gestión administrativa y financiera del Centro Odontológico Metropolitano del Cantón Quito para garantizar su sostenibilidad a largo plazo. El objetivo central es entregar a la empresa información relevante sobre los procesos administrativos, para orientar las decisiones que la organización debe tomar en sus procesos de corto, mediano y largo plazo.

  10. First record of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Ecuador infesting urban citrus and orange jasmine trees.

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    Cornejo, J F; Chica, E J

    2014-01-01

    Adults and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), were collected in the Guayaquil, Samborondón, and Durán cantons in coastal Ecuador. Psyllids were found in high numbers in citrus (Citrus spp., Sapindales: Rutaceae) and orange jasmine (Murraya exotica [L.] Jack, Sapindales: Rutaceae) trees within the Guayaquil-Samborondon-Duran conurbation; however, none was found during scoutings in the main citrus producing areas in coastal Ecuador. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of D. citri in Ecuador and the Pacific coastal plain of South America.

  11. A new species of Metagovea Rosas Costa, 1950 from Napo Province, Ecuador (Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi, Neogoveidae).

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    Giupponi, Alessandro P L; Kury, Adriano Brilhante

    2015-01-01

    As a result of an expedition to Ecuador in 2014, a new species of mite harvestman was discovered. This new species belonging to the genus Metagovea Rosas Costa, 1950 - Metagovealigiae sp. n. - is described, based on male and female specimens from Napo Province, Ecuador. This is the fourth species described for the genus and the second from Ecuador. A simple terminology is proposed for the microtrichiae of the spermatopositor and genital characters in the family are discussed. The genus Brasiliogovea Martens, 1969 is consistently misspelled in the literature as Brasilogovea. The description of Metagovealigiae offered opportunity to discuss some aspects of systematics of the family.

  12. Palm oil industry in Ecuador. Good business for small farmers?

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    Lesley P. Potter

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Ecuador is the second largest producer in Latin America of crude palm oil and is the seventh largest producer worldwide, but with yields per hectare still lower than Colombia and Costa Rica. Although producers with over 1 000 hectares have the leadership in the palm oil industry, 87% of producers produce with less than 50 hectares. Moreover, the deforestation rate in Ecuador is ranked by FAO as the ninth highest in the world and the highest in South America. The African palm plantations have been criticized for causing deforestation and worsening work conditions. However, government sectors see the oil palm companies as a source of employment and development for poor regions. This fieldwork shows that there is a difference in perception among small farmers. Farmers from Quinindé-La Concordia were satisfied with the income they earn and the rising prices of land planted with palm. Farmers in San Lorenzo, in contrast, are not happy since the survey shows that a disease devastated trees and as a result, land prices have fallen in San Lorenzo.

  13. Amazonian indigenous settlement and local development in Pastaza, Ecuador

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    Ruth I. Arias-Gutiérrez

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In six Amazonian indigenous communities that call to their selves as membership of nación Kichwa, located in Pastaza province, in Ecuador, it is analyzed the process of inhabitation, population characteristics, how much the territory is enough for food requirements for the indigenous families, and their use of land, to determine important factors to improve strategies for local sustainable development. It is considered important because Ecuador has constitutional protection for plural ethnicity and it is looking for improving a new productivity matrix that let down extraction and contamination and raise another matrix based on knowledge and richness from natural renewable resources. Survey used statistics information, qualitative analysis around reality in process, participant research, documentary analysis, oral history and surveys to leadership and family`s chiefs. Results confirm that communities hold standing their identity and knowledge systems of the Amazonian environment, whose conservation they need. Those are factors to be included in local development strategies that let people become safe from effects of extractives activities that are dangerous for culture and environment, in the geographic and biological diversity of the high Ecuadorian Amazonia.

  14. Migration decisions, agrarian structure, and gender: the case of Ecuador.

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    Bravo-ureta, B E; Quiroga, R E; Brea, J A

    1996-07-01

    This article briefly reviews the literature on migration in Latin America and examines migration decision making in Ecuador. Aggregate data are obtained from the 1974 census of agriculture and population for cantones. Individual level data are obtained from the 1982 census of population. Migration refers to all census persons who recorded differences in their present and previous place of residence during 1974-82. Migration is modeled as dependent upon gender, age, education, marital status, income at origin and at destination, and population pressure or agrarian reform. Logistic model findings indicate that migration decisions are influenced by individual characteristics of migrants and contextual variables. Migration varied by gender. The results confirm Todaro's hypothesis that the probability of migrating is related to income differences between place of destination and origin, but only for males. Findings suggest that females migrate for primary reasons other than economic ones. The probability of migration was greater with increased levels of education. The decision to migrate was affected by quality of life differences, such as literacy rates and levels of urbanization. The probability of migration was reduced by the effects of land reform. Population pressure had a significant effect in increasing migration. The effects of land reform differ from findings in Mexico by William E. Cole and Richard D. Sanders. Land reforms were initiated in 1964 in Ecuador, but by 1974 there was still considerable inequality in land distribution and increased population pressure. Traditional haciendas were modernized, and peasants increased their dependency on non-farm income.

  15. The relict forests of Northwest Peru and Southwest Ecuador

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    Maximilian Weigend

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The forest fragments or relict forests on the Western slopes of the Andes in northwest Peru and in south-west Ecuador are fragile ecosystems, which were largely continuous at some stage in the past. The importance and uniqueness of these forests as «refuges» and stable habitats roots partly in their complex diversity and their high levels of endemicity. These in turn are the outcome of a complex topography and ecology. In this introductory chapter 12 studies are analysed, which were presented at the Taller sobre Bosques Relictos de la Vertiente Occidental Andina del Norte del Perú y Sur del Ecuador in May 2004 at the X CONABOT, Trujillo-Perú. This helps to consolidate and update our knowledge on these over 20 forests fragments in northern Peru and two previously unknown fragments are presented for the first time: Bosque La Oscurana (Cajamarca and Kañaris (Lambayeque. Some ideas are exposed on the the relationships between the relict forests, how to analyse their dynamics, how to characterize their structure and how their conservation may be achieved. It is proposed that crucial elements in a conservation of these forests are a urgently inventorizing them to demonstrate their high diversity b emphasizing their economic potential with respect to the abundance of phytogenetic ressources c evaluating their role as catchment areas for the rivers which are the primary source of water for agriculture and urban life on the coast.

  16. Security of IP Telephony in Ecuador: Online Analysis

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    José Estrada

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Telephony is a global service and thus telephone networks have been a coveted target for criminals. Now that voice can be transported over IP and that multiple services are integrated in a convergent model through Internet, there are more incentives to attack and more attackers. Moreover, the development of open source telephone applications has encouraged the massive use of IP telephony, but not an increased awareness about embedded security risks. Due to the current and intensive adoption of IP telephony systems in Ecuador, we conducted an exploration based on public information to obtain statistics about telephone systems connected to Internet in Ecuador. Additionally, using a deliberately vulnerable IP telephony system, we collected more data to do a preliminary analysis of threats to such systems. We found that hundreds of telephone systems were publicly available on the Internet and using outdated versions of Asterisk-based applications. We also found thousands of malicious interactions on the IP telephony system we deployed on the Internet.

  17. Does economic inequality affect child malnutrition? The case of Ecuador.

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    Larrea, Carlos; Kawachi, Ichiro

    2005-01-01

    Economic inequality has been hypothesized to be a determinant of population health, independent of poverty and household income. We examined the association between economic inequality and child malnutrition in Ecuador. Economic inequality was measured by the Gini coefficient of household per capita consumption, estimated from the 1990 Census. Childhood stunting, assessed from height-for-age z scores, was obtained from the 1998 Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS). We controlled for a range of individual and household covariates, including per capita food consumption, education, housing, ethnicity, fertility, access to health services, diarrhea morbidity, child care, mother's age and diet composition. Stunting still affects 26% of children under five in Ecuador, with higher prevalence in the rural Highlands and among indigenous peoples. Maternal education, basic housing conditions, access to health services, ethnicity, fertility, maternal age and diet composition were independently associated with stunting. However, after controlling for relevant covariates, economic inequality at the provincial scale had a statistically significant deleterious effect on stunting. At municipal or local levels, inequality was not associated with stunting.

  18. Mosquitoes of eastern Amazonian Ecuador: biodiversity, bionomics and barcodes

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    Yvonne-Marie Linton

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    Full Text Available Two snapshot surveys to establish the diversity and ecological preferences of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae in the terra firme primary rain forest surrounding the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the UNESCO Yasuní Biosphere Reserve of eastern Amazonian Ecuador were carried out in November 1998 and May 1999. The mosquito fauna of this region is poorly known; the focus of this study was to obtain high quality link-reared specimens that could be used to unequivocally confirm species level diversity through integrated systematic study of all life stages and DNA sequences. A total of 2,284 specimens were preserved; 1,671 specimens were link-reared with associated immature exuviae, all but 108 of which are slide mounted. This study identified 68 unique taxa belonging to 17 genera and 27 subgenera. Of these, 12 are new to science and 37 comprise new country records. DNA barcodes [658-bp of the mtDNA cytochrome c oxidase ( COI I gene] are presented for 58 individuals representing 20 species and nine genera. DNA barcoding proved useful in uncovering and confirming new species and we advocate an integrated systematics approach to biodiversity studies in future. Associated bionomics of all species collected are discussed. An updated systematic checklist of the mosquitoes of Ecuador (n = 179 is presented for the first time in 60 years.

  19. [Food labeling in Ecuador: implementation, results, and pending actions].

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    Díaz, Adrián Alberto; Veliz, Paula Mariana; Rivas-Mariño, Gabriela; Mafla, Carina Vance; Altamirano, Luz María Martínez; Jones, Cecilia Vaca

    2017-06-08

    Noncommunicable diseases are the world's leading cause of death, responsible for 38 million deaths in 2012. This epidemic is primarily associated with smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyle, and changes in dietary patterns, characterized by diets high in sugar and saturated fat, typical of processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages, plus low intake of fruits and vegetables. Ecuador is no exception to this epidemiological profile or to changes in eating patterns. Thus, Ecuador's government designed and implemented an action plan aimed at changing the obesogenic environment, which includes six strategic lines. One of these is implementation of a traffic-light nutritional labeling system for processed foods, in late 2014, aimed at guaranteeing people's right to timely, clear, accurate, and non-deceptive information on the content and characteristics of these foods. This article analyzes implementation of processed food labeling and results to date, and proposes complementary measures needed to reach the goal in the National Plan for Good Living, in light of new scientific evidence and different agreements and regulatory frameworks in our Region. Methods included a literature and documentary review, key informant interviews, and analysis and processing of secondary sources.

  20. [Human resources for health in Ecuador's new model of care].

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    Espinosa, Verónica; de la Torre, Daniel; Acuña, Cecilia; Cadena, Cristina

    2017-06-08

    Describe strategies implemented by Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health (MPH) to strengthen human resources for health leadership and respond to the new model of care, as a part of the reform process in the period 2012-2015. A documentary review was carried out of primary and secondary sources on development of human resources for health before and after the reform. In the study period, Ecuador developed a new institutional and regulatory framework for developing human resources for health to respond to the requirements of a model of care based on primary health care. The MPH consolidated its steering role by forging strategic partnerships, implementing human resources planning methods, and making an unprecedented investment in health worker training, hiring, and wage increases. These elements constitute the initial core for development of human resources for health policy and a health-services study program consistent with the reform's objectives. Within the framework of the reform carried out from 2012 to 2015, intersectoral work by the MPH has led to considerable achievements in development of human resources for health. Notable achievements include strengthening of the steering role, development and implementation of standards and regulatory instruments, creation of new professional profiles, and hiring of professionals to implement the comprehensive health care model, which helped to solve problems carried over from the years prior to the reform.

  1. Medicinal plants sold at traditional markets in southern Ecuador.

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    Tinitana, Fani; Rios, Montserrat; Romero-Benavides, Juan Carlos; de la Cruz Rot, Marcelino; Pardo-de-Santayana, Manuel

    2016-07-05

    The traditional markets in southern Ecuador and within the Andean region are especially important for plant resource trading among local people, even since before Spanish colonization; therefore, ethnobotanical studies are currently necessary and important. These strategic spaces persist for the traditional medicine cultural value reflected in the higher consumption of medicinal plants, which span all socioeconomic levels of rural and urban people. The purpose of this study includes the following: 1) to create a novel list of medicinal plants sold at 33 traditional markets; 2) to establish medicinal plant use agreement amongst vendors with the Factor of Informant Consensus (FIC); and 3) to determine the most sold medicinal plant species using the Fidelity Level (FL). This study focus on traditional markets ethnobotany utilizes the largest sample of medicinal plants market vendors up to date in Ecuador, interviewing them at 33 traditional markets, located within the Loja province. In order to determine the most sold medicinal plants and their ethnobotanical information, structured questionnaires and personal conversations were conducted with 196 medicinal plant vendors, and voucher specimens were created. Agreement among vendors about the therapeutic use of medicinal plants was measured using the FIC, and the most sold medicinal plant species were assessed with the FL. This research registered 160 medicinal plant species, grouped in 126 genera and 57 families that were sold in 33 traditional markets. The uses of medicinal plants in southern Ecuador are related to a long history of traditional medicine health practices that has persisted until today as well as high plant diversity. The 53 therapeutic uses recorded were grouped into 12 medical categories that were adapted from the World Health Organization. Three medical categories shared the highest value for FIC = 0.92, which showed a high level of agreement of market vendors for 57 medicinal plant species sold

  2. Notes on the taxonomy of some Glassfrogs from the Andes of Peru and Ecuador (Amphibia: Centrolenidae)

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    Cisneros-Heredia, Diego F; Guayasamin, Juan M

    2014-01-01

    We present new information on several species of centrolenid frogs from Ecuador and Peru that justify the placement of Centrolene fernandoi Duellman and Schulte as a junior synonym of Centrolenella...

