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  1. Perspective View with Landsat Overlay, San Jose, Costa Rica

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    2002-01-01

    This perspective view shows the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica, the gray area in the center of the image. The view is toward the northwest with the Pacific Ocean in the distance and shows a portion of the Meseta Central (Central Valley), home to about a third of Costa Rica's population.Like much of Central America, Costa Rica is generally cloud covered, so very little satellite imagery is available. The ability of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) instrument to penetrate clouds and make three-dimensional measurements will allow generation of the first complete high-resolution topographic map of the entire region. These data were used to generate the image.This three-dimensional perspective view was generated using elevation data from SRTM and an enhanced false-color Landsat 7 satellite image. Colors are from Landsat bands 5, 4, and 2 as red, green and blue, respectively. Topographic expression is exaggerated two times.Landsat has been providing visible and infrared views of the Earth since 1972. SRTM elevation data matches the 30-meter resolution of most Landsat images and will substantially help in analyses of the large and growing Landsat image archive. The Landsat 7 Thematic Mapper image used here was provided to the SRTM by the United States Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.Elevation data used in this image was acquired by the SRTM aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, launched on February 11, 2000. SRTM used the same radar instrument that comprised the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) that flew twice on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994. SRTM was designed to collect three-dimensional measurements of the Earth's surface. To collect the 3-D data, engineers added a 60-meter-long (200-foot) mast, installed additional C-band and X-band antennas, and improved tracking and navigation devices. The mission is a cooperative project between NASA, the

  2. Geochemical Atlas of the San Jose and Golfito quadrangles, Costa Rica. Atlas Geoquimico de los cuadrangulos de San Jose y Golfito, Costa Rica

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    1987-07-01

    The Geochemical Atlas of the San Jose and Golfito 1:200,000-scale quadrangles, Costa Rica, was produced to help stimulate the growth of the Costa Rican mining industry and, thus, to benefit the economy of the country. As a result of the geochemical data presented in the Atlas, future exploration for metallic minerals in Costa Rica can be focused on specific areas that have the highest potential for mineralization. Stream-sediment samples were collected from drainage basins within the two quadrangles. These samples were analyzed for 50 elements and the results were displayed as computer-generated color maps. Each map shows the variation in abundance of a single element within the quadrangle. Basic statistics, geological and cultural data are included as insets in each map to assist in interpretation. In the Golfito quadrangle, the geochemical data do not clearly indicate undiscovered gold mineralization. The areas known to contain placer (alluvial) gold are heavily affected by mining activity. Statistical treatment of the geochemical data is necessary before it will be possible to determine the gold potential of this quadrangle. In San Jose quadrangle, gold and the pathfinder elements, arsenic and antimony, are indicators of the gold mineralization characteristic of the Costa Rican gold district located in the Tilaran-Montes del Aguacate Range. This work shows that high concentrations of these elements occur in samples collected downstream from active gold mines. More importantly, the high concentrations of gold, arsenic, and antimony in sediment samples from an area southeast of the known gold district suggest a previously unknown extension of the district. This postulated extension underlain by Tertiary volcanic rocks which host the gold deposits within the gold district. The geochemical data, displayed herein, also indicate that drainage basins north of Ciudad Quesada on the flanks of Volcan Platanar have high gold potential.

  3. Measurement of dose to skin using TLD of several radiodiagnostic studies in San Jose, Costa Rica; Medicion de dosis a piel utilizando TLD de varios estudios radiodiagnosticos en San Jose, Costa Rica

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    Mora, P. [Laboratorio de Fisica Nuclear Aplicada, Escuela de Fisica, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    1998-12-31

    It is quantified the radiation doses on skin for several radiodiagnostic studies in patients of the Calderon Guardia Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica at the period October 1997-September 1998 using thermoluminescent dosemeters TLD 100. The crystals receive the decoction standard procedures and they are arranged at the middle of the irradiation field. For a total of 973 radiodiagnostic studies it was found that the dose on skin in mGy are: 2.09 for thorax AP/AP, 5.33 for thorax LAT, 5.35 for skull AP/PA, 2.98 for skull LAT, 10.74 for abdomen, hips and pelvis, 6.20 for spines AP, 9.35 for spines LAT, 11.48 for lumbar columns AP, 29.99 for lumbar columns LAT and 6.87 for intravenous skin diagrams (first plate ap). It is produced thus the first reference bank for the national hospitals, which is compared with the orientation levels of doses for IAEA. Recommendations to diminish the collective doses through quality control programs are discussed, taking as goal to have got radiographs of excellent diagnostic quality, but with the less possible doses. (Author)

  4. Estudio experimental de la radiación global ultravioleta en San Jose, Costa Rica (ING

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    Jaime Wright

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se midieron las radiaciones ultravioleta global y solar global en San José, Costa Rica (latitud: 9°56´, longitud: 84°54´, altitud: 1.172m durante el periodo de octubre 1993 a enero 1995 y se analizaron en función de su variación estacional y de la correlación entre ambas. La dependencia entre la radiación ultravioleta y el índice de claridad del cielo también fue investigada, y se encontró una pobre correlación entre el cociente de la radiación ultravioleta y la radiación solar global (Hv/Hg y el índice de claridad. El coeficiente de correlación entre Hv/Hg y Hg/Ho no fue mayor de 0,25 para cuatro categorías de tipos de cielos, i.e., cielos cubiertos, cielos despejados, así como dos ámbitos intermedios, lo que demuestra que la radiación ultravioleta no solamente está asociada con la claridad del cielo, sino también con otras condiciones de transmisión atmosférica. Un análisis de regresión entre los valores horarios de las radiaciones ultravioleta y global mostró una relación lineal con un coeficiente de determinación mayor del 98%. Esta regresión simple es confiable para la estimación de la radiación ultravioleta a partir de datos de radiación global.

  5. San Jose Accord: energy aid or petroleum-marketing strategy

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    1982-09-30

    The San Jose Accord was signed in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 3, 1980 by the Presidents of Venezuela and Mexico, whereby the two countries mutually committed to supply the net imported domestic oil consumption of several Central American and Caribbean countries. Countries initially participating in the program are: Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Seven eastern Caribbean countries were to meet on October 7 to petition for inclusion in the Accord, namely: Antigua, St. Kitt/Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Grenada. The official language of the Accord is presented, and the operative status of the Accord two years after signing is discussed. Specific briefs about some of the individual countries in the Accord are included. The fuel price/tax series for the Western Hemisphere countries is updated.

  6. A Curriculum for a Pre-beginning Class at the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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    Carduner, Marianne

    This report presents a curriculum for true beginning English-language students at the Costa Rican American Cultural Center (CCCN) that was developed specifically for students whose skills were not adequate for regular beginning "1A" classes. Information was gathered from CCCN teachers who had previously taught the target population. The…

  7. A fatal urban case of rocky mountain spotted fever presenting an eschar in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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    Argüello, Ana Patricia; Hun, Laya; Rivera, Patricia; Taylor, Lizeth

    2012-08-01

    This study reports the first urban human case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, in Costa Rica. An 8-year-old female who died at the National Children's Hospital 4 days after her admission, and an important and significant observation was the presence of an "eschar" (tache noire), which is typical in some rickettsial infections but not frequent in Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases.

  8. San Jose, California: Solar in Action (Brochure)

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    2011-10-01

    This brochure provides an overview of the challenges and successes of San Jose, CA, a 2008 Solar America City awardee, on the path toward becoming a solar-powered community. Accomplishments, case studies, key lessons learned, and local resource information are given.

  9. College Success and the Black Male. San Jose City College, San Jose, California. Research Report #128.

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    Carr, Percy; And Others

    In 1992, a study was conducted at San Jose City College (SJCC) and Evergreen Valley College (EVC), California, to examine the fourth semester persistence rates of black male students and to investigate the effect of SJCC athletic and athlete academic support programs on persistence. Study findings included the following: (1) new full-time (NFT)…

  10. International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 14th, San Jose, Costa Rica, April 23-30, 1980, Proceedings. Volumes 1, 2 & 3

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    1980-01-01

    Papers are presented on remote sensing applications in resource monitoring and management, data classification and modeling procedures, and the use of remote sensing techniques in developing nations. The subjects of land use/land cover, soil mapping, crop identification, mapping of geological resources, renewable resource analysis, and oceanographic applications are discussed. Papers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Syrian Arab Republic, the People's Republic of China, the Phillipines, Italy, Upper Volta and the United States are included.

  11. Seminario Regional para el Desarrollo de Materiales Educativos para la Paz (San Jose, Costa Rica, 27-31 de octubre de 1986). Informe Final (Regional Seminar for the Development of Educational Materials on the Theme of Peace--San Jose, Costa Rica, October 27-31, 1986. Final Report).

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    In conjunction with United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's 40th anniversary, 1986 was named the International Year of Peace. During 1986, UNESCO selected the theme "peace" as an education project to be undertaken in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico,…

  12. PV Validation and Bankability Workshop: San Jose, California

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    Granata, J.; Howard, J.

    2011-12-01

    This report is a collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). The report provides feedback from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Program PV Validation and Bankability Workshop in San Jose, California on August 31, 2011. It focuses on the current state of PV in the United States, private funding to fund U.S. PV industry growth, roles and functions of the regional test center program, and ways to improve the current validation and bankability practices.

  13. La Biblioteca Latino Americana: User Survey (San Jose Public Library). Studies in Librarianship No. 2.

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    Johnstone, James C.; And Others

    To assist a neighborhood committee in applying for federal funding of a bilingual/bicultural library with a distinct Latin American emphasis, a student research group from San Jose State University designed and administered a bilingual questionnaire to a stratified sample of 400 households in the Gardner District of San Jose, California. The…

  14. 75 FR 11939 - Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (ISSI); San Jose, CA; Notice of Termination of Investigation

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    2010-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (ISSI); San Jose, CA; Notice of... Silicon Solution, Inc., San Jose, California. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn...

  15. Nuclear Science in the Undergraduate Curriculum: The New Nuclear Science Facility at San Jose State University.

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    Ling, A. Campbell

    1979-01-01

    The following aspects of the radiochemistry program at San Jose State University in California are described: the undergraduate program in radiation chemistry, the new nuclear science facility, and academic programs in nuclear science for students not attending San Jose State University. (BT)

  16. San Jose, California: Evaluating Local Solar Energy Generation Potential (City Energy: From Data to Decisions)

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    2017-09-29

    This fact sheet "San Jose, California: Evaluating Local Solar Energy Generation Potential" explains how the City of San Jose used data from the U.S. Department of Energy's Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) and the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) programs to inform its city energy planning. It is one of ten fact sheets in the "City Energy: From Data to Decisions" series.

  17. 77 FR 74458 - Enterysys Corporation, with Last Known Addresses of: 1307 Muench Court, San Jose, CA 95131 and...

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    2012-12-14

    ..., San Jose, CA 95131 and Plot No. 39, Public Sector, Employees Colony, New Bowenpally 500011... box with the ceramic cloth, but rather to fax the documents to Enterysys. Enterysys also arranged for... Muench Court, San Jose, California 95131, and Plot No. 39, Public Sector, Employees Colony, New...

  18. INNOVATION: A NECESSARY PROCESS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES OF SAN JOSE DE CUCUTA MUNICIPALITY, NORTE DE SANTANDER (COLOMBIA)

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    William R Avendaño C

    2012-01-01

      AVENDANO C., William R.. INNOVATION: A NECESSARY PROCESS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPANIES OF SAN JOSE DE CUCUTA MUNICIPALITY, NORTE DE SANTANDER (COLOMBIA). Semest. Econ. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.31, pp. 187-208. ISSN 0120-6346...

  19. Estructura temporal y espacial de la comunidad de peces arrecifales de la Isla San Jose, Golfo de California, Mexico

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    Barjau, Emelio; Rodriguez-Romero, Jesus; Galvan, Felipe; Gutierrez, Francisco; Lopez, Juana

    2012-01-01

    Para determinar la variacion estacional y espacial de la comunidad de peces en ocho localidades alrededor de la Isla San Jose en el Golfo de California se realizo un estudio ecologico de marzo 2001 a febrero 2002...

  20. null Irazu, Costa Rica Images

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Located 25 km from San Jose, Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica and also has the country's earliest historic eruption (1772).

  1. Identifying Population Vulnerable to Extreme Heat Events in San Jose, California.

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    Rivera, A. L.

    2016-12-01

    The extreme heat days not only make cities less comfortable for living but also they are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Mapping studies have demonstrated spatial variability in heat vulnerability. A study conducted between 2000 and 2011 in New York City shows that deaths during heat waves was more likely to occur in black individuals, at home in census tracts which received greater public assistance. This map project intends to portray areas in San Jose California that are vulnerable to extreme heat events. The variables considered to build a vulnerability index are: land surface temperature, vegetated areas (NDVI), and people exposed to these area (population density).

  2. Guadalupe corridor transportation project asbestos health risk assessment, San Jose, California.

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    Steiner, W E; Koehler, J L; Popenuck, W W

    1990-04-01

    A study was conducted to assess health risks and identify a set of appropriate mitigation measures to control airborne emissions of natural asbestos from construction of the Guadalupe Corridor Transportation Project, a highway and light-rail construction project in San Jose, California. This study supported a state-mandated Environmental Impact Report. Communication Hill, along the project route, is known to contain natural chrysotile asbestos-bearing rock. The study described in this paper estimated potential asbestos emissions, identified and evaluated mitigation measures, and evaluated air pathway exposure and health risks. With mitigation, estimated risks were found to be acceptable by the regulatory agency, and construction proceeded.

  3. TC4 COSTA RICA LIGHTNING V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) mission TC4 field experiment was completed during July and August 2007 based out of San Jose, Costa Rica....

  4. 75 FR 29722 - Foreign-Trade Zone 18-San Jose, CA; Application for Subzone; Lam Research Corporation (Wafer...

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    2010-05-27

    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 18--San Jose, CA; Application for Subzone; Lam Research..., requesting special-purpose subzone status for the wafer fabrication equipment manufacturing facilities of Lam Research Corporation (Lam), located in Fremont, California. The application was submitted pursuant to the...

  5. 78 FR 40691 - Foreign-Trade Zone 18-San Jose, California; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service...

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    2013-07-08

    ... (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the City of San Jose, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 18, requesting authority... the zone to include all of Santa Clara County, the cities of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley in Santa...

  6. Community and home gardens increase vegetable intake and food security of residents in San Jose, California

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    Susan Algert

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available As of 2013, 42 million American households were involved in growing their own food either at home or in a community garden plot. The purpose of this pilot study was to document the extent to which gardeners, particularly less affluent ones, increase their vegetable intake when eating from either home or community garden spaces. Eighty-five community gardeners and 50 home gardeners from San Jose, California, completed a survey providing information on demographic background, self-rated health, vegetable intake and the benefits of gardening. The gardeners surveyed were generally low income and came from a variety of ethnic and educational backgrounds. Participants in this study reported doubling their vegetable intake to a level that met the number of daily servings recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Growing food in community and home gardens can contribute to food security by helping provide access to fresh vegetables and increasing consumption of vegetables by gardeners and their families.

  7. Vegetable output and cost savings of community gardens in San Jose, California.

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    Algert, Susan J; Baameur, Aziz; Renvall, Marian J

    2014-07-01

    Urban dwellers across the United States increasingly access a variety of fresh vegetables through participation in neighborhood-level community gardens. Here we document vegetable output and cost savings of community gardens in the city of San Jose, CA, to better understand the capacity of community gardens to affect food affordability in an urban setting. A convenience sample of 83 community gardeners in San Jose completed a background survey during spring and summer 2012. On average, gardeners were aged 57 years and had a monthly income of $4,900; 25% had completed college. A representative subset of 10 gardeners was recruited to weigh vegetable output of their plots using portable electronic scales at three separate garden sites. Accuracy of each portable scale was verified by comparing the weight of a sample vegetable to weights obtained using a lab scale precise to 0.2 oz. Garden yields and cost savings were tabulated overall for each plot. Results indicate that community garden practices are more similar to biointensive high-production farming, producing 0.75 lb vegetables/sq ft, rather than conventional agricultural practices, producing 0.60 lb/sq ft. Gardens produced on average 2.55 lb/plant and saved $435 per plot for the season. Results indicate that cost savings are greatest if vertical high value crops such as tomatoes and peppers are grown in community gardens, although yields depend on growing conditions, gardener's skill, availability of water, and other factors. Future research is needed to document cost savings and yields for specific crops grown in community gardens. Copyright © 2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. INDIGENCIA EN SAN JOSE: EXPRESIÓN DE LA EXCLUSIÓN SOCIAL Y DESARRAIGO

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    Rojas Madrigal, Carolina

    2013-01-01

    El artículo aborda a nivel conceptual y explicativo el fenómeno de la indigencia en Costa Rica, específicamente en el cantón central de San José. En este sentido define qué se entiende por indigencia, y cuáles son las características de las personas  que viven en esta situación.Además trata las condicionantes contextuales que conllevan a que las personas lleguen a esta condición tales como, la exclusión social, la fármaco dependencia, el desarraigo, la estigmatización y la manifestación del p...

  9. Shallow Subsurface Resistivity Profiles Across the San Jose Fault As It Transects the Cal Poly Pomona Campus

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    Chantrapornlert, K. J.; Polet, J.; Colin, H.

    2015-12-01

    The San Jose fault is a left-lateral strike-slip fault located in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. The 1988 (M4.6) and 1990 (M5.2) Upland earthquakes have been attributed to this fault and it has been suggested that it is capable of producing a magnitude M6.0-6.5 earthquake. Sections of the fault are considered to run through the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as inferred from a 2001 geotechnical engineering report (Geocon, 2001). As it cuts across the campus, the geotechnical engineering report concluded that it has a reverse component of motion. Ascertaining the precise location of the San Jose fault traces on campus is crucial as the university plans its future buildings. Resistivity surveys were conducted across several suggested traces of the fault. The surveys consisted of 24 electrodes in a Wenner electrode configuration with an electrode spacing that varies between 1-5m. An IRIS Instruments Syscal KID switcher unit provided the power source and data recording hardware. The data was processed using IRIS Prosys II software suite before using Geotomo's Res2Dinv software to obtain 2D images of subsurface resistivity for these profiles. A total of 23 surveys were conducted throughout the campus. Surveys were performed before and after rainfall to compensate for the variation of water content and its effect on resistivity. Preliminary results indicate shallow, north-dipping contrasts in resistivity across many of the areas where the fault was previously identified in the Geocon 2001 report. More data will be analyzed to present an enhanced understanding of the San Jose fault in the vicinity of the Cal Poly Pomona campus at AGU.

  10. Observations of basin ground motions from a dense seismic array in San Jose, California

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    Frankel, A.; Carver, D.; Cranswick, E.; Bice, T.; Sell, R.; Hanson, S.

    2001-01-01

    We installed a dense array of 41 digital seismographs in San Jose, California, to evaluate in detail the effects of a deep sedimentary basin and shallow sedimentary deposits on earthquake ground motions. This urban array is located near the eastern edge of the Santa Clara Valley and spans the Evergreen sedimentary basin identified by gravity data. Average station spacing is 1 km, with three stations initially spaced 110 m apart. Despite the high-noise urban environment, the stations of the array successfully triggered on and recorded small local earthquakes (M 2.5-2.8 at 10-25 km distance) and larger regional events such as the M 5.0 Bolinas earthquake (90 km distance), M 4.6-5.6 earthquakes near Mammoth Lakes (270 km distance), M 4.9-5.6 events in western Nevada (420 km distance) and the M 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake (590 km distance). Maps of spectral ratios across the array show that the highest amplitudes in all frequency bands studied (0.125-8 Hz) are generally observed at stations farther from the eastern edge of the Santa Clara Valley. Larger spectral amplitudes are often observed above the western edge of the Evergreen Basin. Snapshots of the recorded wavefield crossing the array for regional events to the east reveal that large, low-frequency (0.125-0.5 Hz) arrivals after the S-wave travel from south to north across the array. A moving-window, cross-correlation analysis finds that these later arrivals are surface waves traveling from the south. The timing and propagation direction of these arrivals indicates that they were likely produced by scattering of incident S waves at the border of the Santa Clara Valley to the south of the array. It is remarkable that the largest low-frequency phases at many of the valley sites for regional events to the east are basin surface waves coming from a direction about 70 degrees different from that of the epicenters. Basin surface waves emanating from the eastern edge of the valley are also identified by the cross

  11. [Microbiological quality of street sold fruits in San José, Costa Rica].

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    Monge, R; Arias, M L; Antillón, F; Utzinger, D

    1995-06-01

    The sanitary quality of street sold fruits was analyzed during the period from march 1990 thru march 1993 in San Jose, Costa Rica. It looked for the presence of Salmonella spp. Shigella spp., Escherichia coli as well as fecal coliforms in natural refreshments, fruit salads and the fruits most frecuently expended on streets, either in slices as the pineapple (Ananas comosus), papaya (Carica papaya), non-ripe mangoe (Mangifera indica) and watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) and those that can be eaten without peeling, like nances (Byrsonima crassifolia) and jocotes (Spondias purpurea). 25 samples of each fruit, 50 natural refreshments and 50 fruit salads were processed according to rinse solution method, and the bacteriological determination was based in the methodology described by Vanderzant & Splittstoesser and the Bacteriological Analytical Manual. In the same way, it was used the Most Probable Number for 5 tubes described in the Standar Methods of Water and Wastewater in orden to analyze 15 samples of ready to use water by the fruit hawker. The nutritional value was studied according to the food composition tables for Costa Rica, Latin America and USA. The results show that more than 30% of fruit samples, 70% of natural refreshments and 96% of fruit salad presented fecal coliforms. Same time, all of them present important contamination indexes with E. coli. Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp. were not isolated. The water analysis revelead that 53% contained fecal coliforms, probably due to the lack of hygiene in the utensils used to collect water. The nutritional evaluation shows that fruit portions (except watermelon) satisfy more than 100% of the diary recommendation of vitamin C (60 mg) and 4-7% of the recommended ingestion of dietetic fiber (30g).

  12. Current situation of sexual and reproductive health of men deprived of liberty in the Institutional Care Center of San Jose

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    Dorita Rivas Fonseca

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to determine the current status of the issue of sexual and reproductive health ofthe prisoners Institutional Care Center (CAI of San Jose. It is a descriptive study. Through a strategic samplingdetermined the participation of 102 men. The information was obtained by applying a self-administeredquestionnaire with closed and open questions. As a result relevant to your socio-demographic profile, it appearsthat deprived of their liberty is a very heterogeneous group. As regards sexual and reproductive health, the firstconcept they relate to the prevention of disease and the second reproductive aspects, this shows limitations inknowledge on the topics, something that affects the daily life activities and self-care. It is concluded that researchby nurses Gyneco-obstetric in the deprived of liberty is almost null not only in the country but in the world,especially if it comes with the male population. In the case of CAI Prison, health care is not enough for thenumber of inmates who inhabit (overpopulation of almost 50%, this implies a deterioration in health and physicalcondition of these people, as well as sexual and reproductive health

  13. FISCALIZACION Y FORMACION CIUDADANA COMO SOPORTE DE LA GESTION TRIBUTARIA LOCAL EN SAN JOSE DE CUCUTA

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    Barrera de Contreras, Nohora Socorro; Neyra Hernández, Martha Cecilia; Serrano Osorio, Alix Carolina; Carrillo Romero, Orlando

    2007-01-01

    Existe entre los entendidos un consenso general en torno a reconocer que uno de los problemas más sentidos, si no el primero, que se afrontan en torno a los recursos fiscales de los municipios y con él los bajos niveles de eficacia del Estado en materia de desarrollo de las comunidades locales, es el elevado índice o nivel de evasión y elusión tributaria que se registra en las municipalidades colombianas, y muy especialmente en el municipio de San José de Cúcuta.

  14. Cumulative incidence of postoperative severe pain at Hospital Universitario San Jose, Popayan. Preliminar report

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    Ingrid Muñoz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Postoperative pain remains as a problem. National studies report incidences of 31% for moderate and 22% for severe pain. Inadequate analgesia is related to dissatisfaction and adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and characteristics of the postoperative pain in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU at Hospital Universitario San José of Popayán (HUSJ in patients undergoing general anesthesia during the first postoperative hour. Methods: Cohort study. We recruited patients attending PACU and undergoing procedures using general anesthesia, between 18 and 70 years. Using a standardized collection form medical history, demographic data, medical history, anesthetic management, intraoperative analgesia and postoperative pain assessment by verbal and numerical pain scale (1-10 were recorded. Postoperative outcome data were also collected in the PACU. Results: The incidence of severe postoperative pain at 10 minutes was 12.3% 95%CI [7.1-18.2] (19 patients. Within 30 minutes of assessment 4.5% 95%CI [1.3-8.4] (7 patients and 1.9% 60 minutes 95%CI [0-4.5] (3 patients. 48.7% required rescue analgesic at PACU. Incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV was significantly different in patients requiring rescue analgesic. Conclusion: The incidence of severe postoperative pain in the first postoperative hour at HUSJ is close to 12% and it decreases as time goes by. Patients requiring rescue analgesic have a higher incidence of postoperative complications such as PONV.

  15. [Seasonal and spatial structure of reef fish community in San Jose Island, Gulf of California, Mexico].

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    Barjau, Emelio; Rodríguez-Romero, Jesús; Galván, Felipe; Gutiérrez, Francisco; López, Juana

    2012-06-01

    The Gulf of California is one of the most fish diverse areas of the Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. In spite of its economic value, few works have considered fish community studies for optimum management. With the aim to determine the seasonal and spatial variation of fish communities in eight locations around the San José Island, some ecological research was conducted from March 2001 to February 2002. For this, visual censuses were used in 48 transects of 100x5m (500m2); specific analysis such as diversity values, the relative abundance and the biological value indexes were undertaken, and a principal component analysis applied. Our results clearly showed two climatic seasons of cold and warm waters. A total number of 26 608 organisms of 112 species and 76 genera of fishes were identified. We used the relative abundance index to determine the most important species, which were: Abudefduf troschelii, Thalassoma lucasanum, Stegastes rectifraenum, Mulloidichthys dentatus, Chromis atrilobata, Lutjanus argentiventris and Scarus ghobban. February was the month with the lowest diversity with a value of 3.12bits/ind. and October was the most diverse (4.13bits/ind.). According to the biological value index (BVI) and considering the climatic seasons, the fish species with the highest score during cold months were: A. troschelii, M. dentatus, S. ghobban, S. rectifraenum and T lucasanum. Besides, for warmer months, the same fish species were observed but in different order and abundance: A. troschelii, S. ghobban, S. rectifraenum, T lucasanum and M. dentatus. Using the biological value index, 13 species were those which had a higher overall score. The locations by the Eastern side of the island had a greater number of species and abundance of fish. The principal component analysis (PCA) applied using the seasonal data, species richness, diversity, equity, number of species and total abundance during the warmer months also a PCA within spatial data, showed that location in

  16. Site response, shallow shear-wave velocity, and wave propagation at the San Jose, California, dense seismic array

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    Hartzell, S.; Carver, D.; Williams, R.A.; Harmsen, S.; Zerva, A.

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    Ground-motion records from a 52-element dense seismic array near San Jose, California, are analyzed to obtain site response, shallow shear-wave velocity, and plane-wave propagation characteristics. The array, located on the eastern side of the Santa Clara Valley south of the San Francisco Bay, is sited over the Evergreen basin, a 7-km-deep depression with Miocene and younger deposits. Site response values below 4 Hz are up to a factor of 2 greater when larger, regional records are included in the analysis, due to strong surface-wave development within the Santa Clara Valley. The pattern of site amplification is the same, however, with local or regional events. Site amplification increases away from the eastern edge of the Santa Clara Valley, reaching a maximum over the western edge of the Evergreen basin, where the pre-Cenozoic basement shallows rapidly. Amplification then decreases further to the west. This pattern may be caused by lower shallow shear-wave velocities and thicker Quaternary deposits further from the edge of the Santa Clara Valley and generation/trapping of surface waves above the shallowing basement of the western Evergreen basin. Shear-wave velocities from the inversion of site response spectra based on smaller, local earthquakes compare well with those obtained independently from our seismic reflection/refraction measurements. Velocities from the inversion of site spectra that include larger, regional records do not compare well with these measurements. A mix of local and regional events, however, is appropriate for determination of site response to be used in seismic hazard evaluation, since large damaging events would excite both body and surface waves with a wide range in ray parameters. Frequency-wavenumber, plane-wave analysis is used to determine the backazimuth and apparent velocity of coherent phases at the array. Conventional, high-resolution, and multiple signal characterization f-k power spectra and stacked slowness power spectra are

  17. Multi-phase Temporal Seismic Imaging of a Slope Stability Mitigation Project at Newby Island Sanitary Landfill, San Jose, California

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    Treece, B. J.; Catchings, R.; Reed, D.; Goldman, M.

    2014-12-01

    Without slope stability mitigation, liquefaction-induced settlement in bay mud and Pleistocene alluvial deposits may lead to the collapse of levee walls surrounding sanitary landfills that are located adjacent to the San Francisco Bay. To analyze the effectiveness of a slope stability mitigation project involving deep soil mixing at Newby Island Sanitary Landfill in San Jose, California, we acquired P- and S-wave seismic surveys along a transect through the mitigated region during, and two years after, completion of the mitigation project. Deep soil mixing involves the injection of a cement slurry in augered holes, resulting in groups of soil-cement columns (elements) that are intended to increase the strength and rigidity of the subsurface materials. For our seismic investigations, we used accelerated-weight-drop (AWD) and hammer impacts to generate P- and S-wave seismic sources, respectively, at 57 geophone locations, spaced 5 m apart. The resulting seismic data were recorded using 40-Hz, vertical-component (P-wave) and 4.5-Hz, horizontal-component (S-wave) sensors. Initially, we developed tomographic refraction (velocity) images along a progressive transition from a yet-to-be-mitigated area into a more recently mitigated area, located along the base of a steep slope composed of compacted landfill. The initial survey revealed an increase in seismic velocity in the treated area, seismic velocity increases with curing time for soil-cement elements, and a high-velocity zone beneath the active injection zone. The influence of the mitigation was most apparent from increases in Vp/Vs and Poisson's ratios. To assess the long-term effects of the mitigation project, an identical, follow-up survey was acquired in July 2014, 23 months after the initial survey. We present a comparative analysis of the tomographic images from the two surveys, variations in Vp/Vs and Poisson's ratios over time, and a comparison of in situ, time-varying seismic parameters with laboratory

  18. A Unique Partnership to Promote Diversity in the Geosciences, San Jose, California

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    Sedlock, R.; Metzger, E.; Johnson, D.

    2006-12-01

    We report here on a particularly satisfying partnership of academic institutions that focuses on enhancing the participation of underrepresented students in the geosciences. The Bay Area Earth Science Institute (BAESI) at San José State University (SJSU) has provided professional development opportunities to over 1,500 area teachers since 1990. BAESI offerings include summer and weekend workshops, field trips, classroom visits, and a lending library of curricula, sample sets, A/V materials, and equipment. The National Hispanic University (NHU) is a private, non-profit university that enrolls about 700 students, 80% of whom are of Hispanic descent. Another 13% are from other minority groups, 74% are from low-income families, and 70% are women. NHU houses the Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA), a charter high school that provides an alternative for students who struggle in traditional schools due to language issues. In the 1990s, administrators at SJSU and NHU set up formal agreements about course articulation, reciprocity, and joint degree programs. In 2002, informal discussions between BAESI and NHU staff led to collaboration on an NSF proposal to strengthen NHU's geoscience curriculum. Since then, the scope of BAESI-NHU actions has expanded greatly: (1) NHU and LCPA staff attended a week-long BAESI professional development workshop funded by NSF, and have attended numerous BAESI field trips. (2) BAESI staff visit NHU and LCPA classrooms to showcase SJSU's Geology Department and to enrich existing Chemistry and Physics classes with geoscience applications. (3) A nascent "Geologist-In-Residence" program pairs SJSU geology students with teachers at LCPA. (4) NHU students have interned with Metzger on local research projects. (5) BAESI brokered donation of an extensive USGS rock collection to NHU. (6) NHU, BAESI, and NASA-Ames staff collaborate on an online Earth Science curriculum for middle-school teachers. (7) We will adapt BAESI summer workshops to a one

  19. Spotlight: Costa Rica.

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    3.5 million people lived in Costa Rica as of mid-1997. There were 24 births and 4 deaths per 1000 population, respectively, contributing to the annual natural increase rate of 2.0%. Each woman in Costa Rica bears an average of 2.8 children during her reproductive lifespan and men and women were expected to live for 73 and 78 years, respectively. Costa Rica's low infant mortality rate and high literacy and life expectancy rates set it apart from the rest of Central America. Costa Rica is also the only country in the region which maintains no standing army. About 96% of the population is White or Mestizo, 3% is Black, and 1% is indigenous Indian. More than half of the country lives in San Jose and its metropolitan area, 6% of the country's total land area. Unemployment has run near 5% over the past 2 years, but much of the labor force is underemployed. Costa Rica's economy depends upon tourism and agricultural exports such as coffee, beef, and bananas. A large Intel factory opened in 1997. The government and Costa Rican environmentalists are planning a joint campaign to reconvert 80% of Costa Rica's pasture back to forest and tree crops. About 20% of the government's budget is spent upon education and the 93% literacy rate is the highest in the region. Government health services provide low-cost contraceptives to more than 75% of users and 75% of women use some form of family planning.

  20. Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutants Emissions Derived from Different Mitigation Measures in the Management of Solid Urban Waste in the Canton of San José, Costa Rica

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    Jorge Herrera Murillo; José Félix Rojas Marín; Deivis Anchía Leitón

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    Greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants emissions as well as the potential for electric power generation were estimated for four different scenarios of final disposal of solid urban waste (MSW) in San Jose...

  1. Use of a Geographic Information System and lichens to map air pollution in a tropical city: San José, Costa Rica

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    Erich Neurohr Bustamante

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available There are no studies of air pollution bio-indicators based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS for Costa Rica. In this study we present the results of a project that analyzed tree trunk lichens as bioindicators of air pollution in 40 urban parks located along the passage of wind through the city of San Jose in 2008 and 2009. The data were processed with GIS and are presented in an easy to understand color coded isoline map. Our results are consistent with the generally accepted view that lichens respond to the movement of air masses, decreasing their cover in the polluted areas. Furthermore, lichen cover matched the concentration of atmospheric nitrogen oxides from a previous study of the same area. Our maps should be incorporated to urban regulatory plans for the city of San José to zone the location of schools, hospitals and other facilities in need of clean air and to inexpensively assess the risk for breast cancer and respiratory diseases in several neighborhoods throughout the city.

  2. Use of a Geographic Information System and lichens to map air pollution in a tropical city: San José, Costa Rica.

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    Bustamante, Erich Neurohr; Monge-Nájera, Julián; Méndez-Estrada, Victor Hugo

    2013-06-01

    There are no studies of air pollution bio-indicators based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Costa Rica. In this study we present the results of a project that analyzed tree trunk lichens as bioindicators of air pollution in 40 urban parks located along the passage of wind through the city of San Jose in 2008 and 2009. The data were processed with GIS and are presented in an easy to understand color coded isoline map. Our results are consistent with the generally accepted view that lichens respond to the movement of air masses, decreasing their cover in the polluted areas. Furthermore, lichen cover matched the concentration of atmospheric nitrogen oxides from a previous study of the same area. Our maps should be incorporated to urban regulatory plans for the city of San José to zone the location of schools, hospitals and other facilities in need of clean air and to inexpensively assess the risk for breast cancer and respiratory diseases in several neighborhoods throughout the city.

  3. Epidemiology profile of burn victims under 5 years at the university Hospital San Jose, Popayan, Colombia, 2000-2010

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    Marco Fidel Sierra

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Burn injuries in children are a growing public health problem both physical and psychological implications and socioeconomic. Objectives: To describe the epidemiological profile of burns in children under 5 years at the University Hospital of San José, Popayán, Colombia, 2000-2010. Methods: This study was retrospective descriptive of burn victims under 5 years admitted between 2000 and 2010 at the Burn Unit of University Hospital San José (UHSJ. The following variables were recorded and analyzed: age, gender, origin, social security, depth and extent of burn, days of hospitalization, causal agent and mortality. SPSS 19.0 was used. The level of significance was p

  4. San Jerónimo de Moravia, Costa Rica.

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    Juan A. Aguirre

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Combinar en forma sostenible el patrimonio histórico cultural, el desarrollo turístico y la calidad ambiental es sin duda alguna el reto que enfrentan muchas comunidades latinoamericanas que en años recientes han hecho toda clase de esfuerzos por atraer turistas. El estudio aquí reportado analizó las condiciones socio-económicas de tres comunidades vecinas al Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo (PNBC, en Costa Rica, identificó los problemas ambientales de los residentes de las mismas que se podrían agravar por causa del desarrollo turístico y determinó cómo y bajo qué condiciones los habitantes de la zona querían que se realizara el desarrollo turístico de las comunidades. Se entrevistaron 123 de un total de un total de 155 casas en las tres comunidades, y se utilizó una combinación de componentes principales y análisis factorial para analizar los datos. Los resultados indican que los vecinos entrevistados desean que el desarrollo turístico sea hecho sosteniblemente, y que además, se planifique, se establezcan requisitos claros, que la comunidad sea periódicamente informada, que sus lideres comunales participen activamente en el proceso, se establezcan programas para ayudar al desarrollo de micro-empresas eco-turísticas, y que se les brinde asistencia técnica y capacite en el desarrollo de proyectos eco-turísticos. Los problemas eventuales asociados a la calidad ambiental que habría que prestarles atención preferente son: ruido y tráfico excesivo, manejo de aguas negras y deforestación. El desarrollo turístico sostenible relacionado con el primer componente implicaría que este es un requisito básico de la calidad ambiental, la conservación y el uso sostenible del patrimonio histórico.