  3. Land use change and human systems dynamics: Cotacachi Ecuador 1963-2000

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    Rhoades, Robert E.

    2004-01-01

    This presentation reports on a study to analyze land-use change over 40 years in Cotacachi, Ecuador, link land-use change to human system dynamics, and discuss implications for sustainability. BA-2 (SANREM-Andes Research)

  4. Panniculitis caused by Mycobacterium monacense mimicking erythema induratum: a case in Ecuador.

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    Romero, J J; Herrera, P; Cartelle, M; Barba, P; Tello, S; Zurita, J

    2016-03-01

    We report the first case of recently characterized species M. monacense associated with chronic nodular vasculitis, infecting a young woman. This case represents the first isolation of M. monacense from Ecuador. The isolate was identified by conventional and molecular techniques.

  5. Panniculitis caused by Mycobacterium monacense mimicking erythema induratum: a case in Ecuador

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    Romero, J.J.; Herrera, P.; Cartelle, M.; Barba, P.; Tello, S.; ZURITA, J.

    2016-01-01

    We report the first case of recently characterized species M. monacense associated with chronic nodular vasculitis, infecting a young woman. This case represents the first isolation of M. monacense from Ecuador. The isolate was identified by conventional and molecular techniques.

  6. El comercio colombo-ecuatoriano: analisis de las medidas de salvaguardia impuestas por Ecuador

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    Arguello C., Ricardo

    2009-01-01

    Mediante el uso de un modelo de equilibrio general se simulan los efectos de la accion simultanea de la devaluacion del peso colombiano y de las medidas de salvaguardia impuestas por Ecuador, sobre...

  7. Sabethes (Peytonulus luxodens, a New Species of Sabethini (Diptera: Culicidae from Ecuador

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    Hall Clinton R

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available The adult male, larva and pupa of Sabethes (Peytonulus luxodens, a new species from Ecuador, are described. The species is distinguished from Sabethes aurescens (Lutz, which it closely resembles in all life stages

  8. A Real Option Analysis applied to the production of Arabica and Robusta Coffee in Ecuador

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    Andres R. Jácome; Alberto Garrido

    2017-01-01

    .... Arabica and Robusta coffee are produced in 23 provinces of Ecuador. A decade-long decline of coffee production prompted the Ecuadorian government to launch a public program for replanting coffee trees towards the end of 2011...

  9. A Biodiversity Informatics Approach to Ethnobotany: Meta-analysis of Plant Use Patterns in Ecuador

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    de la Torre, Lucia; Cerón, Carlos E.; Balslev, Henrik

    2012-01-01

    We explored the relative importance of ecosystem diversity, socioeconomic, environmental, and geographical factors in determining the pattern and diversity of people’s plant use in Ecuador, based on existing ethnobotanic investigations and a large database of georeferenced plant collections...

  10. A new species of the genus Homolobus Foerster from Ecuador (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Homolobinae)

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    Achterberg, van C.; Shaw, S.R.

    2009-01-01

    A new high elevation altitude species of the genus Homolobus Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Homolobinae), H. fuscinervis spec. nov. from Ecuador (Napo province, 2163 m elevation) is described and illustrated.

  11. A new species of Molynocoelia Giglio-Tos (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Ecuador

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    Molynocoelia erwini, a new species of fruit fly from Ecuador is described and illustrated. It differs from its previously known congeners in wing pattern (not banded, distal half brown), scutal and scutellar markings, and male femoral setation....

  12. Ecology of the Awa people: Historical context, tree knowledge, fuelwood selection and land-use in Ecuador

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    Johnston, Mark Kroepsch

    Multidisciplinary research was conducted with the Awa people of northern Ecuador. The Awa only immigrated into northern Ecuador from Colombia over the last century. The author researched theories surrounding the origins of the Awa people, and proposes a new theory surrounding their survival and adaptations as a people. Because of their recent arrival into what was reportedly an unoccupied and unmodified region, the Awa represent a unique opportunity to study land use practices of an indigenous group posed with what began as an unlimited but challenging habitat to exploit. Research was conducted on land use decisions made by the Awa regarding land and resource partitioning and placement relative to houses. Further land use research analyzed snapshot changes in the quantity of forest and agriculture over a 13 year period. The selection and harvesting of trees for the purpose of fuelwood and construction was compared with tree abundance, fuelwood quality (using a newly developed metric), wood splitting effort, and the difficulty of tree identification. Their observed selection was determined by woodpile composition, and was compared to an expected selection based on optimal foraging. Further research was conducted on the distribution of tree-identification knowledge. Three non-exclusive conceptual models of how knowledge is distributed within the population are tested (sub-divided, nested subsets, and centrifugal).

  13. Applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing techniques to conservation of amphibians in northwestern Ecuador

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    Mariela Palacios González; Elisa Bonaccorso; Monica Papeş

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    The biodiversity of the Andean Chocó in western Ecuador and Colombia is threatened by anthropogenic changes in land cover. The main goal of this study was to contribute to conservation of 12 threatened species of amphibians at a cloud forest site in northwestern Ecuador, by identifying and proposing protection of critical areas. We used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques to quantify land cover changes over 35 years and outline important areas for amphibian cons...

  14. Trade in Climate Smart Goods of Ecuador: Quantitative Analysis using Trade Indices, SMART and Gravity Analysis

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    Somesh Kumar, Mathur Mathur

    2014-01-01

    The study identified Climate Smart Goods (CSG) in which Ecuador has advantage in production and trade. The interest in the subject of Trade in Climate Smart Goods was fuelled by Ecuador's positive trade balance with the rest of the Andean Community and MERCOSUR region in 2010. SMART tool in WITS has been utilized for evaluating the relative benefits of tariff liberalization of CSG with MERCOSUR, China, Japan, US, and EU27 separately in 2010. It provides the results on various variables such a...

  15. Technology-driven industry evolution in the telecom sector: The comparative case of Ecuador

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    Valarezo Garcia, Jose

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this Thesis is to analyze the current situation of the telecom industry in Ecuador and its tendencies as part of the Telecom, Media and Technology TMT industry. The analysis elaborates about the ongoing effects at the industry and business levels of the widespread of mainstream products and services in the TMT market in the case of Ecuador, benchmarking it with the global context. In this sense, the case study is developed by addressing the following question: How the widesprea...

  16. Epidemiology of Tropical Neglected Diseases in Ecuador in the Last 20 Years.

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    Monica Cartelle Gestal

    Full Text Available Tropical and zoonotic diseases are major problems in developing countries like Ecuador. Poorly designed houses, the high proportion of isolated indigenous population and under developed infrastructure represent a fertile environment for vectors to proliferate. Control campaigns in Ecuador over the years have had varying success, depending on the disease and vectors targeted.In our study we analyse the current situation of some neglected diseases in Ecuador and the efficiency of the control campaigns (by measuring changes in numbers of cases reported that the Ecuadorian government has been running to limit the spread of these infectious and parasitic diseases.Our study reveals that Brucellosis, Chagas Disease, Rabies and Onchocerciasis have been controlled, but small outbreaks are still detected in endemic areas. Leptospirosis and Echinococcosis have been increasing steadily in recent years in Ecuador since the first records. The same increase has been reported world-wide also. Better diagnosis has resulted in a higher number of cases being identified, particularly with regard to the linking of outdoor activities and contact with farm animals as contributing vectors. Improvements in diagnosis are due to regular professional training, implementation of automatized systems, establishing diagnosis protocols and the creation of an epidemiological vigilance network that acts as soon as a case is reported.Control campaigns performed in Ecuador have been successful in recent years, although natural phenomena limit their efficiency. Leptospirosis and Echinococcosis infections remain a growing problem in Ecuador as it is worldwide.

  17. Taking the pulse of the Ecuador subduction zone near a locked patch

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    Segovia, M.; Font, Y.; Regnier, M. M.; Charvis, P.; Galve, A.; Hello, Y. M.; Jarrín, P.; Oge, A.; Pazmiño, A.; Ruiz, M. C.

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    In Central Ecuador the Nazca Plate, with a major topographic feature, the Carnegie Ridge, is subducting beneath the North Andean Margin at a rate of about 5 cm/yr along a ~N80°E direction. Intense seismic swarms have been regularly observed in 1977, 1998, 2002, and 2005 but no large megathrust earthquake is known in this segment of the margin, south of the rupture zone of the great 1906 Mag 8.8 Ecuador-Colombia earthquake. In 2010, a week-long slow slip event (SSE) was documented beneath La Plata Island, located 40 km east of the trench, at about 8 km depth within a locked patch of the subduction interface. The equivalent moment magnitude (Mw) released during this SSE was in the range of 6.0-6.3. This event unleashed an intense microseismic activity along the plate interface located beneath La Plata Island. The focal mechanisms and the space-time occurrence of these earthquakes suggest that the stress perturbations related to the slow slip event trigger the seismicity (Vallée et al., 2013). This study suggests a posteriori that recurrent seismic swarms, like the 2005 sequence may have been triggered by large-magnitude slow slip events with equivalent magnitude up to 7.5. In order to better observe this microseismic activity associated with SSE we deployed a temporary seismic network (OSISEC for Observación SISmica en ECuador) for a 2 years period (from November 2011 to October 2013). Six broadband land seismometers equipped with Trillium compact sensors and 5 Ocean Bottom Seismometers (3 components Guralp CMG-40T and 1 High-Tech Inc. wideband hydrophone) complement the 3 permanent seismological stations of the national seismic network with an average distance between stations of about 25 km. Automatic and manual analyses of continuous data of the first year yielded 2800 earthquake locations. Hypocentral determinations were computed with the complete network including readings from OBS data. Specific velocity models for the OBS stations were derived from vertical

  18. Estado de diarios, revistas y medios digitales de Ecuador

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    Salas, Gabriela Coronel; Doctora en Comunicación y Periodismo de la Universidad Santiago de Compostela (España), Máster en Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología por la Universidad de Salamanca (España). Diretora de Investigação do CIESPAL. Docente-investigadora de Periodismo Digital na Escuela de Comunicación UTPL – Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

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    La presente investigación radica en la necesidad de situar, conocer y analizar la situación de los medios impresos (diarios), revistas y páginas webs dedicadas a la información y  comunicación en Ecuador. Con una muestra de más de 100 medios se accede a conocer su forma y fondo, en sí, su morfología distribuida en organización legal y societaria, situación geográfica, contenidos, alcance, y servicios prestados. La misma, es una aproximación a la realidad informativa que vive el país y que for...

  19. A historical approach to English for Specific Purposes in Ecuador

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    Maritza Sandra Pibaque Pionce

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The systematization of experiences in the process of doctoral training in Educational Sciences, allows proposing the historical analysis of English for Specific Purposes in Ecuador, preferably in International Business Degree students, as the basis for the theoretical analysis for the scientific assessment of educational research works. The definition and justification for the periods established in time are presented, which aims at assessing the historical development of the teaching-learning process of English for Specific Purposes related to business formation, upon which is necessary to address the effectiveness of teaching English. Thus the lingo-cultural competence focuses on the ability to negotiate cultural meanings and implement effective communication behaviors concentrating connected aspects of languages directly with specific cultural facts of a society. This research work has been based on bibliography analysis, inductive - deductive and analysis – synthesis methods.

  20. El compromiso con el desarrollo sostenible: Principios de Ecuador.

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    Gallardo Vázquez Dolores

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    Full Text Available La preocupación por el desarrollo sostenible es el hecho por excelencia de las últimas décadas. El sector financiero ha apostado por el tema abordando prácticas de gestión social, ambiental y económica que conduzcan a acciones socialmente responsables. Las entidades hoy se preocupan por la responsabilidad social corporativa y enfocan sus negocios bajo la filosofía del “Triple Resultado”. Con la adopción de los Principios de Ecuador los bancos disponen de un conjunto de directrices para la gestión de los temas sociales y ambientales relacionados con la financiación de grandes proyectos de desarrollo.

  1. Migration, Remittances and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Rural Ecuador

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    Cristian Vasco

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Con datos de la “Encuesta de condiciones de vida (ecv 2005-2006”, este artículo analiza el impacto de la migración internacional y las remesas en la iniciativa emprendedora en el Ecuador rural. Los resultados sugieren que ni la migración internacional ni las remesas afectan la probabilidad de que los hogares rurales ecuatorianos posean un negocio familiar. En cambio, otras variables como la educación, el crédito y la disponibilidad de servicios básicos tienen un efecto positivo en la probabilidad de que un hogar rural posea un negocio. Contrariamente a lo esperado, el test Smith-Blundell no pudo rechazar la hipótesis nula de exogeneidad de la migración internacional y las remesas respecto de la probabilidad de poseer un negocio rural.

  2. Capital Social y Pobreza en Ecuador, 2010-2012

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    Objetivos: evidenciar, estadísticamente, cómo el Capital Social contribuye a la reducción de la probabilidad de que un hogar sea pobre en Ecuador, entre 2010 y 2012. Las redes sociales que crean las personas entre sí, son consideradas como uno de los factores que permiten minimizar la exposición de los hogares a la pobreza. Este fenómeno de cohesión se denomina capital social.Metodología: enfoque cuantitativo, se estimó un modelo probabilístico para encontrar la relación que existe entre ser ...

  3. A new species of Pristimantis from southern Ecuador (Anura, Craugastoridae)

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    Székely, Paul; Cogălniceanu, Dan; Székely, Diana; Páez, Nadia; Ron, Santiago R.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract A new species of Pristimantis is described from Reserva Buenaventura, southern Ecuador, at elevations between 878 and 1082 m. A molecular phylogeny based on nuclear and mitochondrial genes shows that the new species is closely related to Pristimantis phoxocephalus, Pristimantis riveti, and Pristimantis versicolor. The new species differs from them and other morphologically similar congeners in having a low W-shaped dermal ridge in the scapular region, a large conical tubercle on the upper eyelid and on the heel, a thin mid dorsal fold, and a longitudinal lateral fold starting behind the tympanic fold and extending along the anterior two thirds of the flank. The new species inhabits cloud forests in the Pacific slopes of the Andes. PMID:27551223

  4. A marvelous new glassfrog (Centrolenidae, Hyalinobatrachium) from Amazonian Ecuador

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    Guayasamin, Juan M.; Cisneros-Heredia, Diego F.; Maynard, Ross J.; Lynch, Ryan L.; Culebras, Jaime; Hamilton, Paul S.

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    Abstract Hyalinobatrachium is a behaviorally and morphologically conserved genus of Neotropical anurans, with several pending taxonomic problems. Using morphology, vocalizations, and DNA, a new species from the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador is described and illustrated. The new species, Hyalinobatrachium yaku sp. n., is differentiated from all other congenerics by having small, middorsal, dark green spots on the head and dorsum, a transparent pericardium, and a tonal call that lasts 0.27–0.4 s, with a dominant frequency of 5219.3–5329.6 Hz. Also, a mitochondrial phylogeny for the genus is presented that contains the new species, which is inferred as sister to H. pellucidum. Conservation threats to H. yaku sp. n. include habitat destruction and/or pollution mainly because of oil and mining activities. PMID:28769670

  5. A marvelous new glassfrog (Centrolenidae, Hyalinobatrachium from Amazonian Ecuador

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    Juan M. Guayasamin

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    Full Text Available Hyalinobatrachium is a behaviorally and morphologically conserved genus of Neotropical anurans, with several pending taxonomic problems. Using morphology, vocalizations, and DNA, a new species from the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador is described and illustrated. The new species, Hyalinobatrachium yaku sp. n., is differentiated from all other congenerics by having small, middorsal, dark green spots on the head and dorsum, a transparent pericardium, and a tonal call that lasts 0.27–0.4 s, with a dominant frequency of 5219.3–5329.6 Hz. Also, a mitochondrial phylogeny for the genus is presented that contains the new species, which is inferred as sister to H. pellucidum. Conservation threats to H. yaku sp. n. include habitat destruction and/or pollution mainly because of oil and mining activities.

  6. A new species of Pristimantis from southern Ecuador (Anura, Craugastoridae).

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    Székely, Paul; Cogălniceanu, Dan; Székely, Diana; Páez, Nadia; Ron, Santiago R

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    A new species of Pristimantis is described from Reserva Buenaventura, southern Ecuador, at elevations between 878 and 1082 m. A molecular phylogeny based on nuclear and mitochondrial genes shows that the new species is closely related to Pristimantis phoxocephalus, Pristimantis riveti, and Pristimantis versicolor. The new species differs from them and other morphologically similar congeners in having a low W-shaped dermal ridge in the scapular region, a large conical tubercle on the upper eyelid and on the heel, a thin mid dorsal fold, and a longitudinal lateral fold starting behind the tympanic fold and extending along the anterior two thirds of the flank. The new species inhabits cloud forests in the Pacific slopes of the Andes.

  7. [Serratia marcescens outbreak in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Guayaquil, Ecuador].

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    Soria, Claudia; Nieto, Nelson; Villacís, José E; Lainez, Sara; Cartelle, Mónica

    2016-12-01

    We report a Serratia marcescens outbreak occurred in the NICU of a pediatric hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Nine cases of infection were detected, from which septicemia was developed in 55.5%. The index case was a newborn derived from another institution with septic arthritis caused by the outbreak strain. The infection rate was 17.6% and mortality rate was 33.3%. All isolates were resistant to aminoglycosides and susceptible to third generation cephalosporins and carbapenems. Clonality analysis by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) revealed the presence of two closely related clones confirming the horizontal spread. Measures were taken by the committee such as: strengthening the hand hygiene, patient hygiene and cohort studies of gastrointestinal colonization, which allowed the control of the outbreak.

  8. Conceptos clave del conservadurismo en Ecuador, 1875-1900

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    CARLOS ESPINOSA FERNÁNDEZ DE CÓRDOBA

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    Full Text Available Se busca comprender el lenguaje político conservador en Ecuador, en el último tercio del siglo XIX, como expresión de la modernidad política y como un discurso que estaba en diálogo con los conceptos liberales. Se exploran las ideas conservadoras de "libertad católica", "civilización católica" y "sociedad perfecta", y se estudia cómo estas se definieron de manera recíproca con nociones liberales. A partir de la historia conceptual, se analizan categorías políticas polisemánticas en un contexto de lucha y con relación al surgimiento de la modernidad.

  9. Conceptos clave del conservadurismo en Ecuador, 1875-1900

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    Carlos Espinosa Fernández de Córdoba

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se busca comprender el lenguaje político conservador en Ecuador, en el último tercio del siglo XIX, como expresión de la modernidad política y como un discurso que estaba en diálogo con los conceptos liberales. Se exploran las ideas conservadoras de “libertad católica”, “civilización católica” y “sociedad perfecta”, y se estudia cómo estas se definieron de manera recíproca con nociones liberales. A partir de la historia conceptual, se analizan categorías políticas polisemánticas en un contexto de lucha y con relación al surgimiento de la modernidad.

  10. A new species of Enyalioides (Iguanidae: Hoplocercinae from southwestern Ecuador

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    Omar Torres-Carvajal

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    Full Text Available We describe a new species of Enyalioides from lowland cloud forests in southwestern Ecuador. This represents the third species in the genus known to occur west of the Andes in South America; the other two species are E. heterolepis and E. oshaughnessyi. Among other characters, the new species can be distinguished from other members in the genus by having small, keeled, paravertebrals; a series of skin folds on the lateral aspects of body and neck; size-homogeneous scales on body and limbs; distinct caudal segments; and an extensive dark patch on the gular region of adult males. Morphological similarity suggests that the new species, which we call E. touzeti, is closely related to E. oshaughnessyi.Describimos una especie nueva de Enyalioides del bosque nublado al suroccidente de Ecuador. Esta representa la tercera especie de este género que habita al occidente de los Andes en América del Sur; las otras dos especies occidentales son E. heterolepis y E. oshaughnessyi. La especie nueva se diferencia de otras especies del género por tener, entre otras características, paravertebrales pequeñas y quilladas, pliegues dermales a los lados del cuello y cuerpo, escamas homogéneas en el cuerpo y extremidades, segmentos caudales visibles, y un parche oscuro que cubre gran parte de la región gular en machos. Semejanzas morfológicas sugieren que la especie nueva, a la cual llamamos E. touzeti, está cercanamente relacionada con E. oshaughnessyi.

  11. Field Geophysics Class at Volcán Tungurahua, Ecuador

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    Johnson, Jeffrey; Ruiz, Mario

    2009-11-01

    Ecuador's erupting Volcán Tungurahua was the recent site of a 3-week graduate-level geophysical course on volcanoes, hosted by Ecuador's Instituto Geofisico of the Escuela Politecnica Nacional (IG-EPN) and the Department of Earth Science at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT). Sixteen students from 12 universities and four countries participated in the intensive course, which entailed broadband seismometer and infrasound sensor deployment followed by subsequent data processing, analysis, interpretation, and result synthesis. Hardware for the course was provided by the Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS) through the Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) as well as the IG-EPN and NMT geophysics programs. Since the start of its most recent eruptive period (in 1999), Tungurahua has proved itself a reliable source of both seismicity and infrasound radiating from its typically open vent. As such, Tungurahua provides the ultimate outdoor teaching laboratory where students can deploy instruments for just a few days and then collect earthquake and explosion data. Tungurahua's activity in June 2009 did not disappoint class participants: Frequent earthquakes included long-period and volcano tectonic events, various types of tremor events, and explosion earthquakes manifested by booming “cannon-shot” blasts. Some of the explosion shock waves were recorded 10 kilometers from the vent with excess pressure amplitudes greater than 50 pascals in the infrasonic band. Had these intense sounds been audible, their sound pressure levels at 10 kilometers would have been in excess of about 130 decibels!

  12. International postseismic response after the Mw=7.8 April 16, 2016 Pedernales Earthquake in Ecuador

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    Font, Y.; Ruiz, M. C.; Alvarado, A. P.; Mercerat, D.; Beck, S. L.; Leon Rios, S.; Meltzer, A.; Charvis, P.; Regnier, M. M.; Jarrin, P.; Rietbrock, A.; Vasconez, F.; Dionicio, V.; Calvache, M. L.; Singaucho, J. C.; Pazmino, A.; Rolandone, F.; Mothes, P. A.; Nocquet, J. M.; Martin, X.; Viracucha, C.; Audin, L.; Saillard, M.; Laurendeau, A.; Perrault, M.; Garth, T.; Pernoud, M.; Barros, J. G.; Yates, B.; Malengros, D.; Oregioni, D.; Villegas Lanza, J. C.; Cisneros, D.; Gomez, J.; Montes, L.; Beauval, C. M.; Bertrand, E.; Delouis, B.; Ruiz Paspuel, A. G.; Freymueller, J. T.; Williams, K.; La Femina, P.; Fuenzalida, A.; Mariniere, J.; Cheze, J.; Gueguen, P.; Maron, C.; Michaud, F.; Yepes, H. A.; Palacios, P.; Vallee, M.; Deschamps, A.; Gabriela, P.; Ambrois, D.; Ramos, C.; Courboulex, F.

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    The Pedernales earthquake is a large Mw7.8 subduction earthquake caused by the relative convergence between the Nazca and South American plates. It occured north of the city of Pedernales, at 21 km depth and struck the coastal and densely populated Manabi Province, causing many casualties, structural damages and widespread surficial deformation. The 2016 epicenter was located near the Mw 7.8 1942 epicenter. Both events are similar in size and probably ruptured the same segment, which also corresponds to the southern part of the 1906 Mw8.8 Ecuador-Colombia megathrust rupture zone. Immediately after the earthquake, an international team from Ecuador, France, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Peru and the United States coordinated a scientific response with the respective financial support of EPN, IRD and CNRS, SGC, NERC and NSF. Equipment was provided by IGEPN, IRD, CEREMA, SGC, LIVERPOOL, IRIS PASSCAL and UNAVCO. Within a 1.5 month, the team progressively deployed a temporary seismic network of about 70 accelerometer and seismic stations, and 17 continuous GPS stations, complementing the permanent seismic, accelerometer and geodetic network of the IG-EPN. The dense network covers the 300 x 150 km wide area affected by the earthquake, including a trench-parallel line of 10 ocean bottom seismometers deployed by the R/V Orion of INOCAR for 6 months, assuring a minimized azimuthal gap. Intense seismicity is observed up to 150 km N- and S-ward from the rupture zone aligning mainly along 3 seismic strips roughly perpendicular to the trench and also near the rupture area. Peak ground and spectral accelerations are compared with existing ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs) developed for interface earthquakes. Different soil investigations were realized to highlight soil characteristics in cities. The geodetic observations captured the immediate afterslip and will help determining the time history of afterslip and viscoelastic relaxation in response to this earthquake. A

  13. Percepción social de las reformas constitucionales sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas: México y Ecuador

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    2006-01-01

    ...’ indigenous constitutional reforms in Mexico and Ecuador. These perceptions and impact differ because in Mexico constitutional reform has been seen as a failure but in Ecuador it has been seen as an achievement...

  14. Following the water: a controlled study of drinking water storage in northern coastal Ecuador.

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    Levy, Karen; Nelson, Kara L; Hubbard, Alan; Eisenberg, Joseph N S

    2008-11-01

    To design the most appropriate interventions to improve water quality and supply, information is needed to assess water contamination in a variety of community settings, including those that rely primarily on unimproved surface sources of drinking water. We explored the role of initial source water conditions as well as household factors in determining household water quality, and how levels of contamination of drinking water change over time, in a rural setting in northern coastal Ecuador. We sampled source waters concurrently with water collection by household members and followed this water over time, comparing Escherichia coli and enterococci concentrations in water stored in households with water stored under controlled conditions. We observed significant natural attenuation of indicator organisms in control containers and significant, although less pronounced, reductions of indicators between the source of drinking water and its point of use through the third day of sampling. These reductions were followed by recontamination in approximately half of the households. Water quality improved after water was transferred from the source to household storage containers, but then declined because of recontamination in the home. Our experimental design allowed us to observe these dynamics by controlling for initial source water quality and following changes in water quality over time. These data, because of our controlled experimental design, may explain why recontamination has been reported in the literature as less prominent in areas or households with highly contaminated source waters. Our results also suggest that efforts to improve source water quality and sanitation remain important.

  15. LOS CONFLICTOS SOCIOAMBIENTALES EN EL ECUADOR: ANALISIS DEL CASO

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    María Beatriz Eguiguren Riofrío

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    Full Text Available RESUMO El artículo hace referencia a los diversos cambios en cuanto a la problemática socioambiental que han venido surgiendo en el Ecuador específicamente en la Región Sur, los cuales modifican permanentemente el escenario social, político, económico y ambiental, factores que además se encuentran supeditados a fuerzas externas a nivel regional y mundial. Desde la perspectiva socio ambiental podemos observar algunos cambios jurídico – institucional, que se han dado desde el proceso de reforma de la Constitución 2008, cuyo mayor logro ha sido la incorporación de los derechos de la Naturaleza como sujeto de de derecho, situación que pone al país a la vanguardia de reconocer aquellos derechos fundamentales para la vida, pero que irónicamente a nivel de todo el planeta los gobiernos no le dan la debida importancia. Así mismo el texto explica la conflictividad existente en la región sur del Ecuador específicamente en la Provincia de Zamora Chinchipe, sus actores, el proceso y dinámica del conflicto, la identificación de los Actores involucrados, un detenido análisis de posiciones, intereses y necesidades de actores centrales, las estrategias y métodos aplicados por los actores, los resultados de las acciones de cada actor, el papel del Estado y/o autoridades competentes y las acciones emprendidas y balance de la Intervención. De la misma forma se realiza un análisis de nuevos cuerpos legales orientados a recuperar el rol planificador del estado y así mejorar la gestión sobre el manejo del territorio, los recursos naturales y la inversión social, impulsando además un proceso de desconcentración y descentralización. Sin embargo pese a tener un nuevo marco legal bajo un ideal que se orienta a lograr un equilibrio entre el ser humano y la naturaleza (régimen del Buen Vivir o Sumak Kausay, aún estamos lejos de lograrlo, pues en la práctica muchas políticas y acciones se contradicen con los enunciados de la nueva

  16. Análisis y propuesta de mejoramiento a los procesos administrativos y financieros del Centro de Rehabilitación femenino de la ciudad de Quito.