  5. Total gastrectomy for stomach cancer at Hospital Universitario San Jose, Popayán. Retrospective cohort study of 16 years

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    Juan Pablo Martínez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To describe clinical, histological outcomes and postoperative surgical complications of patients who were under total gastrectomy for gastric cancer at the Hospital Universitario San José (HUSJ of Popayan in the period from 1990 to 2006. Methods: Retrospective cohort study. We included patients with history of total gastrectomy secondary to gastric cancer. Patients were characterized clinically and demographically according preoperative state. Data related to the surgical technique, diagnosis and clinical TNM stage were described. Early mortality (less than thirty days, occurrence of fistula or abdominal sepsis during hospitalization and length of hospital stay was calculated. The length of hospital stay until discharge was analyzed graphically. Results: During the study period 69 procedures were performed. 73% of patients were male and the mean age was 62 years. 97% of the subjects (60 patients had advanced gastric cancer, 75% had adenocarcinoma of intestinal type and 15% of diffuse type. Postoperative complications occurred in 20.2%, including requirement of surgical re-intervention (10%, abdominal fistula (7.2% and abdominal sepsis (3%. The 30-day mortality was 4.3% (95% CI (1.1 to 11.3. Discussion: Demographic and clinical patterns of the patients studied do not differ from those reported in literature worldwide. Frequencies of complications and mortality found in this study are consistent with those from larger studies. Given the lateness of diagnosis, actions of prevention and screening for early detection of gastric cancer should be carried out in our country to increase the chances of curative treatment.

  6. Biology, behavior, and larval morphology of Salbia lotanalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a potential biological control agent of Miconia calvescens (Myrtales: Melastomataceae) from Costa Rica

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    Alexander Castillo; M. Tracy Johnson; Francisco R. Badenes-Pérez

    2014-01-01

    The leaf roller Salbia lotanalis Druce (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a potential biological control agent of Miconia calvescens de Candolle (Melastomataceae), was studied in Costa Rica. Larvae were collected from a field site near San Jose and the insect was reared in the laboratory to study its biology and behavior. Chaetotaxy and...

  7. Use of a Geographic Information System and lichens to map air pollution in a tropical city: San José, Costa Rica Uso del Sistema de Información Geográfica y líquenes para mapear la contaminación del aire en una ciudad tropical: San José, Costa Rica

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    Erich Neurohr Bustamante

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available There are no studies of air pollution bio-indicators based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS for Costa Rica. In this study we present the results of a project that analyzed tree trunk lichens as bioindicators of air pollution in 40 urban parks located along the passage of wind through the city of San Jose in 2008 and 2009. The data were processed with GIS and are presented in an easy to understand color coded isoline map. Our results are consistent with the generally accepted view that lichens respond to the movement of air masses, decreasing their cover in the polluted areas. Furthermore, lichen cover matched the concentration of atmospheric nitrogen oxides from a previous study of the same area. Our maps should be incorporated to urban regulatory plans for the city of San José to zone the location of schools, hospitals and other facilities in need of clean air and to inexpensively assess the risk for breast cancer and respiratory diseases in several neighborhoods throughout the city.En Costa Rica no hay estudios de la contaminación del aire basados en los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG. En este artículo se muestran los resultados de un estudio que analizó los líquenes en troncos de árboles de 40 parques urbanos situados a lo largo del paso del viento por la ciudad de San José, durante los años 2008 y 2009. Los datos fueron procesados mediante SIG y se presentan de manera simple en un mapa de isolíneas con códigos de color. Los resultados concuerdan con la opinión generalmente aceptada de que los líquenes reaccionan ante la circulación de masas de aire al decrecer su cobertura en las zonas más contaminadas. Además, la cobertura de líquenes coincidió con la concentración de óxidos de nitrógeno en la atmósfera, tomada de un estudio previo en la misma zona. Nuestros mapas deben incorporarse en los planes reguladores de la ciudad de San José para zonificar la ubicación de escuelas, hospitales y otros edificios

  8. Diversity, natural history and conservation of amphibians and reptiles from the San Vito Region, southwestern Costa Rica

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    Santos Barrera, Georgina; Pacheco, Jesus; Mendoza Quijano, Fernando; Bolaños, Federico; Cháves, Gerardo; C. Daily, Gretchen; R. Eirlich, Paul; Ceballos, Gerardo

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    We present an inventory of the amphibians and reptiles of the San Vito de Coto Brus region, including the Las Cruces Biological Station, in southern Costa Rica, which is the result of a survey of the herpetofauna occurring in mountain forest fragments, pastures, coffee plantations, and other disturbed areas. We found 67 species, included 26 species of amphibians and of 41 of reptiles. We describe the distribution patterns of the community on the basis of the life zones, elevation, fragmentati...

  9. Knowledge of cervical cancer pathology of high school students in San Carlos, Costa Rica.

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    Carlson, Lauren M; Gonzalez, Sam

    2014-09-01

    In Costa Rica, cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer, despite accessibility of screening through the universal health care system. There is little understanding of knowledge levels of the adolescent population on cervical cancer, although this population is the most exposed to risk factors. This study sought to learn about male and female adolescent knowledge of preventative methods, infection acquisition, clinical manifestations and medical services. A total of 533 students from grades 7-12 from five public high schools in the rural San Carlos region participated in the study from March through April 2012. Students were found to lack knowledge, as only 30.8% of students stated that they knew what cervical cancer is. Additionally, a connection was lacking between cervical cancer concepts, as for example 75.2% of students had heard of Human Papiloma Virus, but only 33.9% of those students knew that HPV is related to cervical cancer. Age had a positive relationship with knowledge of main concepts (p < 0.001). More women than men had heard of cervical cancer and the Papanicolaou (p = 0.025, p < 0.0001), but otherwise no significant difference in mean response between genders was found. Students were found to have a limited awareness of the educational cervical cancer campaign (7.7% of the student population) and the ability to go alone to the doctor to receive medical attention (30.6% of students). Additionally, the public education system does not require cervical cancer to be included in the present curriculum. Hence, as students lack education on prevention and risk factors, the majority of prevention responsibility falls only on the universal health care system to regularly perform Papanicolaou exams to detect pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. The findings indicated the importance of including cervical cancer in the sexual education curriculum of the public education system in Costa Rica to educate the at-risk population of preventative methods

  10. Liquefaction Hazard Maps for Three Earthquake Scenarios for the Communities of San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale, Northern Santa Clara County, California

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    Holzer, Thomas L.; Noce, Thomas E.; Bennett, Michael J.

    2008-01-01

    Maps showing the probability of surface manifestations of liquefaction in the northern Santa Clara Valley were prepared with liquefaction probability curves. The area includes the communities of San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale. The probability curves were based on complementary cumulative frequency distributions of the liquefaction potential index (LPI) for surficial geologic units in the study area. LPI values were computed with extensive cone penetration test soundings. Maps were developed for three earthquake scenarios, an M7.8 on the San Andreas Fault comparable to the 1906 event, an M6.7 on the Hayward Fault comparable to the 1868 event, and an M6.9 on the Calaveras Fault. Ground motions were estimated with the Boore and Atkinson (2008) attenuation relation. Liquefaction is predicted for all three events in young Holocene levee deposits along the major creeks. Liquefaction probabilities are highest for the M7.8 earthquake, ranging from 0.33 to 0.37 if a 1.5-m deep water table is assumed, and 0.10 to 0.14 if a 5-m deep water table is assumed. Liquefaction probabilities of the other surficial geologic units are less than 0.05. Probabilities for the scenario earthquakes are generally consistent with observations during historical earthquakes.

  11. Urban vegetation change after a hundred years in a tropical city (San José de Costa Rica

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    Julián Monge-Nájera

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Urban vegetation is of key importance because a large proportion of the human population lives in cities. Nevertheless, urban vegetation is understudied outside central Europe and particularly, little is known about the flora of tropical Asian, African and Latin American cities. We present an estimate of how the vegetation has changed in the city of San José, Costa Rica, after about one century, with the repeat photography technique (based on a collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs by José Fidel Tristán and others and with data from the Costa Rican National Herbarium. We found little vegetation change in the landscape of San José during the 20th century, where a total of 95 families and 458 species were collected in the late 19th and early 20th century. The families with most species were Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Poaceae, Lamiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Solanaceae, Cyperaceae, Acanthaceae, Malvaceae, Piperaceae and Verbenaceae. Similar results have been found in Europe, where the number of plant species often is stable for long periods even when the individual species vary. Rev. Biol. Trop. 58 (4: 1367-1386. Epub 2010 December 01.La vegetación urbana es de vital importancia ya que una proporción importante de la población humana vive en ciudades. Sin embargo, esta vegetación es poco estudiada fuera del centro de Europa y se sabe particularmente poco sobre la flora urbana de las ciudades tropicales de Asia, África y América Latina. Aquí presentamos una estimación de cómo ha cambiado la vegetación en la ciudad de San José, Costa Rica, durante un siglo, con la técnica de la fotografía repetida (sobre la base de una colección de fotografías del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX hechas por José Fidel Tristán y otros y con los datos del Herbario Nacional de Costa Rica. Encontramos pocos cambios en el paisaje de San José durante el siglo XX. En la ciudad se recolectaron 95 familias y 458 especies entre finales del siglo

  12. Las actitudes lingüísticas en el español de San José, Costa Rica

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    Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de cuatro distritos de la capital, San José, frente al español Costa Rica y el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. La presente investigación constituye un estudio sociolingüístico cuantitativo y 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)....

  13. [Bacteriological evaluation of goat milk and cheese distributed in the Metropolitan Area of San José, Costa Rica].

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    Araya, Viviana; Gallo, Leslie; Quesada, Carlos; Chaves, Carolina; Arias, María Laura

    2008-06-01

    In the last years, there has been an increase in the production, industrialization and consumption of goat's milk and derivate products, including cheese, worldwide. Nevertheless, in Costa Rica there is no study of these products, reason why the objective of this work was to determine the microbiological characteristics of goat's milk and fresh cheese distributed in the Metropolitan Area of San José, Costa Rica, in order to evaluate its impact in the economical field and as a potential risk for Public Health. A total of 25 raw goat's milk samples, obtained by manual milking from 5 different producers tested in five different dates and 15 cheese samples, elaborated with pasteurized milk, commercially available and coming from three different producers were analyzed. The study included the analysis of spoilage bacteria (total aeobic count and lactic bacteria count), indicators of hygiene (total coliforms), fecal contamination (fecal coliforms), manipulation (Staphylococcus aureus) and pathogens (Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp). High results were obtained for the total aerobic count and lactic bacteria count of the milk and cheese samples, showing a reduced shelf life. Total coliforms, in limits beyond the established ones by the Costa Rican legislation for human consumption raw milk, were found in 100% of milk samples, as well as for fecal coliforms in 76% of them. All cheese samples, except one, were negative for these indicators, suggesting good manufacturing practices. S. aureus counts were low and both Salmonella spp. and L. monocytogenes were not isolated from samples analyzed.

  14. La Profesión Odontológica ante Ia Presencia de la Infection VIH / SIDA: El Caso de Costa Rica

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    Brenes-Gómez, William; Castro-Puttier, Silvia; Zamora-Murillo, Alicia; Mena-Muñoz, Mauricio

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    Artículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 1994 This investigation identifies some of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of dentists regarding the epidemiology of H1U (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), biosecurity measures, and prevention and knowledge of oral manifestations associated with the disease. The study population was 182 professionals from San Jose Province, in private, mixed...

  15. 2010 Northern San Francisco Bay Area Lidar: Portions of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma Counties

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) dataset is a survey of northern San Francisco Bay, California. The project area consists of approximately 437 square miles...

  16. San Mateo Creek Basin

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    The San Mateo Creek Basin comprises approximately 321 square miles within the Rio San Jose drainage basin in McKinley and Cibola counties, New Mexico. This basin is located within the Grants Mining District (GMD).

  17. USO TRADICIONAL DE PLANTAS MEDICINALES EN LA VERED SAN ISIDRO, MUNICIPIO DE SAN JOSÉ DE PARE-BOYACÁ: UN ESTUDIO PRELIMINAR USANDO TÉCNICAS CUANTITATIVAS Traditional Use of Medicinal Plants in the Sidewalk San Isidro, Municipality of San Jose de PareBoyacá: A Preliminary Study Using Quantitative Technical

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó cuantitativamente el uso de plantas medicinales con el propósito de documentar la importancia relativa de dichas especies y estimar el estado actual del conocimiento tradicional de las comunidades campesinas de la vereda San Isidro, municipio de San José de Pare, Boyacá. Esta zona en particular, se considera un sector agrícola de alta confluencia y denota una apropiación del conocimiento de sus pobladores en el uso y manejo de las especies vegetales de la región. Se aplicaron aleatoriamente 180 encuestas a personas entre los 20 y 80 años, en donde se investigó respecto al uso y manejo de las plantas. Se aplicaron entrevistas programadas a aquellas personas que manejan en gran parte la demanda de plantas medicinales en la región. Los datos obtenidos a partir del consenso de informantes, fueron analizados mediante el índice de valor de uso (IVU y el nivel de uso significativo de TRAMIL. Se registraron 84 especies con 78 géneros, agrupadas en 42 familias botánicas entre medicinales, aromáticas y mágicoreligiosas; las familias mejor representadas fueron Lamiaceae, Asteraceae, Apiaceae, Solanaceae y Rutaceae. Se reportaron 10 especies con un mayor nivel de uso significativo y 25 especies con un mayor IVU. La documentación de los usos de las plantas medicinales en el área de influencia, revela que el conocimiento tradicional continúa profundamente arraigado entre la comunidad y se mantiene el saber popular a manos de curanderos y madres cabeza de familia.The use of medicinal plants was evaluated quantitatively to document the relative importance of these species and to estimate the current state of the traditional knowledge of the rural communities of the Sidewalk San Isidro, Municipality of San Jose de Pare, Boyacá. This area in particular, is considered an agricultural sector of high fork and it denotes an appropriation of the knowledge of its residents in the use and handling of the vegetable species of the region. 180

  18. Men's narratives of vasectomy: rearticulating masculinity and contraceptive responsibility in San José, Costa Rica.

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    Pomales, Tony O

    2013-03-01

    This article interrogates the modes by which cultural constructions of male contraceptive use emerge in Costa Rica by analyzing men's narratives of vasectomy. Drawing on ethnographic research data, I examine men's contraceptive decision making and perspectives on vasectomy and specify the ways they work through their vasectomy to rearticulate the relationship between masculinity and contraceptive responsibility and tensions in an emerging Costa Rican social modernity. Following Oudshoorn's (2003) analysis on male contraceptive research, this article highlights contraceptive technologies and men's narratives of these technologies as key sites for examining gender politics in contemporary societies and the materialization of new social orders. In the discussion, I argue that the men's narratives examined here potentiate creation of an "alternative technosociality" (Oudshoorn 2003) in Costa Rica, in which men taking contraceptive responsibility does not constitute performing a subordinate masculinity, but simply another way of acting as men. © 2013 by the American Anthropological Association.

  19. Predictors of diabetes-specific knowledge and treatment satisfaction among Costa Ricans.

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    Firestone, Daniel N; Jiménez-Briceño, Luis; Reimann, Joachim O; Talavera, Gregory A; Polonsky, William H; Edelman, Stephen V

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    The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of disease-specific knowledge and patient satisfaction among adult Costa Ricans with type 2 diabetes. Knowledge differences between Costa Ricans and Spanish-speaking US Latinos also were tested. The psychometric viability of a Spanish-language diabetes knowledge and client satisfaction measure with Costa Ricans was reviewed. The Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire (DKQ) and the Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ) were administered to 162 Costa Rican adults with type 2 diabetes who were receiving services in the greater San Jose area. Sociodemographic, medical history, and anecdotal information also was collected. More years of education, younger age, longer diabetes duration, and home glucose monitoring predicted diabetes knowledge. Home glucose monitoring and treatment with only oral hypoglycemics predicted significantly lower patient satisfaction. Costa Ricans exhibited greater diabetes knowledge than respondents in an earlier study with Spanish-speaking Latinos. CSQ psychometric limitations with Costa Ricans were identified. The greater diabetes knowledge among Costa Ricans than US Latinos is likely due to more consistent, stable, and accessible care. Older, less educated, and newly diagnosed Costa Rican diabetes patients require more focused attention.

  20. Diversity, natural history and conservation of amphibians and reptiles from the San Vito Region, southwestern Costa Rica.

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    Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Pacheco, Jesus; Mendoza-Quijano, Fernando; Bolaños, Federico; Cháves, Gerardo; Daily, Gretchen C; Ehrlich, Paul R; Ceballos, Gerardo

    2008-06-01

    We present an inventory of the amphibians and reptiles of the San Vito de Coto Brus region, including the Las Cruces Biological Station, in southern Costa Rica, which is the result of a survey of the herpetofauna occurring in mountain forest fragments, pastures, coffee plantations, and other disturbed areas. We found 67 species, included 26 species of amphibians and of 41 of reptiles. We describe the distribution patterns of the community on the basis of the life zones, elevation, fragmentation, and degree of anthropogenic impact. We also provide some nouvelle data on the systematics of some select taxa, their geographical ranges, microhabitats, activity, and other relevant ecological and natural history features. Finally, we comment on the present conservation status of the herpetofauna in the region. Previous literature and collection records indicate a higher number of species occurring in this area, which suggests that some declines have occurred, especially of amphibians, in last decades.

  1. Chlamydia psittaci genotype B in a pigeon (Columba livia inhabiting a public place in San José, Costa Rica

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    G. Dolz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Human chlamydiosis is a zoonotic disease of avian origin caused by Chlamydia psittaci. The highest infection rates have been detected in parrots (Psittacidae and pigeons (Columbiformes, the latter most frequently carry the genotypes B and E. These genotypes have been shown to also infect humans. Because pigeons (Columba livia cohabit with humans in urban areas, C. psittaci present in the dust from dry feces of infected pigeons may be transmitted by inhalation and represent a significant public health problem. Between 2012 and 2013 a total of 120 fecal samples were collected from pigeons at four public places (Plaza de la Cultura, Parque Morazán, Parque Central de Guadalupe, Plaza de las Garantías Sociales in San José, Costa Rica. A nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR was used to amplify a region of the outer membrane protein A gene of C. psittaci. Only one sample was positive in PCR and the positive sample was further subjected to sequencing and genotyping. Sequencing identified this sample as C. psittaci genotype B. This study is the first report to show the presence of this organism in pigeons of Costa Rica, and shows that the infected pigeons may represent a significant risk for humans who visit public places that are inhabited by pigeons.

  2. Chlamydia psittaci genotype B in a pigeon (Columba livia) inhabiting a public place in San José, Costa Rica.

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    Dolz, G; Solórzano-Morales, Á; Angelova, L; Tien, C; Fonseca, L; Bonilla, M C

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    Human chlamydiosis is a zoonotic disease of avian origin caused by Chlamydia psittaci. The highest infection rates have been detected in parrots (Psittacidae) and pigeons (Columbiformes), the latter most frequently carry the genotypes B and E. These genotypes have been shown to also infect humans. Because pigeons (Columba livia) cohabit with humans in urban areas, C. psittaci present in the dust from dry feces of infected pigeons may be transmitted by inhalation and represent a significant public health problem. Between 2012 and 2013 a total of 120 fecal samples were collected from pigeons at four public places (Plaza de la Cultura, Parque Morazán, Parque Central de Guadalupe, Plaza de las Garantías Sociales) in San José, Costa Rica. A nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to amplify a region of the outer membrane protein A gene of C. psittaci. Only one sample was positive in PCR and the positive sample was further subjected to sequencing and genotyping. Sequencing identified this sample as C. psittaci genotype B. This study is the first report to show the presence of this organism in pigeons of Costa Rica, and shows that the infected pigeons may represent a significant risk for humans who visit public places that are inhabited by pigeons.

  3. Infección respiratoria aguda en menores de una año en San José, Costa Rica

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    Chavarría-Milanés, José Fernando; Salas-Chaves, Pilar; Jiménez, Rosa; Mata, Leonardo

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    Artículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 1994 Se estudiaron 178 niños menores de un año admitidos durante un año al Hospital Nacional de niños de San José, Costa Rica por infección respiratoria aguda. Se observe; un predominio de varones sobre las mujeres. La mayoría eran menores de seis meses. Más de la mitad egresaron con diagnostico de neumonía-bronconeumonía (N-Bn) y una cuarta parte con diagnostico de bronquiolitis. El resto de los pacie...

  4. [Space-time variation of Scleractinia, Gorgonacea, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda, Asteroidea, Echinoidea and Holothuroidea, from shallow bottom in San Jose Island, Gulf of California].

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    Holguin Quiñones, Oscar Efraín; González Medina, Felipe de Jesús; Solís Marín, Francisco; Félix Pico, Esteban F

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    Between the years 1999 and 2000, six expeditions were made to Isla San José, in the Gulf of California. Observations and samples were taken of benthic macroinvertebrates in nine locations. Based on the samples, the specific components of three phyla were determined: Cnidaria (Scleractinia and Gorgonacea), Mollusca (Gastropoda, Bivalvia and Cephalopoda), and Echinodermata (Echinoidea and Holothuroidea). The abundance of conspicuous benthic macroinvertebrates was visually estimated through free dives at a depth of between two and six meters along two transects parallel to the coast. A total of 38 taxa in three groups were determined. The most abundant species are Tripneustes depressus (44.9%), Echinometra vanbruntii (18.3%), Phataria unifascialis (8.9%), Centrostephanus coronatus (8.0%), Diadema mexicanum (5%) y Eucidaris thouarsii (3.6%). No significant differences between diversity (H'), equity (J) and richness of the species (S) during the months and site of study. The similarity analysis identified two groups from locations of the eastern and western coasts.

  5. Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutants Emissions Derived from Different Mitigation Measures in the Management of Solid Urban Waste in the Canton of San José, Costa Rica

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    Jorge Herrera Murillo

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    Full Text Available Greenhouse gas and criteria pollutants emissions as well as the potential for electric power generation were estimated for four different scenarios of final disposal of solid urban waste (MSW in San Jose: landfill, incineration, composting and mechanical-biological treatment. Generation and composition waste data reported by the San Jose Department of Environmental Services were used as input for a life cycle analysis as well as the respective materials and energy flows for each proposal, based on the formulation of the respective balances of mass and energy. The final disposal in landfills is the treatment that emits more emissions of greenhouse gases with 532.5 Ton CO2e / d and a potential of electricity generation of up to 73.45 MWh, followed by the incineration of MSW with 401.9 Ton CO2e / d. However, alternative scenarios such as incineration additionally generate significant emissions of air pollutants such as particulates (5.14 Ton / d, NOx (0.75 Ton / d and CO (0.13 Ton / d.

  6. 76 FR 54800 - International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Quality Assurance Group, San...

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    ... Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Quality Assurance Group, San Jose, California... Employment and Training Administration International Business Machines (IBM), Software Group Business Unit, Quality Assurance Group, San Jose, California; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration On...

  7. Las actitudes lingüísticas en el español de San José, Costa Rica

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    Annette Calvo Shadid

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    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de cuatro distritos de la capital, San José, frente al español Costa Rica y el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. La presente investigación constituye un estudio sociolingüístico cuantitativo y 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 a una muestra de 404 informantes estratificada con las variables de edad, sexo y nivel socioeconómico. En el artículo se abordan las actitudes lingüísticas desde tres tipos de percepciones, a saber, percepciones cognitivo-lingüísticas y actitudes afectivas sobre el español nacional, opiniones sobre la corrección lingüística y los medios de comunicación y sobre la unidad o diversidad del español; percepciones cognitivo-lingüísticas sobre el español de los otros países, y actitudes afectivas y preferencias por otras variedades lingüísticas del idioma. Abstract This article analyzes the linguistic attitudes of Spanish speakers from four districts of the capital, San José, towards Spanish spoken in Costa Rica and in the other Spanish-speaking countries. It is based on a quantitative sociolinguistic study and 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 404 respondents based on the variables of age, sex and socioeconomic status. The linguistic attitudes are studied from three types of perceptions, namely, cognitive-linguistic perceptions and affective attitudes on national Spanish, opinions about the linguistic correction and the media, and about the unity or diversity of the Spanish language

  8. Modelo integrado de información gravimétrica, geológica y de terrenos para los perfiles: Turbo - San Jose del Guaviare y Quibdó - Puerto Berrio

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    Díaz Campos Ramiro León

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    sans-serif";; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US;" lang="EN-US">The structural model of the studied zone, was generated from the integration of the gravimetric, regional geology and area teetono-stratigraphics. Two profiles AA' (Turbo - San Jose del Guaviare and BB' (Quibdo - Puerto Berrio, analyzed corroborate the existence of two zones, one with oceanic crustal (West of Romeral and other with continental crustal (to the East; among both profiles there is a point of inflexion in the direction of the attitude of Romeral fault, from which they present important changes in the accretion components and efforts, giving origin to important variations in the model of subduction. To the North of the point of inflexion two zones of subduction appear, the current one associated with the Sinu fault and a fossil were area associated to the with Romeral's fault. Besides, locally they find evidences so much in surface geology as gravimetry of a obduction zone. To the south of this point theree subduction zones were determined, the current one associated to the Pacific grave and two fossilized associated to the sutures or Romeral's faults and of the Atrato river fault's. In the profile AA', in the zone of continental crust are observed the sectors of Cordillera Central, Cordillera Oriental and Llanos Orientales. In the profile BB ' is appreciated until the Valle Medio del Magdalena. The differences among these areas they reside in the type of rock of the basement and the deformation style.

    EI modelo estructural de la zona de estudio se genera a partir de la integración de la información gravimétrica, la geología regional y terrenos tectono-estratigráficos, Se analizan dos perfiles AA' (Turbo - San José del Guaviare y BB' (Quibdó – Puerto

  9. Quaternary geology of Alameda County, and parts of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin counties, California: a digital database

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    Helley, E.J.; Graymer, R.W.

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    Alameda County is located at the northern end of the Diablo Range of Central California. It is bounded on the north by the south flank of Mount Diablo, one of the highest peaks in the Bay Area, reaching an elevation of 1173 meters (3,849 ft). San Francisco Bay forms the western boundary, the San Joaquin Valley borders it on the east and an arbitrary line from the Bay into the Diablo Range forms the southern boundary. Alameda is one of the nine Bay Area counties tributary to San Francisco Bay. Most of the country is mountainous with steep rugged topography. Alameda County is covered by twenty-eight 7.5' topographic Quadrangles which are shown on the index map. The Quaternary deposits in Alameda County comprise three distinct depositional environments. One, forming a transgressive sequence of alluvial fan and fan-delta facies, is mapped in the western one-third of the county. The second, forming only alluvial fan facies, is mapped in the Livermore Valley and San Joaquin Valley in the eastern part of the county. The third, forming a combination of Eolian dune and estuarine facies, is restricted to the Alameda Island area in the northwestern corner of the county.

  10. PUBLIC SPACE, STREET VEND ORS AND COSTUMERS IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

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    Luis Armando Durán Segura

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    Full Text Available The article analyzes the relationship between the existence of street vendors and the city flow of pedestrians and travellers in constant movement. This interdependence increases and shift places within the city accordingly with the costumers that are also itinerants. It is assumed that, informal commercial activities in public spaces (or listed as public access have been developed in a analog way to the itinerant consum practices of street buyers within the "metropolization" of the city of San José.

  11. Complex landsliding processes affecting San Antonio de Pascua, Siquirres, Costa Rica

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    Giovanni Peraldo

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito describir, mediante reconocimiento de campo y fotointerpretación, el área compleja de remoción en masa de San Antonio de Pascua, en el cantón de Siquirres, Provincia de Limón. Debido a este proceso complejo de remoción en masa, la población de San Antonio de Pascua se ve afectada en su desarrollo futuro a nivel de infraestructura, producción primaria, entre otros. Aún cuando es una población rural, podría tener un proceso de desarrollo acelerado debido a los cambios que provocaría la construcción de un proyecto hidroeléctrico de gran tamaño por parte del Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE, por lo que hay que prevenir desde ahora un desarrollo desadaptado a las características adversas del medio. Asimismo, se plantea la preocupación sobre la construcción del embalse de la obra hidroeléctrica proyectada por el ICE cerca del área, pues esta obra podría desequilibrar el medio en cuanto a aguas subterráneas y acelerar procesos de remoción en masa en el área de estudio y sus alrededores.

  12. Conocimiento sobre cáncer de cérvix entre colegiales de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available In Costa Rica, cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer, despite accessibility of screening through the universal health care system. There is little understanding of knowledge levels of the adolescent population on cervical cancer, although this population is the most exposed to risk factors. This study sought to learn about male and female adolescent knowledge of preventative methods, infection acquisition, clinical manifestations and medical services. A total of 533 students from grades 7-12 from five public high schools in the rural San Carlos region participated in the study from March through April 2012. Students were found to lack knowledge, as only 30.8% of students stated that they knew what cervical cancer is. Additionally, a connection was lacking between cervical cancer concepts, as for example 75.2% of students had heard of Human Papiloma Virus, but only 33.9% of those students knew that HPV is related to cervical cancer. Age had a positive relationship with knowledge of main concepts (p≤0.001. More women than men had heard of cervical cancer and the Papanicolaou (p=0.025, p≤0.0001, but otherwise no significant difference in mean response between genders was found. Students were found to have a limited awareness of the educational cervical cancer campaign (7.7% of the student population and the ability to go alone to the doctor to receive medical attention (30.6% of students. Additionally, the public education system does not require cervical cancer to be included in the present curriculum. Hence, as students lack education on prevention and risk factors, the majority of prevention responsibility falls only on the universal health care system to regularly perform Papanicolaou exams to detect pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. The findings indicated the importance of including cervical cancer in the sexual education curriculum of the public education system in Costa Rica to educate the at-risk population of

  13. Crecimiento y propiedades fisico-mecanicas de la madera de teca (Tectona grandis de 17 anos de edad en San Joaquin de Abangares, Costa Rica

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    Fernando Castro

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    Full Text Available Growth and physical-mechanical properties of 17 years old teak (Tectona grandis growing in San Joaquin, Abangares, Costa Rica. The national and international market of forest products, from certifieddad. managment forests and plantations, is increasingly more demanding as to the standards and characteristics of high quality. The physicalmecanicas mechanical properties of the teak (Tectona grandis, growing in San Joaqufn de Abangares, Costa Rica, at 30 m and 100 16´ north latitude, are determined according to the ASTM standard Destudiadas 143-83. The physical properties of teak timber studied were: basic specific weight, radial, tangential and volumetric contractions, contraction ratio, dry and green density and point of fiber saturation. The mechanical properties studied were: static flexure, shear, hardness, parallel and perpendicular compression. Also included were comparisons with teak timber harvested in other places and latitudes, as well as other hardwood species. The coefficient of variation of the basic specific weight of the San Joaquin de Abangares teak (3.4% is half that of the Quepos teak (7% and almost one third of the average of 50 species (10%, which is an...

  14. Diversity, natural history and conservation of amphibians and reptiles from the San Vito Region, southwestern Costa Rica

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    Georgina Santos-Barrera

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    Full Text Available We present an inventory of the amphibians and reptiles of the San Vito de Coto Brus region, including the Las Cruces Biological Station, in southern Costa Rica, which is the result of a survey of the herpetofauna occurring in mountain forest fragments, pastures, coffee plantations, and other disturbed areas. We found 67 species, included 26 species of amphibians and of 41of reptiles. We describe the distribution patterns of the community on the basis of the life zones, elevation, fragmentation, and degree of anthropogenic impact. We also provide some nouvelle data on the systematics of some select taxa, their geographical ranges, microhabitats, activity, and other relevant ecological and natural history features. Finally, we comment on the present conservation status of the herpetofauna in the region. Previous literature and collection records indicate a higher number of species occurring in this area, which suggests that some declines have occurred, especially of amphibians, in last decades. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (2: 755-778. Epub 2008 June 30.En este artículo se presenta un inventario de los anfibios y reptiles de la región de San Vito de Coto Brus incluyendo la Estación de Biología Las Cruces, en el sur de Costa Rica. Se llevó a cabo una evaluación de las poblaciones de anfibios y reptiles presentes en los parches de bosque, potreros, cafetales y otras áreas perturbadas de la región. Como resultado de esta evaluación se registraron 26 especies de anfibios y 41 de reptiles lo que suma un total de 67 especies. Asimismo se describen los patrones generales de distribución de las especies basándose en los tipos de vegetación así como en la altitud, fragmentación y grado de perturbación antrópica en el área. Se proporcionan algunos datos sobre la sistemática de las especies, su distribución geográfica, el microhábitat que ocupan, su actividad y otros datos ecológicos y biológicos relevantes. Finalmente, se presenta una breve

  15. Blind comparisons of shear-wave velocities at closely-spaced sites in San Jose, California: Proceedings of a Workshop held at the US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, May 3, 2004

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    Asten, Michael W.; Boore, David M.

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    Shear-wave velocities within several hundred meters of Earth's surface are important in specifying earthquake ground motions for engineering design. Not only are the shearwave velocities used in classifying sites for use of modern building codes, but they are also used in site-specific studies of particularly significant structures. Many are the methods for estimating sub-surface shear-wave velocities, but few are the blind comparisons of a number of the methods at a single site. The word "blind" is important here and means that the measurements and interpretations are done completely independent of one another. Stephen Hartzell of the USGS office on Golden, Colorado realized that such an experiment would be very useful for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the various methods, and he and Jack Boatwright of the USGS office in Menlo Park, California, in cooperation with Carl Wentworth of the Menlo Park USGS office found a convenient site in the city of San Jose, California. The site had good access and space for conducting experiments, and a borehole drilled to several hundred meters by the Santa Clara Valley Water District was made available for downhole logging. Jack Boatwright asked David Boore to coordinate the experiment. In turn, David Boore persuaded several teams to make measurements, helped with the local logistics, collected the results, and organized and conducted an International Workshop in May, 2004. At this meeting the participants in the experiment gathered in Menlo Park to describe their measurements and interpretations, and to see the results of the comparisons of the various methods for the first time. This Open-File Report describes the results of that workshop. One of the participants, Michael Asten, offered to help the coordinator prepare this report. Because of his lead role in pulling the report together, Dr. Asten is the lead author of the paper to follow and is also the lead Compiler for the Open-File Report.It is important to

  16. Calidad del agua en la microcuenca alta de la quebrada Estero en San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica

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    La contaminación de las principales cuencas de Costa Rica por las aguas residuales sin tratar es uno de los problemas de mayor incidencia sobre el entorno ambiental del país. La microcuenca de la Quebrada Estero en San Ramón tiene varios humedales que se han sido afectados por el crecimiento urbano, por lo que el objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la calidad del agua mediante la aplicación del índice Holandés (IHCA-CR) y otros parámetros físico-químicos y microbiológicos complement...

  17. Roedores fósiles del Pleistoceno superior de la localidad La Palmera de San Carlos, provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

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    Se describe una fauna de roedores fósiles de la Localidad de La Palmera de San Carlos. Cuatronuevas especies de mamíferos: Tylomys watsoni, Reithrodontomys mexicanus, Sigmodon hispidus y Proechimys semispinosus se reportan para Costa Rica; la edad probable de este hallazgo es el Pleistoceno Superior. Estafauna se encuentra asociada con flora fósil que sugiere al igual que la asociación de roedores un clima muchomás frío, propio de una época glaciar.  A rodent fossil fauna from La Palmera l...