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    Caicedo Yánez, Wilma Margarita

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    El presente estudio lo podemos resumir en pocas palabras de la siguiente manera:  El Centro de Rehabilitación Femenino de Quito es una Institución Pública que tiene  por finalidad la rehabilitación de las mujeres privadas de la libertad por diferentes  causas.  Aparece  en  el  año  1952  y    en  la  actualidad  se  encuentra  bajo  la  administración de la Dirección Nacional de Rehabilitación Social con una población  de internas fluctuante de 570.  Su Misión es conseguir la rehabilit...

  17. Entre el antiguo y el nuevo régimen: el triunfo de los cuerpos intermedios. El caso de la Audiencia de Quito, 1765-1830

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    Federica Morelli

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo se ocupa de investigar la importancia política que tuvo el cabildo entre el período de las reformas borbónicas, la crisis de la monarquía española y el proceso de formación de los estados independientes. Se analiza la consolidación de los poderes jurisdiccionales de los cabildos durante la última fase de la época colonial y la manera en que éstos se convirtieron en representantes legítimos de todos los intereses de su espacio territorial. El caso de la Audiencia de Quito muestra cómo el cabildo o municipio resistió con éxito los intentos de convertirlos en entes puramente administrativos por parte del aparato estatal grancolombiano. El municipio se mantuvo como órgano autónomo de la sociedad frente al Estado y titular de una parte de la soberanía.

  18. Impacto de la cultura organizacional sobre la innovación de las pymes: un estudio empírico en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

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    Karla María Alvarado Ramírez

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    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es examinar de manera empírica y cuantitativa el grado de relación existente entre la cultura organizacional y la innovación organizacional. Se realizó un estudio con 260 personas que ocupan cargos operativosy administrativos en las pymes del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito. Se analizó el tipo de cultura organizacional a través de la metodología propuesta por Cameron y Quinn, basada en el modelo Competing Value Framework, que permite identificar y clasificar a las empresas por el tipo de cultura dominante que presentan. Los resultados muestran que los tipos de cultura que inciden de forma favorable en la innovación organizacional son la cultura clan, de mercado y la de tipo adhocrática; sin embargo, una cultura muy jerarquizada presenta una correlación baja. Estos resultados resaltan la importancia que tiene la cultura organizacional, y refuerzan la idea de que el liderazgo genera mejoras en el desempeño e innovación organizacional.

  19. Modelling and monitoring vegetation and evapotranspiration on an anthropogenic grassland succession in the Andes of Ecuador

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    Silva, B.; Bendix, J.

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    productivity and Setaria pasture showed to be as competitive as bracken. A productivity of 3.2 kg/m2/year was calculated for Setaria pasture against 2.7 kg/m2/year for bracken fern, while a slightly higher evapotranspiration 968 mm/year was calculated for Setaria canopy in comparison with that of bracken with 849 mm/year. In addition, model runs using future climate change scenarios point to higher competitiveness of Setaria pasture. Explanations are given by comparing independent data and different observations within the study area and discussions emphasize data acquisition issues and the on-going modeling approach. Aknowledgments. The current study was conducted within the framework of the DFG Research Group FOR 816 "Biodiversity and sustainable management of a megadiverse mountain rain forest in south Ecuador" funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (BE 473/38-1 and 2; SCHE 217/14-2). B. Silva would like to thank the Brazilian Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) for research grants (GDE 290033/2007-1).

  20. Un nuevo híbrido natural de Dracula (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae del suroccidente de Ecuador A new natural hybrid of Dracula (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae from southwestern Ecuador

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    Bosco Javier Zambrano

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    Full Text Available Se describe e ilustra un nuevo híbrido natural de Dracula de Ecuador, Dracula x pinasensis, el cual fue recientemente descubierto en el bosque húmedo de los Andes del suroccidente de Ecuador. El nuevo híbrido es comparado con Dracula mantissa, D. mopsus y D. ophioceps de Sudamérica, así como D. pusilla de Centroamérica, orquídeas con las cuales está más relacionada. Se señala a D. mopsus y D. ophioceps como los progenitores putativos de este híbrido natural.A new natural hybrid of Dracula from Ecuador is described and illustrated, Dracula x pinasensis, which was recently discovered in the Andean wet forest from Southwestern Ecuador. The new hybrid is compared with the South American D. mantissa, D. mopsus, and D. ophioceps, as well the Central American D. pusilla, the closest allies. D. mopsus and D. ophioceps are pointed out as the putative parents of this natural hybrid.

  1. Plan de marketing para el posicionamiento del portal de compras Ecuador oferta de la empresa pública Correos del Ecuador CDE EP para el apoyo a la exportación de textiles del sector artesanal de la zona norte de Quito

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    Mejía Díaz, Jocelin Andreina; Hidalgo Jara, María José

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    In the textile sector there are representative concentrations of artisans that engaged in developing of products in a variety of raw materials and components, which are sold in the international and domestic market, however, the negotiation thereof for sale in the area where they are located. It should be noted that the main demand for these products is of foreign tourists visiting these areas for its historical and cultural attraction. Actually, Internet is another way to market a prod...

  2. Windrow composting as horticultural waste management strategy - A case study in Ecuador.

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    Gavilanes-Terán, Irene; Jara-Samaniego, Janneth; Idrovo-Novillo, Julio; Bustamante, Ma Angeles; Moral, Raúl; Paredes, Concepción

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    In Ecuador, enormous quantities of vegetable wastes are produced annually from the horticultural industries. Composting can be a feasible treatment to stabilise horticultural wastes and, thus, to improve their properties for use as organic fertilisers. In this study, two different piles were prepared, using laying hen manure and sawdust mixed with broccoli or tomato waste, respectively, and composted by the turned windrow composting system. Throughout the composting process, the temperature of the mixtures was monitored and physico-chemical and chemical properties and the degree of maturity were determined. Also, principal component analysis was used to interpret the data set of compost characteristics. In both piles, the temperature exceeded 55°C for more than 2weeks, which ensured maximum pathogen reduction. Organic matter (OM) losses followed a first-order kinetic equation in both piles. The final composts showed a suitable degree of stability and maturity and an absence of phytotoxins, as observed in the evolution and final values of the total organic carbon/total nitrogen ratio (Corg/NT50%) and cation exchange capacity (CEC>67meq (100g OM)(-1)). As well, the evolution of different humification indexes during composting was a good indicator of the OM humification process. The type of vegetable waste used influenced OM and NT mineralisation and the final properties of the composts, showing the mixture with tomato waste a higher fertilising capacity and less environmental problems.

  3. Two new species of Leptanilloides Mann, 1823 (Formicidae: Dorylinae from the Andes of southern Ecuador

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    Thibaut Delsinne

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    Full Text Available Two new species of Leptanilloides are described: L. copalinga Delsinne & Donoso sp. nov., and L. prometea Delsinne & Donoso sp. nov., based on workers collected in the leaf litter and soil of the Andes of southern Ecuador. Both species belong to the L. biconstricta species-group (formally diagnosed here. The metatibial gland, considered a synapomorphy for Dorylinae, is observed in L. prometea sp. nov. but seems absent in L. copalinga sp. nov. We provide a COI DNA barcode for both species and a revised key for the worker caste of all known species in the genus. We also describe a single male identified as a potential new Leptanilloides species on the basis of morphology. Furthermore, its mitochondrial COI gene sequence does not match any previously barcoded species. However, we refrain from giving it a specific name because of our lack of knowledge about the worker caste. So far, half of the 14 Leptanilloides species have been discovered above 1500 m in the mountain forests or páramos of the Ecuadorian Andes, confirming, if needed, the biological significance of these threatened habitats.

  4. Ore Petrography Using Optical Image Analysis: Application to Zaruma-Portovelo Deposit (Ecuador

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    Edgar Berrezueta

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    Full Text Available Optical image analysis (OIA supporting microscopic observation can be applied to improve ore mineral characterization of ore deposits, providing accurate and representative numerical support to petrographic studies, on the polished section scale. In this paper, we present an experimental application of an automated mineral quantification process on polished sections from Zaruma-Portovelo intermediate sulfidation epithermal deposit (Ecuador using multispectral and color images. Minerals under study were gold, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, pyrrhotite, bornite, hematite, chalcocite, pentlandite, covellite, tetrahedrite and native bismuth. The aim of the study was to quantify the ore minerals visible in polished section through OIA and, mainly, to show a detailed description of the methodology implemented. Automated ore identification and determination of geometric parameters predictive of geometallurgical behavior, such as grade, grain size or liberation, have been successfully performed. The results show that automated identification and quantification of ore mineral images are possible through multispectral and color image analysis. Therefore, the optical image analysis method could be a consistent automated mineralogical alternative to carry on detailed ore petrography.

  5. Testing hypotheses of bird extinctions at Rio Palenque, Ecuador, with informal species lists.

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    Pearson, David L; Anderson, Corey Devin; Mitchell, Brian R; Rosenberg, Michael S; Navarrete, Ronald; Coopmans, Paul

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    Informally gathered species lists are a potential source of data for conservation biology, but most remain unused because of questions of reliability and statistical issues. We applied two alternative analytical methods (contingency tests and occupancy modeling) to a 35-year data set (1973-2007) to test hypotheses about local bird extinction. We compiled data from bird lists collected by expert amateurs and professional scientists in a 2-km(2) fragment of lowland tropical forest in coastal Ecuador. We tested the effects of the following on local extinction: trophic level, sociality, foraging specialization, light tolerance, geographical range area, and biogeographic source. First we assessed extinction on the basis of the number of years in which a species was not detected on the site and used contingency tests with each factor to compare the frequency of expected and observed extinction events among different species categories. Then we defined four multiyear periods that reflected different stages of deforestation and isolation of the study site and used occupancy modeling to test extinction hypotheses singly and in combination. Both types of analyses supported the biogeographic source hypothesis and the species-range hypothesis as causes of extinction; however, occupancy modeling indicated the model incorporating all factors except foraging specialization best fit the data.

  6. [Price elasticity of demand for cigarettes and alcohol in Ecuador, based on household data].

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    Chávez, Ricardo

    2016-10-01

    Estimate price elasticity of demand for cigarettes and alcohol in Ecuador using cross-sectional data from the National Survey of Urban and Rural Household Income and Expenditures (ENIGHUR is the acronym in Spanish) 2011-2012. ENIGHUR 2011-2012 data were used with Deaton's (1, 2) methodology to estimate price elasticity of demand for cigarettes and alcohol with expenditure and quantity information. Household socioeconomic variables were also included. Price elasticity of demand for cigarettes is -0.87, meaning that a 10% price increase could lead to an 8.7% decrease in consumption. Results for cross-price elasticities of alcohol on cigarette demand are negative, as expected, indicating that they are complementary goods; however, the results are not statistically significant. Furthermore, it was found that price elasticity of demand for alcohol is -0.44, meaning that a 10% increase in the price of alcohol would produce a 4.4% decrease in consumption. A policy of price increases, for example, with a tax increase, applied to both cigarettes and alcohol, could have a positive effect on public health through reductions in consumption of both goods. However, this measure would not be sufficient to bridge gaps in prevalence measures and health outcomes between sex and other population groups, given the observed difference in the sensitivity of consumption to price variations.

  7. A qualitative study of consumer perceptions and use of traffic light food labelling in Ecuador.

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    Freire, Wilma B; Waters, William F; Rivas-Mariño, Gabriela; Nguyen, Tien; Rivas, Patricio

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    To analyse patterns of knowledge, comprehension, attitudes and practices regarding the traffic light label placed on processed food packages to inform Ecuadorian consumers about levels of added fat, sugar and salt. Twenty-one focus group discussions organized by age group, sex and place of residence. Interviews with representatives of companies that manufacture or market processed foods. Analysis of regulations and structured observations of processed food labels. Cities and towns in Ecuador's coastal, highland and eastern lowland regions. One hundred and seventy-eight participants in twenty-one focus group discussions and nine key informants. Focus group participants knew about the traffic light label and understood the information it conveys, but not all changed their attitudes and practices related to the purchase and consumption of processed foods. Children, adolescents and adult males reported using the information infrequently; adolescents interested in health and adult women used the label the most to select products. Representatives of companies that manufacture or market processed foods generally opposed the policy, stating that the information is misleading. Nevertheless, some companies have reduced levels of added fat, sugar or salt in their products. The traffic light label is an effective tool for conveying complex information. Its potential contribution to reduce consumption of products with high levels of fat, sugar and salt could be enhanced by promoting healthy diets among consumers who have not changed purchasing and consumption behaviour, by placing the label on front panels and by monitoring the production and marketing of processed foods.

  8. Development discourses at the mining frontier: Buen Vivir and the contested mine of El Mirador in Ecuador

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    van Teijlingen, K.; Hogenboom, B.

    2014-01-01

    In Ecuador, the recent introduction of mineral mining led to a conflictive debate on mining and evelopment, particularly Buen Vivir. This article examines the discourses on the mining-development nexus articulated in the conflict around the first large-scale mine of Ecuador, El Mirador. The findings

  9. La aleación inestable. Origen y consolidación de un Estado transformista: Ecuador, 1920 – 1960

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    Ospina Peralta, P.E.