  18. Estructura temporal y espacial de la comunidad de peces arrecifales de la Isla San José, Golfo de California, México Seasonal and spatial structure of reef fish community in San Jose Island, Gulf of California, México

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    Full Text Available Para determinar la variación estacional y espacial de la comunidad de peces en ocho localidades alrededor de la Isla San José en el Golfo de California se realizo un estudio ecológico de marzo 2001 a febrero 2002. Además, se utilizaron censos visuales en 48 transectos de 100x5m (500m². También, se detectaron dos temporadas climáticas: una fría y otra cálida, se observaron 26 608 organismos de 112 especies de 76 géneros de peces. Asimismo, se utilizo el índice de abundancia relativa para determinar las especies más importantes. Febrero fue el mes de menor diversidad y octubre el mayor. De acuerdo con el índice de valor biológico, 13 especies fueron las que obtuvieron un mayor puntaje. En los meses cálidos se presentaron las mismas especies pero en diferente orden y abundancia. Las localidades de la zona oriental de la isla, presentaron un mayor número de especies y abundancia de peces. En el análisis de componentes principales (ACP la riqueza específica, diversidad, equidad, número de especies y abundancia total se relacionaron con los meses cálidos. Al utilizar el ACP en su forma espacial registro que la localidad Punta Colorada obtuvo una mayor correlación con el número de especies, diversidad y abundancia total.Seasonal and spatial structure of reef fish community in San Jose Island, Gulf of California, México. The Gulf of California is one of the most fish diverse areas of the Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. In spite of its economic value, few works have considered fish community studies for optimum management. With the aim to determine the seasonal and spatial variation of fish communities in eight locations around the San Jose Island, some ecological research was conducted from March 2001 to February 2002. For this, visual censuses were used in 48 transects of 100x5m (500m²; specific analysis such as diversity values, the relative abundance and the biological value indexes were undertaken, and a principal component

  19. DE GESTAS, DE SALVAJES Y DE MÁRTIRES. EL RELATO MAESTRO SOBRE EL FUERTE SAN JOSÉ RECONSIDERADO DESDE LA ARQUEOLOGÍA HISTÓRICA (PENÍNSULA VALDÉS, PCIA. DE CHUBUT, SIGLO XVIII / Savages, Epics and Martyrs. The Master Narrative about San Jose Fort reconside

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    Full Text Available Desde inicios del siglo XX hasta el presente, la historiografía tradicional argentina se ha ocupado de estudiar la colonización española de costa patagónica de fines del siglo XVIII. La perspectiva desarrollada hasta 1980 se vinculaba principalmente a ámbitos conservadores de la historia que generaron una imagen fuertemente eurocéntrica y colonialista tanto del proceso de poblamiento como de cada uno de los tres asentamientos instalados sobre la costa patagónica entre 1779 y 1780 (el Fuerte Nuestra Señora del Carmen -Carmen de Patagones, Pcia. de Buenos Aires-, la Nueva Colonia y Fuerte de Floridablanca -Puerto San Julián, Pcia. de Santa Cruz- y el Fuerte San José -Península Valdés, Pcia. de Chubut.A partir de nuevas investigaciones realizadas en el Fuerte San José, el presente trabajo discutelas aproximaciones históricas tradicionales al mismo. Desde una perspectiva descolonial, se busca mostrar cómo el relato maestro historiográfico es solidario con la construcción del estado nación argentino, apoyándose en una mirada retrospectiva para legitimar su profundidad temporal y extensión espacial. De este modo, proponemos desde la arqueología histórica exponer la materialidad de nuevas tramas de sentidos para comprender proceso colonial en Patagonia, visibilizando otros espacios, actores, procesos y materialidades que habían quedado desdibujados en el relato maestro de la historiografía provincial y nacional.   Abstract  From the beginnings of the twentieth century up to present day, Argentinian traditional historiography has studied the late eighteenth century Spanish colonization of the Patagonian coast. The viewpoint developed until 1980 was mainly linked to conservative environmentsof historythat generated a strong Eurocentric and colonialist image of both, the process of settlement andof each of the three installed settlements on the Patagonian coast between 1779 and 1780 (Nuestra Señora del Carmen Fort -Carmen de

  20. Lo que la ciudad anhela “ver”. Desarrollo urbano, nuevas tecnologías y espacios públicos en San José (Costa Rica

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    Luis Armando Durán Segura

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El texto gira en torno a las recientes transformaciones del espacio público en la ciudad de San José, capital de Costa Rica. Estos cambios estimulan la emer gencia de un nuevo “sistema de visualidad”, correspondiente a las renovaciones arquitectónicas, sociales y económicas del centro histórico. Se analizan las relaciones que se trazan entre desarrollo urbano y los dispositivos de vigilancia, rastreando, a través de un caso concreto , los ef ectos e implicaciones políticas, culturales y sociales de tales iniciativ as t écnico-tecnológicas sobre los espacios públicos de esta ciudad. P

  1. Control of San Jose Scale Nymphs, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (Comstock, on Almond and Apple Orchards with Pyriproxyfen, Phenoxycarb, Chlorpyrifos, and Mineral Oil Control de Ninfas de la Escama de San José, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (Comstock, en Almendros y Manzanos con Piriproxifen, Fenoxicarb, Clorpirifos y Aceite Mineral

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    Luis Sazo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The effect of pyriproxyfen, phenoxycarb, chlorpyrifos, and mineral oil in the control of first generation nymphs of the San Jose scale (SJC, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (Comstock, in almond, Prunusdulcis (Mill. D.A. Webb, and apple, Malusdomestica Borkh. orchards was studied in the 2001-2002 season in central Chile. One and two sprays of pyriproxyfen 0.07% and phenoxycarb 0.05% were applied, the first at the beginning of the appearance of nymphs in early spring (biofix, and the other 15 days later, and were compared with one spray of chlorpyrifos 0.08% applied at the biofix. Also, one and two sprays of mineral oil 1% were evaluated, the first applied 7 days after the biofix, and the second 15 days after the first spray. Evaluations were done in the laboratory at the end of the dispersion of first generation nymphs, on December 27 and 28 for almonds and apples, respectively, counting the number of nymphs fixed per lineal meter of new twigs collected at infested sectors, percentage of infested apples, and the number of scales fixed per fruit. Results were subjected to ANOVA and Duncan multiple range tests. At low level infestation, one application of pyriproxyfen 0.07%, phenoxycarb 0.05%, or mineral oil 1% in spring reduced significantly (P≤0.05 the number of nymphs fixed per twig, at a level similar to that of a traditional treatment of chlorpyrifos 0.08%. However, at greater infestations, one spray of pyriproxyfen or mineral oil in spring was insufficient to control ESJ.En la temporada 2001-2002 se estudió el efecto de piriproxifen, fenoxicarb, clorpyrifos y aceite mineral en el control de las ninfas de la primera generación de la Escama de San José (ESJ, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (Comstock, en almendros, Prunusdulcis (Mill. D.A. Webb, y manzanos, Malusdomestica Borkh., en Chile central. Se hicieron una y dos aplicaciones de piriproxifen 0,07% y fenoxicarb 0,05%, la primera en el inicio del nacimiento de ninfas de primavera (biofix y la segunda

  2. Air pollution in a tropical city: the relationship between wind direction and lichen bio-indicators in San José, Costa Rica.

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    Bustamante, Erich Neurohr; Monge-Nájera, Julián; González Lutz, María Isabel

    2011-06-01

    Lichens are good bio-indicators of air pollution, but in most tropical countries there are few studies on the subject; however, in the city of San José, Costa Rica, the relationship between air pollution and lichens has been studied for decades. In this article we evaluate the hypothesis that air pollution is lower where the wind enters the urban area (Northeast) and higher where it exits San José (Southwest). We identified the urban parks with a minimum area of approximately 5,000 m2 and randomly selected a sample of 40 parks located along the passage of wind through the city. To measure lichen coverage, we applied a previously validated 10 x 20 cm template with 50 random points to five trees per park (1.5m above ground, to the side with most lichens). Our results (years 2008 and 2009) fully agree with the generally accepted view that lichens reflect air pollution carried by circulating air masses. The practical implication is that the air enters the city relatively clean by the semi-rural and economically middle class area of Coronado, and leaves through the developed neighborhoods of Escazú and Santa Ana with a significant amount of pollutants. In the dry season, the live lichen coverage of this tropical city was lower than in the May to December rainy season, a pattern that contrasts with temperate habitats; but regardless of the season, pollution follows the pattern of wind movement through the city.

  3. Los trabajadores de empacadoras de yuca en comunidades de La Fortuna, San Carlos, y Sector Ángeles, San Ramón, Costa Rica. Una aproximación sociológica

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    Francisco Rodríguez Barrientos

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo se deriva del proyecto de investigación  Mejora en la eficiencia de la cadena productiva de la yuca en el distrito de La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica. El objetivo fundamental del proyecto consistía en mejorar la eficiencia y la productividad en las diversas etapas del proceso agro productivo de la yuca. La investigación se realizó en una franja territorial que abarcó un sector del distrito de La Fortuna, cantón de San Carlos, provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica, un importante lugar de producción yuquera, y una porción del distrito de Peñas Blancas (cantón San Ramón, provincia de Alajuela. La franja territorial seleccionada se halla dentro de la Región Huetar Norte costarricense, cuyo sector ligado a la producción, procesamiento y comercialización de yuca constituyó la población meta de la investigación. El proyecto tuvo una duración de tres años (2006-2008. El presente artículo presenta un bosquejo comparativo entre trabajadores costarricenses y migrantes nicaragüenses que laboran en procesadoras de yuca de la franja territorial estudiada respecto a sus condiciones económicas, sociales y laborales. El artículo enfatiza algunas variables fundamentales como los niveles de ingreso y pobreza, los niveles de escolaridad y la tenencia de seguro social. La información ofrecida es una simple aproximación a una realidad compleja y cambiante, cuyos resultados se busca puedan servir de guía o de hipótesis de trabajo para ulteriores estudios que aborden esta problemática de forma más amplia y sistemática.

  4. Los puentes del río Virilla entre San José y Heredia (Costa Rica)

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    Artavia Rodríguez, Luís Guillermo; León Sáenz, Jorge

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    This article explores, from both a historical and a geographical perspective, a site of strategic importance for transport in the context of the central region of Costa Rica and its link to the Pacifc coast, during the frst half of the XIX Century. Specifcally studied is how over time and space, a geographical barrier formed by the Virilla river and the deep canyon it formed, was overcome bythe building of Bridges. A historical reconstruction is carried out of the process that resulted in the...

  5. A geospatial data integration framework for mapping and monitoring tropical landscape diversity in Costa Rica's San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor

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    Sesnie, Steven E.

    Landcover change has substantially reduced the amount of tropical rain forest since the 1950s. Little is known about the extent of remaining forest types. A multivariate analysis of 144 forest plots across Costa Rica's San Juan - La Selva Biological Corridor resulted in eight floristically defined old-growth forest categories. Spectral separability was tested between categories using Landsat TM bands and vegetation indices for old-growth types, palm swamps, tree plantations and regrowth. Image filtering and NDVI increased spectral separability among categories by 30%. Separability tests resulted in seven well-discriminated forest categories. Factors driving forest beta-diversity are not well quantified for wet tropical environments. We examined the relationship between rain forest composition and environmental variation for a 3000 km2 area in northeastern Costa Rica. Mid- to upper-canopy tree species abundance and soil characteristics were measured from 127, 0.25-ha plots across Caribbean lowlands and foothills. Partial Mantel tests produced significant correlations between floristic distance and soil, terrain, and climate variables controlling the effects of geographical distance. Niche-factors showed a significant trend with forest composition more than dispersal limitation or disturbance related factors. Variables such as terrain features, climatic variation and Landsat TM bands associated with forest composition were assessed with two decision tree models. Thirty-two landcover types were compared for a 15-year time interval. Ten were floristic alliances from a cluster analysis of forest plots and wetland categories. A subset of 12 spectral and spatial predictor variables produced accuracies of 93%+/-7% and 83%+/-15% for QUEST and CRUISE classifiers, respectively. The QUEST classifier was accurate for habitat mapping and change detection important to biodiversity monitoring objectives. A 1996 Forestry Law initiated environmental service payments and prohibited

  6. Air pollution in a tropical city: the relationship between wind direction and lichen bio-indicators in San José, Costa Rica

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    Erich Neurohr Bustamante

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Lichens are good bio-indicators of air pollution, but in most tropical countries there are few studies on the subject; however, in the city of San José, Costa Rica, the relationship between air pollution and lichens has been studied for decades. In this article we evaluate the hypothesis that air pollution is lower where the wind enters the urban area (Northeast and higher where it exits San José (Southwest. We identified the urban parks with a minimum area of approximately 5 000m² and randomly selected a sample of 40 parks located along the passage of wind through the city. To measure lichen coverage, we applied a previously validated 10 x 20cm template with 50 random points to five trees per park (1.5m above ground, to the side with most lichens. Our results (years 2008 and 2009 fully agree with the generally accepted view that lichens reflect air pollution carried by circulating air masses. The practical implication is that the air enters the city relatively clean by the semi-rural and economically middle class area of Coronado, and leaves through the developed neighborhoods of Escazú and Santa Ana with a significant amount of pollutants. In the dry season, the live lichen coverage of this tropical city was lower than in the May to December rainy season, a pattern that contrasts with temperate habitats; but regardless of the season, pollution follows the pattern of wind movement through the city. Rev.Biol. Trop. 59 (2: 899-905. Epub 2011 June 01.

  7. FACTORES QUE INFLUYEN EN EL MANEJO DE LA DIABETES MELLITUS TIPO II EN PACIENTES BAJO CONTROL DEL CONSULTORIO ADOSADO AL HOSPITAL SAN JOSE DE MAIPO EN EL AÑO 2010

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    EPUL MACAYA, PAMELA NILDA

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    El presente estudio, de tipo cualitativo y con enfoque fenomenológico, tuvo como objetivo identificar, a partir del relato de los pacientes, los factores que influyen en el manejo de la diabetes mellitus tipo 11 y su vivencia cotidiana relacionada con ésta, para lo cual se utilizó la entrevista semiestructurada como herramienta. Se entrevistó a 10 pacientes bajo control en el Programa de Salud Cardiovascular (PSCV) del consultorio adosado al Hospital San José de Maipo y se utilizó el cr...

  8. Reconstrucción de pierna con colgajo venofasciocutáneo de safena menor: Hospital San Juan de Dios de Costa Rica, 2004-2009 Lesser saphenous venofasciocutaneous flap for leg reconstruction: San Juan de Dios Hospital in Costa Rica, 2004-2009

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    G. Fonseca Portilla

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El colgajo venofascicutáneo de safena se emplea con éxito para la reconstrucción de la pierna en diferentes latitudes con diferentes resultados. El objetivo del presente trabajo es describir la población de pacientes en los que se llevó a cabo cirugía reconstructiva en pierna con este tipo de colgajo, así como la aparición de algunos efectos adversos propios de su utilización (necrosis e infección intrahospitalaria, en el periodo de estudio comprendido entre marzo del 2004 y marzo del 2009 en el Servicio de Cirugía Plástica del Hospital San Juan de Dios en San José, Costa Rica. En ese período realizamos este colgajo en un total de 14 pacientes, cuya edad promedio fue de 46,6 años, y entre los que el sexo predominante fue el masculino (71,4 %. Observamos que la necrosis del colgajo se presentó en el 50 % de los casos y de ellos, en el 28,6 % fue total; asimismo la infección nosocomial en este tipo de procedimiento fue del 33,3 %. Concluimos que el colgajo venofasciocutáneo de safena menor es una herramienta útil para la reconstrucción de pierna, sin embargo debemos de tener especial cuidado para evitar posibles complicaciones que pueden afectar el resultado final de dicho procedimiento.Lesser saphenous venofasciocutaneous flap is used for leg reconstruction with success in diverse latitudes with different results. The aim of this article is to describe the patient population who have underwent leg reconstruction with this flap in the Plastic Surgery Unit, San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José, Costa Rica, from March 2004 to March 2009 and the adverse effects suffered (necrosis and nosocomial infection. We applied the technique to a total of 14 patients, whose average age was 46.6 years and predominant sex was male (71.4 %. Flap necrosis occurred in 50 % of cases and 28.6 % of them were total. Nosocomial infection also in this type of procedure was 33.3 %. We conclude that lesser saphenous venofasciocutaneous flap is a useful

  9. [Bacteriological quality and toxigenic Bacillus cereus detection in cooked white rice sold at the metropolitan area of San José, Costa Rica].

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    Coto, Rodrigo; Chaves, Carolina; Gamboa, María del Mar; Arias, Maria Laura

    2012-09-01

    The wide use of rice is one of the factors that favors its implication in food borne diseases, and one of the most important pathogens associated to it is Bacillus cereus. The aim of this work was to evaluate the microbiological quality of 50 samples of white cooked rice sold in restaurants at the Metropolitan Area of San José, Costa Rica, including the determination of the total aerobic plate count, the Most Probable Number of total and fecal coliforms and Escherichia coli. MPN of Bacillus cereus and the detection of nheA, nheB and nHeC genes, associated to its toxicity, was also performed. Procedures described in the Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods were followed for the bacteriological analysis, multiplex PCR was used for the detection of genes following the methodology described by Hansen et al, 2001. 46% of the samples analysed were positive for total coliforms, 34% for fecal coliforms, 16% for E. coli and 10% for B. cereus, being 8% toxigenic. These facts suggest that white cooked rice may represent a risk for Pubic Health and that improvements shall be performed in order to offer a safe and high quality product to consumers.

  10. Jose Marti y la soberania monetaria

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    Abarca Hernandez, Oriester; Bartels Villanueva, Jorge; Chen Mok, Susan

    2012-01-01

    El articulo expone las principales ideas de Jose Marti, expuestas por el en la Conferencia Monetaria Panamericana de 1891, en relacion con la propuesta del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, planteada...

  11. Diversidad,historia natural y conservación de los mamíferos de San Vito de Coto Brus, Costa Rica

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    Jesús Pacheco

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Aunque Costa Rica ha sido biológicamente bien estudiada, pocas áreas tiene inventarios de mamíferos completos y actualizados,lo que es para llevar a cabo estudios ecológicos y de conservación. La región de San Vito es considerada entre las mas importantes para la investigación científica en el país, debido a la presencia del Jardín Botánico Wilson y la Estación Biológica Las Cruces. Sin embargo, el conocimiento de la mastofauna es incompleto. Por lo tanto se evaluó intensamente los mamíferos de San Vito, y se compiló una lista de especies, con una evaluación de su composición, abundancia relativa, distribución en los habitats, y su estado de conservación. Se registraron 105 especies, que representaron a 85 géneros, 29 familias y 10 órdenes. Los mamíferos no voladores representaron 62 especies, 59 géneros, 23 familias y 9 órdenes. Los murciélagos pertenecieron a 6 familias, 26 géneros y 43 especies. La extensa deforestación y cacería son factores que han causado la extinción local de 7especies, pero la región todavía mantiene un número relativamente alto de su diversidad original, incluyendo a especie raras. Pocas especies fueron comunes o abundantes. La riqueza de especies fue alta en el bosque y los fragmentos de bosque, y más baja en las plantaciones de café, pastizales inducidos y vegetación secundaria. Alrededor del 21% (13 de las espcies estan incluidad en el libro rojo de la UICN. Tres especies (Saimiri oerstedii, Tapirus bairdii y Sylvilagus dicei son consideradas en peligro y dos (Myrmecophaga trydactila y Caluromys derbianus como amenazadas:de estas, dos especies (T. bairdii and M. trydactila se encuentran localmente extintas. Las otras especies son consideradas de bajo riesgo (i. e. Chironectes minimus o con poca información (i. e. Lontra longicaudis . Adicionalmente, 24 especies (39% están incluidas en CITES.Diversity, natural history and conservation of mammals from San Vito de Coto Brus, Costa

  12. Breast cancer characteristics and survival in a Hispanic population of costa rica.

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    Srur-Rivero, Nadia; Cartin-Brenes, Mayra

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    Breast cancer characteristics may vary according to the patient's ethnic group. The goal of this cohort study was to evaluate the characteristics of a group of Costa Rican breast cancer patients and their relationship with survival. Age, stage, tumor grade, immunohistochemistry, lymphovascular invasion, recurrence, and survival data on 199 Hispanic patients with breast cancer diagnosis, treated between January 2009 and May 2010, were collected from a single institution in San Jose, Costa Rica. The data were statistically analyzed for significance. Median age at diagnosis was 53 years. With a median follow-up of 46.5 months, there was an 88% overall survival rate. Thirty-seven percent of the patients (p Costa Rica. The higher proportion of triple negative tumors, advanced stage, and younger median age at diagnosis could contribute to the inferior prognostic described among Hispanic women. There may be a different distribution of tumor subtypes compared to non-Hispanic white women. Further studies are necessary to confirm such findings.

  13. El multilingüismo y la identidad de los afro-limonenses de Costa Rica

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    Anita Herzfeld

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    Full Text Available In the XIX century, a mostly Afro-Jamaican linguistic minority settled down on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, a Spanish-speaking country. They went there to work for Minor C. Keith, an enterprising U.S. engineer who had been commissioned by the Costa Rica government to build a railroad that would join an eastern port to the Central Valley capital, San Jose. Later, to help finance that enterprise, he founded the United Fruit Company and the Jamaican workers remained in the Province of Limon to plant bananas. Their English-based Limonese Creole language has remained extant in spite of many government attempts to eradicate it, most likely because it acts, among other elements, as an identity marker for its people. But, will it survive globalization? And if so, for how long?.//En el siglo XIX un grupo compuesto en su mayoría por afro-jamaiquinos se estableció en la costa Caribe de Costa Rica, un país de habla hispana. Dicha comunidad debía trabajar para Minor C. Keith un ingeniero estadounidense que había sido comisionado por el gobierno costarricense para construir un ferrocarril que uniese un puerto del este con la capital del Valle Central, San José. Para financiar su empresa Keith fundó la United Fruit Company y los trabajadores jamaiquinos permanecieron en la provincia de Limón para plantar bananos. El lenguaje creole de los empleados, basado en el inglés, sobrevivió, a pesar de los esfuerzos del gobierno por erradicarlo, principalmente porque actúa, entre otros elementos, como una marca de identidad para quienes lo hablan. Pero ¿sobrevivirá a la globalización? Y si es así, ¿por cuánto tiempo?

  14. Air pollution in a tropical city: the relationship between wind direction and lichen bio-indicators in San José, Costa Rica

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    Erich Neurohr Bustamante

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    Full Text Available Lichens are good bio-indicators of air pollution, but in most tropical countries there are few studies on the subject; however, in the city of San José, Costa Rica, the relationship between air pollution and lichens has been studied for decades. In this article we evaluate the hypothesis that air pollution is lower where the wind enters the urban area (Northeast and higher where it exits San José (Southwest. We identified the urban parks with a minimum area of approximately 5 000m² and randomly selected a sample of 40 parks located along the passage of wind through the city. To measure lichen coverage, we applied a previously validated 10 x 20cm template with 50 random points to five trees per park (1.5m above ground, to the side with most lichens. Our results (years 2008 and 2009 fully agree with the generally accepted view that lichens reflect air pollution carried by circulating air masses. The practical implication is that the air enters the city relatively clean by the semi-rural and economically middle class area of Coronado, and leaves through the developed neighborhoods of Escazú and Santa Ana with a significant amount of pollutants. In the dry season, the live lichen coverage of this tropical city was lower than in the May to December rainy season, a pattern that contrasts with temperate habitats; but regardless of the season, pollution follows the pattern of wind movement through the city. Rev.Biol. Trop. 59 (2: 899-905. Epub 2011 June 01.Los líquenes constituyen un buen bioindicador para estudiar la “salud de la atmósfera”, pero en los países tropicales hay pocos estudios sobre el tema, aunque para la ciudad de San José existen algunos estudios sobre la relación entre tráfico vehicular y contaminación atmosférica. En este artículo evaluamos la hipótesis de que la contaminación atmosférica es menor en las áreas por donde ingresan los vientos a la zona urbana de San José (noreste y mayor a su salida (suroeste, para

  15. Control de Dysmicoccus brevipes (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae, en el fruto de piña, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available Se evaluaron 6 productos para el control de Dysmicoccus brevipes en piña (Ananas comosus. El ensayo de laboratorio se realizó en el Laboratorio de Biocontroladores de la empresa BioEco Natural S.A., ubicada en Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos, mientras que los ensayos de campo se realizaron en una plantación comercial de piña, en Venecia de San Carlos. En el laboratorio se evaluó Beauveria bassiana (4,0 x 1010 esporas.g-1; Metarhizium anisopliae (1,0 x 1010 esporas.g-1; una mezcla de ambos hongos (0,5 g + 0,5 g.l-1 de agua destilada, de 4,0 x 1010 esporas.g-1 + 1,0 x 1010 esporas.g-1; un jabón líquido de sales potásicas, “Goyca”® (7 ml.l-1; el extracto botánico(Biorep® (mezcla de chile picante, ajo, cebolla, mostaza y gavilana (7 ml.l-1; y agua destilada como testigo. Los resultados más promisorios fueron con el extracto botánico y el jabón líqui do, los que causaron una mortalidad más rápida. Los tratamientos evaluados en la plantacióncomercial de piña, var. MD-2, fueron los mis mos, a excepción del testigo en donde se utilizó los productos utilizados de forma comercial en la finca: Diazinon® 60 EC (diazinon (0,5 ml.l-1 y Sevin® 80 WP (carbaril (1 kg.ha-1. El extrac to botánico resultó en la menor incidencia de cochinillas (X=6,4, < al testigo (X=10,8, < el Goyca® (X=13,7, < M. anisopliae (X=44,4, < B. bassiana (X=45,1, y

  16. Vigilancia epidemiológica prospectiva de la enfermedad neumocócica invasora y de la neumonía en niños de San José, Costa Rica

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    Justificación y objetivo: Streptococcus pneumoniae es globalmente la primera causa de muertes inmunoprevenibles en niños menores de 5 años. Métodos: entre 2007 y 2009 se realizó una vigilancia prospectiva con base poblacional en niños de 28 días a 36 meses en San José, Costa Rica. Se determinaron la incidencia de la enfermedad neumocócica invasora y de neumonía confirmada clínicamente y por radiografía, la distribución de serotipos y la sensibilidad a los antibióticos. Resultados: participaro...

  17. Obituary: Josee Ticul Alvarez Solorzano: 1935-200

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      An obituary for Mexican biologist Jose Ticul Alvarez Solorzano (1935-2001) is presented. Solorzano was born in Mexico City on Feb 26, 1935 to Felisa Solorzano Davalos and Jose Alvarez del Villar...

  18. An Interview with Jose Eustaquio Romao

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    Jordao, Clarissa Menezes

    2007-01-01

    In anticipation of the European Union (EU) Year of Intercultural Dialogue, 2008, Clarissa Menezes Jordao interviewed Jose Eustaquio Romao, Director of the Paulo Freire Institute in Brazil. Her edited translation of that interview is presented here. In the interview Romao, guided by the legacy of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, discusses the…

  19. Costa Rica

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    In the beginning, there was Coca-Cola – or there might as well have been, given the product's huge place in the. Costa Rican psyche and economy. Many Costa Ricans were therefore understandably surprised when the Coca-Cola. Interamerican Corporation — the Coca-Cola Company's. Costa Rican subsidiary — and its ...

  20. Balance of the San Jose Process: Achievements and Deficiencies

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    Full Text Available The implications of the East-West confrontation which set the framework for the Central American crisis throughout the Eighties are undeniable. The Central American policy of the European Union has provided the former with a high level of exterior identity -independent of that of the United States- and positive results which contrast with the incapacity it has shown in the solution of serious disputes such as the Arab- Israeli conflict or that in the former Yugoslavia. The support of the European Union has been accompanied by a “conditioning” process which has brought dialogue and negotiation among the authorities of the Central American states and which has allowed the flourishing of social and political movements which had remained silent due to the democratic inefficiencies of their respective political systems.

  1. 27 CFR 9.157 - San Francisco Bay.

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    ..., San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa, which border the San Francisco Bay. The area also... proceed along the San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz County shoreline (across the Quadrangles of San... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false San Francisco Bay. 9.157...

  2. Volcanic gas impacts on vegetation at Turrialba Volcano, Costa Rica

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    Teasdale, R.; Jenkins, M.; Pushnik, J.; Houpis, J. L.; Brown, D. L.

    2010-12-01

    Turrialba volcano is an active composite stratovolcano that is located approximately 40 km east of San Jose, Costa Rica. Seismic activity and degassing have increased since 2005, and gas compositions reflect further increased activity since 2007 peaking in January 2010 with a phreatic eruption. Gas fumes dispersed by trade winds toward the west, northwest, and southwest flanks of Turrialba volcano have caused significant vegetation kill zones, in areas important to local agriculture, including dairy pastures and potato fields, wildlife and human populations. In addition to extensive vegetative degradation is the potential for soil and water contamination and soil erosion. Summit fumarole temperatures have been measured over 200 degrees C and gas emissions are dominated by SO2; gas and vapor plumes reach up to 2 km (fumaroles and gases are measured regularly by OVSICORI-UNA). A recent network of passive air sampling, monitoring of water temperatures of hydrothermal systems, and soil pH measurements coupled with measurement of the physiological status of surrounding plants using gas exchange and fluorescence measurements to: (1) identify physiological correlations between leaf-level gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence measurements of plants under long term stress induced by the volcanic gas emissions, and (2) use measurements in tandem with remotely sensed reflectance-derived fluorescence ratio indices to track natural photo inhibition caused by volcanic gas emissions, for use in monitoring plant stress and photosynthetic function. Results may prove helpful in developing potential land management strategies to maintain the biological health of the area.

  3. Factores que inciden en el desarrollo de la responsabilidad social empresarial: estudio realizado en el sector hotelero de San Carlos, Costa Rica (Influence factors of the Enterprise's Social Responsibility Development: A case study of the hotel and tourism sector in San Carlos, Costa Rica.

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    José Martínez Villavicencio

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, las pequeñas, medianas y grandes empresas de Costa Rica han intensificado su interés en la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE, debido a que cada vez hay mayor urgencia para la sostenibilidad y sobrevivencia de la sociedad, así como que la actividad comercial asuma acciones de manera responsable e integral para el desarrollo del país. Este estudio tiene por objetivo identificar los factores impulsores de la RSE, identificados, específicamente, como “consumidores”, “proveedores”, “comunidad”, “medio ambiente”, “competitividad” y “financiamiento”, para formular modelos de gestión e indicadores de medición que puedan ejercer influencia y facilitar que una empresa sea responsable. Para esto se realizó un estudio de casos con dieciséis empresas hoteleras de la Fortuna de San Carlos y se aplicó una metodología cualitativa mediante una entrevista semiestructurada. Dentro de los resultados más importantes se encontró, como principal impulsor de RSE, a los “consumidores” y, en segunda instancia, al “ambiente”, mientras que se logró identificar que “proveedores” y “comunidad” no tienen mayor efecto como impulsores de RSE, información que permite apoyar la creación de políticas sociales y sostenibilidad turística a nivel regional.   Abstract: In the last years, small, medium and big companies from Costa Rica have intensified their interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR. Given the sustainability and survival growing urgency in modern society, commercial activity assumes responsible and integral actions on the country development. The aim of this article is to identify the driving factors of CSR, which are, specifically, consumers, suppliers, community, environment, competitiveness and financing, to formulate management models and measurement indicators that could be used to influence and ease the responsible task of a

  4. Diferencias hidrológicas anuales y estacionales en regiones adyacentes: estudio de las subcuencas de los ríos Virilla y Grande de San Ramón, Costa Rica

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    Marvin E. Quesada Q.

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    Full Text Available Se estudiaron los factores influyentes en el comportamiento mostrado por los caudales de las subcuencas de los ríos Virilla y Grande de San Ramón, en la cuenca del río Grande de Tárcoles, Costa Rica. A partir de un análisis estadístico de los aforos de ambas subcuencas y de una prueba de correlación, se encontró que algunos aspectos geográficos (irregularidad topográfica, presencia de pasos entre las montañas, extensión de las subcuencas, uso de la tierra e influencia de distintos patrones de circulación atmosférica propician diferencias sustanciales en el régimen de caudales. Antes de 1975, el río Grande de San Ramón mostró un número superior a la mediana, y posteriormente un número inferior; mientras que después de 1975, la subcuenca del río Virilla superó la cantidad de caudal del río Grande de San Ramón.

  5. Costa Rica.

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    This discussion of Costa Rica focuses on: geography, people and history, government, political conditions, the economy, defense, foreign relations, and relations between the US and Costa Rica. In 1985 the population totaled 2.6 million with an annual growth rate of 2.6%. The infant mortality rate is 15.2/1000; life expectancy is 67.5 years for men and 71.9 years for women. Costa Rica, the 2nd smallest Central American country, is located in a narrow strip between Panama and Nicaragua. Costa Ricans are overwhelmingly of European descent. Although preominantly Spanish, there also are many Costa Ricans of German, Dutch, and Swiss origin. The indigenous Indian population numbers about 20,000, 20% fewer than inhabited Costa Rica when the Spanish first settled in 1522. Blacks, descendants of 19th century Jamaican immigrant workers, constitute a significant English-speaking minority of 30,000. Costa Rica is a democratic republic with a strong systems of checks and balances. The president and 57 legislative assembly deputies are elected for 4-year terms. Costa Rica's political system has contrasted with that of its neighbors. The nation has steadily developed and maintained democratic institutions and an orderly, constitutional process of government succession. Costa Rica faces severe challenges to its economic stability, although traditionally it is one of the strongest nations in the region. Increases in government spending in the late 1970s and higher world prices for coffee and other important Costa Rican exports stimulated the economy, creating inflationary pressure. The government is pursuing a course of disciplined management. The country is an outsponken and active member of the international community. The cordial relationship between Costa Rica and the US is based on mutual respect for democratic traditions, common goals, and a relationship free from serious political disagreement.

  6. Demography and development: the lessons of Costa Rica.

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    Gallagher, C F

    1980-01-01

    Focus in this discussion is on demography and development in Costa Rica. In a 15-year period, during the 1960s and the 1st years of the 1970s, Costa Rica achieved the fastest and steepest fertility decline yet recorded in Latin America. The crude birthrate dropped from a high point in 1959 of 48.3/1000 to a low of 29.9/1000 in 1973. During the same period, the death rate declined from 9.2/1000 to 5.2/1000 by 1973. Because of this, the drop in the rate of natural increase, from 3.9% a year in 1959 to 2.47% in 1973, was not quite as pronounced in percentage terms. During those same years infant mortality dropped from 74/1000 to about 45/1000. The total fertility rate declined from 7.3 children in 1960 to 5.5 in 1968 and to just above 4 children in 1973. The major thrust of the decline originated primarily in popular perception of the imbalance between an unnecessarily high birthrate and changed socioeconomic conditions toward the end of the 1950s, of which improvements in health and general social care were among the most influential. It is not so much the economic performance of Costa Rica that distinguishes it from its neighbors as its social condition. What keeps Costa Rica from being a "banana republic" is its comparatively much higher level of social indicators: newspaper circulation per capita and the amount of newsprint consumption, the extraordinary number of bookstores in San Jose, the number of physicians and hospital beds per person, the number of teachers and students enrolled at all levels of education, and its extremely low mortality rate and very high longevity. The total fertility rate appears to have entered a period of stagnation or pause, with virtually no decline since 1974 and even a slight increase since 1976. In the 5-year period since 1973, the decline through 1978 amounted to only 5%. In the preceding 1968-73 period it wasmore than 26%. The number of births/1000 women in the 15-19 year old age group remains constant and is comparatively very

  7. Las Señoras de San José de Moro: rituales funerarios de mujeres de elite en la costa norte del Perú

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    Luis Jaime Castillo Butters

    2007-01-01

      El rol de la mujer en el antiguo Perú es un tema que viene cobrando relevancia desde hace algún tiempo, pues se asumía que se trataba de sociedades cuyas principales funciones dirigentes eran ejercidas únicamente por personajes masculinos. No obstante, en algunas representaciones artísticas, sobre todo de la época Mochica en la costa norte peruana, se retrató a personajes femeninos participando y, en ocasiones, encabezando actividades rituales. Los hallazgos arqueológicos que desde 1991 se ...

  8. El presidio de San Felipe Bacalar. La llave de la costa oriental de la península de Yucatán durante el siglo XVIII

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    [ES] El presente artículo estudia el papel de los vecinos y militares del presidio de San Felipe Bacalar en el esfuerzo emprendido por la Corona española para recobrar el control del sureste de la península de Yucatán durante el siglo XVIII. De igual modo, se describe esta sociedad de frontera novohispana de la centuria decimoctava. [EN] The following article is a study concerning the inhabitants and military personnel of the civil and military establishment of San...