    2016-01-01

    La historia del Ecuador se ha caracterizado por una vida política “apacible”, ajena a las guerras civiles, los asesinatos políticos y las muertes de manifestantes en las calles. ¿Qué distingue a Ecuador para explicar una historia política de más de medio siglo de resultados tan inusuales? Este

  10. Information and Communication Technologies and Social Mobilization: The Case of the Indigenous Movement in Ecuador, 2007-2011

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    Green-Barber, Lindsay N.

    2012-01-01

    Over the last three decades Indigenous people in Ecuador have faced government policies threatening their internationally recognized Indigenous human rights. Although a national social movement emerged in Ecuador in 1990, the level of mobilization has since varied. This dissertation project proposes to address the question, under what conditions…

  11. Information and Communication Technologies and Social Mobilization: The Case of the Indigenous Movement in Ecuador, 2007-2011

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    Green-Barber, Lindsay N.

    2012-01-01

    Over the last three decades Indigenous people in Ecuador have faced government policies threatening their internationally recognized Indigenous human rights. Although a national social movement emerged in Ecuador in 1990, the level of mobilization has since varied. This dissertation project proposes to address the question, under what conditions…

  12. Crisis, ingresos y mercado de trabajo en Ecuador

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    Full Text Available Au court des dernières qannées, l'Équateur a traversé une profonde crise économique et politique. Les indicateurs d'inégalité, dont les déterminants sont sanalysés à fond dans ce travail, montrent des changements entre 1995 et 1998. Les données indiquent que les facteurs les plus significatifs qui expliquent l'inégalité sont : la scolarité, l'appartenance au secteur agricole, le sexe et le degré de formalité de l'emploi. En désagrégant ces caracteristiques de l'e´chantillon, les différentes contributions de chaque facteur à l'inégalité se manifestent. La raison pourrait en être les changements survenus dans la structure productive de la famille, parmi lesqueles se trouvent la participation des femmes et le phénomène migratoire, qui s'est accentué depuis 1998. Ecuador ha atravesado una profunda crisis económica y política los últimos años. Los indicadores de desigualdad, cuyos determinantes se analizan con profundidad en este trabajo, muestran variaciones entre 1995 y 1998. La evidencia indica que los factores más significativos para explicar la desigualdad son la escolaridad, la pertenencia al sector agrícola, el género y el grado de formalidad del empleo. Al desagregar la muestra por estas características, se encuentran diferencias en la forma en que cada uno de estos factores contribuyen a la desigualdad. La explicación se encontraría en que se han dado cambios en la estructura productiva de la familia, entre los cuales destacan la forma de participación de la mujer y un proceso migratorio al extranjero que se aceleró justamente a partir de 1998. In recent years, Ecuador has gone through a severe economic and political crisis. Inequality indicators for the 1995-1998 period, which are analized in depth in this paper, exhibit a rising trend. The evidence indicates that the most significant factors that contribute to inequality are education, belonging to the agricultural sector, gender, and the degree of

  13. Emergency Department of a Rural Hospital in Ecuador

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    Tara Johnson, MD, MPH

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: There is a paucity of data studying patients and complaints presenting to emergency departments (EDs in low- and middle-income countries. The town of Pedro Vicente Maldonado (PVM is located in the northwestern highlands of Ecuador. Hospital PVM (HPVM is a rural teaching hospital providing family medicine residency training. These physicians provide around-the-clock acute medical care in HPVM’s ED. This study provides a first look at a functioning ED in rural Latin America by reviewing one year of ED visits to HPVM. Methods: All ED visits between April 14, 2013, and April 13, 2014, were included and analyzed, totaling 1,239 patient visits. Data were collected from their electronic medical record and exported into a de-identified Excel® database where it was sorted and categorized. Variables included age, gender, mode of arrival, insurance type, month and day of the week of the service, chief complaint, laboratory and imaging requests, and disposition. We performed descriptive statistics, and where possible, comparisons using Student’s T or chi-square, as appropriate. Results: Of the 1239 total ED visits, 48% were males and 52% females; 93% of the visits were ambulatory, and 7% came by ambulance. Sixty-three percent of the patients had social security insurance. The top three chief complaints were abdominal pain (25.5%, fever (15.1% and trauma (10.8%. Healthcare providers requested labs on 71.3% of patients and imaging on 43.2%. The most frequently requested imaging studies were chest radiograph (14.9%, upper extremity radiograph (9.4%, and electrocardiogram (9.0%. There was no seasonal or day-of-week variability to number of ED patients. The chief complaint of human or animal bite made it more likely the patient would be admitted, and the chief complaint of traumatic injury made it more likely the patient would be transferred. Conclusion: Analysis of patients presenting to a rural ED in Ecuador contributes to the global study

  14. Epidemiology of malaria in the Amazon basin of Ecuador.

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    San Sebastián, M; Játiva, R; Goicolea, I

    2000-01-01

    Malaria is reemerging in most endemic countries of South America. In Ecuador, malaria is endemic on the Pacific coast, in the inter-Andean valleys, and in the Amazon River basin. In the Lower-Napo region of northeastern Ecuador, malaria was considered eliminated in the 1970s, but the disease has reemerged in recent years. Three organizations are involved in malaria-related work in the area, but they are not coordinating their efforts. This study was designed to describe the epidemiology of malaria incidence in the Lower-Napo region for the period of January 1992 through December 1995, and to determine the extent of seasonality in transmission in the area. To determine malaria incidence, data were collected for that 4-year period from the records of the three malaria-related organizations: the office of the National Center for Malaria Eradication (NCME) in the town of Coca, the district hospital in Nuevo Rocafuerte (DHNR), and an association of community health workers called Sandi Yura. Data on climatic conditions for the same period were collected from the Ecuadorian Air Force and civil aviation authorities. During the 1992-1995 period, NCME diagnosed a total of 773 malaria cases, DHNR diagnosed 485, and Sandi Yura clinically diagnosed 859. For the 4-year period, an annual parasite index of 40.4 was found with the DHNR data, 35.8 with the Sandi Yura data, and 6.2 with the NCME data. The predominant parasite in the area was Plasmodium vivax (92% of all the cases). Twenty-eight percent of the infected persons were under 10 years old. No discernible differences between the genders were found. There was also no seasonal variation among the cases. Further research is needed in order to confirm these findings and better understand malaria transmission in the region. The study highlights the need for a closer coordination among the area's malaria-control organizations so as to have an improved understanding of malaria epidemiology and to design and implement effective

  15. Global conservation significance of Ecuador's Yasuni National Park.

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    Margot S Bass

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The threats facing Ecuador's Yasuní National Park are emblematic of those confronting the greater western Amazon, one of the world's last high-biodiversity wilderness areas. Notably, the country's second largest untapped oil reserves--called "ITT"--lie beneath an intact, remote section of the park. The conservation significance of Yasuní may weigh heavily in upcoming state-level and international decisions, including whether to develop the oil or invest in alternatives. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We conducted the first comprehensive synthesis of biodiversity data for Yasuní. Mapping amphibian, bird, mammal, and plant distributions, we found eastern Ecuador and northern Peru to be the only regions in South America where species richness centers for all four taxonomic groups overlap. This quadruple richness center has only one viable strict protected area (IUCN levels I-IV: Yasuní. The park covers just 14% of the quadruple richness center's area, whereas active or proposed oil concessions cover 79%. Using field inventory data, we compared Yasuní's local (alpha and landscape (gamma diversity to other sites, in the western Amazon and globally. These analyses further suggest that Yasuní is among the most biodiverse places on Earth, with apparent world richness records for amphibians, reptiles, bats, and trees. Yasuní also protects a considerable number of threatened species and regional endemics. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Yasuní has outstanding global conservation significance due to its extraordinary biodiversity and potential to sustain this biodiversity in the long term because of its 1 large size and wilderness character, 2 intact large-vertebrate assemblage, 3 IUCN level-II protection status in a region lacking other strict protected areas, and 4 likelihood of maintaining wet, rainforest conditions while anticipated climate change-induced drought intensifies in the eastern Amazon. However, further oil development in

  16. Modelling Ecuador's rainfall distribution according to geographical characteristics.

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    Tobar, Vladimiro; Wyseure, Guido

    2017-04-01

    It is known that rainfall is affected by terrain characteristics and some studies had focussed on its distribution over complex terrain. Ecuador's temporal and spatial rainfall distribution is affected by its location on the ITCZ, the marine currents in the Pacific, the Amazon rainforest, and the Andes mountain range. Although all these factors are important, we think that the latter one may hold a key for modelling spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall. The study considered 30 years of monthly data from 319 rainfall stations having at least 10 years of data available. The relatively low density of stations and their location in accessible sites near to main roads or rivers, leave large and important areas ungauged, making it not appropriate to rely on traditional interpolation techniques to estimate regional rainfall for water balance. The aim of this research was to come up with a useful model for seasonal rainfall distribution in Ecuador based on geographical characteristics to allow its spatial generalization. The target for modelling was the seasonal rainfall, characterized by nine percentiles for each one of the 12 months of the year that results in 108 response variables, later on reduced to four principal components comprising 94% of the total variability. Predictor variables for the model were: geographic coordinates, elevation, main wind effects from the Amazon and Coast, Valley and Hill indexes, and average and maximum elevation above the selected rainfall station to the east and to the west, for each one of 18 directions (50-135°, by 5°) adding up to 79 predictors. A multiple linear regression model by the Elastic-net algorithm with cross-validation was applied for each one of the PC as response to select the most important ones from the 79 predictor variables. The Elastic-net algorithm deals well with collinearity problems, while allowing variable selection in a blended approach between the Ridge and Lasso regression. The model fitting

  17. Análisis, diseño e implementación de un sistema para georeferenciación de la comunidad salesiana en los cantones: Quito y Cayambe utilizando dispositivos móviles y openlayers

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    Tobar Galárraga, Fátima Karina; Tutillo Tutillo, Fanny Rocio

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    Para la implementación del sistema de Georeferenciación de la Comunidad Salesiana en los Cantones: Quito Y Cayambe se realizará un estudio el cual permita analizar la situación actual de cada unidad educativa, para esta investigación se efectuará encuestas el cual permitirá obtener datos reales del total de alumnos, docentes y del personal administrativo. El software necesario para el desarrollo del sistema es Open Source y por lo tanto no requiere de ninguna inversión.

  18. Desarrollo de la inteligencia emocional en los estudiantes de básica superior de la Escuela de Educación Básica Plinio Robalino Cruz de la ciudad de Quito, Año Lectivo 2015-2016

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    Galarza Paredes, Janeth Patricia

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    La presente investigación da a conocer el desarrollo de la Inteligencia Emocional en los estudiantes de la Escuela de Educación Básica Plinio Robalino Cruz de la ciudad de Quito en el año lectivo 2015-2016, a través de una investigación cuasi experimental. La investigación permitió determinar el nivel de Inteligencia emocional en los estudiantes y la incidencia de la aplicación de los talleres “Me conozco y comunico” para desarrollar la inteligencia emocional en los estudiantes que resultaron...

  19. Incidencia de la capacitación del docente en lenguaje en su desempeño en dos instituciones educativas de la ciudad de Quito durante el año lectivo 2007 - 2008

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    Jumbo C., Flormita

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    El presente trabajo de investigación aborda el tema de la incidencia de la capacitación del docente en lenguaje en su desempeño en dos instituciones educativas de la ciudad de Quito: Escuela Solidaridad y Escuela Fiscal Abelardo Flores de las maestras de segundo, tercero y cuarto año de básica y detalla el estudio riguroso y metodológico de la capacitación docente según el Programa CECM. Para ello se utilizó dos instrumentos: dos entrevistas a directivos y docentes y una guí...

  20. Elaboración del manual de funciones, evaluación de desempeño, detección de necesidades y plan de capacitación en la empresa "Compuequip Dos" de la ciudad de Quito.

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    Enríquez Navarro, Vilma Alexandra; Ortiz Solórzano, Jenyfer Gisel

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    El objetivo del presente trabajo es implementar el funcionamiento de los subsistemas de RRHH en la empresa Compuequip DOS en la sucursal de Quito. Al ser DOS una empresa que va 23 años en el mercado ofreciendo servicios tecnológicos, como ventas de equipos e implementación de proyectos se ha visto necesario llevar a cabo este plan en el cual se piensa realizar el levantamiento de información para los perfiles de cargos y así poder obtener el manual de funciones, poder realiz...

  1. [Approaches, knowledge and capabilities of nurses and physicians regarding evidence-based clinical practice in the Imbadura province (Ecuador)].

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    Molina Mula, Jesús; Muñoz Navarro, Paulina; Vaca Auz, Janeth; Cabascango Cabascango, Carmita; Cabascango Cabascango, Katty

    2015-01-01

    The research raises the need to increase understanding of organizational and personal factors that influence the attitude and aptitude of each professional, with respect to evidence-based clinical practice. The aim of this study is to describe the transfer of knowledge into clinical practice in hospital units in Imbabura (Ecuador) identifying the obstacles to implementing evidence-based clinical practice validated questionnaire EBPQ-19. A cross-sectional observational study was conducted in hospitals of the Ministry of Public Health of Imbabura of Ecuador took place, including a total of 281 nurses and physicians. Nurses and physicians showed positive attitudes toward evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) and their use to support clinical decision-making. This research evidences perceptions of professionals on strategies for knowledge transfer and obstacles to carry it out. Significant differences between the perception of the use of EBCP strategies between nurses and physicians are observed. Physicians consider they use them frequently, while nurses acknowledge using them less (chi-square: 105.254, P=.018). In conclusion, we can say that these factors should be considered as necessary to improve the quality of care that is provided to users based on the best available evidence. It is necessary to start developing change interventions in this regard to remedy the current situation of clinical practice based not on evidence, but rather on experience only. Experimental studies demonstrating the effectiveness of strategies to eliminate barriers to scientific evidence-based clinical practice should be conducted. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  2. Spatial uncertainty of a geoid undulation model in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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    Chicaiza, E. G.; Leiva, C. A.; Arranz, J. J.; Buenańo, X. E.

    2017-06-01

    Geostatistics is a discipline that deals with the statistical analysis of regionalized variables. In this case study, geostatistics is used to estimate geoid undulation in the rural area of Guayaquil town in Ecuador. The geostatistical approach was chosen because the estimation error of prediction map is getting. Open source statistical software R and mainly geoR, gstat and RGeostats libraries were used. Exploratory data analysis (EDA), trend and structural analysis were carried out. An automatic model fitting by Iterative Least Squares and other fitting procedures were employed to fit the variogram. Finally, Kriging using gravity anomaly of Bouguer as external drift and Universal Kriging were used to get a detailed map of geoid undulation. The estimation uncertainty was reached in the interval [-0.5; +0.5] m for errors and a maximum estimation standard deviation of 2 mm in relation with the method of interpolation applied. The error distribution of the geoid undulation map obtained in this study provides a better result than Earth gravitational models publicly available for the study area according the comparison with independent validation points. The main goal of this paper is to confirm the feasibility to use geoid undulations from Global Navigation Satellite Systems and leveling field measurements and geostatistical techniques methods in order to use them in high-accuracy engineering projects.

  3. Spatial uncertainty of a geoid undulation model in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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    Chicaiza E.G.

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Geostatistics is a discipline that deals with the statistical analysis of regionalized variables. In this case study, geostatistics is used to estimate geoid undulation in the rural area of Guayaquil town in Ecuador. The geostatistical approach was chosen because the estimation error of prediction map is getting. Open source statistical software R and mainly geoR, gstat and RGeostats libraries were used. Exploratory data analysis (EDA, trend and structural analysis were carried out. An automatic model fitting by Iterative Least Squares and other fitting procedures were employed to fit the variogram. Finally, Kriging using gravity anomaly of Bouguer as external drift and Universal Kriging were used to get a detailed map of geoid undulation. The estimation uncertainty was reached in the interval [-0.5; +0.5] m for errors and a maximum estimation standard deviation of 2 mm in relation with the method of interpolation applied. The error distribution of the geoid undulation map obtained in this study provides a better result than Earth gravitational models publicly available for the study area according the comparison with independent validation points. The main goal of this paper is to confirm the feasibility to use geoid undulations from Global Navigation Satellite Systems and leveling field measurements and geostatistical techniques methods in order to use them in high-accuracy engineering projects.

  4. Western and indigenous knowledges in intercultural bilingual education in Ecuador

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    Carmen Martinez Novo

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the relationships between indigenous and Western forms of knowledge in intercultural bilingual education (EIB in Ecuador. The work shows that the tensions between both forms of knowledge reflect differences in the ways that indigenous leaders and communities understand the role of formal education. The article also argues that the allies of indigenous movements (religious groups, academics, NGOs, and others and indigenous communities have different educational aims. Whereas allies and indigenous leaders see EIB as a tool to preserve indigenous language and culture, indigenous parents and students seek access to western forms of knowledge such as Spanish literacy, English, and computers. Communities do not underestimate indigenous knowledges based on oral narratives and elder wisdom. However, the article argues that indigenous individuals do not think that the school system is the right place for the reproduction of this wisdom. These knowledges are typically shared outside of school premises in the domains of the family and community. The author gathered the data for this article with a group of indigenous researchers through a collaborative methodology. Thus, this study contributes with internal and critical points of view that complement those of other studies. 

  5. Aging, health, and identity in Ecuador's indigenous communities.

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    Waters, William F; Gallegos, Carlos A

    2014-12-01

    Middle-income countries like Ecuador are in the process of demographic and epidemiological transitions, and their populations are aging. The challenges associated with providing services to growing numbers of citizens who experience the inevitable deterioration associated with aging are mirrored by the manner in which aging is perceived in a culturally heterogeneous society. This paper presents the results of qualitative research conducted among older men and women in indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian highlands in order to investigate the perceptions regarding the ability of family and community networks to provide adequate and appropriate support for older persons in the context of their perceptions of health, health care, and aging. The principal findings are that: (i) perceptions of aging are shaped by chronic illness, fatigue, deteriorating sensory capacities, and vulnerability to accidents; (ii) barriers to health care are exacerbated among aging members of indigenous communities, although in some cases they can be addressed through traditional alternatives; (iii) the sense of identity shifts as aging people are increasingly unable to work the land and participate in community activities; and (iv) family and community support networks for older adults are not as strong as is generally thought. These findings represent the context within which issues related aging in a culturally heterogeneous society can be best understood and addressed.

  6. Stroke in rural coastal Ecuador: a community-based survey.

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    Del Brutto, Oscar H; Santamaría, Milton; Zambrano, Mauricio; Peñaherrera, Ernesto; Pow-Chon-Long, Freddy; Del Brutto, Victor J; Ochoa, Elio; Valdiviezo, Elsy; Santibáñez, Rocío

    2014-04-01

    Stroke will be South America's next epidemic. Therefore, information on stroke particularities in the region will help to overcome its impact burden. We evaluated prevalence, pattern of sub-types, and pathogenic mechanisms underlying stroke in Atahualpa, a village representative of rural coastal Ecuador. In a three-phase epidemiologic study, suspected cases were detected by a door-to-door survey (Phase I). Then, neurologists evaluated suspected cases and randomly selected negative persons (Phase II), and confirmed patients underwent complementary exams (Phase III). We found 20 stroke patients (mean age 70 years, 60% men) among 642 persons aged ≥40 years. Stroke prevalence was 31.15‰ that increased with age. Most patients had sub-cortical infarctions associated with leukoaraiosis or microbleeds. Hypertensive arteriolopathy was the most likely mechanism underlying strokes (55% patients). Intracranial arterial lesions were found in 47% cases. Extracranial atherosclerotic lesions or cardiac sources of emboli were not found in any case. Comparison of our findings with a previous survey performed in the same village showed an alarming increase in stroke prevalence (from 14.08‰ in 2003 to 31.15‰ in 2012, P = 0.03).

  7. Environmental influences on human migration in rural Ecuador.

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    Gray, Clark; Bilsborrow, Richard

    2013-08-01

    The question of whether environmental conditions influence human migration has recently gained considerable attention, driven by claims that global environmental change will displace large populations. Despite this high level of interest, few quantitative studies have investigated the potential effects of environmental factors on migration, particularly in the developing world and for gradual but pervasive forms of environmental change. To address this, a retrospective migration survey was conducted in rural Ecuador and linked to data on topography, climate, and weather shocks. These data were used to estimate multivariate event history models of alternative forms of mobility (local mobility, internal migration, and international migration), controlling for a large number of covariates. This approach is generalizable to other study areas and responds to calls for the development of more rigorous methods in this field. The results indicate that adverse environmental conditions do not consistently increase rural out-migration and, in some cases, reduce migration. Instead, households respond to environmental factors in diverse ways, resulting in complex migratory responses. Overall, the results support an alternative narrative of environmentally induced migration that recognizes the adaptability of rural households in responding to environmental change.

  8. Impact of the 2016 Ecuador Earthquake on Zika Virus Cases.

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    Vasquez, Diego; Palacio, Ana; Nuñez, Jose; Briones, Wladimir; Beier, John C; Pareja, Denisse C; Tamariz, Leonardo

    2017-07-01

    To evaluate the impact of the April 2016 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador on the incidence of Zika virus (ZIKV) cases. We used the national public health surveillance system for reportable transmissible conditions and included suspected and laboratory-confirmed ZIKV cases. We compared the number of cases before and after the earthquake in areas closer to and farther from the epicenter. From January to July 2016, 2234 patients suspected of having ZIKV infection were reported in both affected and control areas. A total of 1110 patients had a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assay, and 159 were positive for ZIKV. The cumulative incidence of ZIKV in the affected area was 11.1 per 100 000 after the earthquake. The odds ratio of having ZIKV infection in those living in the affected area was 8.0 (95% CI = 4.4, 14.6; P < .01) compared with the control area and adjusted for age, gender, province population, and number of government health care facilities. A spike in ZIKV cases occurred after the earthquake. Patients in the area closest to the epicenter had a delay in seeking care.

  9. Maternal Deaths Databases Analysis: Ecuador 2003-2013.

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    Pino, Antonio; Albán, María; Rivas, Alejandra; Rodríguez, Erika

    2016-08-19

    Background: Maternal mortality ratio in Ecuador is the only millennium goal on which national agencies are still making strong efforts to reach 2015 target. The purpose of the study was to process national maternal death databases to identify a specific association pattern of variable included in the death certificate. Design and methods: The study processed mortality databases published yearly by the National Census and Statistics Institute (INEC). Data analysed were exclusively maternal deaths. Data corresponds to the 2003-2013 period, accessible through INEC's website. Comparisons are based on number of deaths and use an ecological approach for geographical coincidences. Results: The study identified variable association into the maternal mortality national databases showing that to die at home or in a different place than a hospital is closely related to women's socioeconomic characteristics; there was an association with the absence of a public health facility. Also, to die in a different place than the usual residence could mean that women and families are searching for or were referred to a higher level of attention when they face complications. Conclusions: Ecuadorian maternal deaths showed Patterns of inequity in health status, health care provision and health risks. A predominant factor seems unclear to explain the variable association found processing national databases; perhaps every pattern of health systems development played a role in maternal mortality or factors different from those registered by the statistics system may remain hidden. Some random influences might not be even considered in an explanatory model yet.

  10. Ecuador en la trampa de la renta media

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    Rafael Domínguez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La trampa de renta media (TRM alude a las dificultades de los países de renta media para la convergencia con los desarrollados, por su incapacidad para completar la transición productiva desde los sectores de bajo valor añadido (productos primarios y manufacturas intensivas en recursos naturales y trabajo a los de alto valor añadido (manufacturas intensivas en tecnología. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar las causas de la trm en que se halla Ecuador desde hace más de 60 años y las perspectivas de salida de dicha trampa, analizando las estrategias de desarrollo oficiales y las condiciones que la literatura emergente sobre la TRM (que conectan con la teoría del Estado desarrollista y su problemática exportación al ámbito latinoamericano establece para la graduación en desarrollo de los países exportadores de unos pocos productos primarios.

  11. Triángulo del neo-desarrollismo en Ecuador

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    James M. Cypher

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La tesis neo-desarrollista se centra básicamente en un proceso de transformación socioeconómica endógena, liderado por políticas públicas. Para lograr tales fines se requieren tres estrategias conjuntas: i fomento de un proyecto nacional; ii construcción de una política industrial, y iii consolidación de un sistema de innovación nacional. En el presente artículo se muestra el caso de Ecuador como un ejemplo ilustrativo del tema; a partir de 2007 se han ido evidenciando progresivamente rasgos neo-desarrollistas en las políticas del actual gobierno. A través de un acercamiento teórico y empírico es posible señalar que este país está intentando, consistentemente, realizar una metamorfosis socioeconómica hacia el neo-desarrollismo, sin embargo, desde 2014 estos intentos se han desarrollado bajo condiciones cada vez más complejas.

  12. Life Sciences at the University of Yachay Tech in Ecuador

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    Graciela Salum

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Yachay Tech University, home for more than 900 students and growing, has entered a new era and made a step forward in its development and fulfillment of the hopes placed on it. Indeed, its Schools have launched their careers offering the students a wide range of choices among programs of high academic level. The School of Biological Sciences and Engineering has started its two careers. The first one, coined "Biology," is designed for students aiming to gain knowledge either in "Organisms, Ecology and Evolution" or "Molecular and Cellular Biology." The second path, referred to as "Biomedical Engineering", is the first program of its type in Ecuador and is intended for students wishing to apply the principles and problem-solving techniques of Engineering to Biology and Medicine. These students will be able to acquire knowledge at the interface between Biology and Medicine, on one side, and Natural Sciences, such as Physics and Chemistry, and Engineering sciences, such as Flow Dynamics, Informatics and Electronics, on the other side.

  13. Management effectiveness evaluation in protected areas of southern Ecuador.

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    López-Rodríguez, Fausto; Rosado, Daniel

    2017-04-01

    Protected areas are home to biodiversity, habitats and ecosystem as well as a critical component of human well-being and a generator of leisure-related revenues. However, management is sometimes unsatisfactory and requires new ways of evaluation. Management effectiveness of 36 protected areas in southern Ecuador have been assessed. The protected areas belong to three categories: Heritage of Natural Areas of the Ecuadorian State (PANE), created and funded by the State, Areas of Forest and Protective Vegetation (ABVP), created but no funded by the State, and private reserves, declared and funded by private entities. Management effectiveness was evaluated by answers of managers of the protected areas to questionnaires adapted to the socio-economic and environmental characteristics of the region. Questions were classified into six elements of evaluation: context, planning, inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes as recommended by IUCN. Results were classified into four levels: unsatisfactory, slightly satisfactory, satisfactory and very satisfactory. The PANE areas and private reserves showed higher management effectiveness levels (satisfactory and very satisfactory) than ABVP areas, where slightly satisfactory and unsatisfactory levels prevailed. Resources availability was found as the main reason behind this difference. The extension, age and province of location were found irrelevant. Outputs, inputs and processes require main efforts to improve management effectiveness. Improving planning and input in the PANE areas and inputs and outcomes on ABVP areas is necessary to obtain a similar result in all areas.