  9. Disturbaciones antrópicas recreativas del registro arqueológico en la costa del Golfo San Matías, Provincia de Río Negro, Argentina

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    Liliana Mabel Manzi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La costa rionegrina del golfo San Matías muestra un uso casi continuo, ca. 5000 años AP hasta el presente. Los actuales usos que le son otorgados, considerando una franja de unos 5 km, están vinculados con actividades productivas y recreativas. En este trabajo interesa analizar las actividades recreativas que se desarrollan fuera de circuitos turísticos convencionales y que son realizadas tanto por los pobladores locales como a partir de la afluencia estacional de visitantes, puesto que sus desempeños podrían introducir disturbaciones en el registro arqueológico costero existente. En primera instancia, se prevé que el acceso esporádico al litoral marino podría producir daños, los cuales puede provenir de la apertura de huellas, a través de las cuales acceder a la playa, y de la acumulación de desperdicios. Entre los descartes modernos revisten un especial interés las acumulaciones de valvas actuales, producidas por el marisqueo de moluscos recolectados durante las visitas, puesto que esta clase de residuos generan pequeños concheros. En consecuencia, nuestro objetivo es reconocer los sectores de la costa que son utilizados con fines recreativos de forma espontánea y realizar un análisis comparativo de las estructuras de descarte generadas en el pasado (concheros y las recientemente (basurales, para proponer criterios que permitan diferenciarlas. Se prevé que los resultados obtenidos permitirán reconocer qué sectores del litoral marino son los que se encuentran afectados, los conflictos que se producen en el uso de este espacio en relación con el registro arqueológico y ofrecer recomendaciones dirigidas a un turismo sustentable.

  10. Area Handbook Series: Costa Rica, a Country Study.

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    1983-11-01

    parties and the Marxist groups had youth wings. The PLN’s Liberation Youth ( Juventud Liberacionista) was an active force during the 1960s and early 1971s...Carlo F. Denton. LafWdeml em Cosa Rica. San Jose: Ministerio de Cultura, Juventud , y De- portes, 1979. Alexander, Margamte. "Surviving In a Latin America

  11. Costa Rica.

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    1989-03-01

    The Republic of Costa Rica is one of the most stable and strongest countries in Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua and Panama to the north and south and the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific ocean to the east and west and has a total land size slightly smaller than West Virginia. Costa Ricans enjoy a high life expectancy and literacy rate. As well, schools have an attendance rate of nearly 100%. The predominant ethnic group is white, and the predominant spoken language is Spanish. The work force is divided up as follows: 32% agriculture, 25% industry and commerce, 38% services and government, and 5% finance and banking. The country's climate is tropical and subtropical, and the geography of Costa Rica is composed of rugged terrain, mountains, large forest areas, some lowlands and 3 volcanic mountain ranges. The great majority of Costa Ricans are of European descent with only small numbers of the indigenous Indian population surviving today. The government of Costa Rica is democratic, holding periodic elections. The electoral process is monitored by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. Other bodies of government include the Supreme Court of Justice and the Legislative Assembly. The National Liberation Party has been in power since 1948 and represents socialist ideals. Many factors such as: an influx of enlightened leaders and officials, flexible class lines, economic prosperity and the absence of military force have allowed Costa Rica to progress and maintain a stable economy and government amidst an unstable region. Costa Rica's relations with other countries and international organizations are excellent.

  12. Impact evaluation of a healthy lifestyle intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in health centers in San José, Costa Rica and Chiapas, Mexico.

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    Fort, Meredith P; Murillo, Sandra; López, Erika; Dengo, Ana Laura; Alvarado-Molina, Nadia; de Beausset, Indira; Castro, Maricruz; Peña, Liz; Ramírez-Zea, Manuel; Martínez, Homero

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    Previous healthy lifestyle interventions based on the Salud para Su Corazón curriculum for Latinos in the United States, and a pilot study in Guatemala, demonstrated improvements in patient knowledge, behavior, and clinical outcomes for adults with hypertension. This article describes the implementation of a healthy lifestyle group education intervention at the primary care health center level in the capital cities of Costa Rica and Chiapas, Mexico for patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes and presents impact evaluation results. Six group education sessions were offered to participants at intervention health centers from November 2011 to December 2012 and participants were followed up for 8 months. The study used a prospective, longitudinal, nonequivalent pretest-posttest comparison group design, and was conducted in parallel in the two countries. Cognitive and behavioral outcome measures were knowledge, self-efficacy, stage-of-change, dietary behavior and physical activity. Clinical outcomes were: body mass index, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose. Group by time differences were assessed using generalized estimating equation models, and a dose-response analysis was conducted for the intervention group. The average number of group education sessions attended in Chiapas was 4 (SD: 2.2) and in Costa Rica, 1.8 (SD: 2.0). In both settings, participation in the study declined by 8-month follow-up. In Costa Rica, intervention group participants showed significant improvements in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and borderline significant improvement for fasting glucose, and significant improvement in the stages-of-change measure vs. the comparison group. In Chiapas, the intervention group showed significant improvement in the stages-of-change measure in relation to the comparison group. Significant improvements were not observed for knowledge, self-efficacy, dietary behavior or physical activity. In Chiapas only, a

  13. Caracterización histórica y socioeconómica de una franja territorial yuquera en el distrito de La Fortuna, San Carlos y Peñas Blancas, San Ramón, región Huetar Norte de Costa Rica

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    Francisco Rodríguez-Barrientos

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo se deriva del proyecto de investigación “Mejora en la eficiencia de la cadena productiva de la yuca en el distrito de La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica”. Su objetivo fundamental consistía en mejorar la eficiencia y la productividad en las diversas etapas del proceso agroproductivo de la yuca. La investigación se realizó en una franja territorial que abarcó un sector del distrito de La Fortuna, cantón de San Carlos, provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica, tradicionalmente un importante lugar de producción yuquera, y otro del distrito de Peñas Blancas (cantón de San Ramón, provincia de Alajuela. Esa franja territorial es parte de la Región Huetar Norte costarricense y su sector ligado a la producción, procesamiento y comercialización de yuca constituyó la población meta de la investigación. El proyecto tuvo una duración de tres años (2006-2008. En este artículo se hace una caracterización histórica, social y económica de dicha franja territorial. Además, se analizan las consecuencias económicas y sociales, tanto para las comunidades ubicadas en la franja territorial estudiada como para la región de la que forman parte, derivadas de los cambios ocurridos en los ámbitos nacional e internacional, sobre todo en los últimos treinta años. De este modo, se intenta perfilar el alcance y la índole de las eventuales transformaciones acaecidas en la franja seleccionada, ubicando siempre el análisis en el contexto de la región Huetar Norte. Posteriormente se publicarán más artículos con los resultados obtenidos en las etapas agrícola, industrial (maquiladoras y empacadoras y social, destacando lo relacionado con la situación de los trabajadores en las empacadoras, haciendo énfasis en los migrantes nicaragüenses.

  14. Transnational Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Investment Banker Jose Goldner

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    Abstract. Interest in transnational entrepreneurship has expanded in recent years. However, there are limited qualitative surveys that shed light on the mindset of the contemporary transnational entrepreneur. This article contributes to academic and business literature by presenting the views of a Panama-born investment banker Jose Goldner. Jose Goldner is a partner at Briggs Capital based in Massachusetts, USA. Through an interview conducted by Dr. J. Mark Munoz of Millikin University, with ...

  15. [Attitudes of Costa Rican students and teachers on sex and population education].

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    Stycos, J M

    1987-01-01

    Students in 34 secondary schools and the last year of primary school throughout Costa Rica were interviewed to determine the attitudes of older students toward sex and population education. The sex, grade level, and geographic region of residence were considered key study variables. To ensure an adequate number of cases in each geographic region, the sample was stratified into 4 zones: downtown San Jose, the rest of metropolitan San Jose, other cantons of the central valley, and cantons outside the central valley. Various smaller studies were also conducted, including brief intelligence tests for 190 students, interviews with 286 parents, focus group debates in 8 schools, surveys of 10 teachers in each school, and interviews with Ministry of Education and other officials. The final questionnaire was very long, consisting of 281 questions as well as data about the student's residence. Although students cooperated in filling out the questionnaires, it was too long and 27% of all students failed to complete it. The average student completed 91% of the questions, but fewer than 1/2 of the 6th year primary students were able to complete it. Costa Rican students gain at least a partial understanding of sex at an early age. Almost all secondary students and 71% of the 6th year primary students knew 1 or more contraceptive methods. Most acquired contraceptive information before the age of 12, often from the mass media. 2/3 said their parents had been important sources of information on sex. Most students said they had received some information on sex or family planning in school, but no influence was seen on knowledge or attitudes. The survey results revealed considerable misinformation about sex and family planning. The attitude of Costa Rican students toward equality of the sexes appears conservative, but it becomes less so as their grade level advances, especially for girls. The majority of students had tolerant or indifferent attitudes toward premarital fertility, the

  16. Hoy hace: El Sismo de San Antolín, el 2 de septiembre de 1841, un desastre en el desarrollo libre de Costa Rica

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    Peraldo Huertas, Giovanni

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    Full Text Available Hace un recuento sobre el principal temblor del siglo XIX, conocido como el terremoto de San Antolín, en el año 1841, basado en algunos documentos históricos. Expone características del sismo como las zonas donde se sintió y que además tuvieron daños. Comenta sobre las políticas de mitigación que el Estado proclamó y hace una reflexión sobre una de las características sociales de la época It does a re-count of the main earthquake of the 19th Century known as the San Antolín earthquake, year 1841, based on some of the historical documents. It presents characteristics of the earthquake, such as the zones in which it was felt and that also presented damages. It comments on the mitigations policies that the Estate established and it does a reflection about one of the social characteristics of the period

  17. [Perceptions and knowledge about salt, sodium and health in middle-class adults living in San José, Costa Rica].

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    Heredia-Blonval, Katrina; Pacheco-Guier, Mariela; Prinus-Alfaro, Daniela; Montero -Campos, Marielos; Fatjó-Barboza, Adricdn; Blanco-Metzler, Adriana

    2014-12-01

    Organizations and governments globally are making great efforts to develop strategies to reduce population salt intake, and thus reduce the prevalence of hypertension and CVD. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions and knowledge about salt, sodium and their effects on health of adults of middle income in the urban area of San José; in order to provide information for the development of educational strategies. Four hundred interviews to subjects between 40 to 55 years old, belonging to middle income socioeconomics strata, sub-divided into three levels (high, medium and low) were performed. Frequencies analyses were performed, and the Chi-square test was applied. We found that people felt that they are not at risk of developing hypertension regardless of the sub-middle socioeconomic strata (p > 0.05) and 68% of individuals did not consider that their consumption of salt and/or sodium was excessive. In addition, 70% of subjects had no knowledge about the relationship between salt and sodium, and an association (p salt/sodium consumption and the benefits of reduced intake. It was concluded that there is a knowledge gap in subjects and there is a need for developing initiatives to reduce salt/sodium intake, shocking enough to make people be more aware of their risk and change their eating habits.

  18. Jose de Escandon--Colonizer of Nuevo Santander.

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    Miller, Hubert J.

    Jose de Escandon's colonization work in the present Mexican state of Tamaulipas and the lower Rio Grande valley forms an essential part of the Spanish northern borderlands. Many of the land grants in the area, ranching, and some of the present day agricultural industries originated with the colonization projects initiated by Escandon, who proved…

  19. Co-designing communication and hazard preparedness strategies at Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

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    van Manen, Saskia; Avard, Geoffroy; Martinez, Maria

    2014-05-01

    Globally volcanic activity results in huge human, social, environmental and economic losses. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is the concept and systematic practice of reducing disaster risks and associated losses through a wide range of strategies, including efforts to increase knowledge through education and outreach. However, recent studies have shown a substantial gap between risk reduction actions taken at national and local levels, with national policies showing little change at the community level. Yet it is at local levels are where DRR efforts can have the biggest impact. This research focuses on communicating hazard preparedness strategies at Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica. Located in the Central Cordillera just 35 km northeast of Costa Rica's capital city San Jose this 3,340 m high active stratovolcano looms over Costa Rica's Central Valley, the social and economic hub of the country. Following progressive increases in degassing and seismic activity Turrialba resumed activity in 1996 after more than 100 years of quiescence. Since 2007 it has continuously emitted gas and since 2010 intermittent phreatic explosions accompanied by ash emissions have occurred. Despite high levels of hazard salience individuals and communities are not or under-prepared to deal with a volcanic eruption. In light of Turrialba's continued activity engaging local communities with disaster risk management is key. At the local levels culture (collective behaviours, interactions, cognitive constructs, and affective understanding) is an important factor in shaping peoples' views, understanding and response to natural phenomena. As such an increasing number of academic studies and intergovernmental organisations advocate for the incorporation of cultural context into disaster risk reduction strategies, which firstly requires documenting people's perception. Therefore approaching community disaster preparedness from a user-centred perspective, through an iterative and collaborative

  20. Detection of staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus pyogenes in the personnel of the department of surgery and surgical rooms at the San Jose Universitary Hospital Popayan, Colombia

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    Liliana Caldas

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    Full Text Available Objective: To detect Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes in health personnel of the surgical and surgery services at Hospital San José. Methodology. Descriptive, Prospective cross-sectional study. The techniques used were surveys and sampling nasal and pharyngeal microbiological cultures. Results. It was found that from 29 persons under study, 10 (34.40yo were S. aureus carriers, and it was not found S. pyogenes carriers. From the positives, 8 (80% were S. aureus nasal carriers, and 2 (20% pharyngeal carriers. From 8 people (80%, 4 (40% belonged to the department ofsurgery and another 4 (40% to the surgical services; 2 (20% from the pharyngeal positives worked at the surgery services. From the carriers, 5 people (50% were nursing assistants, followed by 4 (40%, who belong to doctors and 1 person (10% belonged to nursing.

  1. 75 FR 13301 - Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, CA

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    2010-03-19

    .... This expansion option would be operated for environmental water management and San Francisco Bay Area... 80225. Contra Costa Water District, 2411 Bisso Lane, Concord, CA 94524. Natural Resources Library, U.S...

  2. The Geology of Liberia: A Selected Bibliography of Liberian Geology, Geography and Earth Science

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    2006-05-01

    lies south of the Tropic of Cancer and only a few degrees north of the equator, the days vary little in length. The tropical solar radiation is...Petroleo, San Jose, Costa Rica. 2CM-1, 1982. Minist. Ind., Energia y Minas. San Jose, Costa Rica. Pages: 1 sheet. 1982. Language: Spanish

  3. San Francisco Bay Area Baseline Trash Loading Summary Results, San Francisco Bay Area CA, 2012, US EPA Region 9

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The San Francisco Bay Area stormwater permit sets trash control guidelines for discharges through the storm drain system. The permit covers Alameda, Contra Costa,...

  4. Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas de los gineco-obstetras sobre la anticoncepción hormonal de emergencia (AE. Estudio piloto en San José de Costa Rica, año 2002

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    Marín, Carmen

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    Full Text Available Contexto: El riesgo de embarazo no deseado está presente en mujeres que tienen relaciones sexuales sin protección.. Esa situación se dio en 70% de las costarricenses entrevistadas en 1999 por la Encuesta Nacional de Salud Reproductiva (ENSR, quienes declararon no haber usado anticonceptivos en su primer encuentro sexual. El mismo riesgo ocurre entre las adolescentes entre 13 y 17 años, sexualmente activas; la mitad de ellas no usa anticoncepción. Esto es consistente con el hecho que 42% de las costarricenses con hijos, entrevistadas por ENSR, no desearon su último embarazo. A ello se agrega que algunos embarazos no deseados terminan en aborto provocado, con el consiguiente riesgo de muerte materna. El objetivo del presente estudio es evaluar los conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas de los gineco-obstetras acerca de la AE, en el marco de la atención integral de la mujer que está en riesgo de embarazo no deseado por haber tenido relaciones sexuales sin protección.Métodos: Se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado de 20 preguntas a 60 gineco-obstetras del área metropolitana de San José para indagar sus conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas en relación con AE.Resultados: El 92% había escuchado sobre AE, 80% conocía las indicaciones y 82% los efectos secundarios. El 48% la había prescrito alguna vez. Sobre el mecanismo de acción, 10% respondió correctamente que impide la ovulación o la fecundación (13%. Entre las respuestas erróneas, uno de cada cuatro respondió que actúa produciendo aborto y 44% que impide la implantación. Sólo la mitad de los entrevistados sabía cómo se usa. En cuanto a la eficacia, el 75% respondió que el porcentaje de éxito en evitar un embarazo es alto. Se prescribió con más frecuencia en casos de violación o incesto, en pequeño porcentaje en casos de relaciones sexuales no protegidas.Conclusión: Se observó en los gineco-obstetras costarricenses un alto conocimiento del mecanismo de acci

  5. Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas de los gineco-obstetras sobre la anticoncepción hormonal de emergencia (AE. Estudio piloto en San José de Costa Rica, año 2002

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    Carmen Marín

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: El riesgo de embarazo no deseado está presente en mujeres que tienen relaciones sexuales sin protección.. Esa situación se dio en 70% de las costarricenses entrevistadas en 1999 por la Encuesta Nacional de Salud Reproductiva (ENSR, quienes declararon no haber usado anticonceptivos en su primer encuentro sexual. El mismo riesgo ocurre entre las adolescentes entre 13 y 17 años, sexualmente activas; la mitad de ellas no usa anticoncepción. Esto es consistente con el hecho que 42% de las costarricenses con hijos, entrevistadas por ENSR, no desearon su último embarazo. A ello se agrega que algunos embarazos no deseados terminan en aborto provocado, con el consiguiente riesgo de muerte materna. El objetivo del presente estudio es evaluar los conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas de los gineco-obstetras acerca de la AE, en el marco de la atención integral de la mujer que está en riesgo de embarazo no deseado por haber tenido relaciones sexuales sin protección. Métodos: Se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado de 20 preguntas a 60 ginecoobstetras del área metropolitana de San José para indagar sus conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas en relación con AE. Resultados: El 92% había escuchado sobre AE, 80% conocía las indicaciones y 82% los efectos secundarios. El 48% la había prescrito alguna vez. Sobre el mecanismo de acción, 10% respondió correctamente que impide la ovulación o la fecundación (13%. Entre las respuestas erróneas, uno de cada cuatro respondió que actúa produciendo aborto y 44% que impide la implantación. Sólo la mitad de los entrevistados sabía cómo se usa. En cuanto a la eficacia, el 75% respondió que el porcentaje de éxito en evitar un embarazo es alto. Se prescribió con más frecuencia en casos de violación o incesto, en pequeño porcentaje en casos de relaciones sexuales no protegidas. Conclusión: Se observó en los gineco-obstetras costarricenses un alto conocimiento del mecanismo de acci

  6. Respuestas sobre Ia contaminacion de los alimentos en el hogar, comparacion entre madres o cuidadoras de Peru y Costa Rica

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    Lozada Urbano, Michelle; Miranda, Doris; Requena-Marcos, Lucy Sonia; Caro Soto, Carina; Gallegos Vergara, Clara; Xirinachs Salazar, Yanira

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    Objective: To compare the knowledge of mothers on food contamination in the home between the towns of Peru and Costa Rica. Methods: It was conducted in a rural area of Peru (San Pablo and Huascar) in San Juan de Lurigancho in Lima, and Costa Rica (San Vicente of Three Rivers). The questions were part of a scale that was validated on an expert opinion. It was developed to measure three components or domains.After validation,the instrument was applied in Costa Rica with a group ...

  7. The environmental thinking of Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva

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    Maurecir Guimarães de Moraes

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The study aims at emphasizing the strong presence of the renowned Patriarch of Independence Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva in discussions on environmental degradation that occurred in Brazil in the nineteenth century. The author registered his concern about deforestation in the Brazilian rainforests for farming and charcoal production, and warned about the depletion of water resources, as well as the disappearance of important trees – important raw-material for the shipbuilding industry. He proposed replanting seedlings, the rational use of natural resources, and recommended the adoption of agricultural practices only in valleys. These proposals show an aspect of Bonifacio that is unknown to Brazilian historiography.

  8. New simulator for Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Plant; El nuevo simulador de la Central Nuclear Jose Cabrera

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    Merino, F.; Blanco, J.; Sastre, J. L.; Pomar, C.; Canas, A.; Delgado, R.; Ruiz, J. A.

    2002-07-01

    The new Jose Cabrera nuclear power plant simulator was recently installed in a building next to the Training School built for this purpose. Development of this simulator was based on the SGIZ (Zorita Interactive Graphic Simulator), which has been in operation for the last few years. The most outstanding feature of this simulator are the virtual panels, which provide the interface with operators. The virtual panels represent the Control Room instrumentation on one hundred 21'' screens (of which approximately 50% are tactile), by means of digitized photographs of real elements that dynamically respond to simulation and to operator actions. (Author)

  9. IDRC in Costa Rica

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    IDRC has supported Costa Rican researchers since 1973. The country's history of political stability made ... Costa Rica's Tropical Agricultural. Research and Higher Education Centre. (CATIE) to test intercropping of ... in Chile, Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay to design schemes that will protect senior citizens without increasing ...

  10. Dinámica geomorfológica y medio ambiente en los sitios arqueológicos Chirije y San Jacinto/Japoto (costa del Manabí central, Ecuador)

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    La costa del Manabí central presenta la alternancia de acantilados rocosos y de llanuras litorales de relleno con lagunas. Los sitios arqueológicos estudiados pertenecen a los dos ambientes que ofrecen una gran biodiversidad gracias a la riqueza marina, a los pequeños valles de los esteros y a las lagunas de manglares. La desaparición de este manglar ha tenido seguramente un papel importante en la desestabilización de los grandes establecimientos humanos explotadores de este medio ambiente. ...

  11. Morfometria en la cuenca hidrologica de San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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    Martinez, Genaro; Diaz, Jose J

    2011-01-01

    .... Analisis de imagen Landsat ETM, fotografias aereas y modelo digital de elevacion fueron usados para cartografiar la geomorfologia, geologia y desarrollar un analisis morfometrico en la margen occidental de la cuenca...

  12. EMC '86; Proceedings of the Colloquium, San Jose, CA, April 29, 30, 1986

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    Wujek, J. H.

    Papers are presented on electric field-strength measurements; the design and use of current sensors; power line disturbance simulation, magnetic shielding factor measurements and permeabilities for a rigid steel conduit; conducting FCC tests in a noisy environment; and the effective attenuation of power line filters under operating conditions. Consideration is given to EMI shielding regulation and copper coatings, dc resistance measurements, advances in EMC interior-coupling modeling, intense electromagnetic wave interaction with systems, and the protection of systems against 200 V/m plus levels. The current domestic and international EMC standards activities, the development of standards for radio-frequency radiation exposure, and the effect of environmental regulations on EMI shielding coating performance are discussed.

  13. Polio Crisis in Costa Rica: Lessons Learned and Achievements

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This presentation shows some of the consequences of the polio crisis in Costa Rica during the 1950’s, in order to preserve certain attitudes of Costa Ricans back then that are worth remembering: simplicity, solidarity and gratefulness. Hand in hand with highly service-oriented men and women, the country overcame the crisis and built one of the most iconic hospitals in Costa Rica: the National Children’s Hospital. It is worth rescuing the lessons learned and applying them to current times. This historical text was created based on the stories told by people who lived during the times of the crisis, on a 1956 notebook, on documents from the National Archive and the National Health and Social Security Library (BINASSS, for its name in Spanish, the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS, for its name in Spanish, Dr. Rodolfo Álvaro Murillo, and San Juan de Dios Hospital.  National and international newspapers were also reviewed. The consulted material confirms how the work of Costa Ricans, led by committed and service-oriented individuals, allowed for the construction of the National Children’s Hospital to take place -an institution that has served the Costa Rican people for fifty years. Costa Ricans also succeeded in eradicating polio long before several other countries around the world. The reactions of people in the 1950’s are lessons of solidarity and humanity that should not be forgotten; they should be remembered in order to value team work over individual work and make sure, no matter what our role in society is, to always stand by common well-being, as mid-century Costa Ricans did by overcoming their personal limitations and acting for the benefit of society.

  14. Läänemere strateegia arvestab kodanike ettepanekutega / Jose Palma Andres ; interv. Erkki Bahovski

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    Palma Andres, Jose

    2008-01-01

    Euroopa Komisjoni regionaalpoliitika peadirektoraadi direktor Jose Palma Andres vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad avalikku debatti Läänemere strateegia üle ning Venemaa partnerlust Läänemere strateegias. Lisa: [Läänemere strateegia

  15. De alimento a poesia: la identidad Cubana en Paradiso de Jose Lezama Lima

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    Escobar-Trujillo, Maria Adelaida

    2012-01-01

    Partiendo de los estudios sobre lo cubano en Paradiso de Jose Lezama Lima, este trabajo busca contribuir al analisis de la transculturacion a traves del paisaje y la comida como imagenes que fundan...

  16. La aplicación de indicadores en la dimensión de análisis control de plagas y enfermedades para evaluar la sostenibilidad de las fincas agropecuarias en la microrregión Platanar-La Vieja, cuenca del río San Carlos, Costa Rica

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    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo del criterio de expertos, se diseñó un conjunto de indicadores en tres dimensiones de análisis (forestal, suelos y control de plagas y enfermedades al que se denominó Índice Aproximado de Sostenibilidad para las Fincas de una Microrregión (IASOFIMICRO. El índice permitió evaluar el nivel de aporte de las fincas (alto, medio y bajo a la sostenibilidad y se aplicó a la ganadería de leche, la caña de azúcar y la horticultura, que son las actividades agropecuarias más relevantes de la microrregión Platanar-La Vieja, cuenca del río San Carlos, Costa Rica. En el artículo se presentan los resultados parciales de una investigación de campo, específicamente para la dimensión de análisis suelo, comparando el desempeño de las tres actividades estudiadas según su aporte a la sostenibilidad.

  17. El Filibusterismo and Jose Rizal as “Science Fictionist”

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo famously depicts the diff iculties faced by adherents of scientif ic thought in the Philippines during the late nineteenth century. It also contains descriptions of various implements that were uncommon for the time, from a “time bomb” within a lamp to a “specter summoner” that apparently projects hologram-like images—the products of reasonable extrapolations from the known science of the age. These features are common among the forerunners of the modern Anglo-American genre of science fiction, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to a number of works by Edgar Allan Poe. It is far from the objective of this paper to push for Rizal’s canonization as the Father of Filipino Science Fiction, however. Instead, this paper seeks to surface the particular ways Rizal chose to depict the conflicts between knowledge borne of materialist investigation and knowledge from the earthly emissaries of the divine. It argues that in El Filibusterismo, these conflicts are somewhat helpful but at the same time dismissible as irrelevant in the context of a campaign against injustice—helpful in intimidating enemy oppressors, irrelevant among advocates of the downtrodden. In this way, Rizal’s novel implicitly contemplates a way to craft “science fiction” that strays from the imperialistic “science conquers” formula predominant in the West.

  18. The Missing Manuscript of Dr. Jose Delgado's Radio Controlled Bulls.

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    Marzullo, Timothy C

    2017-01-01

    Neuroscience systems level courses teach: 1) the role of neuroanatomical structures of the brain for perception, movement, and cognition; 2) methods to manipulate and study the brain including lesions, electrophysiological recordings, microstimulation, optogenetics, and pharmacology; 3) proper interpretation of behavioral data to deduce brain circuit operation; and 4) the similarities, differences, and ethics of animal models and their relation to human physiology. These four topics come together quite dramatically in Dr. Jose Delgado's 1960s famous experiments on the neural correlates of aggression in which he stopped bulls in mid-charge by electrically stimulating basal ganglia and thalamic structures. Technical documentation on these experiments is famously difficult to find. Here I translate and discuss a Spanish language article written by Dr. Delgado in 1981 for an encyclopedia on bull fighting published in Madrid. Here Dr. Delgado appears to give the most complete explanation of his experiments on microstimulation of bovine brains. Dr. Delgado's motivations, methods, and his interpretation of the bull experiments are summarized, as well as some accompanying information from his 1970 English language book: "Physical Control of the Mind." This review of Dr. Delgado's written work on the bull experiments can provide a resource to educators and students who desire to learn more about and interpret the attention-calling experiments that Dr. Delgado did on a ranch in Andalucía over 50 years ago.

  19. Educacion Fisica in Costa Rica.

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    Cleland, Donna

    1980-01-01

    The goal of Costa Rica's Department of Physical Education and Sports is the "utilization of sport, physical education, and recreation as instruments of socialization and contribution to the improved health of Costa Ricans." (JN)

  20. Deseables y posibles: participación comunitaria, patrimonio histórico-cultural, calidad ambiental y desarrollo turístico sostenible. San Jerónimo de Moravia, Costa Rica

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    Aguirre, Juan Antonio

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The sustainable combination, of the cultural-historic patrimony, sustainable tourist development and the environmental quality is without any doubt the challenge that are facing many Latin-American communities that in recent years have uses these types of efforts, for attracting tourist to their communities. The study carried analyze the socio economic conditions of three communities in Costa Rica, identify the environmental problems of the residents that would be aggravate by the development tourism and established the conditions that the inhabitants of the zone want tourist development to meet. A total of 123 interviews of a total of 155 houses in three neighboring communities were conducted. A combination of principal components and factor analysis was utilized to analyze the data. The results indicate that the neighbors desire that the tourist development be sustainable, be properly planned, clear requirements be established, the communities be periodically informed, the communal leaders participated actively in it, programs be established to help communities members in businesses development, and that they be offered technical and financial aid for eco-tourism projects development The problems associated to environmental quality identify as crucial were: excessive noise and traffic, deforestation. And the improvement of the sewage capabilities of the communities The association of the concept of tourism development to the first principle component could mean that, sustainable tourism development is a pre-requisite of environmental quality and sustainable conservation and use of the cultural-historical patrimony of the area.

  1. Un estudio geográfico regional de la inmigración nicaragüense y sus efectos sobre los servicios de obstetricia del Hospital de San Carlos. Provincia de Alajuela. Costa Rica.

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    Amalia Carvajal Alvarado

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo de investigación se centrará en realizar un diagnóstico de la población inmigrante de nacionalidad nicaragüense que hace uso de los servicios de salud que brindad el Hospital San Carlos. Se analizará la población nicaragüense que ingresó al servicio de obstetricia del Hospital San Carlos del 01 de octubre de 1995 al 31 noviembre de 1996, en virtud de que el hacerlo a toda la población resultaría altamente complejo y considerándose que este grupo de población tomada para el presente estudio refleja la realidad que viven la mayoría de inmigrantes nicaragüenses al ingresar al país, al diagnosticar un problema que altera silenciosamente el funcionamiento administrativo de la institución y su contexto. Cuando éste supera los límites de la oferta, se provoca una sobre- utilización de los Servicios ( personal médico y de apoyo que origina que el sistema organizativo de la institución colapse en virtud de no contarse con un nivel de planificación adecuado que permita prever situaciones emergentes.

  2. Costa Rica. Spotlight.

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    Haub, C; Adams, J

    1985-05-01

    Costa Rica's demographic and economic characteristics are highlighted. Costa Rica's demographic situation is unique in certain respects. Between the late 1950s and the late 1970s, the total fertility rate declined from about 7 to 4 and then stabilized instead of continuing to decline to 2 as expected. This is especially surprising since the level of contraceptive use is similar to that of most European countries. Approximately 2/3 of all couples practice contraception. It is possible that the rate will slowly decline to the expected level, but a delayed decline will ultimately produce a much larger population than initially expected. The demographic situation in Costa Rica is being carefully monitored for insights which might be useful in predicting future fertility patterns in other developing countries. The government of Costa Rica recognizes that family planning is a necessary component of maternal and child health care; however, most family planning services are provided by private organizations. In 1982, population size was 2.6 million, the crude birth rate was 30.7, the crude death rate was 3.9, infant mortality was 19.3, and the rate of natural increase was 2.7%. The population is predominantly Spanish, and the indigenous population totals only 20,000. 48% of the population is urban. Costa Rica has a relatively stable deomocratic government. It relationshiops with other countries are generally peaceful, but tensions between Nicaragua and Costa Rica are increasing. The country's economic situation deteriorated in recent years due primarily to a decline in the price of coffee, the country's principle export commodity. The trade deficit increased markedly, unemployment increased, and income fell sharply. The economic slowdown is now showing signs of a reversal. In 1983 exports, consisting primarily of coffee, bananas, beef, sugar, cane and cacao, totalled US$871 million, and imports, consisting mainly of manufactured goods and equipment, chemicals, fuel, food

  3. IVF in Costa Rica

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    Valerio, Carlos; Vargas, Karen; Raventós, Henriette

    2017-01-01

    For 16 years, Costa Rica was the only country in the world that banned IVF, after it had been successfully conducted from 1995 to 2000. It also has been the only country that banned IVF based on the argument that it protects the embryo. After years of conflict, the prohibition has finally been lifted and the first baby girl was born in March 2017. This paper recounts the judicial and legal struggles Costa Rica faced in order to reestablished its IVF program. PMID:28985042

  4. Jose Carlos Mariategui: apropiaciones de la literatura y el ensayo en la construccion de una tradicion intelectual

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    Castilla, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Este articulo analiza algunas intervenciones intelectuales llevadas a cabo por Jose Carlos Mariategui sobre la literatura y el ensayo, que le permiten conectar indigenismo y marxismo, contribuyendo...

  5. Perspectiva crítica de la familia y de personas cercanas sobre factores de riesgo familiares y comunitarios en el uso de drogas ilícitas en San José, Costa Rica Perspectiva crítica da família e pessoas próximas sobre fatores de risco familiares e comunitários em relaçâo ao uso de drogas ilícitas em São José, Costa Rica Critical perspective of the family and acquaintances on family and community risk factors in illicit drug use in São Jose, Costa Rica

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    Mabell Granados Hernández

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se presentan los resultados de una investigación cuantitativa, parte de un estudio multicéntrico, cuyo objetivo fue describir las perspectivas que tienen la familia y las personas cercanas a usuarios de drogas ilícitas, cuestionándose sobre cuáles serían los factores de riesgo familiar y comunitario que contribuyen a la adicción de drogas ilícitas. Se encuestó a 100 sujetos mayores de 18 años, familiares o personas cercanas a sujetos que han estado usado drogas ilícitas. Se encontró que la mayoría eran hombres, con edad promedio de 27.3 años. Los factores de riesgo provenientes de la familia identificados fueron: ser rechazado 99%, sentirse no amado 98%, falta de comunicación 95%, conflictos y violencia familiar 95%. Los factores sociales o comunitarios fueron: 99% tener amigos que usan drogas, 99% presión de los amigos, 93% vivir en un área insegura y 94% experimentar un evento estresante. Se concluyó, según su perspectiva crítica, que se debe trabajar más sobre las estrategias de prevención de factores de riesgo tanto en la familia como en la comunidad.São apresentados aqui os resultados de pesquisa quantitativa, cujo objetivo foi descrever as perspectivas da família e das pessoas próximas aos usúarios de drogas ilícitas, sobre os fatores de risco familiar e comunitário que contribuem para a adição de drogas ilícitas. Utilizou-se questionário aplicado em população de 100 pessoas, maiores de 18 anos, que se identificaram como afetadas por terem relação com familiar ou pessoa próxima que usa ou têm usado drogas ilícitas. Dentre os usuários, 82% eram homens, tinham idade média de 27,3 anos. Os fatores de risco familiares foram a rejeição pela família (99%, não se sentir amado (98%, falta de comunicação (95%, conflitos e violência familiar (95%. Fatores sociais ou comunitários: 99% referem ter amigos que usam drogas, 99% pressão dos amigos, 93% pelo fato de viverem em área sem segurança e 99% por experimentar um evento estressante. A perspectiva crítica propõe trabalhar mais sobre estratégias de prevenção de fatores de risco na família e na comunidade.This article presents the results of a quantitative study. The purpose was to describe the perspective of family members and acquaintances of illicit drug users about family and community risk factors that can contribute to addiction to illicit drugs. A questionnaire was used for data collection. The population consisted of 100 individuals, 18 years of age or older, who reported being affected by their relationship with an illicit drug user (relative or acquaintance. Most users (82% were men, with an average age of 27.3 years. Family risk factors included: family rejection (99%, not feeling loved (98%, lack of communication (95%, family conflicts and violence (95%. Social or community factors included: 99% having friends who use drugs, 99% peer pressure, 93% living in an unsafe area, and 99% experienced a stressful event. The critical perspective proposes to use more prevention strategies to avoid risk factors in the family and community.

  6. Nicolaou, Prof. Kyriacos Costa

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    Fellow Profile. Elected: 2007 Honorary. Nicolaou, Prof. Kyriacos Costa. Date of birth: 1946. Address: Department of Chemistry & BRC, Rice University, 6100, Main Street, MS 602, Houston, TX 77005, U.S.A.. Contact: Residence: (+1-713) 348 8860. Fax: (+1-713) 348 8865. Email: kcn@rice.edu. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook ...

  7. IDRC in Costa Rica

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    With its history of political stability, Costa Rica has been a vital Central American partner for research on agriculture, economic policy, democratization ... is funding the Omar Dengo Foundation to identify what new skills are required and devise education strategies to impart them to small business owners and managers.