  14. Maternal deaths databases analysis: Ecuador 2003-2013

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    Antonio Pino

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Maternal mortality ratio in Ecuador is the only millennium goal on which national agencies are still making strong efforts to reach 2015 target. The purpose of the study was to process national maternal death databases to identify a specific association pattern of variable included in the death certificate. Design and methods: The study processed mortality databases published yearly by the National Census and Statistics Institute (INEC. Data analysed were exclusively maternal deaths. Data corresponds to the 2003-2013 period, accessible through INEC’s website. Comparisons are based on number of deaths and use an ecological approach for geographical coincidences. Results: The study identified variable association into the maternal mortality national databases showing that to die at home or in a different place than a hospital is closely related to women’s socioeconomic characteristics; there was an association with the absence of a public health facility. Also, to die in a different place than the usual residence could mean that women and families are searching for or were referred to a higher level of attention when they face complications. Conclusions: Ecuadorian maternal deaths showed Patterns of inequity in health status, health care provision and health risks. A predominant factor seems unclear to explain the variable association found processing national databases; perhaps every pattern of health systems development played a role in maternal mortality or factors different from those registered by the statistics system may remain hidden. Some random influences might not be even considered in an explanatory model yet.

  15. Bilingual Intercultural Education in Ecuador: A Study of Social Demand

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    Marcelo Bastidas Jiménez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The Intercultural Bilingual Education System in Ecuador is guaranteed by the Constitution and assured by the Organic Law of Intercultural Bilingual Education, in a process that took a few decades to the indigenous population. The Ecuadorian state currently counts with a Model of Intercultural Bilingual Education that has its own structure, attached to the Ministry of Education and responsible for generating educational guidelines for 35 indigenous nationalities that coexist in the country. The objective of this study is to analyze the social demand for the Bachelor in Intercultural Bilingual Education, offered by Universidad Politécnica Salesiana. The analysis was carried out through two studies, one of them quantitative, addressed to educational institutions, and the other one qualitative and directed to government officials. The research objectives were to determine the need for graduates in Intercultural Bilingual Education, identify the desired profile of graduates of the career and academic requirements for a successful career. The results highlighted that the current presence of professionals in bilingual intercultural education is 0,65 per institution, with an average necessity of 1,85, which determines the existence of a demand in the next three years of 3 315 professionals. The main conclusion is that there is a significant demand for this career. Although the deficiencies of the current educational system, there in a strengthening trend.

  16. A genetic analysis of Trichuris trichiura and Trichuris suis from Ecuador

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    Meekums, Hayley; Hawash, Mohamed B F; Sparks, Alexandra M;

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Since the nematodes Trichuris trichiura and T. suis are morphologically indistinguishable, genetic analysis is required to assess epidemiological cross-over between people and pigs. This study aimed to clarify the transmission biology of trichuriasis in Ecuador. FINDINGS: Adult...... Trichuris worms were collected during a parasitological survey of 132 people and 46 pigs in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. Morphometric analysis of 49 pig worms and 64 human worms revealed significant variation. In discriminant analysis morphometric characteristics correctly classified male worms according...... to genetically analyse Trichuris parasites. Although T. trichiura does not appear to be zoonotic in Ecuador, there is evidence of genetic exchange between T. trichiura and T. suis warranting more detailed genetic sampling....

  17. First records of parasitoids attacking the Asian citrus psyllid in Ecuador

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    Diego E. Portalanza

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT First records of parasitoids attacking the Asian citrus psyllid in Ecuador. The objective of the current study was to investigate the presence of natural enemies of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae (the Asian citrus psyllid in Ecuador. Incidence of parasitoid Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae was assessed between November 2015 and March 2016, in Letamendi, Febres-Cordero and Tarqui, urban districts of Guayaquil. Highest incidence of parasitism occurred in those regions and seasons of the year with the highest temperatures commensurate with increase of citrus plant shoots. Similar to their host, these parasitoids appear to have established in Ecuador by accident, and were not the result of purposeful introduction. This fortuitous introduction is a potentially helpful tool in controlling the Asian citrus psyllid, and potentially Huanglongbing.

  18. Challenges for an Active Role of Women in Physics in Ecuador

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    Ayala, Paola; Guaño, Sonia; Apolo, Alberto Celi

    2009-04-01

    The social reality of Ecuador is not far from the experience of most countries of the Andean region in South America. Many factors contribute to a preference for short-learning-curve or business-oriented careers, and also make traditional and time-demanding careers less appealing. Physics is one of the least attractive professions in a country like Ecuador. However, in the last few years, the number of bachelor's-degree candidates in physics has increased significantly. This result, together with the new postgraduate courses offered inland, show promising changes for the future of this career. Developed countries face challenges that involve mainly gender issues in the scientific daily routine, whereas in Ecuador the challenge is still to attract students to this scientific path regardless of their gender.

  19. «Ecuador» de Henri Michaux: fazer a viagem é que é a viagem

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    Vera Lúcia de Carvalho Casa Nova

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Uma viagem que pode não ter acontecido, mas que merece o nome de viagem. Uma desconstrução do paradigma desse gênero. Relato que plasma a configuração de um eu imaginário à procura de um ultrapassamento e de estar en dehors de soi-même.Palavras-chave: Henri Michaux; Ecuador; gênero; viagem.Resúmé: Un voyage qui peut n’avoir existé, mais qui mérite le nom de voyage par son caractère de desconstruction d’une littérature de ce genre. Récit de voyage qui  montre une autre configuration d’un sujet imaginaire à la recherche d’être en dehors de soi-même.Mots-clés: Henri Michaux; Ecuador; genre; voyage.Keywords: Henri Michaux; Ecuador; gender; journey.

  20. de preceptos legales en Ecuador y los efectos de las sentencias

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    Marco Morales Tobar

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo realiza un análisis de la evolución histórica del Tribunal Constitucional y la Jurisdicción Constitucional en Ecuador, además de considerar la naturaleza jurídica del Tribunal Constitucional como asimismo su función de defensa de la Constitución, el sistema de control constitucional vigente en Ecuador y el análisis del control represivo de inconstitucionalidad de actos normativos y los efectos de las sentencias.

  1. Shadows of the colonial past – diverging plant use in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador

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    Bussmann Rainer W

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This paper examines the traditional use of medicinal plants in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador, with special focus on the Departments of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca, and San Martin, and in Loja province, with special focus on the development since the early colonial period. Northern Peru represents the locus of the old Central Andean "Health Axis." The roots of traditional healing practices in this region go as far back as the Cupisnique culture early in the first millennium BC. Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador share the same cultural context and flora but show striking differences in plant use and traditional knowledge. Two hundred fifteen plant species used for medicinal purposes in Ecuador and 510 plant species used for medicinal purposes in Peru were collected, identified,. and their vernacular names, traditional uses, and applications recorded. This number of species indicates that the healers, market vendors, and members of the public interviewed in Peru still have a very high knowledge of plants in their surroundings, which can be seen as a reflection of the knowledge of the population in general. In Ecuador much of the original plant knowledge has already been lost. In Peru, 433 (85% were Dicotyledons, 46 (9% Monocotyledons, 21 (4% Pteridophytes, and 5 (1% Gymnosperms. Three species of Giartina (Algae and one species of the Lichen genus Siphula were used. The families best represented were Asteraceae with 69 species, Fabaceae (35, Lamiaceae (25, and Solanaceae (21. Euphorbiaceae had 12 species, and Poaceae and Apiaceae each accounted for 11 species. In Ecuador the families best represented were Asteraceae (32 species, Euphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, and Solanaceae (11 species each, and Apiaceae, Fabaceae, Lycopodiaceae (9 species each. One hundred eighty-two (85% of the species used were Dicotyledons, 20 Monocotyledons (9.3%, 12 ferns (5.5%, and one unidentified lichen was used. Most of the plants used (83% were

  2. Shadows of the colonial past--diverging plant use in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador.

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    Bussmann, Rainer W; Sharon, Douglas

    2009-02-02

    This paper examines the traditional use of medicinal plants in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador, with special focus on the Departments of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Cajamarca, and San Martin, and in Loja province, with special focus on the development since the early colonial period. Northern Peru represents the locus of the old Central Andean "Health Axis." The roots of traditional healing practices in this region go as far back as the Cupisnique culture early in the first millennium BC. Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador share the same cultural context and flora but show striking differences in plant use and traditional knowledge. Two hundred fifteen plant species used for medicinal purposes in Ecuador and 510 plant species used for medicinal purposes in Peru were collected, identified,. and their vernacular names, traditional uses, and applications recorded. This number of species indicates that the healers, market vendors, and members of the public interviewed in Peru still have a very high knowledge of plants in their surroundings, which can be seen as a reflection of the knowledge of the population in general. In Ecuador much of the original plant knowledge has already been lost. In Peru, 433 (85%) were Dicotyledons, 46 (9%) Monocotyledons, 21 (4%) Pteridophytes, and 5 (1%) Gymnosperms. Three species of Giartina (Algae) and one species of the Lichen genus Siphula were used. The families best represented were Asteraceae with 69 species, Fabaceae (35), Lamiaceae (25), and Solanaceae (21). Euphorbiaceae had 12 species, and Poaceae and Apiaceae each accounted for 11 species. In Ecuador the families best represented were Asteraceae (32 species), Euphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, and Solanaceae (11 species each), and Apiaceae, Fabaceae, Lycopodiaceae (9 species each). One hundred eighty-two (85%) of the species used were Dicotyledons, 20 Monocotyledons (9.3%), 12 ferns (5.5%), and one unidentified lichen was used. Most of the plants used (83%) were native to Peru

  3. Explaining judicial corruption in the courts of Chile, Peru and Ecuador

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    Santiago Basabe-Serrano

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available This article identifies the main variables that explain judicial corruption in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. Improving the current methodological strategies used to measure judicial corruption and incorporating endogenous and exogenous variables in the model, this article argues that legal training of the judges, respect for the judicial career, and the fragmentation of political power explain different degrees of judicial corruption. Through a comparative diachronic and synchronic research design of Chile, Peru and Ecuador, the article shows institutional designs with more legal steps will be more inclined to illegal payments or other types of judicial corruption.

  4. Interconectividad de un sistema gmpcs con operadores celulares en el Ecuador

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    Zeas M., Rosa; Coello, Miguel; Ronquillo, Walter; Delgado, Marcos; Saltos, Vicente

    2009-01-01

    El presente proyecto de Tópico enfoca los diferentes criterios que una operadora en el Ecuador debe tener en cuenta para la selección e implementación de un sistema GMPCS (Global Mobil Personal Comunication Sistem). Inicialmente se presentan las principales propuestas que en la actualidad existen a escala mundial, se analizan sus diferencias y se elige un sistema que de acuerdo a las condiciones actuales de las operadoras celulares en el Ecuador resulte ser el más compatible con ellas. L...

  5. New species of Triplocania Roesler (Psocodea, 'Psocoptera', Ptiloneuridae), from Brazil and Ecuador.

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    Da Silva Neto, Alberto Moreira; Rafael, José Albertino; Aldrete, Alfonso N García

    2015-01-01

    Four species of Triplocania, three with M3 simple, based on male specimens and one with forewing M3 forked, based on male and female specimens, are here described and illustrated, namely: Triplocaniabravoi sp. n. (Napo: Ecuador), Triplocaniaerwini sp. n. (Napo: Ecuador), Triplocaniatrifida sp. n. (Mato Grosso and Rondônia: Brazil) and Triplocanialamasoides sp. n. (Rondônia: Brazil). They differ from all the other species in the genus, in which the males are known, by the hypandrium and phallosome structures. The female is first described for the M3 forked group. The identification key for males of the M3 forked group is updated.

  6. Modelo de autoregulación para organizaciones no gubernamentales microfinancieras-ONGs en el Ecuador

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    Pinto Guerrón, Yamile Yessenia

    2009-01-01

    100 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 2830 La presente investigación tiene por objeto diseñar un modelo de autoregulación que consolide el desarrollo de las ONGs microfinancieras en el Ecuador, como mecanismo alternativo de financiamiento a los sectores rurales y urbano marginales.Busca facilitar un modelo de "Autoregulación" para ONGs, dado que en el Ecuador no existe una regulación o una institución estatal que supervise a este tipo de operadores. Esta propuesta se sustenta en ...

  7. Los medios comunitarios, un reto para la comunicacio?n en el Ecuador

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    Gala?n Montesdeoca, Jorge

    2015-01-01

    El Ecuador es un pai?s con una escasa historia en medios comunitarios de comunicacio?n, pues la mayori?a de empresas comunicacionales esta?n en manos de iniciativas privadas, con intereses econo?mico-poli?ticos. Desde la aparicio?n de “Primicias de la Cultura de Quito” (1792), el primer perio?dico en tierras de lo que hoy es el Ecuador, los medios privados han dominado el panorama nacional, no asi? los medios comunitarios, que han tenido una presencia muy reducida, debido al estilo con el ...

  8. Un nuevo híbrido natural de Dracula (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) del suroccidente de Ecuador

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    Bosco Javier Zambrano; Rodolfo Solano-Gómez

    2011-01-01

    Se describe e ilustra un nuevo híbrido natural de Dracula de Ecuador, Dracula x pinasensis, el cual fue recientemente descubierto en el bosque húmedo de los Andes del suroccidente de Ecuador. El nuevo híbrido es comparado con Dracula mantissa, D. mopsus y D. ophioceps de Sudamérica, así como D. pusilla de Centroamérica, orquídeas con las cuales está más relacionada. Se señala a D. mopsus y D. ophioceps como los progenitores putativos de este híbrido natural.

  9. On the distribution of Rostkovia magellanica (Juncaceae) - a species newly rediscovered in Ecuador

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    Balslev, Henrik

    1979-01-01

    Rostkovia magellanica has hitherto been considered a species of Patagonia and the subantarctic islands from New Zealand to South Georgia. An old report from Ecuador has been considered erroneous, but it has now been rediscovered there. Brief notes on the ecology of the species are given, and the ......Rostkovia magellanica has hitherto been considered a species of Patagonia and the subantarctic islands from New Zealand to South Georgia. An old report from Ecuador has been considered erroneous, but it has now been rediscovered there. Brief notes on the ecology of the species are given...

  10. Preemergence infection of potato sprouts by Phytophthora infestans in the highland tropics of Ecuador

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    Kromann, Peter; Taipe, Arturo; Andrade-Piedra, Jorge L.

    2008-01-01

    Experiments were conducted to determine whether preemergence infection of potato sprouts by Phytophthora infestans occurs in the highland tropics of Ecuador. In three separate experiments in the field, P. infestans was identified on the preemerged sprouts of 49, 5, and 43% of tubers, respectively...... over 24 h in the field. Deposition had been measured at 1 m from a severely infected potato plot. Our study demonstrated the potential for preemergence infection of potato sprouts by P. infestans in the highlands of Ecuador, where year-round aerial inoculum is present. Preemergence infection...

  11. Coperación Internacional y Seguridad Ciudadana: el caso de Ecuador

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    Torres Angarita, Andreína

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN: El presente trabajo analiza el impacto que en la actualidad tiene la cooperación internacional para el desarrollo en la definición de agendas locales de seguridad ciudadana en Ecuador. En Ecuador se observa una heterogeneidad de proyectos que de alguna manera buscan apoyar y fortalecer iniciativas de prevención de la violencia social. No obstante, en una escala nacional siguen predominando los esfuerzos antinarcóticos apoyados por las donaciones de países como los Estados Unidos. Se ...

  12. Onchocerciasis in Ecuador: Prevalence of Infection on the Ecuador-Colombia Border in the Province of Esmeraldas

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    Joy R Guderian

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    Full Text Available The prevalence of onchocerciasis infection was determined in communities on 7 rivers located in the northern area of the cantón San Lorenzo, province of Esmeraldas. Diagnosis of the infection was obtained by skin biopsies and recombinant-antigen based-serology. No evidence of infection was detected in 9 communities studied along the Río Mataje, which forms the frontier between Ecuador and Colombia, nor in 10 adjacent communities located on 5 interior rivers. Evidence for Onchocerca volvulus infection was found in 4 communities on the Río Tululví with the following prevalence: La Boca (3.5% by biopsy and 3.9% by serology, Guayabal (9.1% by both biopsy and serology, La Ceiva (51.5% by biopsy and 53% by serology, and Salidero (4% by biopsy and 7.7% by serology. A few individuals in these communities were seropositive for O. volvulus in the absence of detectable dermal microfilariae: these might harbor very light or prepatent infections. No clinical disease attributable to onchocerciasis was found. The infected communities will be included in the ivermectin-based National Control Program for the disease, with no evidence of the infection having extended north of the Ecuadorian-colombian border

  13. Syphilis and HIV/Syphilis Co-infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in Ecuador.

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    Hernandez, Isabel; Johnson, Ayesha; Reina-Ortiz, Miguel; Rosas, Carlos; Sharma, Vinita; Teran, Santiago; Naik, Eknath; Salihu, Hamisu M; Teran, Enrique; Izurieta, Ricardo

    2016-12-05

    There is a reemergence of syphilis in the Latin American and Caribbean region. There is also very little information about HIV/Syphilis co-infection and its determinants. The aim of this study is to investigate knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding sexually transmitted infections (STIs), in particular syphilis infection and HIV/Syphilis co-infection, as well as to estimate the prevalence of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in a city with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Ecuador. In this study, questionnaires were administered to 291 adult MSM. Questions included knowledge about STIs and their sexual practices. Blood samples were taken from participants to estimate the prevalence of syphilis and HIV/syphilis co-infection. In this population, the prevalence of HIV/syphilis co-infection was 4.8%, while the prevalence of syphilis as mono-infection was 6.5%. Participants who had syphilis mono-infection and HIV/syphilis co-infection were older. Men who had multiple partners and those who were forced to have sex had increased odds of syphilis and HIV/syphilis co-infection. A high prevalence of syphilis and self-reported STI was observed, which warrants targeted behavioral interventions. Co-infections are a cause for concern when treating a secondary infection in a person who is immunocompromised. These data suggest that specific knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among MSM are associated with increased odds of STIs (including HIV/syphilis co-infections) in this region of Ecuador.

  14. Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Nitrate and Sulfate in Fog and River water in Podocarpus National Forest, Ecuador

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    Brothers, L. A.; Fabian, P.; Thiemens, M. H.

    2006-12-01

    The eastern slopes of the Andean rainforests of Ecuador possess some of the highest plant biodiversity found on the planet; however, these ecosystems are in jeopardy because region is experiences one of the highest deforestation rates in South America. This rainforest characterized by high acidity and low nutrient soils and experiences natural process which are both destabilizing and stabilizing to biodiversity rendering this a unique, though sensitive environment. There is increased concern that anthropogenic activities are affecting rainforests and could lead to higher extinction rates, changes in the biodiversity and far reaching effects on the global troposphere. Measurements of nitrate and sulfate in rain and fog water have shown periods of elevated concentrations in the Podocarpus National Park near Loja, Ecuador. These high episodes contribute to annual deposition rates that are comparable to polluted central Europe. Significant anthropogenic sources near this region are lacking and it is believed that the majority of the nitrate and sulfate pollution can be attributed to biomass burning in the Amazon basin. Concentration measurements do not elucidate the source of high nitrate and sulfate pollution; however, by measuring all three stable isotopes of oxygen in nitrate and sulfate from fog and river water provides a new way to examine the impacts of biomass burning on the region. By using stable isotope techniques atmospheric nitrate and sulfate can be resolved from terrestrial sources. This provides an unique way to trace the contributions from the biomass burning and farming sources. Current research at the field station monitors sulfate and nitrate concentrations in rain and fog water by standard methods to investigate water and nutrient pathways along with data from satellite and ground based remote sensing, in-situ observations and numerical models.

  15. Farmers' Preferences for PES Contracts to Adopt Silvopastoral Systems in Southern Ecuador, Revealed Through a Choice Experiment

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    Raes, Leander; Speelman, Stijn; Aguirre, Nikolay

    2017-08-01

    This study investigates farmers' preferences to participate in payment contracts to adopt silvopastoral systems in Ecuador. A choice experiment was used to elicit preferences between different contract attributes, including differing payment amounts and land management requirements. The research was carried out in the buffer zone of Podocarpus National Park in Southern Ecuador, an area where most land is dedicated to cattle husbandry. A choice experiment was conducted to measure farmers' interest in different types of contracts. Based on existing incentive programs, contract choices varied with respect to the type of silvopastoral system, extra land-use requirements, payment levels and contract duration. In addition, contracts differed with regards to access by cattle to streams. Although the farmers did not show strong preferences for every contract attribute, the majority of farmers in the area showed interest in the proposed contracts. A latent class model identified three classes of respondents, based on their preferences for different contracts attributes or the "business as usual" option. The results suggest that farmland area, agricultural income, and landowners' perceptions of environmental problems provide a partial explanation for the heterogeneity observed in the choices for specific contracts. Participation might increase if contracts were targeted at specific groups of farmers, such as those identified through our latent class model. Offering flexible contracts with varying additional requirements within the same scheme, involving farmers from the start in payments for environmental services design, and combining payments for environmental services with integrated conservation and development projects may be a better way to convince more farmers to adopt silvopastoral systems.

  16. 30 January 2012 - Ecuadorian Ambassador Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva and San Francisco de Quito University Vice Chancellor C. Montùfar visiting CMS surface facilities and underground experimental area with CMS Collaboration L. Sulak and Collaboration Deputy Spokesperson T. Camporesi, throughout accompanied by Head of International Relations F. Pauss.

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    30 January 2012 - Ecuadorian Ambassador Gallegos Chiriboga, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva and San Francisco de Quito University Vice Chancellor C. Montùfar visiting CMS surface facilities and underground experimental area with CMS Collaboration L. Sulak and Collaboration Deputy Spokesperson T. Camporesi, throughout accompanied by Head of International Relations F. Pauss.

  17. Typing of Amerindian Kichwas and Mestizos from Ecuador with the SNPforID multiplex.

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    Poulsen, Lena; Børsting, Claus; Tomas, Carmen; González-Andrade, Fabricio; Lopez-Pulles, Ramiro; González-Solórzano, Jorge; Morling, Niels

    2011-08-01

    A total of 119 unrelated individuals from two of the major ethnic groups in Ecuador were typed for 49 of the autosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the SNPforID 52plex using the SNapShot(®) assay. Of the above, 42 samples originated from Mestizos (an admixed population) and the remaining 77 were from Native Amerindian Kichwas. We obtained full SNP profiles in all individuals and concordance of duplicated analyses. No deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) was observed for any SNP in the Mestizo and Kichwa populations and only one and four pairs of loci, respectively showed significant linkage disequilibrium. A relatively low genetic diversity and global positive F(IS) value was observed in Kichwas. A statistically significant global F(ST) value was obtained when the two Ecuadorian populations were compared with populations in Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Denmark, Greenland, China, Somalia and Mozambique. All pairwise F(ST) values were statistically significant. A multi-dimensional scaling based on pairwise F(ST) values showed that the Kichwa population differed from all other populations investigated and that the Mestizos had an intermediate position between Kichwas and Europeans. An admixture analysis indicated that the greater contributor to the Mestizo population was the Kichwas (71.2%) compared to the European contribution. The combined mean match probability and mean paternity exclusion probability were 3.3 × 10(-17) and 0.998, respectively, for the Mestizo population and 3.3 × 10(-14) and 0.993, respectively, for the Kichwa population.

  18. Shallow earthquake inhibits unrest near Chiles-Cerro Negro volcanoes, Ecuador-Colombian border

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    Ebmeier, Susanna K.; Elliott, John R.; Nocquet, Jean-Mathieu; Biggs, Juliet; Mothes, Patricia; Jarrín, Paúl; Yépez, Marco; Aguaiza, Santiago; Lundgren, Paul; Samsonov, Sergey V.

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    Magma movement or reservoir pressurisation can drive swarms of low-magnitude volcano-tectonic earthquakes, as well as occasional larger earthquakes (>M5) on local tectonic faults. Earthquakes >M5 near volcanoes are challenging to interpret in terms of evolving volcanic hazard, but are often associated with eruptions, and in some cases enhance the ascent of magma. We present geodetic observations from the first episode of unrest known to have occurred near Chiles and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcanoes on the Ecuador-Colombian border. A swarm of volcano-tectonic seismicity in October 2014 culminated in a Mw 5.6 earthquake south of the volcanoes. Satellite radar data spanning this earthquake detect displacements that are consistent with dextral oblique slip on a reverse fault at depths of 1.4-3.4 km within a SSW-NNE trending fault zone that last ruptured in 1886. GPS station measurements capture ∼20 days of uplift before the earthquake, probably originating from a pressure source ∼10-15 km south of Volcán Chiles, at depths exceeding 13 km. After the Mw 5.6 earthquake, uplift ceased and the rate of seismicity began to decrease. Potential mechanisms for this decline in activity include a decrease in the rate of movement of magma into the shallow crust, possibly caused by the restriction of fluid pathways. Our observations demonstrate that an earthquake triggered during volcanic unrest can inhibit magmatic processes, and have implications for the hazard interpretation of the interactions between earthquakes and volcanoes.

  19. OSRP Source Repatriations-Case Studies: Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay

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    Greenberg, Ray Jr. [U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Global Threat Reduction, Washington, DC (United States); Abeyta, Cristy; Matzke, Jim; Wald-Hopkins, Mark; Streeper, Charles [Offsite Source Recovery Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico (United States)

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    The Global Threat Reduction Initiative's (GTRI) Offsite Source Recovery Project (OSRP) began recovering excess and unwanted radioactive sealed sources (sources) in 1999. As of February 2012, the project had recovered over 30,000 sources totaling over 820,000 Ci. OSRP grew out of early efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to recover disused excess Plutonium- 239 (Pu-239) sources that were distributed in the 1960's and 1970's under the Atoms for Peace Program. Source recovery was initially considered a waste management activity. However, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the interagency community began to recognize that excess and unwanted radioactive sealed sources pose a national security threat, particularly those that lack a disposition path. After OSRP's transfer to the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to be part of GTRI, its mission was expanded to include all disused sealed sources that might require national security consideration. Recognizing the transnational threat posed by porous borders and the ubiquitous nature of sources, GTRI/OSRP repatriates U.S. origin sources based on threat reduction prioritization criteria. For example, several recent challenging source repatriation missions have been conducted by GTRI/OSRP in South America. These include the repatriation of a significant amount of Cs-137 and other isotopes from Brazil; re-packaging of conditioned Ra-226 sources in Ecuador for future repatriation; and, multilateral cooperation in the consolidation and export of Canadian, US, and Indian Co-60/Cs-137 sources from Uruguay. In addition, cooperation with regulators and private source owners in other countries presents opportunities for GTRI/OSRP to exchange best practices for managing disused sources. These positive experiences often result in long-term cooperation and information sharing with key foreign counterparts. International source recovery operations are essential to the preservation of U

  20. Money, Prices, and Dolarization: Evidence from Ecuador and Perú Money, Prices, and Dolarization: Evidence from Ecuador and Perú

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    1989-03-01

    Full Text Available Money, Prices, and Dolarization: Evidence from Ecuador and Perú Recent work on financial openness, currency substitution, and dollarization have brought into question the ability of small economies to have monetary independence or effective monetary control, even with a flexible exchange rate regime. With increasing degrees of openness, currency substitution, anddollarization there is the danger of increasing inestability as key variables become either indeterminate or beyond the control of domestic monetary management. The purpose of this paper is to provide precise empirical definitions of financial openness, currency substitution. and dollarization in order to sharpen the discussion and scientific investigation of open-economy monetary policv. Results based on recent experiences of Ecuador and Peru, which have had very different results from stabilization measures in the early 80's, are presented to highlight the importance of careful definition of "stylized facts" when dealing with financial openness, currencv substitution and dollariization.