  8. Evaluación de los niveles de partículas PM10 y dióxido de nitrógeno en la Ciudad de San José, Costa Rica: 2005-2006

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó los niveles de material particulado PM10 en dos sitios de la Ciudad de San José (Catedral Metropolitana y Junta de Educación durante un año (setiembre 2005-setiembre 2006, obteniendo como promedio anual 36 ± 8 μg/m3 y 25 ± 7 μg/ m3, respectivamente. En forma adicional, se midió los niveles de sulfatos, nitratos y cloruros para ambos sitios y las medias anuales resultaron no ser significativamente diferentes para ambos sitios, con un nivel de significancia del 5%. En tres de los catorce sitios de medición de la concentración de dióxido de nitrógeno en la ciudad, se presentaron valores superiores a la recomendación de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, para un mes de monitoreo. El análisis de componentes principales aplicados a los datos de este gas, muestra que las variaciones en los niveles se deben a fenómenos de larga escala (meteorológicos.

  9. TC4 AMPR BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE (TB) V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) mission TC4 field experiment was completed during July and August 2007 based out of San Jose, Costa Rica....

  10. Civil-Security Forces Environmental Cooperation in Central America and the Caribbean

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    Bradshaw, Arthur

    2004-01-01

    .... The objectives of the conference were: ̂ To share successful regional approaches to implementing recommendations for civil-security forces environmental cooperation developed at the May 2001 Ministerial Conference held in San Jose Costa Rica...

  11. African White Gold: Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn Trafficking - US Intervention and Interdiction

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    of the Conference of the Parties, Lausanne (Switzerland), 09-20 October 1989, San Jose ( Costa Rica ), 19-30 March 1979, http://cites.org/eng/res...Parties. Lausanne (Switzerland), 09-20 October 1989. San Jose ( Costa Rica ), 19-30 March 1979. http://cites.org/eng/res/index.php. CITES...to Mozambique as part of the Embassy Immersion program in the Political Affairs Strategist (PAS) elective. As a C-130 pilot, I have extensive

  12. Análisis psicopedagógico del servicio de orientación vocacional de un colegio privado de la provincia de San José

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo expone los resultados de una investigación cuantitativa, realizada en 2012, cuyo objetivo fue analizar, desde la perspectiva psicopedagógica, el servicio de orientación vocacional que recibe la población estudiantil de Bachillerato Nacional e Internacional de una institución de educación privada de la provincia de San José, Costa Rica. Para recopilar la información, se trabajó con el estudiantado que cursa el último año de ambas modalidades de bachillerato, a quienes se les aplicó un cuestionario, cuyas respuestas fueron sometidas a análisis estadísticos para obtener frecuencias y porcentajes sobre las características del servicio de orientación vocacional y para determinar la diferencia de los resultados, según el grupo de bachillerato. Los resultados evidenciaron las principales fortalezas y debilidades de este servicio. Asimismo, se determinó que este servicio satisface las necesidades de orientación vocacional de la población estudiantil de Bachillerato Internacional, pero no la de Bachillerato Nacional. Por último, a fin de mejorar dicho servicio en el centro educativo, se demostró que las personas profesionales de psicopedagogía cuentan con las competencias que les permiten contribuir junto con las orientadoras del centro educativo para brindar el servicio a la población estudiantil. The current article presents a series of results extracted from a quantitative research study, performed in 2012, with the objective of analyzing the vocational orientation service received by graduating high school students at a private institution in the San Jose province, Costa Rica from a psychopedagocial point of view. To collect the information, both national and internationally accredited graduating classes were surveyed, using a questionnaire. The answers were subjected to statistical analyses to obtain frequencies and percentages about the vocational orientation service characteristics and to determine the

  13. The Great War and Remembrance in Jose Leon Machado's "Memoria das Estrelas sem Brilho"

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    Azevedo, Milton M.

    2011-01-01

    This article analyzes Jose Leon Machado's novel, "Memoria das Estrelas sem Brilho," as a multilayered historical novel in which a war story provides a background for comments on aspects of early twentieth-century Portuguese society, such as male bonding, religion, sexual mores, and social stratification. (Contains 11 notes.)

  14. San Francisco District Laboratory (SAN)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Program CapabilitiesFood Analysis SAN-DO Laboratory has an expert in elemental analysis who frequently performs field inspections of materials. A recently acquired...

  15. Seismological programs in Costa Rica

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    Montero, W.; Spall, Henry

    1983-01-01

    At the beginning of the 1970's, a series of programs in seismology were initiated by different Costa Rican institutions, and some of these programs are still in the process of development. The institutions are Insituto Costaricense de Electricidad (ICE)- The Costa Rica Institute of Electricity

  16. Technical proposal on the treatment of the influent of the Jose Antonio Alzate dam using aerobic pond system; Propuesta tecnica sobre el tratamiento del influente de la presa Jose Antonio Alzate a traves un sistema lagunar aerobio

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    Rosas de Alba, S.G. [Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca, Metepec, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. E-mail: sergio.rosas01@cfe.gob.mx; Barcelo Quintal, I.D.; Bussy Beaurain, A.L.; lopez Galvan, E. [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco (Mexico)]. E-mail: idbq@correo.azc.uam.mx; leemp@correo.azc.uam.mx; loge@correo.azc.uam.mx

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    In Mexico, discharge of waste water not treated is a common problem; this is the case of the Lerma river, where the original clean water contribution of the Almoloya-Lerma-San Bartolo timber-roof system, located in the valley of Toluca, State of Mexico, was replaced by the wastewater of the valley. The attempts to clean the water before their spill have been unfruitful and this has caused the present anaerobic conditions of the river in its entire route including the first receiving stage that is the Jose Antonio Alzate Dam (PJAA), becoming a potential source of diseases and a useless water body. In this work we evaluate the treatment efficiency of experimental waste water pond system. The treatment system was constructed with 5 screens which formed 6 internal channels and it had an operation in continuous form by 26 weeks, providing it with continuously polluted water of the Lerma river. We found that the efficiency of reduction of the organic matter reported as BOD, was 83% and it is carried out in the first channel after 7 days of hydraulic retention verifying that the channels do not work like lagoons in series. With the collected data we calculated, through the application of design equations, the factor of decay of organic matter k and the number of dispersion d, specific for the type of treatment and environmental conditions of the site. The required surface of treatment calculated to reach the efficiency of reduction of the DOD5 obtained experimentally. Thus, a surface of: 1 281.6 hectares distributed in 13 lagoons that can deal with a volume 8646.70 m{sup 3}/h was determined. Since this was a bigger surface than that of the dam, the available area was evaluated to make a proposal closer to reallity. [Spanish] La descarga de aguas residuales a los sistemas acuaticos, sin previo tratamiento, es un problema generalizado en Mexico; como es el caso del rio Lerma en donde se sustituyo el aporte de agua limpia proveniente del sistema lagunar Almoloya-Lerma-San

  17. Cáncer de piel en Costa Rica

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    Artículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, 1986 Se describe la incidencia del cáncer de la piel por sexo, edad y localización de todos los casos notificados en el Registro Nacional de Tumores de Costa Rica, en el periodo 1979-1980. El cáncer de piel presentó el 7,6 % del total de cánceres reportados en 1979 y el 14,5% en 1980. Después del cáncer gástrico, el cáncer de piel fue el más frecuente en 1980. Las provincias de San José, Alajuela y Her...

  18. Mario Costa tarantino napoletano

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    and the aristocratic tradition. Romanza, opera, operetta, popular folk songs. He became famous thankfully to this last one, when the easy listening music industry was starting its productions. This is the first published biography on the artist and is based on original documents and sources.......Mario Costa was born in Taranto, a town in the sunny south of Italy, but early in his childhood moved to Naples, the cultural capital of southern Italy between the last two centuries. He became a musician, composer and poet and he tried many different genres of music: the popular...

  19. Area Assessment. Costa Rica

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    1984-01-01

    Spanish, although some are of Dutch, German, and Swiss backcrouncl. Nenroen , descendants of Jamacian workers who immigrated to c?onta Hica in the...Languages: Spanish and liiglish. Specializes in penal, Corporation, Real Estate, family and immigration law, Office address; Entrada Principal a la...Canas T>^ Bahia Lirnon Juan Canas R. Bah in.’ 8f \\ Gove iTiwcn c COSTA RICAN SHORT V.’AVE STATIONS APRIL J983 F r e q KHz H .632 5.055 5.95

  20. Neutron spectrometry in the temporary storage of waste of the Jose Cabrera (Zorita); Espectrometria de neutrones en el almacen temporal de residuos de la central Jose Cabrera (Zorita)

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    Domingo, C.; Amgarou, K.

    2011-07-01

    Radiation controls the temporary storage of waste must ensure that the exterior of the same area is classified as open access. Gamma radiation monitors commonly used ensure that this is the case for this type of radiation. The presence of the neutron field associated with the fission of the fuel and the inherent complexity of the neutron dosimetry, in which information is required to assess spectrometric corresponding dosimetric quantities, has led to this season, first in Spain, measures in containers of waste and spent nuclear fuel in the ATI of the Jose Cabrera.

  1. Energy Transition Initiative: Island Energy Snapshot - San Andres and Providencia (Fact Sheet); NREL(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-03-01

    This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina (unpopulated), also known as San Andres and Providencia, which is equidistant between Costa Rica and Jamaica and 775 kilometers northwest of Colombia. The archipelago is part of Colombia, though Nicaragua has also laid claim to it.

  2. Use of pasive samplers to determine nitrogen dioxide en two municipalities in the metropolitan area of Costa Rica in 2004-2013

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    Jorge Herrera

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The performance of passive devices were evaluated for the determination of nitrogen dioxide in 25 sites of San Jose and Belen, for which first, the method parameters such as limit of detection and quantification were determined and the bias and precision results were satisfactory. At least five sites in San Jose and four in Belen have values greater than 40 ug / m3, which corresponds to that recommended by the World Health Organization criteria for this contaminant. The highest concentrations are presented for commercial sites with high traffic flow where exceedances can reach up to 45%. If these values are compared with those obtained for previous years a growth rate of 11 and 13% for commercial and industrial sites recorded respectively.

  3. San Marino.

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    San Marino, an independent republic located in north central Italy, in 1983 had a population of 22,206 growing at an annual rate of .9%. The literacy rate is 97% and the infant mortality rate is 9.6/1000. The terrain is mountainous and the climate is moderate. According to local tradition, San Marino was founded by a Christian stonecutter in the 4th century A.D. as a refuge against religious persecution. Its recorded history began in the 9th century, and it has survived assaults on its independence by the papacy, the Malatesta lords of Rimini, Cesare Borgia, Napoleon, and Mussolini. An 1862 treaty with the newly formed Kingdom of Italy has been periodically renewed and amended. The present government is an alliance between the socialists and communists. San Marino has had its own statutes and governmental institutions since the 11th century. Legislative authority at present is vested in a 60-member unicameral parliament. Executive authority is exercised by the 11-member Congress of State, the members of which head the various administrative departments of the goverment. The posts are divided among the parties which form the coalition government. Judicial authority is partly exercised by Italian magistrates in civil and criminal cases. San Marino's policies are tied to Italy's and political organizations and labor unions active in Italy are also active in San Marino. Since World War II, there has been intense rivalry between 2 political coalitions, the Popular Alliance composed of the Christian Democratic Party and the Independent Social Democratic Party, and the Liberty Committee, coalition of the Communist Party and the Socialist Party. San Marino's gross domestic product was $137 million and its per capita income was $6290 in 1980. The principal economic activities are farming and livestock raising, along with some light manufacturing. Foreign transactions are dominated by tourism. The government derives most of its revenue from the sale of postage stamps to

  4. Technical aspects of the process of segmentation and packaging of the reactor vessel of Jose Cabrera NPP; Aspectos tecnicos del proceso de segmentacion y embalaje de la vasija del reactor de la central nuclear Jose Cabrera

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    Valdivieso, J. M.; Garcia Castro, R.

    2015-07-01

    Westinghouse is carrying out the segmentation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) within the framework of the Dismantling and Decommissioning Project of the Jose Cabrera NPP. The final concept is based on the comprehensive Westinghouse experience in the field of LWR pressure vessel and internals segmentation, and particularly in previous reactor internals segmentation project for Jose Cabrera NPP. This article shows the development of all the activities included: cutting method selection, preparatory works, cutting activities, waste characterization and packaging activities. (Author)

  5. La nutrición en Costa Rica

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    de Céspedes-Montealegre, Carlos

    1991-01-01

    Artículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 1991 El nuevo Hospital Nacional de Niños se había inaugurado cinco años atrás; sus flamantes instalaciones contrastaban con la incómoda construcción de madera del Hospital San Juan de Dios, nuestro Hospital General. No obstante las mayores comodidades para los pacientes y el personal, los arraigados problemas de desnutrición severos y de parasitosis intestinal persistían en forma preocupante entre quie...

  6. Primer Congreso Nacional de Información para el Desarrollo: “Costa Rica hacia la sociedad de la información de todos para todos” : Informe final mesas de trabajo

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    Marcela Gil Calderón

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el informe final de las mesas de trabajo del Primer Congreso Nacional de Información para el Desarrollo: “Costa Rica hacia la sociedad de la información de todos para todos”, celebrado los días 29, 30 de setiembre y 1 de octubre de 2010, en la Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica y organizado por la Escuela de Bibliotecología de la Universidad de Costa Rica.

  7. Primer Congreso Nacional de Información para el Desarrollo: “Costa Rica hacia la sociedad de la información de todos para todos” : Informe final mesas de trabajo

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    Marcela Gil Calderón

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el informe final de las mesas de trabajo del Primer Congreso Nacional de Información para el Desarrollo: “Costa Rica hacia la sociedad de la información de todos para todos”, celebrado los días 29, 30 de setiembre y 1 de octubre de 2010, en la Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica y organizado por la Escuela de Bibliotecología de la Universidad de Costa Rica.

  8. El IDRC en Costa Rica

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    Con su historia de estabilidad política, Costa Rica ha sido un socio centroamericano vital para la investigación en la agricultura, las políticas económicas, la democratización y la prevención de desastres. El IDRC ha contribuido de manera significativa a la investigación agrícola en. Costa Rica, con resultados notables ...

  9. Le CRDI au Costa Rica

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    La stabilité politique du Costa Rica a fait de ce pays un partenaire essen- tiel du CRDI en Amérique centrale pour la recherche portant sur l'agriculture, les politiques économiques, la démocratisation et la prévention des catastrophes naturelles. Le CRDI a beaucoup contribué à la recherche en agriculture au Costa Rica,.

  10. Corporate Governance in Costa Rica

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    Gilberto E. Arce; Edgar Robles C.

    2005-01-01

    This paper examines corporate governance practices in Costa Rica. First, it estimates corporate governance charter measures using firm-level data for 87 Costa Rican firms and studies their impact on the firms` performance; here, the mean of the corporate governance charters for the publicly traded firms is equal to 56. 14. Second, new evidence is presented on de jure and de facto corporate governance charter measures at the firm level and on their effect on the performance of the firm. The re...

  11. 77 FR 2269 - Foreign-Trade Zone 18-San Jose, CA, Application for Subzone, Tesla Motors, Inc. (Electric...

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    2012-01-17

    ... products) include: Oils, greases, fluids, refrigerants, adhesives, sealants, anti-freeze/ coolants..., handles, motors, pump parts, mechanical seals, plastic o-rings/clips, rubber o-rings/seals/grommets...

  12. Innovacion: un proceso necesario para las pequenas y medianas empresas del municipio de San Jose de Cucuta, Norte de Santander

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    Avendano C., William R

    2012-01-01

    ... e insumos y creacion de nuevas estructuras de mercado. Lo cierto de estos procesos es el uso del conocimiento como fuente de la innovacion (nuevo conocimiento, nuevo uso o combinacion de conocimientos existentes) en donde, segun OCDE y EUROSTAT (2005, p. 44), este requiere de "esfuerzos innovadores por la empresa que pueden ser diferenciados de las ...

  13. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Case Study: One Sky Homes — Cottle Zero Net Energy Home, San Jose, CA

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    2014-09-01

    This builder took home the Grand Winner prize in the Custom Builder category in the 2014 Housing Innovation Awards for its high performance building science approach. The builder used insulated concrete form blocks to create the insulated crawlspace foundation for its first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, the first net zero energy new home certified in the state of California.

  14. Costa Ricat vapustavad ekspresidendi kuriteod / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan

    2004-01-01

    Ameerika Riikide Organisatsiooni juhiks vannutatud Costa Rica endine president Miguel Angel Rodriguez leiti olevat süüdi korruptiivsetes tehingutes. Teisigi Costa Rica endisi presidente on süüdistatud korruptsioonis

  15. Familial breast cancer in Costa Rica: an initial approach.

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    Ramírez Monge, Adriana; Gutiérrez-Espeleta, Gustavo A; Loáiciga Vega, Kenneth

    2004-09-01

    Cancer is a worldwide problem because of its high rates of incidence and associated mortality. By 2000, more than 6.2 million people died from this illness worldwide. Among all types of cancer, breast cancer is one of the most studied. Each year, one million new cases are diagnosed around the world. We can classify breast cancer into two main kinds: sporadic cases and those which are a product of inherited genetic alterations. Approximately 5-10% of breast cancer cases are the result of inherited mutations, or alterations in breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Like other countries, Costa Rica possesses high rates of incidence and mortality for breast cancer. According to the "Registro Nacional de Tumores" (National Office of Tumor Records), in 2000 breast cancer had the highest rate of incidence and in 2002 it had the highest rate of mortality in comparison to other types of cancer. For this reason and the generalized lack of knowledge in the field we conducted an epidemiological research on breast cancer patients from Hospital San Juan de Dios, San José, Costa Rica, to find families with a history of breast cancer, and to determine the occurrence of familial cases within the population studied. So far, we have found 23 families, within which we discovered very informative cases that have rendered the identification of a pattern of inheritance. These findings allow us to announce that in Costa Rica there are several cases of inherited breast cancer and that we need more research is needed to improve the prevention, control, and treatment of this disease.

  16. de Costa Rica

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    Antonio Arellano Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo es una contribución al estudio simultáneo de elementos ontológicos y metodológicos comprometidos con el conocimiento de la organización sociotécnica de la investigación científica universitaria. Se trata de la presentación de un análisis asistido informáticamente de bases de datos que genera mapas, de los que se pueden intelegir organización de relaciones heterogéneas de propiedades científico-técnicas y sociales contenidas en las fuentes de información, que son simultáneamente cuantitativas y cualitativas. Para ilustrar lo anterior, realizamos un estudio de caso analizando informáticamente las bases de datos de los proyectos de investigación en ciencias básicas de la Universidad de Costa Rica entre 1977 y 2005.

  17. Modelos de Beaver, Ohlson y Altman: ¿Son realmente capaces de predecir la bancarrota en el sector empresarial costarricense? (Models of Beaver, Ohlson and Altman: are really able to predict the bankruptcy in the Costa Rican business sector?

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    José Alonso Vargas Charpentier

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la aplicación de mo- delos para la prevención de bancarrotas empresariales en el sector empresarial costarricense. Se aplicaron los modelos a un grupo de empresas que se acogieron al proceso de intervención financiera, o quiebra, en el Juzgado Concursal de los Tribunales de Justicia de San José, con el fin de determinar si estos modelos fueron capaces de predecir la bancarrota. Dentro de los hallazgos principales están que el Modelo de Altman calificó a cuatro de las cinco empresas anali- zadas como zona roja el año en que se declararon en quiebra, el Modelo de Ohlson, con su ecuación O1 u O3, calificó en quiebra las cinco empresas el año en que se dio, y el modelo de Beaver calificó como el año con peores indicadores al último en tres oca- siones, a diferencia de los otros modelos, los cuales no indicaron que el año de quiebra tuviera los peores indicadores.   Abstract    This article analyzes the models for company bankruptcy prevention used by the Costa Rican business sector. The author applied the studies models to the selected group of companies that had started the judicial intervention or bankruptcy process within the Bankruptcy Court of the Justice Court of San Jose. The objective was to determine if the selected models were capable to prevent the bankruptcy before it initialized. The primary fin- ding was an EM Score 4:5 analyzed companies in the red zone that had filed for bankruptcy within that year. The use of the O1 and O3 equations of the Ohlson method was to predict the bankruptcy of the five companies in the year that had filed to have a bankruptcy case. However, in the Beaver method the companies scored a three as the worst indicators of the year to file for bankruptcy yet the remaining company’s worst year was not the ability to file for bankruptcy within the time.

  18. Redundancy in Public Transit - Vol III. The Political Economy of Transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-63

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    Seymour Adler

    1980-01-01

    This report focuses on two concrete developments. One is the historical process that produced the Bay Area Rapid Transit District in 1957 and the district's particular regional rapid transit plan, approved by the voters of Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties in November, 1962. The other is the process that produced the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District in 1955 and 1956, and the particular transit service this District began operating in 1960. The relation between the two dis...

  19. The dystrophinopathies in Costa Rica.

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    Azofeifa, Jorge

    2004-09-01

    A five-years long study aiming to describe the basic genetic epidemiology of the dystrophinopathies in Costa Rica recruited 31 patients with clinical symptoms of DMD/BMD at the National Children's Hospital (HNN). This center is the obligate reference hospital of the national health system for genetic diseases, however, the geographic origin of the patients, a low percentage of deletions and a high proportion of de novo mutations found among them indicate that a significant ascertainment bias impedes a substantial scientific approach to confront and alleviate the problems posed by these severe diseases in Costa Rica.

  20. ACOSO LABORAL EN COSTA RICA

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    VARGAS MORÚA, ELIZARDA

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo constituye un análisis descriptivo de las resoluciones judiciales de Costa Rica respecto al acoso laboral. De acuerdo con el Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica son 23 resoluciones clasificadas bajo el tema de “acoso laboral” relativas a procesos iniciados desde el año 1998 al presente. También se analiza la información suministrada por el Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social de las denuncias que se tramitaron por la vía administrativa. Aunque el ordenamiento costa...

  1. Universidad de Costa Rica

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    Ileana Blanco Solís

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La formación inicial del grupo de profesionales en educación, exige hoy más que nunca de servicios efectivos de Orientación en la comunidad universitaria, puesto que los cambios económicos, las transformaciones sociales, las demandas del mercado de trabajo y los requerimientos de las profesiones, plantean un futuro difícil para la población estudiantil universitaria. Ante esta realidad, se realizó una investigación para dar respuesta al siguiente problema. De acuerdo con las percepciones de un grupo de estudiantes de la Escuela de Formación Docente de la Universidad de Costa Rica, ¿qué necesidades de orientación se encuentran asociadas a su formación inicial para enfrentar constructivamente los cambios, demandas y desafíos del Sistema Educativo Costarricense? El paradigma de investigación utilizado comprende la investigación social cualitativa. Para aplicar esta metodología se utilizó como técnica de recolección de la información, los grupos de discusión y el análisis de contingencias como técnica de análisis de la información. El logro de los objetivos de la investigación permitió identificar las siguientes necesidades de orientación en la población estudiada: autoafirmación profesional, habilidades de vida y madurez vocacional.

  2. Variación espacio-temporal de Scleractinia, Gorgonacea, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda, Asteroidea, Echinoidea y Holothuroidea, de fondos someros de la isla San José, Golfo de California

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    Oscar Efraín Holguin Quiñones

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron seis expediciones a la isla San José, Golfo de California entre los años 1999 y 2000 en donde se llevaron a cabo las observaciones y muestreos. Con base en los muestreos se determinó el componente específico de tres filos de macroinvertebrados bentónicos en nueve localidades: Cnidaria (Scleractinia y Gorgonacea, Mollusca (Gastropoda, Bivalvia y Cephalopoda, y Echinodermata (Echinoidea, Asteroidea y Holothuroidea. La abundancia del macrobentos conspicuo se estimó visualmente mediante buceo libre a una profundidad entre 2 y 6 m a lo largo de dos transectos en banda paralelos a la línea de costa. Se determinó un total de 38 táxones de los tres grupos. Las especies más abundantes son Tripneustes depressus (44,9%, Echinometra vanbruntii (18,3, Phataria unifascialis (8,9%, Centrostephanus coronatus (8,0%, Diadema mexicanum (5% y Eucidaris thouarsii (3,6%. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en la diversidad (H’, equidad (J y riqueza de especies (S entre los meses y localidades. El análisis de similitud identificó a dos grupos de las localidades del litoral oriental y occidental.Space-time variation of Scleractinia, Gorgonacea, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda, Asteroidea, Echinoidea and Holothuroidea, from shallow bottom in San Jose Island, Gulf of California. Between the years 1999 and 2000, six expeditions were made to Isla San José, in the Gulf of California. Observations and samples were taken of benthic macroinvertebrates in nine locations. Based on the samples, the specific components of three phyla were determined: Cnidaria (Scleractinia and Gorgonacea, Mollusca (Gastropoda, Bivalvia and Cephalopoda, and Echinodermata (Echinoidea and Holothuroidea. The abundance of conspicuous benthic macroinvertebrates was visually estimated through free dives at a depth of between two and six meters along two transects parallel to the coast. A total of 38 taxa in three groups were determined. The most abundant species

  3. El IDRC en Costa Rica

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    Desde la década de 2000, la Escuela de. Economía de la Universidad de Costa Rica ... Comunidades urbanas pobres resistan la violencia. □ Empresas locales de alta tecnología prosperen. □ Proveedores de agua se adapten al cambio climático. □ Economistas ambientales enfrenten los problemas del agua.

  4. The dystrophinopathies in Costa Rica

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    Jorge Azofeifa

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available A five-years long study aiming to describe the basic genetic epidemiology of the dystrophinopathies in Costa Rica recruited 31 patients with clinical symptoms of DMD/BMD at the National Children’s Hospital (HNN. This center is the obligate reference hospital of the national health system for genetic diseases, however, the geographic origin of the patients, a low percentage of deletions and a high proportion of de novo mutations found among them indicate that a significant ascertainment bias impedes a substantial scientific approach to confront and alleviate the problems posed by these severe diseases in Costa Rica. Rev. Biol. Trop. 52(3: 485- 490. Epub 2004 Dic 15.Un estudio de cinco años tendiente a describir la epidemiología genética básica de las distrofinopatías en Costa Rica detectó 31 pacientes con sintomatología de DMD o de BMD en el Hospital Nacional de Niños (HNN, el centro de referencia del sistema nacional de salud para enefrmedades hereditarias, sin embargo, la distribución geográfica de los pacientes, un bajo porcentaje de deleciones y una muy elevada proporción de mutaciones de novo indican que un significante sesgo de averiguación impide el estudio científico de riguroso tendiente a disminuir el impacto de estas enfermedades en Costa Rica.

  5. La calidad del servicio educativo y atención de los centros infantiles del buen vivir, Perspectivas y expectativas de los padres de familia :estudio de caso del CIBV gotitas de lluvia, de la comunidad de Gualsaqui de la parroquia San José de Quichinche, cantón Otavalo.

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    Anrango Cabascango, Ana Cristina

    2015-01-01

    This research workwas conducted in the CIVB"Rain Drops" Gualsaqui community, parishof San Jose Quichinche, Otavalo canton, thiswas donewith the participation of teachers,parentsand mothersof the institution andthe community. It was necessary toanalyze thequality of educationandinfantcarecentersfor Good Livingfrom the perspectivesand expectations ofparents; taking into accountthat early childhoodis consideredthe primarystage in the lifeof human beings,where the development ofskills and abil...

  6. Yupingfeng San

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    Liu, Xue; Shen, Jiawen; Fan, Danping; Qiu, Xuemei; Guo, Qingqing; Zheng, Kang; Luo, Hui; Shu, Jun; Lu, Cheng; Zhang, Ge; Lu, Aiping; Ma, Chaoying; He, Xiaojuan

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    Yupingfeng San (YPFS) is a representative Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula with accepted therapeutic effect on Asthma. However, its action mechanism is still obscure. In this study, we used network pharmacology to explore potential mechanism of YPFS on asthma. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor pathway was shown to be the top one shared signaling pathway associated with both YPFS and asthma. In addition, NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome was treated as target protein in the process of YPFS regulating asthma. Further, experimental validation was done by using LPS-stimulated U937 cells and ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized BALB/c mice model. In vitro experiments showed that YPFS significantly decreased the production of TNF-α and IL-6, as well as both mRNA and protein levels of IL-1β, NLRP3, Caspase-1 and ASC in LPS-stimulated U937 cells. In vivo experiment indicated that YPFS treatment not only attenuated the clinical symptoms, but also reduced inflammatory cell infiltration, mucus secretion and MUC5AC production in lung tissue of asthmatic mice. Moreover, YPFS treatment remarkably decreased the mRNA and protein levels of IL-1β, NLRP3, Caspase-1 and ASC in lung tissue of asthmatic mice. In conclusion, these results demonstrated that YPFS could inhibit NLRP3 inflammasome components to attenuate the inflammatory response in asthma.

  7. Deployment of the National Transparent Optical Network around the San Francisco Bay Area

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    McCammon, K.; Haigh, R.; Armstrong, G. [and others

    1996-06-01

    We report on the deployment and initial operation of the National Transparent Optical Network, an experimental WDM network testbed around the San Francisco Bay Area, during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC`96) held in San Jose, CA. The deployment aspects of the physical plant, optical and SONET layers are examined along with a discussion of broadband applications which utilized the network during the OFC`96 demonstration. The network features dense WDM technology, transparent optical routing technology using acousto- optic tunable filter based switches, and network modules with add/drop, multicast, and wavelength translation capabilities. The physical layer consisted of over 300 km of Sprint and Pacific Bell conventional single mode fiber which was amplified with I I optical amplifiers deployed in pre-amp, post-amp, and line amp configurations. An out-of-band control network provided datacom channels from remote equipment sites to the SONET network manager deployed at the San Jose Convention Center for the conference. Data transport over five wavelengths was achieved in the 1550 nm window using a variety of signal formats including analog and digital signal transmission on different wavelengths on the same fiber. The network operated throughout the week of OFC`96 and is still in operation today.

  8. Oil in Costa Rica; El petroleo en Costa Rica

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    Villa de la Portilla, Gloria [Direccion Sectorial de Energia, Ministerio del Ambiente y Energia (Costa Rica)

    1997-07-01

    Costa Rica is a rich country in natural resources that can be taken in advantage for power aims, specially the hydraulic and biomass. Nevertheless its development has been based on the oil derivatives, resource that they do not have. The power resources of this country, the oil supply, the demand of oil derivatives are mentioned, the installed capacity and an evaluation is made of the prices of fuels in this country. [Spanish] Costa Rica es un pais rico en recursos naturales que pueden ser aprovechados con fines energeticos, especialmente los hidraulicos y los biomasicos. Sin embargo su desarrollo se ha basado en los derivados del petroleo, recurso que no poseen. Se mencionan los recursos energeticos de este pais, la oferta petrolera, la demanda de derivados del petroleo, la capacidad instalada y se hace una evaluacion de los precios de combustibles en este pais.

  9. residentes nativos de Costa Rica

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    Andrew A. Herring

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando datos del Registro Nacional de defunciones de los años 1996-2005 se calcularon las tasas de mortalidad estandarizadas por edad para personas nacidas en Nicaragua versus personas nacidas en Costa Rica. Así mismo, utilizando modelos de regresión binomial se determinaron los riesgos relativos de mortalidad de los inmigrantes nicaragüenses versus personas nativas de Costa Rica con ajustes por edad, urbanización, desempleo, pobreza, educación y segregación residencial. Los hombres y mujeres nacidos en Nicaragua tuvieron un riesgo reducido de mortalidad de 32% y 34% respectivamente con relación a sus contrapartes nacidas en Costa Rica. Se notó que los riesgos de mortalidad por enfermedades infecciosas, cáncer, enfermedades crónicas pulmonares, enfermedades cardiovasculares, y enfermedades crónicas del hígado eran significativamente reducidos entre los inmigrantes nacidos en Nicaragua. El exceso significativo de mortalidad por homicidios se encontró entre los hombres nacidos en Nicaragua (RT = 1,35, 95% IC: 1,19; 1,53 y en mujeres (RT = 1,41, 95% IC: 1,02; 1,95. El riesgo relativo de causas de mortalidad de origen de tipo exógeno entre los inmigrantes nicaragüenses fue más grande entre los grupos de edad joven en áreas de baja densidad de inmigrantes nicaragüenses. La población nacida en Nicaragua residiendo en Costa Rica tiene un riesgo reducido de mortalidad por causas generales versus las personas nacidas en Costa Rica en los años entre 1996-2005. Esto se debe a una mortalidad por enfermedad reducida, la cual es bastante marcada. El homicidio es un una razón de mayor mortalidad entre los inmigrantes nacidos en Nicaragua versus los nativos costarricenses. Hay una gran necesidad de llevar acabo investigaciones adicionales sobre el rol de la migración, estatus socioeconómico y comportamientos entorno a la salud para poder explicar más a fondo los patrones de mortalidad diferenciales entre los inmigrantes nicarag

  10. Counseling in Costa Rica: A Comparative Study

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    Collier, Crystal

    2013-01-01

    With one of the world's most comprehensive universal healthcare systems, medical tourism in Costa Rica has increased significantly over the past few decades. American tourists save up to 80% of comparative costs for procedures, from heart surgery to root canal treatment. Although many Costa Rican healthcare professionals receive training in North…

  11. Lessons from Costa Rica (Omar Dengo Foundation)

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    Jimenez Iglesias, Carla

    2016-01-01

    Since its creation over 25 years ago, the Omar Dengo Foundation (ODF) has played a critical role in developments related to use of educational technologies in schools in Costa Rica. The integration of technology in Costa Rican public schools took off in 1987 with the creation by the Ministry of Public Education of the National Program of Educational Informatics, which became the flagship p...

  12. Management system information of characterization of the dismantling project of Jose Cabrera; Sistema de Gestion de la informacion de caracterizacion del proyecto de desmantelamiento de la CN Jose Cabrera

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    Gimeno Blesa, M. E.; Martin Palomo, N.; Gomez Rodriguez, C. A.

    2011-07-01

    In the proposed dismantling and decommissioning of the Jose Cabrera NPP is designed and implemented a database of physical and radiological inventory, which provides a powerful tool to optimize the storage, monitoring and control of the characterization data. The database is a useful and reliable management system characterization information that facilitates access and information processing, and ensures their integrity and traceability along of the dismantling project.

  13. Reactivity follow of the two first loadings of the Jose Cabrera Reactor; Seguimiento de la ractividad durante las dos primeras cargas del Reactor de la Central Nuclear Jose Cabrera

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    Bru, A.

    1975-07-01

    In this paper the first two cores together with the in-core measurements taken during the operation of the Nuclear Power Station Jose Cabrera are described. The results of this measurements have been processed with the INCORE and FOLLOW codes. The peaking factors and the boron concentration versus burn-up are displayed. The final burn-up of the fuel elements in these two loading are given, too. (Author)

  14. La construccion de "la loca" en dos novellas chilenas: El lugar sin limites de Jose Donoso y Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel

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    Lopez Morales, Berta

    2011-01-01

    Este articulo intenta mostrar como se construye la identidad sexual y social del personaje 'la loca"en dos novelas chilenas, El lugar sin limites de Jose Donoso y Tengo miedo torero de Pedro Lemebel...

  15. (Rauvolfioideae, Apocynoideae de Costa Rica

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    J. Francisco Morales

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    Full Text Available Se ofrece un tratamiento sistemático de la familia Apocynaceae, subfamilias Rauvolfioideae y Apocynoideae para Costa Rica. En total, 30 géneros y 80 especies son tratadas. Se presentan claves para los géneros y especies, descripciones y especímenes examinados, así como comentarios adicionales y referencias bibliográficas más importantes. Se incluyen fotografías para la mayoría de los géneros y las especies.

  16. TECHNOLOGICAL CLUSTERING IN SÃO JOSE DOS CAMPOS: TRAJECTORIES AND IMPLICATIONS

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    Full Text Available This article analyses the relationship among entrepreneurship, innovation and growth path regarding the technological cluster in São Jose dos Campos, state of São Paulo. This is an exploratory and descriptive study, supported by documental research and questionnaires applied in a non-probabilistic sample. The results show a relevant social reorganization since CTA/ITA were implemented, in the early Fifties’, which coincides with the arrival of international companies, attracted by the Geographic aspects, high qualified manpower availability and tax benefits. Since then, the municipality has experienced an intense migratory flow of professionals, professors, civil and military students. CTA and ITA generate a considerable level of technological knowledge spillover. Due to it, a number of new companies have started-up operations locally in fields such as Aeronautics, Airspace, Automobile and Petrochemical, which promoted a remarkable social and economic development. Nevertheless, the small and medium technology-based enterprises seem to show high dependence of the core companies in the region that leads to initial stages of internationalization.

  17. African Journals Online: Costa Rica

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    ... Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Self-Pay, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain ...

  18. Hydrologic characteristics of lagoons at San Juan, Puerto Rico, during an October 1974 tidal cycle

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    Gómez-Gómez, Fernando; Ellis, S.R.

    1983-01-01

    Flow and water-quality changes were studied during a period of intense rainfall in the San Juan Lagoon system. The study covered a 25-hour period beginning 0900 hours 22 October, 1974. Precipitation during the study period averaged 70 millimeters. Sampling stations were located at Boca de Cangrejos, the main ocean outlet; Canal Pinones between Laguna de Pinones and Laguna La Torrecilla; Canal Suarez between Laguna San Jose, connects to Laguna La Torrecilla; and Cano de Martin Pena between Laguna San Jose and Bahia de San Juan. In addition water-elevation recording gages were installed at each lagoon. Water samples from the canal stations were analyzed for organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus species, and suspended sediment. Specific-conductance measurements were used with the chemical data to estimate the runoff contributions of nutrients. Runoff into the lagoon, system during the study period was about 2.8 million cubic meters, or about 70 percent of the average precipitation. The runoff contributed chemical loadings to the lagoons of 95,000 kilograms total-organic carbon; 2,700 kilograms of total phosphorus; and 10,000 kilograms of total Khjeldhal nitrogen. A comparison with a prior study during which there was no significant rain, show that dry-period loadings are less than 10 percent of the wet-period loadings. At the end of the study period the system had not reached equilibrium, and the lagoons retained 80 percent of the water inflows from 50 to 90 percent of the chemical loads. Nearly 95 percent of the water outflows occurred at the Boca de Cangrejos sea outlet. The three lagoons and interconnecting canals form a very complex hydraulic system that is difficult to study using traditional techniques. A model of the system will facilitate management to improve the quality of water in the lagoons.

  19. Theater and the Discourse on Power: Jose Rizal’s Participation in Philippine Theater in the Last Decades of the Nineteenth Century

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    Apolonio B. Chua

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    Full Text Available The study focuses on Jose Rizal’s participation in Philippine Theater during the last decades of the nineteenth century. It starts with a careful inventory of attitudes towards existing theater forms and a description of the culture of theater as conceived and imagined in Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere (1887 and El Filibusterismo (1891. In Chapter 20: “The Town Council’s Meeting” in Noli Me Tangere, the study zooms in on the debate on what would be the best and most appropriate theatre piece for the town fiesta. Here, Rizal delineates theater enmeshed in issues of power and Spanish colonialism. He notes as significant the ilustrados’ claim to theatre space and ideology, thereby interrogating Spanish hegemony. The debate becomes the central imagery and situation for Rizal’s analysis and construction of the history of Philippine theater in the novel. Conservative and radical elements duel. The conflict becomes sharper as Rizal continues his critique by putting into his fictional world the very historical actors known at that time; namely, Nemesio Ratia, Jose Carvajal and Praxedes Julia Fernandez (also known as “Yeyeng”. They were part of the comedia troupe hired by the town for the fiesta. In Rizal’s second novel, El Filibusterismo, we encounter the events surrounding the presentation by a French opera troupe in Teatro de Variedades, which Rizal considers as the Manila theater model. The features of this model include a particular ticket system, various kinds of audiences, imported dramatic texts which were largely incomprehensible, actors behaving as actors both on-stage and off-stage, and the Teatro de Variedades space as stage for seizure or possession of power. When the students in the audience stage a walk-out in the theatre of the city and when in provincial San Diego, a stampede cuts short a comedia performance, the interrelationships between society and a discourse of power are revealed.Rizal’s annotations of Philippine

  20. SAN CARLOS APACHE PAPERS.

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    THE FIRST SECTION OF THIS BOOK COVERS THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE INDIANS, AS WELL AS AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR FORMAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. THE SECOND SECTION IS DEVOTED TO THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHERS OF THE INDIAN CHILDREN IN GLOBE AND SAN CARLOS, ARIZONA. IT IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS--(1)…

  1. ESPACIOS Y LUCHAS FEMENINAS. USOS Y APROPIACIONES ESPACIALES EN LA COSTA CHICA

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    Nuria Jiménez

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    Full Text Available En este artículo me propongo hablar de cómo en San Lorenzo2, Costa Chica de Oaxaca, tanto espacio como tiempo están atravesados por el género, es decir, cómo éste produce unos imaginarios espacio-temporales llenos de simbolismos, poder y significados diferenciados genéricamente. Estas diferencias posibilitan el control, a veces simbólico, de los hombres sobre el ámbito productivo. Me interesa cómo a pesar de que en la ideología existente en San Lorenzo se asignan los espacios domésticos a las mujeres, éstas se apropian de los espacios públicos y los convierten en domésticos feminizándolos a trav és de sus prácticas.

  2. Estudio paleoetnobotánico en la Costa Pacífica Vallecaucana

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    Romero Picón Yuri

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    Full Text Available As part of the INCIVA's Archaeological Research Program in the Valle del Cauca region of the Pacilic coast, this study seeks to contribute, from the anthropological and ecological perspective of paleoethnobotany, elements that will aid in the reconstruction of the nutritional base of the prehispanic populations settled in the alluvial valleys of the San Juan and Calimarivers.Inscrito dentro del Programa de Investigaciones Arqueológicas que adelanta el INCIVA en la Costa Pacífica Vallecaucana, este estudio busca aportar desde un enfoque antropológico y ecológico de la Paleoetnobotánica, elementos que contribuyan a reconstruir la naturaleza de la base alimenticia de las poblaciones prehispánicas asentadas en la llanura aluvial de los ríos Calima y San Juan.

  3. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

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    Buchsbaum, Bernardo Duha

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the current issues facing ecotourism in Costa Rica; critically examine the impacts and challenges of ecotourism; analyze the potential of ecotourism as a strategy for sustainable development; look at ways in which ecotourism and sustainable development can be evaluated; and suggest ways to improve current ecotourism practices and policies for Costa Rica. What are the impacts and challenges of ecotourism? What are the possible benefits that...

  4. [Centruroides Schmidti (scorpiones: Buthidae) in Costa Rica].

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    de Armas, Luis F; Montoya, Michel; Víquez, Carlos

    2002-03-01

    Centruroides schmidti Sissom, 1995 is the new identification designate of the scorpions previously known as C. thorelli (Kraepelin, 1891) in Northwest Costa Rica. The geographical distribution of the species in this country is established on the basis of new collected material. Its distribution includes the Pacific slope of the Guanacaste volcanic range, and the Pacific and Atlantic slopes of the Tilarán volcanic range between 50 and 775 m elevation above sea level, within the Costa Rican Guanacaste and Alajuela provinces.

  5. Performances and considerations of the study of environmental impact of the individualized temporary storage. Jose Cabrera NPP; Actuaciones y consideraciones del Estudio de Impacto Ambiental del Almacen Temporal Individualizado (ATI). CN Jose Cabrera

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    Cifuentes, N.; Hernandez Bravo, B.

    2013-09-01

    The dismantling phase of the Jose Cabrera nuclear power plant required a system able to manage the spent nuclear fuel produced during its activity: The individualized temporary storage. This project, which is pioneer in Spain, apart from being technically and securely friendly with the standards, should agree with sustainability standards. That is the reason why, while the technical project was being developed, Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering worked up an environmental impact assessment. This study, made by a multidisciplinary team, analyzed all the interactions between the project and its environment, and allowed the inclusion of environmental measures that were required to reduce the negative effects and guarantee the environmental viability of the project. (Author)

  6. Characterization in support of the activities of the plan of restoration of the site of the Jose Cabrera NPP; Caracterizacion soporte de las actividades del plan de restauracion del emplazamiento de la CN Jose Cabrera

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    Gimeno Blesa, M. E.; Lopez Fernandez, M. T.; Martin Palomo, N.

    2012-07-01

    This paper presents the methodology used to perform radiological characterization of the grounds of the Jose Cabrera NPP. The information gained in the early stages of planning the project of dismantling has been supplemented with the results of the campaigns developed during the implementation phase of the project. The joint analysis of all the data obtained, provided that they are sufficient in quantity and quality, is the starting point to establish the future actions of restoring the site; selection of the most appropriate restoration techniques and identification of specific areas of action.

  7. Navegación costarricense por el río San Juan

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    Ricardo Wheelock Román

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available El Estado de Nicaragua afirma que el Laudo Cleveland zanjó todas las cuestiones relativas a los límites fronterizos terrestres con Costa Rica, a la vez que no se reconoce la sentencia de la CJC de 1916 ya que se extralimitó en sus funciones. Por el Tratado Jerez-Cañas, Costa Rica sólo puede servirse del Río San Juan para "objetos de comercio" y entrando por San Juan del Norte, para que lleguen al interior de Costa Rica, el Tratado no especifica la viceversa, por lo que no puede ser usado para fines turísticos, vía de navegación o de abastecimiento 0 que el derecho de navegar "con objetos de comercio" se pueda , como extensión de soberanía y jurisdicción costarricense a los buques y personas de ese país que navegan por el Río San Juan, 10 que resultaría en negación de la soberanía de Nicaragua

  8. The influence of gender stereotypes on eating habits among Costa Rican adolescents.

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    Monge-Rojas, Rafael; Fuster-Baraona, Tamara; Garita, Carlos; Sánchez, Marta; Smith-Castro, Vanesa; Valverde-Cerros, Oscar; Colon-Ramos, Uriyoán

    2015-01-01

    To identify the influence of gender stereotypes on eating habits among Costa Rican adolescents. Qualitative, descriptive research was used in this study. Adolescents and parents were recruited from socioeconomically diverse populations in rural and urban areas of San José, Costa Rica. Subjects were 92 adolescents (14 to 17 years old) and 48 parents. Focus group data were transcribed and entered into the qualitative data analysis software Atlas.ti version 5.0. Analyses were grounded on the social cognitive theory. Five themes emerged from the focus group discussions: (1) Costa Rican adolescents associate the consumption of moderate quantities of healthy foods with femininity and male homosexuality. (2) The consumption of hearty portions of nonhealthy foods was associated with masculinity and male heterosexuality. (3) There is an emerging view that it is acceptable for heterosexual male adolescents to take care of their bodies through healthy eating. (4) Body care among female adolescents is an element of femininity and body image. (5) Parents reinforce their daughters' persistent concern with weight control because they perceive it as feminine behavior. Health promoters should be aware of the existing and changing food stereotypes around gender as an avenue for the promotion of healthy eating.

  9. Barriers to and motivators for healthful eating as perceived by rural and urban Costa Rican adolescents.

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    Monge-Rojas, Rafael; Garita, Carlos; Sánchez, Marta; Muñoz, Leda

    2005-01-01

    To assess the perceptions of rural and urban Costa Rican adolescents about their diet and the factors they consider significant to healthful eating. Data were collected in focus group discussions. The study sample included 108 male and female adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Adolescents were recruited among 7th to 11th grade students interested in taking part in the study. Two urban and one rural high school in San José, Costa Rica. Diet perceptions and barriers to and motivators for healthful eating. Data were reviewed for emerging themes, and themes were coded applying content analysis procedures. The conceptual model for understanding adolescent eating behavior, proposed by Story and colleagues, served as the framework for this study. Factors perceived as barriers to adopting healthful eating practices included unavailability of healthful food in the school environment, inadequate food choices within the family diet, and the peer-group notion among males and females that healthful eating by males is effeminate. Factors perceived as motivators included improving the nutritional quality of foods available at school, adoption of healthful eating practices by the entire family, and healthful eating becoming a peer-group social norm. This study suggests that the family, peer group, and school environment are potential targets for nutrition interventions for Costa Rican adolescents, but further studies are needed to confirm this conclusion. Future studies should explore in depth the factors associated with the family's eating pattern and the influence of adolescent socialization patterns (particularly male) in the establishment of a healthful diet.

  10. Project of Carbon Capture in Small and Medium Farms in the Brunca Region, Costa Rica

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    Gilmar Navarrete

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM of the Kyoto Protocol, allows the non Annex 1 countries to receive projects that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable development in developing countries. The CDM, since its inception, has issued credits equivalent to 1.434.737.562 tons of CO2, distributed across 7.450 projects around the world, from 15 different sectors. Sectors 14 that allow forestry projects (such as reforestation and afforestation have registered 53 projects to date; 19 of which are in Latin America. Nevertheless, the contribution of this sector currently represents less than 1% of CDM Certificates of Emissions Reduction (CERs issued. In September 2013, through their National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO, Costa Rica registered their first CDM project with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, after having complied with all the project cycle processes. The project, known as "Carbon Sequestration in Small and Medium Farms, Brunca Region, Costa Rica" was a project executed by FONAFIFO under their Environmental Services Payment Program. This project was developed in Pérez Zeledón, San José, Costa Rica in partnership with the Cooperative Corporation CoopeAgri RL. The total goal of the project is to reduce the greenhouse gas emission by 176,050 ton of CO2-e, in a period of 20 years and commercialize the CERs in the regulated carbon market.

  11. El hombre hicotea y la ecología de los paisajes acuáticos en Resistencia en el San Jorge

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    Douglas McRae

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo explora las representaciones de los paisajes acuáticos (ríos, caños, ciénagas en Resistencia en el San Jorge, el tercer volumen en Historia doble de la costa por Orlando Fals Borda. Utilizando tanto el texto como las notas de campo de Fals Borda, este articulo argumenta que Historia doble de la costa incorpora conscientemente la ecología del entorno natural de la Depresión Momposina dentro de la historia de resistencia popular de la región. La crisis ecológica perpetrada por la expansión histórica del capitalismo es presentada en Resistencia en el San Jorge como parte de una historia más larga de las luchas para la tierra y la justicia social en la Costa Atlántica de Colombia.

  12. Bioavailability of selenium in 'Jose' tall wheatgrass (Thinopyrum ponticum var 'Jose') hay as a substitute for sodium selenite in the diets of dairy cattle.

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    Cun, G S; Robinson, P H; Benes, S E

    2015-06-15

    Due to its potential toxicity to wildlife, selenium (Se) is a highly regulated trace element in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California. Tall wheatgrass (TWG) is a Se-accumulating, salt tolerant forage suitable for cropping systems which re-use agricultural drainage waters. Utilization of TWG hay as an alternative Se supplement for dairy cattle could reduce the importation of 'new' Se into the SJV in the form of sodium selenite (SS) diet supplements. Our study used Se-enriched (4.65 mg/kg DM) TWG hay as a Se source for lactating dairy cows and measured Se accumulation in milk, blood, urine and feces to assess its bioavailability using several indices. Using a 3×3 Latin Square design, three pens of ~310 cows each were fed a similar total mixed ration over 4 week periods, except for Se which was higher in TWG and SS diets (0.53 and 0.65 mg/kg DM) vs. Control diet (0.35 mg/kg DM). Feeding Se-enriched TWG increased blood Se by 6.4% over Control; whereas SS increased it by 4.8%, suggesting higher Se bioavailability for TWG vs. SS. Marginal Se outputs in milk, feces and urine were judged to be better indicators of bioavailability as they estimate Se specifically from supplemental SS or TWG hay. In milk, TWG cows expressed 3.0% of supplemented Se vs. 0.6% for SS cows, supporting higher Se bioavailability for TWG. In contrast, more supplemental Se was retained and not expressed in feces by the SS cows (72.5%) vs. TWG cows (55.1%) which suggested higher Se bioavailability for SS. Based on published guidelines, Se intakes were 'adequate' for cows in all treatment groups, but milk and fat production increased with Se supplementation suggesting that Control cows were Se-deficient to some extent. Collectively, results suggest that the Se in TWG hay had comparable bioavailability to Se in the base diet. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Costa Rica: Background and U.S. Relations

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    35 Esteban A. Mata , “Óscar Arias se opone a exploración petrolera,” La Nación (Costa Rica), March 24, 2009. . Costa Rica: Background and U.S...countries of Guatemala, El Salvador , and Honduras, the surge in organized crime has presented the Costa Rican government with a considerable security...United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the trade ministers from the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador , Guatemala, Honduras, and

  14. de papa en Costa Rica

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    Zeidy Montero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Especies del género Meloidogyne causan importantes daños al cultivo de la papa (Solanum tuberosum L alrededor del mundo. Su efecto puede ser directo al disminuir el rendimiento o indirecto al infectar los tubérculos y causar agallas o protuberancias, que les confiere una apariencia verrugosa, que afecta su calidad y reduce su valor comercial. En Capellades y Llano Grande de Cartago, Costa Rica, fueron encontrados tubérculos de papa, de la variedad Floresta y del clon Bananito, con numerosas protuberancias en su superficie. De las protuberancias se extrajo hembras ovígeras de Meloidogyne spp. Estudios morfológicos (diseño perineal de las hembras y moleculares (PCR y PCRRFLP mostraron que las hembras extraídas de las protuberancias pertenecen a la especie M. incognita. Se recomienda estudiar las causas que promueven la infección de los tubérculos en ambas localidades, ya que cerca del 90% del área cultivada de papa en el país corresponde a la variedad Floresta. En adición, se debe prestar especial atención a las zonas semilleristas, ya que los tubérculos-semilla podrían servir como fuente de inóculo y contribuir a la diseminación del patógeno a otras áreas.

  15. A preliminary market research about tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum in Costa Rica (ESP

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    Full Text Available From January to July 1995, a market trial was conducted in Costa Rica with the fresh water fish species. Colossoma macropomum, commonly named “tambaqui”. About 1200 fish with an average weight of 800g were obtained from the fish culture station of the Universidad Nacional near La Rita, Guápiles. About 20 fish were delivered each Monday initially to three and later to each of four fishdealers in Limón, Guápiles, San José and Heredia. The shopkeepers purchased the fish at a price of $1.40/kg, covering all production and transport costs, and sold it for $1.97/kg. The motivations of the consumers for purchasing the fish were: curiosity, low price, good taste and recommendations by the shopkeepers. Most of the participants appreciated the taste, meat texture, freshness, colour and appearance very much. Some repondents criticized the amount of intramuscular spines in the fish. Eighty nine percent of the consumers intended to purchase more of the fish and 38% preferred this fish species above all other species. There was no effect (p > 0.05 of gender, householdsize or income level on the responses of the costumers. Chinese costumers were the only group discernible in the survey. Almost all participants thought tambaqui could get a good market position in Costa Rica. This trial shows that the price can be increased a little without losing much customers, but promotion would be necessary to get the product more known among the Costa Rican Population. The production of tambaqui could meet part of the demand for low priced fish in Costa Rica.

  16. Costa Rican Children's Perceptions of Their Social Networks.

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    DeRosier, Melissa E.; Kupersmidt, Janis B.

    1991-01-01

    Examined cultural differences in Costa Rican and U.S. fourth and sixth graders' perceptions of their relationships with social network members. Costa Rican children rated their relationships with most persons more positively than did U.S. children. Costa Rican family members and teachers played a relatively more important role than did best…

  17. Rediscovery of Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi (Anura: Centrolenidae) in southeastern Costa Rica.

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    Kubicki, Brian

    2004-03-01

    The Suretka glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi, has been recently rediscovered in the southeastern region of Costa Rica. This species was last reported in Costa Rica in the 1950's. H. chirripoi is distinguished from H. colymbiphyllum, which appears to be its most closely Costa Rican related taxon, by having extensive webbing between fingers II-III.

  18. Familial Breast Cancer in Costa Rica: An Initial Approach

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    Adriana Ramírez Monge

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    Full Text Available Cancer is a worldwide problem because of its high rates of incidence and associated mortality. By 2000, more than 6.2 million people died from this illness worldwide. Among all types of cancer, breast cancer is one of the most studied. Each year, one million new cases are diagnosed around the world. We can classify breast cancer into two main kinds: sporadic cases and those which are a product of inherited genetic alterations. Approximately 5-10% of breast cancer cases are the result of inherited mutations, or alterations in breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Like other countries, Costa Rica possesses high rates of incidence and mortality for breast cancer. According to the "Registro Nacional de Tumores" (National Office of Tumor Records, in 2000 breast cancer had the highest rate of incidence and in 2002 it had the highest rate of mortality in comparison to other types of cancer. For this reason and the generalized lack of knowledge in the field we conducted an epidemiological research on breast cancer patients from Hospital San Juan de Dios, San José, Costa Rica, to find families with a history of breast cancer, and to determine the occurrence of familial cases within the population studied. So far, we have found 23 families, within which we discovered very informative cases that have rendered the identification of a pattern of inheritance. These findings allow us to announce that in Costa Rica there are several cases of inherited breast cancer and that we need more research is needed to improve the prevention, control, and treatment of this disease. Rev. Biol. Trop. 52(3: 531-536. Epub 2004 Dic 15.El cáncer es un problema a nivel mundial porque posee altas tasas de incidencia y mortalidad. Para el año 2000 más de 6.2 millones de personas murieron a causa de esta enfermedad. El cáncer de mama es uno de los tipos de cáncer más estudiados en el mundo por las mismas razones. Cada año, se diagnostican más de un mill

  19. Banco Central de Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available This new building is intended to house the various services of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. It has a prestressed concrete structure, and consists of a basement parking space for 105 vehicles, and nine storeys, providing altogether a floor surface of 12,000 ms2. The building rests on a ground area of 40 by 60 ms, and the main structure occupies 22 by 45 ms. This Bank is located in a district of narrow streets, but its main side overlooks a green open space, which will improve its visibility and appearance. The building structure is made up of a framework of prestressed beams and columns. The beams have been concreted at the site, and the joists, which are also prestressed, are factory made. This framework, at each floor level, constitutes the basis of a continuous slab, which renders the total structure exceedingly stiff. The main continuous girders span 11.22 ms spaces, and vary in cross section. The prestressing reinforcements consist of 6 Loeba type cables. This is an original design by Dr. Leonhardt, in which the cables are placed on three horizontal layers, of parabolic outline. Each cable is made up of 12 x 5.4 mm wires, with a breaking stress of 180 kg/mm2 The tensioning stress was 108 kg/mm2, and the total prestress load is 29,700 kgs. The cables run in corrugated metal tubes, and these were kept in precise position with the aid of distance pieces.El nuevo edificio, destinado a agrupar los servicios del Banco Central de Costa Rica, está constituido por una estructura de hormigón pretensado. El inmueble dispone de un sótano, estacionamiento propio para 105 vehículos y nueve plantas, con una superficie total de 12.000 metros cuadrados. Se asienta sobre una base de 40x60 m, donde se levanta un núcleo central de 22x45 metros. Está situado en un barrio de calles estrechas, pero tiene su fachada, principal frente a una zona verde que le proporcionará mayor categoría y visibilidad. La estructura se compone de una retícula de vigas

  20. The Costa Maya:  Evolution of a Touristic Landscape La Costa Maya : évolution d'un paysage touristique La Costa Maya : evolución de un paisaje turístico

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    Klaus J. Meyer-Arendt

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La Costa Maya est une région côtière du sud du Quintana Roo (Mexique, proche de l'îlet Ambergris au Bélize. Contrairement à la côte caribéenne du Mexique qui a souffert du développement du tourisme de masse à Cancun et le long de la Riviera Maya, la Costa Maya s'est orientée vers un développement durable avec notamment une faible densité de construction et le développement de l'écotourisme.Le développement s'est concentré autour de Puerto Costa Maya où un terminal de croisière a été construit en 2001. La station balnéaire (balneario de Majahual est devenue dépendante des 10-12 bateaux de touristes qui débarquaient chaque semaine. En dépit d'importants plans de développement, les plages reculées de la Costa Maya accueillaient tout au plus des écotouristes aisés et du tourisme lié à la plongée sous-marine.Le cyclone Dean, de catégorie 5, a dévasté le paysage en août 2007 et le rétablissement économique n'a pu être entamé que fin 2008, après la réouverture du terminal de croisière et la reconstruction de Majahual. Fin 2009, le trafic de croisière n'a pas retrouvé son niveau d'avant Dean et la récession mondiale couplée avec la grippe porcine et les violences liées à la drogue ont fait diminuer le tourisme en provenance des Etats-Unis. On ignore à quel niveau les nouvelles infrastructures tels l'aéroport international de Tulum qui propose un itinéraire de Chetumal à la plage et le nouveau complexe hôtelier à Xahuayxel, stimuleront la Costa Maya mexicaine créant peut-être une autoroute côtière reliée à San Pedro au Bélize.The Costa Maya is a vernacular coastal region of southeastern Quintana Roo (Mexico and adjacent Ambergris Cay, Belize.  As Mexico’s Caribbean coast suffered many growth pains associated with mass tourism development in Cancun and along the Riviera Maya, the Costa Maya by contrast was projected for more sustainable development including low-density housing and

  1. A comparative analysis of high speed rail station development into destination and/or multi-use facilities : the case of San Jose Diridon.

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    As a burgeoning literature on high-speed rail development indicates, good station-area planning is a very important prerequisite for the : eventual successful operation of a high-speed rail station; it can also trigger opportunities for economic deve...

  2. A comparative analysis of high-speed rail station development into destination and multi-use facilities : the case of San Jose Diridon.

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    As a burgeoning literature on high-speed rail development indicates, good station-area planning is a very important prerequisite for the eventual successful operation of a high-speed rail station; it can also trigger opportunities for economic develo...

  3. 75 FR 36474 - Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

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    ... 1713513834 (Ecuador); (INDIVIDUAL) . 5. MONTENEGRO VALLEJOS, Gilma, Colombia; DOB 17 Jul 1969; POB Bogota..., Bogota, Colombia; c/o CARILLANCA S.A., San Jose, Costa Rica; c/o CARILLANCA C.A., Arismendi, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela; c/o PARQUEADERO DE LA 25-13, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 07 Nov 1957; POB Ibague, Tolima...

  4. International institute of tropical agriculture plantain and banana ...

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    Jul 4, 2008 ... Un Enfoque de Sistemas para el Desarrollo Agricola. San Jose, Costa Rica: Instituto Interamericano de Cooperacion para la Agricultura. Timmer CP (1990). The agricultural transformation and agricultural development in the third world: In: Africa's Food Battles (second. Edition) edited by Carl KE, John S.

  5. Constructive connections in Costa Rica | IDRC - International ...

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    Oct 18, 2017 ... WEConnect International matches businesses owned by women with multinational corporations that want to buy more services from women. Madelaine Artavia Sotela of Costa Rica is a prime example of how the initiative can vastly improve women's livelihoods. This article is part of an ongoing series of ...

  6. Education in Costa Rica: An Overview.

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    Wahab, Zaher

    Costa Rican education, although fairly successful compared to other Third World or Latin American countries, has serious problems needing action, including (1) large discrepancies between educational ideals and the realities of urban privilege, with regard to access and quality, and (2) a rote, narrow, superficial, impractical education. Other…

  7. Entrevista com Horácio Costa

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2012v1n29p213   Entrevista com Horácio Costa a respeito da tradução do poeta José Gorostiza e de outras questões da tradução da literatura mexicana no Brasil.

  8. Metates and Hallucinogens in Costa Rica

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    Ursula Jones

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    Full Text Available Metates are grinding stones on which corn and other substances are ground with hand-held stones called manos. A clue that grinding stones were associated with mushroom rituals is, for example, provided by a tripod metate from NW Costa Rica belonging to the period of the 2nd or 3rd century AD.

  9. Neurobrucellosis in stranded dolphins, Costa Rica.

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    Hernández-Mora, Gabriela; González-Barrientos, Rocío; Morales, Juan-Alberto; Chaves-Olarte, Esteban; Guzmán-Verri, Caterina; Barquero-Calvo, Elías; Baquero-Calvo, Elías; De-Miguel, María-Jesús; Marín, Clara-María; Blasco, José-María; Moreno, Edgardo

    2008-09-01

    Ten striped dolphins, Stenella coeruleoalba, stranded along the Costa Rican Pacific coast, had meningoencephalitis and antibodies against Brucella spp. Brucella ceti was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid of 6 dolphins and 1 fetus. S. coeruleoalba constitutes a highly susceptible host and a potential reservoir for B. ceti transmission.

  10. MARIMBISTAS Y MARIMBEROS: ACERCAMIENTO A LA PRÁCTICA MUSICAL DE LA MARIMBA EN SAN ANTONIO DE ESCAZÚ

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    Chacón Solís, Lilliana Alicia

    2012-01-01

    La práctica musical de la marimba en San Antonio de Escazú, San José, Costa Rica, es abordada desde un punto de vista descriptivo con el objetivo de comprender varios elementos relacionados con el proceso de aprendizaje de la ejecución y construcción de marimbas en dicha zona socio-geográfica. Otros elementos tomados en cuenta son: la influencia del ambiente familiar, el proceso de profesionalización, los contextos sociales relacionados con la práctica, su connotación actual y futura desde la...

  11. Orchid bees as bio-indicators for organic coffee farms in Costa Rica: does farm size affect their abundance?

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    Hedström, Ingemar; Denzel, Andrew; Owens, Gareth

    2006-09-01

    The potential of Euglossini bees, especially Euglossa, as biological indicators of organic vs nonorganic coffee farms was studied in Atenas and San Isidro, Alajuela, Costa Rica using 1.8-cineole as lure. Observations were made for three days at each of four farms and complemented with data from a year of observations. Orchid bees were in greater abundance in the organic farms (t-Student test). However, lower abundances suggest that an organic farm may be negatively affected by the proximity of non-organic farms, depending on its size and distance. Orchid bees may be indicators of organic coffee farms.

  12. Ash contents of Costa Rican peat deposits

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    Raymond, R. Jr.; Cohen, A.D.; Bish, D.L.

    1985-01-01

    Fourteen sites within 6 Costa Rican peat localities were sampled using MacCaulay samplers and soil augers. Sample localities included high mountain (>2500 meters), river floodplain, and Gulf coastal plain. Peat deposits ranged from as thin as 20 cm to greater than 460 cm. Within the peat deposits, ash (that material which will remain following combustion) occurs both dispersed within the peat layers and as layers containing nearly 100% inorganic material interstratified with the peat layers. Ash in Costa Rican peats includes material derived from both organic and inorganic origins. The predominant inorganically derived material is volcanic and may result from direct volcanic ashfall into the peat environment or as detritus transported into the peat areas. Volcanic ash is rapidly altered within the peats, leaving little if any relict structures. Alteration products are pedominantly kaolin and smectite clays and gibbsite. Unaltered minerals identified by x-ray diffraction include quartz, cristobalite, plagiolase feldspar, and anatase. Hematite and bassanite (identified by x-ray diffraction) are present but result from the alteration of iron-bearing minerals and organic sulfur or gypsum during sample preparation. Pyrite is present as a very minor component of some Costa Rican peats. Organically-derived ash constituents in Costa Rican peats include siliceous diatoms, siliceous sponge spicules, and silica phytoliths. The type and abundance of ash constituents within Costa Rican peats can be evaluated based on geographic location of the peat deposits, the geologic conditions affecting their deposition, and the plant communities existing during deposition. 6 refs., 11 figs., 3 tabs.

  13. Basidiomicetes de Costa Rica: nuevas especies de Exobasidium (Exobasidiaceae y registros de Cryptobasidiales

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    Luis D. Gómez P

    1998-12-01

    of San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. Clinoconidium farinosum and Drepanoconis larviformis constitute new records for Central America.

  14. The Rule of Law Effort in Afghanistan: A Success Story in the Making

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    Costa Rica , http://caj.fiu.edu/publications/executive-summaries/es-justice-sector- assessment.pdf (accessed February 12, 2016). 10 Michael Allison...Assessment.” San Jose, Costa Rica . http://caj.fiu.edu/publications/executive-summaries/es-justice-sector-assessment.pdf (accessed February 12, 2016...strategic goals, and intertwined with military, political , economic, and diplomatic efforts. In El Salvador and Afghanistan, the governments did not

  15. International Symposium on Radiation Physics: Summary Transactions (5th) Held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia on 10-14 June 1991

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    carried out and planned is given. IP-VI-4 NEUTRINO RADIATION FROM SUPERNOVAE J.A. Grifols Grup de Fisica Teorica , Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona 08193...and R .I - T_ Uinard Facultad de jatematica, Astronomia y Fisica . Universidad Ndauiotol do Cordoba. - Laprida 854 - Cordoba - Argentina. A procedure...Vargas Escuela de Fisica , Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. We present in this communication the results of the DWBA calculations of the

  16. Patrimony and production in the rural environments of Buenos Aires. San José de Flores, 1800-1875 Patrimonio y producción en los entornos rurales de Buenos Aires. San José de Flores, 1800-1875

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    Valeria Ciliberto

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    In the present article, I aim to reconstruct the productive characteristics of the crop and grain farms in San Jose de Flores district through the analysis of the information provided by wills and testaments and postmortem inventories. In addition, I approach the study of the investment schemes of the proprietors and/or tenants of these farms in order to outline a socioeconomic and political profile, focusing on those tenants that have obtained the legal property of the lands.En el presente a...

  17. 78 FR 58878 - Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay... Diego Shark Fest Swim. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew... this rule because the logistical details of the San Diego Shark Fest Swim were not finalized nor...

  18. MALARIA VECTORS IN SAN JOSÉDEL GUAVIARE, ORINOQUIA, COLOMBIA

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    JIMÉNEZ, IRENE P.; CONN, JAN E.; BROCHERO, HELENA

    2015-01-01

    This study was conducted to determine Anopheles species composition and their natural infectivity by human Plasmodium in 2 localities with the highest malaria transmission in San Jose del Guaviare, Guaviare, Colombia. A total of 1,009 Anopheles mosquitoes were collected using human landing catches during 8 months in 2010. Anopheles darlingi was the most abundant (83.2%) followed by An. albitarsis s.l. (8.6%), Anopheles braziliensis (3.8%), An. oswaldoi s.l. (1%), and An. rangeli (0.3%). Anopheles darlingi showed the highest human biting rate, and it was found naturally infected with Plasmodium vivax VK210 (0.119%) using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. All species were collected biting both indoors and outdoors. Anopheles darlingi showed biting activity overnight with an indoor peak between 1200–0100 h. Therefore, we recommend that malaria prevention strategies focus on 1) insecticide-treated nets to reduce human–vector contact when people are most exposed and unprotected; 2) accurate diagnoses; 3) adequate treatment for patients; 4) more timely epidemiological notification; and 5) improved entomological surveillance. PMID:25102591

  19. Ground motion modeling of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake II: Ground motion estimates for the 1906 earthquake and scenario events

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    Aagaard, B; Brocher, T; Dreger, D; Frankel, A; Graves, R; Harmsen, S; Hartzell, S; Larsen, S; McCandless, K; Nilsson, S; Petersson, N A; Rodgers, A; Sjogreen, B; Tkalcic, H; Zoback, M L

    2007-02-09

    We estimate the ground motions produced by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake making use of the recently developed Song et al. (2008) source model that combines the available geodetic and seismic observations and recently constructed 3D geologic and seismic velocity models. Our estimates of the ground motions for the 1906 earthquake are consistent across five ground-motion modeling groups employing different wave propagation codes and simulation domains. The simulations successfully reproduce the main features of the Boatwright and Bundock (2005) ShakeMap, but tend to over predict the intensity of shaking by 0.1-0.5 modified Mercalli intensity (MMI) units. Velocity waveforms at sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area exhibit characteristics consistent with rupture directivity, local geologic conditions (e.g., sedimentary basins), and the large size of the event (e.g., durations of strong shaking lasting tens of seconds). We also compute ground motions for seven hypothetical scenarios rupturing the same extent of the northern San Andreas fault, considering three additional hypocenters and an additional, random distribution of slip. Rupture directivity exerts the strongest influence on the variations in shaking, although sedimentary basins do consistently contribute to the response in some locations, such as Santa Rosa, Livermore, and San Jose. These scenarios suggest that future large earthquakes on the northern San Andreas fault may subject the current San Francisco Bay urban area to stronger shaking than a repeat of the 1906 earthquake. Ruptures propagating southward towards San Francisco appear to expose more of the urban area to a given intensity level than do ruptures propagating northward.

  20. Costa Rica turns to the world for help.

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    Costa Rica's current financial crisis threatens to jeopardize recent gains in health indicators, especially among the low-income population. The increasing costs of developing health services and of providing social security coverage for marginal social groups can no longer be fully met by the Costa Rican government, which has steadily allocated a high percentage of the national budget to health. Given this situation, Costa Rica has appealed for international cooperation to help meet the most urgent health needs in the country. In 1985, Costa Rica's population stood at slightly under 2.6 million, with 36% aged 16 years and older. The country remains primarily rural; only 46% of the population is centered in urban areas. Costa Rica has been described as a country that maintains a strong tradition of peace and democracy. Given its political stability, Costa Rica has been the recipient of large waves of immigrants from other Central American countries in states of social political turmoil.

  1. [Social security nursing in Costa RICA].

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    Sandoval, I; de González, E G

    1979-01-01

    This article reviews the development of social security in Costa Rica throughout the various stages of its growth starting in 1941, with special reference to the scope of the health and maternity insurance system and to disability, old-age, and life insurance. After describing the institutional setting of the social security system, the authors analyze the changes that have taken place in the training and performance of duties of nursing staff in the health services, all of which are now part of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund. Lastly, they present the two-year curriculum for training the graduate nurse, and refer to the practice of nursing in the social security system and to the duties performed by the nurse in health education, the actual care of the well and the sick, administration, and research.

  2. Incidence and risk factors for cognitive impairment in rural elderly populations in Costa Rica

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    Jeffrey L. Nadel

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Risk factors for the onset of cognitive impairment in Costa Rica are not well understood, despite a substantial elderly population stemming from a higher than average life expectancy for the western hemisphere. To investigate the risk factors that predict the onset of cognitive impairment in the rural elderly of Costa Rica, a modified version of the Mini Mental State Exam-designed for illiterate populations-was administered to 90 elderly inhabitants of San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica between April and May of 2011. Subsequently, each participant took a structured interview assessing viability of risk factors and behaviors potentially contributing to a diagnosis of cognitive impairment. Results showed strong dependencies between age (p=0.0001, education level (p=0.0095, the ability to read (p=0.0001 and write (p=0.0153, frequency of reading (p=0.0011, use of puzzles and mind games (p<0.0001, vocation (p=0.0225, area of residence (p<0.0001, comorbid mental diseases (p=0.0005, history of stroke or brain trauma (p=0.0104, urinary or renal problems (p=0.0443, consistent cooking practices (p=0.0262 and number of living companions (p=0.0299 in susceptibility for developing cognitive impairment. The study concluded that high intellectual use, or lack thereof, during the lifetime of a person was a predictor for cognitive status later in life. In addition, comorbid mental disorders, including neurological trauma due to stroke, impeded normal cognitive function. Future research should examine incidence and risk factors of cognitive impairment in urban, more educated populations. Rev. Biol. Trop. 62 (3: 869-876. Epub 2014 September 01.

  3. Diferenciación craneofuncional entre amerindios de planicie y costa pacífica

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    Pucciarelli, Héctor Mario

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Los Amerindos prehispánicos sudamericanos de costa pacífica se diferencian, por su conformación craneofacial, de las poblaciones de la planicie oriental, que son heterogéneas entre sí y con respecto a las transandinas. Estas últimas se comportan como perteneciendo a un único substrato, que se extiende por la franja costera, desde Tierra del Fuego hasta el Zulia Venezolano, conformando un Cordón Costero Sudpacífico (CCS. Esto ha sido corroborado por la genética, la ecología y la arqueología. La explicación más plausible hasta ahora es un efecto diferencial de flujo y deriva génica a ambos lados de la cordillera. El reciente hallazgo del mismo efecto en Centro y Norteamérica permite enlazar todo el continente hasta la costa oeste de California, en una línea continua que se corta en San Luis Obispo. Al mismo tiempo, las poblaciones de Florida y Nebraska se comportan como las de la planicie sudamericana. Se concluye que, sin desechar los mecanismos genéticos mencionados, un efecto tan extenso que sobrepasa los 14Mil kilómetros de extensión, debe ser explicado por un efecto general, tal como un proceso migratorio. Esta idea halla sustento en el modelo teórico de poblamiento temprano americano propuesto por Dixon en 2001, según el cual las migraciones americanas siguieron un trayecto Norte-Sur, aprovechando ecotonos tales como la cadena de valles situada entre los cordones montañosos y la costa pacífica. americana.

  4. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among Costa Rican elementary school children

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    Hilda Patricia Núñez-Rivas

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Given that excessive body weight during childhood influences the development of several chronic diseases in adulthood, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in urban and rural Costa Rican elementary school children. METHODS: The study was carried out from July 2000 to April 2001. A total of 1718 students ages 7-12 were selected from 34 schools in the capital city of San José and in other nearby urban and rural areas. Both younger children (ones aged 7 through 9 years and older children (ones aged 10 through 12 years with a body mass index (BMI at or above the sex-specific 85th percentile were considered overweight. The younger children were classified as being obese if their triceps skinfold was greater than or equal to the 85th percentile for age and sex using the percentiles by age for children in the United States of America as normative standards. The older children were considered obese if they had a BMI at or above the sex-specific 85th percentile and both the triceps and subscapular skinfold thickness at or above the 90th percentile. RESULTS: The prevalence of overweight was 34.5%. Children aged 7-9, boys, children from urban areas, and children of a higher socioeconomic status had a higher prevalence of overweight. The prevalence of obesity was 26.2%. A higher prevalence of obesity was found among children aged 7-9, boys, children from urban areas, and children of middle socioeconomic status. CONCLUSIONS: Given the high prevalence of obesity that we found in the Costa Rican children, primary and secondary prevention measures are needed in order to reduce the proportion of deaths due to chronic nontransmissible diseases among Costa Rican adults in the coming decades.

  5. Evidence of colonization of man-made ecotopes by Triatoma dimidiata (Latreille, 1811 in Costa Rica

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    Zeledón Rodrigo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Triatoma dimidiata adults have been frequently found, during the last five years, in a dog kennel and a chicken coop, in the back yard of a well-built house, 15 km from San José, the capital of Costa Rica. In the chicken coop nymphs were also found. Two of the 11 dogs from the kennel were serologically positive for Trypanosoma cruzi infection. The inhabitants of the house, three adults and two children, were negative. This type of colonization by the insect, which is attracted to lights, is becoming common in old and new settlements, with different degrees of success, a fact with epidemiological implications and great relevance in the control strategies that can be applied.

  6. Eje transversal ambiental en el Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

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    Miriam Brenes

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es el resumen de una las actividades realizadas en el proyecto “Introducción de la Dimensión Ambiental (IDA en el currículo del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR, elproyecto se desarrolló con recursos de la Vicerrectoría de Docencia en el año 2005-2006. Los resultados obtenidos que se presentan son de una encuesta aplicada a todos los docentes de la institución en el Campus Central de Cartago y el Centro Académico en San José en el año 2005. En total fueron 281 docentes universitarios.

  7. Biodiversidad marina de Costa Rica: Crustacea: Infraorden Anomura

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    Rita Vargas

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El grupo de los cangrejos anomuros es uno de los mejor conocidos de la costa Pacífica de Costa Rica, pero muy poco conocidos de la costa Caribe. En esta recopilación, basada en la literatura y en las colecciones del Museo de Zoología, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, informamos de la presencia de 114 especies del Infraorden Anomura en Costa Rica, 20 especies del Caribe, 96 especies del Pacífico, y dos especies presentes en ambas costa. Veintinueve especies son informes nuevos para Costa Rica, 15 del Caribe (75% del total de especies informadas para esa costa y 14 del Pacífica (15% del total de esa costa. La distribución de diez especies es ampliada hasta Costa Rica, siete en el Caribe y tres en el Pacífico. Seis especies son informadas por primera vez para la Isla del Coco, donde además hay cuatro especies endémicas.Marine biodiversity of Costa Rica: Crustacea: Infraorder Anomura. The anomuran crabs are among the best known crustacean groups from the Pacific coast. However, this group is poorly known from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. In this compilation based on the literature and the collection at the Zoology Museum, Biology School, University of Costa Rica, we report the presence of 114 species of the Infraorder Anomura for Costa Rica, 20 species from the Caribbean, 96 species from the Pacific (two are present on both coasts. Twenty-nine species are new reports for Costa Rica, 15 from the Caribbean coast (74% of the total of species from that coast and 14 from the Pacific (15% of the total from the Pacific. The range of ten species is extended to Costa Rica, siete from the Caribbean and three from the Pacific. Six species are reported for the first time from Cocos Island, where there are also four endemic species. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54(2: 461-488. Epub 2006 Jun 01.

  8. Hojas, flores y tallos comestibles no tradicionales en Costa Rica

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    Sanchez Montero, Francisco; Barrantes Corrales, Jenny

    2009-01-01

    64 variedades de hojas, flores y tallos comestibles no tradicionales estudiadas en 14 comunidades del valle central, litorales y fronteras de Costa Rica, aparecen siguiendo lineas isogonicas paralelas...

  9. Hemogregarinas en serpientes de Costa Rica

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    2016-01-01

    Thirty-three percent of 216 venomous and non-venomous captive snake of Costa Rica were parasitized with hemogregarines (Protozoa: Sporozoa). The species most affected were Lachesis muta, Crotalus durissus and Boa constrictor with scores above 50%. None of the arboreal species harbored hemogregarines.Five morphological blood types were demonstrated and frequently more than one type occurred in a single host.Lung and liver sections of the parasitized snakes showed cysts similar to those of schy...

  10. Las laderas inestables de Costa Rica

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    Mora Castro, Sergio

    2011-01-01

    Particular conditions of topography, climate and geology in Costa Rica, make chis country prone to slope instability. At present, this situation has been accelerated by direct or indirect influence of human activity. Inatability is shown by a wide variety of forms, intensities and extention. Affected zones are not ussually limited to where slope instability occurs but to wider arcas such as river margine, net lawlands and in general, those arcas where the deposits arrive with important amount...

  11. Identification and pre-feasibility evaluation of potential joint implementation demonstration projects in Costa Rica

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    LeBlanc, A.; Dudek, D.J.

    1994-12-30

    The report identifies and evaluates (primarily on grounds of environmental feasibility or integrity of carbon offsets produced) five potential demonstration joint implementation projects in Costa Rica. The five projects reviewed are a biomass conversion project at a large cement factory (NCSA); two watershed restoration and management projects, one with a large preservation component (JASEC and San Lorenzo); a tropical forest preservation effort (Esquinas); and the creation of a biological corridor through land management and ecotourism (Monteverde). Projects were ranked relative to the criteria as either satisfactory or uncertain, depending on whether or not there were uncertainties related to meeting the criteria. All five projects appear to be satisfactory in terms of other values, such as Costa Rican development priorities, local environmental and economic benefits, replaceability and local support. In terms of environmental feasibility, or the ability to produce real, measurable and valid CO{sub 2} offsets in the context of the FCCC, all project but Esquinas are satisfactory in terms of baseline assumptions and monitoring, or could become so with easily implemented adjustments to the project design. In terms of durability or security of the offset, all projects except JASEC were judged to be satisfactory or capable of becoming so with a feasible modification to the project design. 11 refs., 2 tabs.

  12. Evaluation of thermal and photovoltaic solar systems in agricultural production units, Northern Huetar Region, Costa Rica

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    Tomás de Jesús Guzmán Hernández

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The dependence on fossil fuels urges society to seek for clean energy alternatives, in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. The objective of this study was to determine the potential of solar energy used for water heating and electricity generation. The study was conducted at the dairy of the Technology Institute of Costa Rica, San Carlos Headquarter, from May 15 to April 2016. The data related to the amount of the electricity produced and the temperature reached by water was obtained from the installed photovoltaic and thermal systems, the data was recorded by a computerized register. The obtained information about electricity production allowed researchers to calculate the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent that was not emitted into the atmosphere, and also the acquired economic saving on consumption. The use of these systems allowed the production unit have a self- sufficient source of electrical energy percentage, actually around 30 to 40% of the total electrical consumption. According to the energy production, the solar thermal system was capable to increase water temperature between 20 to 37 °C, temperature that represents more than 70% of the energy needed in order to reach the required water temperature (70 °C for cleaning and sanitizing the milking equipment, and also an economical saving around $90 per month was achieved. The results showed that these systems allow to improve the economical and productive efficiency of agricultural production units in the Northern Huetar Region of Costa Rica.

  13. Biovisualizador: Visualizando los anfibios de Costa Rica

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    Franklin Hernández Castro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El Biovisualizador es una novedosa herramienta con una interfaz tridimensional, orientada al público en general, para presentar información sobre especies de Costa Rica mediante el uso de árboles de conos. El Biovisualizador es producto de investigaciones llevadas a cabo conjuntamente en el (ITCR Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica y en el (INBio Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, dentro del marco de la cátedra UNESCO en Bioinformática, en el tema específico de diseño de interfaces tridimensionales para visualización científica. En este artículo se describe la herramienta en función de una aplicación particular que consiste en un ambiente tridimensional interactivo para visualizar y hacer informes sobre todos los anfibios de Costa Rica.

  14. [Current estate of biotechnology in Costa Rica].

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    Valdez, Marta; López, Rebeca; Jiménez, Luis

    2004-09-01

    A study was carried out on the construction of indicators in biotechnology in Costa Rica as part of the project "SYMBIOSIS, Cooperative Program for the Construction of Indicators in Biotechnology adapted to Latin American and Caribbean countries, to motivate the application and transference of industrial technologies". The study focused on two units: researchers and research projects developed in Costa Rica, between 1998 and 2002. For researchers, information was collected about indicators related to sex, age, teaching activities, number of projects, academic degree, area of speciality and number of publications. For research projects we obtained information about: speciality, sector of application, duration of projects and number of researchers per project. Very interesting results include the high participation of the women in this area of investigation (54%); the low participation of young researchers (13% younger than 30), and a high proportion of the investigators that are responsible for 4 or more projects (42%). With relation to the specialities of the projects, the majority are in the category Bio-Agro (39%) whereas in Acuaculture only 1% was found. The sectors of application with the most number of projects are: Agriculture and Livestock (37%) and Human Health (35%). The main strengthts and limitatations for the development of biotechnology in Costa Rica are discussed.

  15. Monografía de la población de la República de Costa Rica en el siglo XIX

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    Bernardo Augusto Thiel y Hoffmann

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Bernardo Augusto Thiel (1850-1901 fue el segundo Obispo de Costa Rica (1880-1901 y desarrolló una obra tan impresionante como multifacética. En el campo eclesiástico le correspondió dirigir la Iglesia en un periodo de fuertes conflictos con los liberales, pero logró acuerdos institucionales satisfactorios en 1886, los cuales le permitieron dedicarse a reorganizar la diócesis y difundir con particular énfasis la nueva doctrina social de la iglesia iniciada, con la encíclica papal Rerum Novarum en 1891. En el campo de la investigación social se lo puede considerar como el primer demógrafo costarricense, el primer historiador de la Iglesia y el primer etnógrafo. De lo primero, da testimonio la Monografía de la población de Costa Rica en el siglo XIX que se vuelve a publicar en este número de Población y Salud en Mesoamérica. De lo segundo, da testimonio la amplia compilación de datos incluida en la serie de artículos: “Datos cronológicos para la historia eclesiástica de Costa Rica”, publicados originalmente en El mensajero del clero entre 1896 y 1901. El tercer aspecto queda cubierto por las visitas pastorales realizadas por Thiel a las zonas de pueblos indígenas entre 1882 y 1896; la amplia información recopilada en dichas visitas, disponible ahora en una transcripción completa (Herrera Sotillo, Ana Isabel, Monseñor Thiel en Costa Rica, Cartago, Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica, 2009, constituye una base de datos de valor inestimable. La Monografía de la población de Costa Rica en el siglo XIX es una obra valiosa, punto obligado de inicio de la demografía histórica del país. Mi propio trabajo (La población de Costa Rica, 1750-2000. Una historia experimental. San José, Editorial UCR, 2010 comenzó precisamente con una apreciación crítica de dicho trabajo. Aunque la Monografía ha sido reimpresa ya varias veces, consideramos importante que siempre esté al alcance de las nuevas generaciones de lectores, y es

  16. 75 FR 55975 - Safety Zone; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego... Shark Fest Swim, consisting of 600 swimmers swimming a predetermined course. The sponsor will provide 26...; San Diego Harbor Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. (a) Location. The following area is a...

  17. Los moluscos marinos de la Costa Atlántica de Costa Rica

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    Research on the malacological fauna of the Caribbean Province on the Atlantic coast of Central America, and particulary in Costa Rica, is reviewed. A list of marine mollusks collected in ten localities of the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica, is presented. This inventory has 395 species: 288 Gastropoda, 100 Pelecypoda, 5 Polyplacophora, and 2 Cephalopoda. Se analizan las investigaciones sobre la fauna malacológica de la Provincia Caribe en el litoral Atlántico de Centroamérica y en especial en...

  18. Establishment of Tall Wheatgrass [Agropyron elongatum (Host) Beav. 'Jose'] and Basin Wildrye (Elymus cinereus Scribn. & Merr. 'Magnar') in Relation to Soil Water and Salinity

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    Roundy, Bruce A.

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    The potential of basin wildrye (Elymus cinereus Scribn. & Merr. 'Magnar') and tall wheatgrass [Agropyron elongatum (Host) Beav. 'Jose '] to establish on saline, arid rangelands in the Great Basin in relation to soil water and salinity was compared in field and laboratory experiments. Tall wheatgrass had higher emergence and establishment on a nonsaline and a saline soil (electrical conductivity of the saturation extract of 7 dS·m-1) over a range of spring precipitation as simulated by sprinkl...

  19. Green moon Festival de San Andrés: El regreso del Muntú

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    Ángel Perea Escobar

    1989-04-01

    Full Text Available San Andrés y Providencia comparten con el complejo afrocaribe los fantásticos y aterradores sucesos históricos antillanos. En la antigüedad constituían una especie de "despensa natural", inhabitada pero hospitalaria, de los indígenas misquitos, cuyo territorio comprendían la vastedad de las costas de Nicaragua y regiones aledañas. La "despensa", además, era compartida por quienes dominaban el escenario antes del asombro de Colón: los arawaks.

  20. Lo spirito dorato. San Francisco e il Parco Crissy Field degli Hargreaves Associates

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    Enrica Dall’Ara

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    Full Text Available Nel saggio si presenta il progetto di riqualificazione degli Hargreaves Associates per il waterfront della costa nord di San Francisco, un’ area dimessa dall’aviazione ed appartenente al Golden Gate National Recreational Area denominata Crissy Field. Il progetto si presenta sia come risposta chiara a specifiche necessità ambientali che come espressione di volontà estetiche ben misurate e si basa su un principio di conservazione del genius loci della metropoli, confrontandosi con lo status di landmark nazionale attribuito all’area nel 1962. 

  1. [Algal blooms of the toxigenic diatom Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in the Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica].

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    Vargas-Montero, Maribelle; Freer, Enrique

    2004-09-01

    Water samples were collected during a red tide event in November 2001, near San Lucas Island (Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica). Superficial temperature was 27 degrees C and water was turbid, with no fetid smell. One sample was treated with negative staining and observed using a transmission electron microscope (TEM); another sample was observed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Samples had high concentrations of the diatom Pseudo-Nitzschia pungensf pungens (characterized by two rows of poroids in the external channel), and lower concentrations of Skeletonema costatum (chains joined by external microtubules) and Chaetoceros lorenzianus (oval apertures and long chains, having setae with distinctive transverse rows and spines). This is the first time that the first species was described producing red tides in Costa Rica. However, reports about red tides with high concentration of species like P. pungens (variety multiseries) are increasing. These species have been related to the production of domoic acid, a low molecular weight amino acid which in humans can cause amnesic intoxications with seafood. Previously, Costa Rican reports of toxic accidents only referred to seafood contaminated with Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum and Gymnodinium catenatum dinoflagellates. The increase in the number of Pseudo-Nitzschia causing harmful algae blooms is of interest for scientists around the world and must be documented. Similarly, some Chaetoceros species have been reported to be harmful to fish. We strongly recommend the establishment of a permanent surveillance program monitoring the presence of these species new at Costa Rican Pacific coast. Since the amnesic toxin is soluble in water and heat-resistant, we want to stress the possibility of having human cases of amnesic intoxication.

  2. 75 FR 38412 - Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA... zone on the ] navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego POPS Fireworks. This safety... San Diego POPS Fireworks, which will include fireworks presentations conducted from a barge in San...

  3. Primer registro e histología básica del anfípodo terrestre Talitroides topitotum (Amphipoda: Talitridae), introducido en las zonas montañosas de Heredia, Costa Rica

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    Alfaro Montoya, Jorge; Umaña Castro, Rodolfo

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    This study documents for the first time the introduction of the terrestrial amphipod, Talitroides topitotum (Talitridae) to mountain regions of San Rafael and Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica, with predominance of juveniles and adult females with and without eggs. The species comes from Asia and could have been introduced associated with exotic plants. Basic aspects of histology are described, including the cellular structure of the main organs: heart, intestine, hepatopancreas, ovary, nerve cord, ...

  4. Sustainable Banana Production and Pesticides in Costa Rica | IDRC ...

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    Sustainable Banana Production and Pesticides in Costa Rica. Producing bananas for export is an important economic activity in Costa Rica. Large multinational producers employ thousands of workers, who live near plantations, and smallholders grow banana as a cash crop. But, pesticide use in the banana industry is ...

  5. Costa Rica's SINEM: A Perspective from Postcolonial Institutional Ethnography

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    Rosabal-Coto, Guillermo

    2016-01-01

    In this article I suggest that SINEM--the Costa Rican version of Venezuela's El Sistema--articulates a development discourse which legitimates neoliberal policies that govern the twenty-first-century international market, in which Costa Rica figures only as a subaltern. I contend that such articulation contributes to perpetuating notions and…

  6. Insects that feed on Miconia calvescens in Costa Rica

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    P. Hanson; K. Nishida; P. Allen; E Chacón; B. Reichert; A. Castillo; M. Alfaro; L. Madrigal; E. Rojas; F. Badenes-Perez; T. Johnson

    2010-01-01

    Research at the University of Costa Rica on potential biological control agents of Miconia calvescens was initiated in 2000. Although M. calvescens can be fairly common at certain sites, it is generally uncommon in Costa Rica and appears to be incapable of becoming established in forests with a closed canopy. Over fifty insect...

  7. GPS Monitoring of Subduction Zone Deformation in Costa Rica

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    Lundgren, Paul

    1997-01-01

    The subduction of the Cocos plate beneath Costa Rica is among the highest convergence rates in the world. The high subduction rate and nearness of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica to the Middle America Trench (MAT) provide a unique opportunity to map variations in interseismic strain of the crust above the seismogenic zone in response to variations in seismic coupling.

  8. Gender Differences in Computer Education: A Costa Rican Case Study.

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    Huber, Brad R.; Scaglion, Richard

    1995-01-01

    Describes a time allocation study that was designed to determine how two types of teachers spent their time regarding gender differences in a primary school computer laboratory in Costa Rica. Topics include the sociocultural context of gender roles in Costa Rica, hypothesis testing, and the domination of boys in computer labs. Contains 101…

  9. [USJ Herbarium of Costa Rica: history and contributions].

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    Morales, Carlos O

    2012-12-01

    In 2011 the Herbarium USJ of the University of Costa Rica became 80 years old and came up with 100 000 specimens of all the taxa that traditional botany studies. Data and figures on the history, the founders, and contributions of USJ to the knowledge of Costa Rican flora are summarized.

  10. Presa de San Esteban

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    Equipo Editorial

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available En el número 73 de esta revista se publicó un artículo, que trataba sobre los aprovechamientos hidroeléctricos de la cuenca del río Sil. En este trabajo se hace referencia, únicamente, a la importante presa de San Esteban, obra que, por so altura de salto, caudales disponibles y embalse, es la de mayor producción de las de la referida cuenca. Su proyección en planta e« circular, tipo gravedad, de 115 m de altura, y su embalse, de 213 millones de metros cúbicos.

  11. [Distribution, surface and protected area of palm-swamps in Costa Rica and Nicaragua].

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    Serrano-Sandí, Juan; Bonilla-Murillo, Fabian; Sasa, Mahmood

    2013-09-01

    In Central America, palm swamps are known collectively as yolillales. These wetlands are usually dominated by the raffia palm Raphia taedigera, but also by the royal palm Manicaria saccifera and -in lower extensions- by the American oil palm Elaeis oleifera. The yolillales tend to be poor in woody species and are characteristic of regions with high rainfall and extensive hydroperiods, so they remain flooded most of the year. The dominance of large raffia palm leaves in the canopy, allow these environments to be distinguishable in aerial photographs, which consequently has helped to map them along most of their distribution. However, while maps depicting yolillales are available, the extent of their surface area, perimeter and connectivity remains poorly understood. This is particularly true for yolillales in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, countries that share a good proportion of palm dominated swaps in the Rio San Juan Basin. In addition, it is not known the actual area of these environments that is under any category of protection according to the conservation systems of both countries. As a first step to catalog yolillal wetlands in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, this paper evaluates cartographic maps to delineate yolillales in the region. A subsample of yolillales mapped in this study were visited and we geo-referenced them and evaluate the extent and condition of the swamp. A total of 110 883.2ha are classified as yolillales in Nicaragua, equivalent to 22% of wetland surface area recorded for that country (excluding the Cocibolca and Xolothn Lakes). In Costa Rica, 53 931.3ha are covered by these palm dominated swamps, which represent 16.24% of the total surface area covered by wetlands. About 47% of the area covered by yolillales in Nicaragua is under some category of protection, the largest extensions protected by Cerro Silva, Laguna Tale Sulumas and Indio Maiz Nature Reserves. In Costa Rica, 55.5% of the area covered by yolillal is located within protected areas

  12. Rediscovery of Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi (Anura: Centrolenidae in southeastern Costa Rica

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    Brian Kubicki

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available The Suretka glass frog, Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi, has been recently rediscovered in the south-eastern region of Costa Rica. This species was last reported in Costa Rica in the 1950’s. H. chirripoi is distinguished from H. colymbiphyllum, which appears to be its most closely Costa Rican related taxon, by having extensive webbing between fingers II-IIILa rana de vidrio de Suretka, Hyalinobatrachium chirripoi, fue redescubierta recientamente en la región sureste de Costa Rica. Esta especie fue reportada por última vez en Costa Rica en los años cincuentas. H. Chirripoi puede ser distinguida de H. colymbiphyllum, la rana de vidrio costarricense a la que más se le asemeja, por la presencia de membranas extensivas entre dedos II-III

  13. [Marine biodiversity of Costa Rica: Crustacea: Infraorder Anomura].

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    Vargas, Rita; Cortés, Jorge

    2006-06-01

    The anomuran crabs are among the best known crustacean groups from the Pacific coast. However, this group is poorly known from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. In this compilation based on the literature and the collection at the Zoology Museum, Biology School, University of Costa Rica, we report the presence of 114 species of the Infraorder Anomura for Costa Rica, 20 species from the Caribbean, 96 species from the Pacific (two are present on both coasts). Twenty-nine species are new reports for Costa Rica, 15 from the Caribbean coast (74% of the total of species from that coast) and 14 from the Pacific (15% of the total from the Pacific). The range often species is extended to Costa Rica, siete from the Caribbean and three from the Pacific. Six species are reported for the first time from Cocos Island, where there are also four endemic species.

  14. Marine biodiversity of Costa Rica: Class Polychaeta (Annelida

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    Harlan K Dean

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Three hundred and thirty two species of polychaetes belonging to 50 families are reported for Costa Rica based on previously published reports. In a few families, available material was re-examined and appropriate changes in species identifications were made. Only three species, (Glycera oxycephala Ehlers, 1887; Hemipodia pustulata (Friedrich 1956; and Scolepis (Scolepis squamata (Müller, 1806 have been reported from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, and these three species have also been reported from the Pacific Coast. The families with more than 15 species are the Spionidae (26, Cirratulidae (24, Nereididae (21, Lumbrineridae (19 and Paraonidae (16. Despite extensive sampling on the Pacific coast over the last 25 years, the Costa Rican polychaete fauna, especially that of the Caribbean coast, remains poorly knownUn total de 332 especies de poliquetos pertenecientes a 50 familias han sido informados para Costa Rica con base en publicaciones. En unas pocas familias, el material disponible fue re-examinado y se hizo los cambios apropiados en la identificación de las especies. Solamente tres especies (Glycera oxycephala Ehlers, 1887; Hemipodia pustulata (Friedrich 1956; y Scolepis (Scolepis squamata (Muller, 1806 han sido reportados para la costa del Caribe de Costa Rica y estas especies también están presentes en la costa Pacifica. Las familias con más de 15 especies son: Spionidae (26, Cirratulidae (24, Nereididae (21 , Lumbrineridae (19 y Paraonidae (16. No obstante el intenso esfuerzo de colecta hecho en la costa Pacífica durante los últimos 25 años, la fauna de poliquetos de Costa Rica, especialmente la de la costa Caribe, permanece poco conocida

  15. Edificio Playa, en la Costa del Sol

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    Cassinello, Fernando

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    Full Text Available This apartment block has been built on the Costa del Sol, in Almeria, only a few metres from the seashore. It is meant to provide the following facilities. Changing rooms for bathers, and a night club, in the basement. Restaurant and bar on the ground floor. Twelve living apartments on the six standard floor levels; two apartments per storey. Porter's house in the attic. As the foundations are in the sand, and the building is exposed to strong coastal winds, the structural design has, as interesting features, the foundation ribbed slab and the transversal portal frames, which are W shaped on the ground level. This arrangement makes the edifice look lighter and it acquires a more dynamic plasticity.En la Costa del Sol de Almería y a muy pocos metros de la orilla del mar, se ha construido este edificio de apartamentos. Su programa es el siguiente: casetas de baño y sala de fiestas, en sótano; restaurante-bar, en planta baja; doce viviendas, en las seis plantas tipo, con dos viviendas por planta; y vivienda del portero en ático. Cimentado sobre arena y expuesto a los fuertes vientos que azotan la costa, la solución estructural ofrece el interés de su tipo de cimentación por placa nervada, y de sus pórticos transversales que en planta baja adoptan forma de W, con lo que el edificio adquiere un aspecto de mayor ligereza y de dinamismo plástico.

  16. Two (cosoccurring new Karllangia species (Copepoda: Ameiridae) from the Caribbean mast of Costa Rica

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    Se halló dos especies nuevas de copépodos del género Karllangia coexistiendo en playa Manzanillo,' costa caribeña de Costa Rica Se halló dos especies nuevas de copépodos del género Karllangia coexistiendo en playa Manzanillo,' costa caribeña de Costa Rica

  17. Sistemas de inocuidad y calidad de tres microempresas agroindustriales de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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    La agroindustria contribuye al desarrollo económico de un país ya que ayuda a pequeños productores a transformar sus materias primas en productos de valor agregado así como a exportarlos y ofrecerle al consumidor opciones nutritivas. Pero, sin buenas prácticas de manufactura y controles de calidad, la agroindustria no puede funcionar de manera correcta. Existen una serie de reglas que necesitan ser cumplidas por todos los empleados en todas las etapas del proceso para lograr productos de alta...

  18. Bioplaguicidas de origen vegetal en Costa Rica.

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    El presente artículo cita los nombres, ordenados por su principal acción plaguicida, de poco más de un centenar de plantas con algún tipo de potencial bioplaguicida en Costa Rica. Posteriormente se presenta la situación de la oferta y la demanda actual de estos productos, destacando las principales limitaciones que experimenta su desarrollo comercial, así como el potencial que posee el país en esta materia, basado en su extraordinaria biodiversidad. Además, se hace mención de las entidades in...

  19. Costa Rica 1986. Una democracia amenazada

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    La revista se centra en el rol que desempeñan los medios en las campañas electorales,se publica la función política de éstos en Escandinavia,(1983)La campaña electoral en una transición política en Argentina, (1986)Una democracia amenazada en Costa Rica, (1985) Rescate de la memoria colectiva desde el Perú, (1983) Impacto de la crisis económica en Venezuela,(1986) Impresiones del periodismo político en Austria, (1984)Propaganda electoral en la prensa de Quito, (1984) Estados Unidos. Estrategi...

  20. Litispendencia internacional y costas del proceso

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    LUIS FRANCISCO CARRILLO POZO

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The decision on costs of proceedings in cases of international lis pendens can not be an automatic result of the application of the rule that costs follow the event, but must take into account the regulatory environment in which it arises, because there are so many rules on lis pendens as disciplines on international jurisdiction. La condena en costas en los casos de litispendencia internacional no puede ser resultado automático del criterio del vencimiento, sino que debe tener en cuenta el ámbito normativo en el que se plantea, porque existen tantas reglas sobre litispendencia como disciplinas sobre competencia judicial internacional.

  1. Los Angeles og San Francisco

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    Ørstrup, Finn Rude

    1998-01-01

    Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H......Kompendium udarbejdet til en studierejse til Los Angeles og San Francisco april-maj 1998 Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Institut 3H...

  2. Genetic diversity of Costa Rican populations of the rice planthopper Tagosodes orizicolus (Homoptera: Delphacidae

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    Myriam Hernández

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Tagosodes orizicolus (Homoptera: Delphacidae is one of the main constraints of the rice production in the Neotropics. This planthopper produces severe damages as a phloem feeder, causes mechanical injury during oviposition and vectors the rice hoja blanca virus (RHBV. The main objective of this study was to determine the genetic diversity of T. orizicolus populations from three rice growing regions of Costa Rica, using RAPDs. Individuals from Guanacaste, Parrita, San Carlos and Cali-Colombia, as outgroup, were analyzed using the random primers. Phenetic relationships revealed that the Costa Rican populations were clearly separated from Cali-Colombia, sharing less than 25% similarity. Costa Rican populations were divided into two main branches separated at 30% similarity. The first branch included Guanacaste and San Carlos and the second displayed Parrita. In relation to similarity indexes within groups, the Guanacaste cluster showed the highest (over 50% and Cali-Colombia was the most diverse (28%. The correspondence analysis confirmed the clusters of the phenogram and showed close interactions between the Parrita and San Carlos populations. The genetic separation observed could be the result of the geographic isolation among populations, but it could also be explained by the infection with the rickettsia Wolbachia pipientis. This bacterium causes cytoplasmic incompatibility in its host, which results in non-viable progeny when infected males mate with non-infected females, or when insects hosting different strains of Wolbachia mate. Then, a search for Wolbachia in previously described populations of T. orizicolus was initiated. The presence of the bacteria was analyzed by PCR with 16S rDNA-specific primers for Wolbachia. The PCR analyses revealed infections of 86% in the population of San Carlos, 96% in Guanacaste, 37% in Parrita and 100% in Cali-Colombia. Crosses between individuals of T. orizicolus from Parrita and Guanacaste were performed

  3. NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: San Francisco Bay/Monterey (CA) WFO - Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This digital elevation model (DEM) is a part of a series of DEMs produced for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management's Sea...

  4. Dosimetry of radium equivalent in construction material of brick works in Sao Jose do Sabugi City - Paraiba, Brazil

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    Araujo, Eduardo Eudes Nobrega de; Santos Junior, Jose Araujo dos; Amaral, Romilton dos Santos; Santos, Josineide Marques do Nascimento; Spacov, Isabel Cristina Guerra; Fernandez, Zahily Herrero, E-mail: eduardo.eudes@ufpe.br, E-mail: jaraujo@ufpe.br, E-mail: romilton@ufpe.br, E-mail: neideden@hotmail.com, E-mail: isabelspacov@gmail.com, E-mail: zahily1985@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Energia Nuclear. Grupo de Radioecologia

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    The earth's crust has in its composition the Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) that may have increased concentration due to activities of exploration and extraction of environmental resources. The civil construction is an economic activity that requires the use of much of the natural resources, such as the raw material of brick works, like clays, mainly used for the production of bricks and tiles. These construction materials may contain high levels of natural radioactive elements, even with concentrations higher than the limits established, given that the levels vary according to the composition of rocks and soil, due to the geological formation and may result in increased exposure of humans to natural radioactive activities. In this context, the radioecological dosimetry is defined in terms of Radium Equivalent activity (Ra{sub eq}), that ensure radiometric conditions for the use of material derived from clays before its final application in housing construction, an initiative that ensures the radioecological safety of population. Thus, this study aimed to establish the calculation of Ra{sub eq} in the raw material of brick works located in Sao Jose do Sabugi city, state of Paraiba, in an area adjacent to the uranium deposits of Espinharas, to estimate the risks associated with primordial radionuclides attributed to TENORM activities (Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials) from the extraction and use of clay as a raw material in the manufacture of bricks and tiles. Analyses were performed by High Resolution Gamma Spectrometry, with HPGe-Be detector, assuming the state of secular radioactive equilibrium. The results ranged from 183.2 to 747.78 Bq/kg, with an average of 494.6 Bq/kg which exceeded the limit of 370 Bq/kg established by UNSCEAR for construction materials. Some samples obtained values exceeded by up the double this limit, suggesting control and radiometric certification for application of this material

  5. An Account of the Accessioned Specimens in the Jose Vera Santos Memorial Herbarium, University of the Philippines Diliman

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    Sandra L. Yap

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The University of the Philippines Herbarium was established in 1908 and originally located in Ermita, Manila. The majority of its pre-war collections were destroyed during World War II, and no formal records of its specimens were preserved. Since then, multiple efforts to restore and improve the Herbarium have been proposed and implemented, most notably its move to the UP Diliman campus. In 1999, the Herbarium was off icially renamed as the Jose Vera Santos Memorial Herbarium after the noted grass expert, who initiated rehabilitation work in the Herbarium after the war. The Herbarium is registered with the international code PUH in the Index Herbariorum, a global directory of public herbaria managed by the New York Botanical Garden. To assess the accessioned (uniquely numbered and recorded collection of the Herbarium, an electronic database of its accessions was created.The Herbarium currently contains 14,648 accessions, 12,681 (86.6% of which were collected in the Philippines. This is comprised of 309 families, 1903 genera, and 4485 distinct species. Thirty-nine type specimens form part of the collection, only one of which is a holotype. On the basis of major plant groups, angiosperms make up 71% of the collection. Unsurprisingly, Family Poaceae has the largest number of specimens at 2,759 accessions. The earliest dated Philippine specimen was collected by E.D. Merrill in 1902, and roughly half of the total accessioned specimens were collected in the 1950s and 1970s. The two most prolif ic collectors were Santos and Leonardo L. Co, with 2,320 and 2,147 specimens, respectively. Luzon is the most well-represented island group with 2,752 specimens collected in Metro Manila alone. At present, PUH Curator James V. LaFrankie is working on the expansion of the collection and upgrading of the herbarium to encourage future educational and research activities.

  6. New species of the damselfly genus Argia from Mexico, Central America and Ecuador with an emphasis on Costa Rica (Insecta: Odonata: Coenagrionidae).

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    Garrison, Rosser W; Ellenrieder, Natalia VON

    2017-02-20

    Seven new species of Argia are described, five of which occur in Costa Rica: Argia calverti n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Costa Rica, Cartago Prov., Tapantí Reserve, 1,310 m, 6 vii 1963, F. G. Thompson leg., in FSCA); Argia carolus n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Costa Rica, San José Prov., El Rodeo Biological Reserve, 7 km W of Villa Colón, 9°54' N, 84°16' W, 561 m, 10-13 vii 1990, T. W. Donnelly leg., in FSCA); Argia elongata n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Costa Rica, Cartago Prov., Reventazón river, SE of Turrialba by highway 10, 9°52'56'' N, 83°38'49'' W, 561 m, 10 viii 1979, R. W. & J. A. Garrison leg., in CSCA); Argia haberi n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Costa Rica, San José Prov., Bosque del Tolomuco, km 118 on Pan American highway, in seeps and trickles through brushy pasture on forested hillside, 9°28'18'' N, 83°41'48'' W, 1,710 m, 27 iii 2006, F. Sibley leg., in FSCA); Argia schorri n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Costa Rica, Puntarenas Prov., 2.8 mi E of Golfito, 8°39' N, 83°7' W, 35 m, 4 vii 1967, O. S. Flint, Jr. & M. A. Ortiz B. leg., in USNM), and two which are so far only known from Mexico and Ecuador respectively: Argia rudolphi n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Mexico, Puebla State, Zihuateutla, Sierra de Huauchinango, La Unión, in drainage area, 20°14'25'' N, 97°53'38'' W, 596 m, 21 v 1987, R. Novelo & A. Gómez leg., in CSCA) and Argia schneideri n. sp. (Holotype ♂, Ecuador, Napo Prov., Las Palmas, on Anzu river in Napo river watershed, 11 xii 1936, W. Clark-MacIntyre leg., in UMMZ). All the new species, as well as closely related species needed for diagnosis including A. anceps Garrison, A. cupraurea Calvert, A. cuprea (Hagen), A. extranea (Hagen), A. fissa Selys, A. fulgida Navás, A. oenea Hagen in Selys, A. popoluca Calvert, A. rhoadsi Calvert, and A. westfalli Garrison, are illustrated and diagnosed from their congeners and their known distribution areas are mapped.

  7. (ananas comosus l. en costa rica

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    Steven Brenes-Prendas

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Reconocimiento taxonómico de arvenses y descripción de su manejo, en cuatro fincas productoras de piña (Ananas comosus L. en Costa Rica. El estudio se realizó en el mes de marzo del 2006, en cuatro fincas productoras de piña ubicadas en tres provincias de Costa Rica. Se realizaron levantamientos de arvenses presentes en cada finca; se describen también las prácticas de manejo que se usan para el control de estas arvenses. Se encontraron 58 especies de arvenses distribuidas en 19 familias botánicas. Se analizó el uso de herbicidas y ciclos de aplicación utilizados para el control de malezas y desecación de residuos de cosecha. Se consideró urgente el desarrollo de alternativas para el control de arvenses y el manejo de los residuos de cosecha en piña.

  8. Radiological dosimetry measurements in Costa Rica

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    León, M., E-mail: mauisoiso@gmail.com [Departamento de Física, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (Costa Rica); Santos, F., E-mail: fsantosg@gmail.com [Departamento de Control de Calidad y Protección Radiológica, Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) (Costa Rica)

    2016-07-07

    The main cause of human exposure to artificial radiation corresponds to medical applications, so it is essential to reduce the dose to patients, workers and consequently the entire population [1]. Although there is no dose limit for patients, is necessary to reduce it to a minimum possible while still getting all the necessary diagnostic information, taking economic and social factors into account [2]. Based on this proposal, agencies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency has been dedicated to providing guidelines levels, whose function is to serve as standards for the optimization of the medical exposure [3]. This research was created as a preliminary survey with the claim of eventually determine the guidance levels in Costa Rica for three different studies of general radiology: Lumbar Spine-AP, Chest - PA and Thoracic Spine - AP (for screens with speeds of 400 and 800), and cranio-caudal study in mammography, applied to Costa Rica’s adult population, perform properly in the institutions of Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS).

  9. LA DEUDA PUBLICA INTERNA EN COSTA RICA

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    Carlos Conejo Fernández

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El déficit fiscal es una de las variables macroeconómicas que ha adquirido mayor importancia desde la década de los años ochenta y particularmente en los años noventa, en la economía costarricense. Una consecuencia directa de la existencia de déficits fiscales sostenidos es la acumulación de una deuda pública creciente.Antes de los años ochenta el déficit fiscal en Costa Rica se cubrió fundamentalmente con deduda externa; la cual era de fácil acceso en los mercados financieros internacionales, ante la existencia de una sobre oferta de fondos prestables, generado por los petrodólares. Sin embargo, con la crisis económica que experimentó Costa Rica en los primeros años de la década pasada y con el endurecimiento del acceso al financiamiento externo, el país empezó a recurrir cada vez con más frecuencia al endeudamiento interno.

  10. [The health system of Costa Rica].

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    Sáenz, María del Rocío; Acosta, Mónica; Muiser, Jorine; Bermúdez, Juan Luis

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the Costa Rican health system which provides health, water and sanitation services. The health component of the system includes a public and a private sector. The public sector is dominated by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), an autonomous institution in charge of financing, purchasing and delivering most of the personal health services in Costa Rica. CCSS is financed with contributions of the affiliates, employers and the state, and manages three regimes: maternity and illness insurance, disability, old age and death insurance, and a non-contributive regime. CCSS provides services in its own facilities but also contracts with private providers. The private sector includes a broad set of services offering ambulatory and hospital care. These services are financed mostly out-of-pocket, but also with private insurance premiums. The Ministry of Health is the steward of the system, in charge of strategic planning, sanitary regulation, and research and technology development. Among the recent policy innovations we can mention the establishment of the basic teams for comprehensive health care (EBAIS), the de-concentration of hospitals and public clinics, the introduction of management agreements and the creation of the Health Boards.

  11. [Fresh water macroinvertebrates of Costa Rica I].

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    Springer, Monika; Ramirez, Alonso; Hanson, Paul

    2010-12-01

    This is the first in a series of three volumes on the freshwater macroinvertebrates of Costa Rica. The present volume includes an introductory chapter summarizing the major types of freshwater environments, the biology of freshwater macroinvertebrates (habitats, food, respiration, osmoregulation, etc.), ecological and economic importance, conservation and a synopis of the major groups, followed by a simplified key. The next two chapters discuss collecting methods and biomonitoring. These are followed by chapters on mayflies (Ephemeroptera: 10 families), dragonflies (Odonata: 13 families), stoneflies (Plecoptera: 1 family) and caddisflies (Trichoptera: 15 families). Both in this volume and in those to follow, the chapters treating individual taxa include a summary of the natural history, importance, taxonomy, collecting methods, morphology and an illustrated key to the families; each family is discussed separately and an illustrated key to genera is provided; each chapter ends with a bibliography and a table listing all the genera with information on number of species, distribution, habitat and tolerance to water pollution. While the emphasis is on families and genera known from Costa Rica, additional taxa occurring elsewhere in Central America are mentioned. The present volume also includes numerous color plates of aquatic macroinvertebrates.

  12. Evaluación de la composición florística y estructural en un bosque primario intervenido en la zona norte de Costa Rica

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    Tenorio-Monge, Carolina; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica; Solano-Durán, Julio; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica; Castillo-Ugalde, Marvin; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica

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    Se analizó la composición florística y estructural de los bosques primarios intervenidos propiedad de la empresa Ecodirecta S.A., Pocosol, San Carlos, Costa Rica. Se realizó un inventario forestal basado en la técnica de muestreo silvicultural. Se presentan los resultados para los individuos mayores o iguales a 10 cm de diámetro a 1.30 metros de altura (d), en parcelas cuadradas de 100m² cada una, distribuidas a lo largo de 9 transeptos de longitud variable. Se midió la altura total, diámetro...

  13. Razones de Consumo de Frutas y Vegetales en Escolares Costarricenses de una Zona Urbana Reasons for Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Costa Rican Students of an Urban Zone

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    Marisol Ureña Vargas

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar cuáles son las razones del consumo y no consumo de frutas y vegetales por parte de los escolares de una zona urbana. Método: Estudio de tipo descriptivo, transversal y cualitativo. Participaron 72 escolares entre 10 y 12 años de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado de tres escuelas de los cantones de Montes de Oca y Curridabat, de la provincia de San José, Costa Rica, en el año 2004. Se realizaron 6 grupos focales, de los cuales 3 fueron con niñas y 3 con niños. La información ob...

  14. Distribución de la biomasa y densidad de raíces finas en una gradiente sucesional de bosques en la Zona Norte de Costa Rica

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    Jiménez-Rodríguez, César; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica; Arias-Aguilar, Dagoberto; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica

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    En este estudio se evaluó la distribución de la biomasa radical, el índice de área radical (RAI) y la densidad longitudinal (RLD) de raíces finas (< 5 mm) en una gradiente sucesional de bosques húmedos tropicales en la zona de Florencia de San Carlos, Costa Rica. La variación de estos parámetros se evaluó en función de la profundidad del suelo y del estado sucesional.La biomasa radical, al igual que el RAI y el RLD, disminuyen conforme aumenta la profundidad en el perfil y coincide con los...

  15. La denominada trocha fronteriza en la frontera entre Costa Rica y Nicaragua: breve análisis desde la perspectiva internacional

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    Nicolás Boeglin-Naumovic

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available En el siguiente artículo se presenta un análisis desde la perspectiva internacional de las implicaciones que puede tener para Costa Rica la construcción, iniciada en 2011, de la denominada “trocha” paralela a la frontera con Nicaragua, una ruta que incluye en su mayor trayecto el río San Juan, río fronterizo entre ambos países. El objetivo consiste en situar los alcances de esta controversia a la luz del derecho internacional tras la demanda interpuesta por Nicaragua ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia de la Haya en marzo de 2011.

  16. Erosión en las costas de Costa Rica, un problema de todos

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    Lizano Rodríguez, Omar

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Presenta un análisis de las causas que provocan cambios en el mar y por ende producen erosión a nivel general y en las costas costarricenses, como lo es el cambio climático, el fenómeno de El Niño, mal manejo de cuencas hidrográficas, entre otros. Describe las principales evidencias que han encontrado en las playas del Pacifico y del Mar Caribe del país. Expone una serie de conclusiones It presents an analysis of the causes that provoke changes in the sea and cause general erosion and in the Costa Rican coasts, such as the climate change, El Niño phenomenon, and bad administration of the watersheds, among others. It describes the main evidences found at the Pacific beaches and the Caribbean ocean of the country. It presents a series of conclusions

  17. UAVSAR: Airborne L-Band Radar for Repeat Pass Interferometry

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    Moes, Tim

    2011-01-01

    The Costa Rican National Center for Advanced Technology (CeNAT) is sponsoring NASA's G-III(C-20) UAVSAR science deployment to San Jose, Costa Rica April 25-28, 2011. NASA is very thankful for their support and has offered to provide a Top-Level presentation on the G-III UAVSAR program with specific emphasis on the science conducted in Costa Rica. The presentation will overview the G-III capabilities and the various science applications of UAVSAR. Only technical and scientific data that is already in the open literature will be presented.

  18. AVANCES EN LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA FÍSICA: RESULTADOS DEL I ENCUENTRO DE FÍSICOS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA Y LA UNIVERSIDAD DE JAÉN (ADVANCES IN THE PHYSICS TEACHING: RESULTS OF THE FIRST PHYSICIST MEETING BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES OF COSTA RICA AND JAÉN

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    Maroto Centeno José Alberto

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Este trabajo resume los principales avances en la Enseñanza de la Física obtenidos tras la celebración del: I Encuentro de Físicos de las Universidades de Costa Rica y Jaén, celebrado en San José, Costa Rica, del 16 al 19 de febrero de 2009. La cooperación y el intercambio de ideas entre docentes de ambas universidades fue el principal objetivo y sirvió para contribuir al enriquecimiento de los participantes y a la renovación de contenidos y métodos didácticos. Los materiales presentados fueron muy variados, suponiendo muchos de ellos notables innovaciones en su campo. El Encuentro sirve de foro de debate de los diversos aspectos que rodean la enseñanza de la Física y son útiles para incrementar la ilusión y compromiso del profesor universitario de Física en su labor académica.Abstract:This paper summarizes the principal advances in the Physics teaching showed in the course of the First Physicist Meeting between Universities of Costa Rica and Jaén: Development of didactic materials. This meeting was held in San José de Costa Rica, February 16-19, 2009. Cooperation and interchange of ideas between professors from both universities was the main goal of this meeting which was useful to innovate backgrounds and didactic methods too. The designed didactic materials were very suggestive and, most of them, innovators in their respective areas. This kind of meetings plays an important role because of the interchange of ideas may improve the motivation and commitment of the university physics professor during his classroom work.

  19. Riparian Habitat - San Joaquin River

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    California Department of Resources — The immediate focus of this study is to identify, describe and map the extent and diversity of riparian habitats found along the main stem of the San Joaquin River,...

  20. Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica.

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    Troyo, Adriana; Álvarez, Danilo; Taylor, Lizeth; Abdalla, Gabriela; Calderón-Arguedas, Ólger; Zambrano, Maria L; Dasch, Gregory A; Lindblade, Kim; Hun, Laya; Eremeeva, Marina E; Estévez, Alejandra

    2012-06-01

    Rickettsia felis is an emerging human pathogen associated primarily with the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis. In this study, we investigated the presence of Rickettsia felis in C. felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica. Ctenocephalides felis were collected directly from dogs and cats, and analyzed by polymerase chain reaction for Rickettsia-specific fragments of 17-kDa protein, OmpA, and citrate synthase genes. Rickettsia DNA was detected in 64% (55 of 86) and 58% (47 of 81) of flea pools in Guatemala and Costa Rica, respectively. Sequencing of gltA fragments identified R. felis genotype URRWXCal(2) in samples from both countries, and genotype Rf2125 in Costa Rica. This is the first report of R. felis in Guatemala and of genotype Rf2125 in Costa Rica. The extensive presence of this pathogen in countries of Central America stresses the need for increased awareness and diagnosis.

  1. Ten new species of Daidalotarsonemus (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Costa Rica

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    Ten new tarsonemid species of the genus Daidalotarsonemus found on native plants in Costa Rica are described herein: Daidalotarsonemus alas sp. n. Ochoa, Rezende & Lofego; Daidalotarsonemus azofeifai sp. n. Ochoa, Rezende & Lofego; Daidalotarsonemus bauchani sp. n. Rezende, Ochoa & Lofego; Daidalota...

  2. Forest Structure and Biomass Data, La Selva, Costa Rica: 2006

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set provides field measurements of diameter, tree height, and crown dimensions for 1,513 trees in 30 plots at the La Selva Biological Station in Costa...

  3. Ecotourism and Interpretation in Costa Rica: Parallels and Peregrinations.

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    Williams, Wayne E.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the ecotourism industry in Costa Rica and some of the problems faced by its national park system, including megaparks, rapid increase in tourism, and interpretive services. Suggests alternatives for the problems. (MKR)

  4. [Perception about biotechnology in university students in Costa Rica].

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    Valdez, Marta; Rodríguez, Iris; Sittenfeld, Ana

    2004-09-01

    A survey was carried out to determine the perception and knowledge about biotechnology and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in a sample (n=750) of university students from three public universities in Costa Rica: Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional and Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. The study revealed that 88% of the students showed a satisfactory level of knowledge about modem biotechnology and 79% of them reported a favorable opinion and good acceptance of this technology. Students would accept some risks associated to biotechnology if it represents an improvement to the competitiveness of Costa Rica. Some differences were detected in the opinions from students of the three universities that can be associated to the area of study. Students from social disciplines showed a higher percentage of negative acceptances to biotechnology and GMOs when their opinions were compared with those of students from life sciences and technologies.

  5. Young Costa Ricans and refugees working together for integration

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    Valentina Duque Echeverri

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available When given the opportunity, young people can work effectively together to promote local integration. A new Network of Young People Without Borders is undertaking a variety of sensitisation and integration activities in Costa Rica.

  6. LA TUTELA SUPRACONSTITUCIONAL DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EN COSTA RICA

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    Gilbert Armijo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la posición de los derechos fundamentales y la recepción de los derechos humanos en el ordenamiento jurídico de Costa Rica, considerando la eficacia de los instrumentos internacionales sobre la materia y la jurisprudencia de la Comisión y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. El artículo analiza especialmente la jurisprudencia de la Sala Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Costa Rica.This article analyzes the place of human rights and their reception in the Costa Rican legal system, considering the effectiveness of international treaties on the subject and the decisions of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights. The decisions of the Constitutional Chamber of the Costa Rican Supreme Court are also commented.

  7. El arrecife coralino de Punta Cocles, costa Caribe de Costa Rica

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    Cindy Fernández

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio describe al arrecife de Punta Cocles (Limón, Costa Rica. Los datos se obtienen por medio de un muestreo con nueve transectos, paralelos a la costa y por observaciones directas durante buceos a pulmón entre los meses de setiembre y noviembre del 2002. Este arrecife consta aproximadamente de 10.5 hectáreas, en las que se identifican 13 especies de corales, 39 de macroalgas, dos de pastos marinos, dos de zoántidos, una anémona, un coralimorfario y una esponja. Se observa un incremento en la cobertura de corales vivos (16% con respecto a otros años (5% en 1985, y 13.2% en 1995, y una baja cobertura de coral muerto (0.2%. Las macroalgas presentan la cobertura más alta (59%, particularmente las algas pardas con una distribución en parches de Sargassum y Padina. Laurencia brongniartii (Rhodophyta constituye una nueva adición para la flora ficológica de Costa Rica. El arrecife de Punta Cocles, funciona como un refugio para los organismos, debido a la ausencia de centros de población y desembocaduras de los ríos, además, del tipo de formación costera, lo que se ve favorecido por la conciencia ambiental que viven cerca del arrecifeThis paper describes the Punta Cocles reef (Limón, Costa Rica. Data were obtained by sampling nine transects along the coast and observations done by skin diving between September and November of 2002. This reef consist of 10.5 hectares, where 13 species of corals, 39 of macroalgae, two of seagrasses, two of zoantids, one anemone, one corallimorpharian, and one sponge were identified. Life coral coverage (16%, was higher than in other years (5% for 1985, and 13.2% for 1995, and death coral coverage was very low (0.2%. Macroalgae have the highest coverage (59%, particularly brown algae with a patchy distribution of Sargassum and Padina. Laurencia brongniartii (Rhodophyta is added to the list of marine flora of Costa Rica. The Punta Cocles reef works as a refuge for organisms, because there are no towns

  8. [The bathymetry of Coco's Island, Costa Rica].

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    Lizano, O G

    2001-12-01

    The bathymetry of Coco's Island (UNESCO Natural and Cultural World Patrimony), located approximately 500 km from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is not well known. It has a high marine biodiversity and also represents a meeting site for many species traveling throughout the Pacific Ocean. The insular shelf is irregular in extension and also in bathymetric features. The northeast limit is defined by the 109.8-128.1 m contours (60-70 fathoms) while the 183 m contour (100 fathoms) practically defines the rest of the island, from which the depth gradient is steep. The maximum extension is to the northeast with a longitude of 13 km. In this context the present limits of the marine park (5 km), are insufficient to protect the whole insular shelf. Current regulation should be modified to prevent fishing activities less than 15 km from the Island.

  9. Los insectos invasores de Costa Rica

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    Hanson, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Se presenta una recopilación preliminar de los insectos introducidos en Costa Rica. Se estima que existen al menos 300 especies exóticas. Los medios más comunes de introducción son: suelo y hojarasca, desechos, madera, granos almacenados, plantas, vertebrados y otros insectos. Se nota la escasez de especies exóticas entre los insectos acuáticos y ciertos grupos de insectos fitófagos (Auchenorrhyncha, Heteroptera, Chrysomelidae). Los insectos introducidos pueden tener un impacto negativo o pos...

  10. Costa Rica 1986. Una democracia amenazada

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    Manuel Rojas Bolaños

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La revista se centra en el rol que desempeñan los medios en las campañas electorales,se publica la función política de éstos en Escandinavia,(1983La campaña electoral en una transición política en Argentina, (1986Una democracia amenazada en Costa Rica, (1985 Rescate de la memoria colectiva desde el Perú, (1983 Impacto de la crisis económica en Venezuela,(1986 Impresiones del periodismo político en Austria, (1984Propaganda electoral en la prensa de Quito, (1984 Estados Unidos. Estrategia de Comunicación:la elección presidencial. En la sección NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS se habla de los flujos de datos transfrontera (FDT y cuestiones afines.

  11. La apertura comercial en Costa Rica

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    Alexis Bustos Alvarado

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan los diferentes modelos contemporáneos implementados en Costa Rica, cuyo objetivo ha sido el de generar un desarrollo hacia fuera, es decir, basado en un fuerte impulso a las exportaciones y a la búsqueda de nuevos mercados. Todas estas medidas tomadas por las distintas administraciones, unas con más convicción que otras, han desembocado en un proceso de apertura comercial que ha quedado plasmado en la negociación y firma de diferentes tratados de libre comercio con países y regiones, como una manera de ampliar el mercado y de esta forma acelerar el desarrollo económico del País.

  12. Retos para la agricultura en Costa Rica

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    Oscar Arias M.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Retos para la agricultura en Costa Rica es un análisis crítico del desarrollo agrícola de Costa Rica de los últimos 25 años. La diversificación agrícola que promovió Costa Rica en la década de los ochenta, permitió ampliar la oferta exportable y reducir la vulnerabilidad de la dependencia económica de productos tradicionales, como café y banano. Los retos de la economía global y el establecimiento de tratados comerciales con muchos países, hacen necesario que el país promueva en el sector agrícola la exportación con mayor valor agregado, para lo cual es necesario una modernización y reconversión productiva, ya que el modelo actual está agotado. Debemos mejorar sustancialmente los bienes y servicios que ofrecemos; para este propósito, algunos aspectos como la imagen de marca del país con tradición democrática, respeto a los derechos laborales, así como las buenas prácticas de manejo ambiental, deben publicitarse. Como una herramienta clave para la incorporación de mayor valor agregado a nuestra producción agrícola, debemos promover la inversión en investigación y desarrollo, que históricamente ha sido escasa (0,4% del PIB. En vista de que el Estado Costarricense ha demostrado una incapacidad crónica para impulsar la ciencia y la tecnología como una herramienta para nuestro desarrollo, se propone un estímulo a la inversión privada y el fortalecimiento de una alianza con el Estado y las universidades. Se analiza la conveniencia del fortalecimiento de la autosuficiencia alimentaria y de que las empresas pequeñas y medianas jueguen un papel más activo en la agro-exportación. Respecto a los tratados comerciales que se han venido negociando, se considera la conveniencia para el país, ya que son instrumentos para integrar nuestro quehacer económico a nivel mundial, y nuestro deber es el de luchar para que el sector agropecuario tenga oportunidad de subsistir competitivamente según esas nuevas reglas y

  13. Inessa Josing Flash Artis

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    1999-01-01

    'Flash Art'i' 1998. a. nov.-dets. numbris Rosa Martínezi artiklis suvisest Manifesta II näitusest Luxembourg'is on positiivselt mainitud ka Inessa Josingut. Illustratsiooniks toodud seitsmest fotost ühel on I. Josingu aknakujundus 'What Must I Do to be Saved?'

  14. The venomous coral snakes (genus Micrurus) of Costa Rica

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    Savage, Jay M.; Vial, James L.

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    Four species of venomous coral snakes (Micrurus) occur in Costa Rica. The single bicolor species, M. mipartitus has previously been defined as two subspecies; however, variations in diagnostic characters clemonstrate dinal shift that precludes recognition of geographic races.Presence of the tricolor M. clarki is concluded from but a single Costa Rican specimen, although the species is otherwise definitely known from adjacent areas in Panamá.Variation among tricolor coral snakes allied to M. n...

  15. La descentralización productiva en Costa Rica

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    Marco Durante Calvo

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la forma en que la jurisprudencia de Costa Rica ha reglado las distintas formas de descentralización: trabajo autónomo, subcontratación y suministro de mano de obra temporal, y presentar una propuesta de reforma al actual Código de Trabajo de Costa Rica para incorporarle normas más específicas a esas realidades.

  16. Erradicación de helmintos intestinales en Costa Rica

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    artículo -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 1985 In order to assess possible changes in prevalence of intestinal helminthiasis in Costa Rica, which could be related to the marked socioeconomic improvement of the country in the 1960's and 1970's, a national survey was carried out in 1982, using similar design and field and laboratory methodologies as those employed in the previous national survey of 1966. The comparison of the two surveys sho...

  17. Checklist of the helminth parasites of vertebrates in Costa Rica

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    Beatriz Rodríguez-Ortíz

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Helminth parasites of vertebrates have been studied in Costa Rica for more than 50 years. Survey work on this group of parasites is far from complete. We assembled a database with all the records of helminth parasites of wild and domestic vertebrates in Costa Rica. Information was obtained from different sources such as literature search (all published accounts and parasite collections. Here we present a checklist with a parasite-host list as well as a host-parasite list. Up to now, 303 species have been recorded, including 81 species of digeneans, 23 monogeneans, 63 cestodes, 12 acanthocephalans, and 124 nematodes. In total, 108 species of vertebrates have been studied for helminths in Costa Rica (31 species of fishes, 7 amphibians, 14 reptiles, 20 birds, and 36 mammals. This represents only 3.8% of the vertebrate fauna of Costa Rica since about 2,855 species of vertebrates occur in the country. Interestingly, 58 species (19.1 % were recorded as new species from Costa Rica and most of them are endemic to particular regions. Considering the valuable information that parasites provide because it is synergistic with all the information about the natural history of the hosts, helminth parasites of vertebrates in Costa Rica should be considered within any initiatives to accomplish the national inventory of biological resources. Starting with this compilation work, the Colección de Helmintos de Costa Rica (CHCR, hosted at the Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, has reemerged and it is our hope that it will have the standards of quality to assure that it will become the national depository of helminths in the country

  18. The evolution of uniportal video assisted thoracic surgery in Costa Rica.

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    Guido Guerrero, William; Gonzalez-Rivas, Diego; Yang, Yang; Li, Wentao

    2016-01-01

    Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become one of the most important advances in thoracic surgery in this generation. It has evolved continuously into a less invasive approach, being uniportal VATS the last step in this evolution. Since the first uniportal VATS lobectomy was performed in La Coruña in 2010, the procedure has suffered and exponential growth that has allowed it to widespread around the world, expanding the indications from initially early stage lung cancer cases to complex advance cases nowadays. In Costa Rica, uniportal VATS started to be used for major pulmonary resection in June 2014, thanks to the tutoring from Dr. Gonzalez-Rivas. In our center, uniportal VATS is the standard approach for minimally invasive procedures, and major pulmonary resections had only been done through the single port approach. In order to evolve and progress in the experience of the procedure, and to expand the indications in which it was being performed, a "uniportal VATS master class" was held in Rafael Angel Calderón Guardia Hospital in San José, Costa Rica, from September 16 to September 18 2015. The master class was led by Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas and it counted with the contribution of Dr. Li Wentao and Dr. Yang Yang, from Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital. The course attracted almost every thoracic surgeon in our country and participants also included anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, nurses and medical students. Three uniportal VATS were performed during the course, a left lower and a right upper lobectomy and a wedge resection that was the first non-intubated VATS procedure ever performed in our country.

  19. Microbiological contamination of enteral feeding solutions used in Costa Rican hospitals.

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    Arias, Maria Laura; Monge, Rafael; Chávez, Carolina

    2003-09-01

    Enteral feeding is the most common and preferred modality for providing nutritional support to hospital patients with a functional gastrointestinal tract that can not satisfy their nutritional requirements. Nevertheless, enteral feeding may be an important cause of bacterial infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microbial contamination level of enteral feedings distributed in Costa Rican hospitals. A total of 124 samples of enteral feeding, coming from five different hospitals from San José, Costa Rica, were evaluated during the second semester of 1997 and first of 1998 for the presence and identification of total and fecal coliforms, Pseudomonas sp. and Listeria sp. A subpopulation of the Pseudomonas isolated was analyzed for their antibiotic susceptibility patterns. The concentration of Gram negative rods in the samples of enteral feeding solutions ranged from 10(3) to 10(7) CFU/mL, markedly exceeding the permissible level (10(2) CFU/mL or less). The coliforms most frequently isolated included Enterobacter cloacae, Escherichia coil, Serratia sp. and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Pseudomonas sp. was isolated in more than 70% of the samples made from commercial based solutions, fruits and vegetables. P. aeruginosa and P. fluorescens were the species most frequently isolated. Listeria sp. was not isolated from enteral solutions samples. The results obtained demonstrate that it is urgent to assure strict hygiene during the preparation and handling of all enteral feed in order to avoid bacterial growth. The implementation of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system will be required in a near future for better quality control of enteral nutrition mixtures.

  20. Environmental assessment : Rodent control program : San Joaquin river levee : San Luis National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Lower San Joaquin Levee District (LSJLD) requires that six miles of levee situated along the San Joaquin River on San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (SLNWR) be...

  1. Proliferaciones algales de la diatomea toxigénica Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae en el Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica

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    Maribelle Vargas-Montero

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available En el mes de noviembre de 2001, se aisló de una marea roja cerca de la Isla San Lucas, las diatomeas Pseudo-Nitzschia pungens f. pungens seguida por Skeletonema costatum, Chaetoceros lorenzianus y en menor concentración Thalassiosira spp. las cuales fueron caracterizadas por microscopía electrónica de rastreo y transmisión, siendo esta la primera vez que se describe la presencia de estas especies produciendo proliferaciones en Costa Rica. Actualmente existe un aumento en el reporte de mareas rojas donde predominan las diatomeas, y los conteos celulares indican el aumento en el número de las especies conocidas como Pseudo-nitzschia pungens f. multiseries. A estas se les atribuye la producción del ácido domóico, un aminoácido de bajo peso molecular. Las intoxicaciones amnésicas por mariscos (IAM que afectan a los humanos, se producen por la ingesta de mariscos contaminados con este ácido. En Costa Rica, hasta la fecha, solo se han reportado casos de intoxicación paralítica por mariscos contaminados por los dinoflagelados Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum y Gymnodinium catenatum, sin embargo existe la posibilidad de producirse intoxicaciones humanas por la ingesta de mariscos y peces contaminados con toxinas amnésicas las cuales son hidrosolubles y termoestables. Debe entonces considerarse el peligro potencial de aparición de casos de intoxicaciones amnésicas y se sugiere la inclusión de estas especies en los programas de monitoreo permanente para tomar las medidas preventivas de salud públicaWater samples were collected during a red tide event in November 2001, near San Lucas Island (Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Superficial temperature was 27ºC and water was turbid, with no fetid smell. One sample was treated with negative staining and observed using a transmission electron microscope (TEM; another sample was observed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM. Samples had high concentrations of the diatom Pseudo

  2. Components of the metabolic syndrome among a sample of overweight and obese Costa Rican schoolchildren.

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    Holst-Schumacher, Ileana; Nuñez-Rivas, Hilda; Monge-Rojas, Rafael; Barrantes-Santamaría, Mauro

    2009-06-01

    The term "pediatric metabolic syndrome" includes a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia (including increased triglycerides and decreased HDL cholesterol), hypertension, and obesity in children. No studies have been performed on this syndrome in a pediatric population in Costa Rica. To establish the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in 8- to 10-year-old prepuberal overweight and obese schoolchildren. This cross-sectional survey was conducted in 214 overweight and obese boys and girls, aged 8 to 10 years, who were selected from six urban schools from San José, Costa Rica. Anthropometric measurements and determinations of blood glucose, insulin, triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were performed. The homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index and the Castelli index were calculated to assess insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk, respectively. Social and lifestyle variables were obtained through validated questionnaires. A total of 110 boys and 104 girls participated in this study; 37.9% of them were overweight and 62.1% were obese. Compared with boys, girls were more sedentary and had higher insulin levels (16.05 +/- 10.45 microIU/ mL vs. 12.72 +/- 7.63 microIU/mL, p = .008), body fat (36.5% vs. 30.9%, p or = 2.84 mmol/L) (57.0%), hyperinsulinemia (> 10.5 microIU/mL) (59.8%), insulin resistance (estimated by HOMA-IR > or = 2.4) (55.1%), and total cholesterol (> 4.39 mmol/L) (60.7%). Children with metabolic syndrome had significantly higher body mass indexes, glucose levels, and triglyceride levels and lower HDL cholesterol levels than children without metabolic syndrome. Insulin had a very strong positive correlation with HOMA-IR values (r = 0.982), and hs-CRP had a mild positive correlation with body mass index (r = 0.296) and body fat (r = 0.320). This study reported a prevalence of 5.6% of metabolic syndrome

  3. Characterization of the grafting copolymer EPDM-SAN; Caracterizacao do copolimero de enxertia EPDM-SAN

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    Turchette, Renato; Felisberti, Maria Isabel [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica]. E-mail: turchete@iqm.unicamp.br

    2001-07-01

    This work aims the characterization of the grafting copolymer EPDM-SAN. This copolymer presents a fraction of free SAN chains, which was extracted by solubilization in chloroform followed of precipitation of the grafting copolymer EPDM-g-SAN in acetone. The EPDM-SAN and EPDM-g-SAN were characterized by {sup 13}C NMR, DSC, TGA and SEM. EPDM-SAN contain 23 wt% of free SAN and 77 wt% of EPDM-g-SAN. Both materials are heterogeneous and the thermal and thermo-oxidative degradation are independent of the composition. (author)

  4. Glaucoma in Costa Rica: Initial approaches

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    Gabriela Chavarría-Soley

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Glaucoma is the second most frequent cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Genetic factors have been implicated in the development of the disease. So far six loci (GLC1A-GLC1F and two genes (TIGR/MYOC and OPTN are involved in the development of juvenile (JOAG and adult onset or chronic primary open angle glaucoma (COAG, while two loci (GLC3A,GLC3B and one gene (CYP1B1 are known for primary congenital glaucoma (PCG. Here we summarize the results of the first genetic studies of glaucoma in Costa Rica. Nine families: 1 with JOAG, 1 with PCG and 7 with COAG were screened for mutations at the known genes. A10 bp duplication, 1546-1555dupTCATGCCACC, at the CYP1B1 gene, causes, in homozygous state, glaucoma in the consanguineous PCG family. This mutation has been found in different countries and generates an early stop codon that termitates protein synthesis 140 amino acids earlier than the normal allele. In exon 1 of the TIGR/MYOC the innocuous Arg76Lys variant was found in two of the COAG families. In the OPTN gene two variants in the coding region (Thr34Thr, Met 98Lys and 7 intronic changes were found in other Costa Rican glaucoma patients. One of the COAG families was chosen for a genome scan with 379 microsatellite markers and linkage analysis. LOD scores "suggestive" of linkage were obtained for several chromosomal regions. Evidence indicates that hereditary glaucoma in Costa Rica is highly heterogeneous and that further studies in the country will probably disclose some up to now unknown genes responsible for the disease. Rev. Biol. Trop. 52(3: 507-520. Epub 2004 Dic 15.El glaucoma es la segunda causa de ceguera irreversible en el mundo. El componente genético de algunos de los distintos tipos ha sido demostrado: seis loci (GLC1A-GLC1F y dos genes (TIGR/MYOC y OPTN se conocen, hasta ahora, como responsables de la aparición de glaucomas primarios de ángulo abierto tanto del tipo juvenil (JOAG como de l tipo de adultos (COAG. Además, dos

  5. Perceptions of food availability and self-reported dietary intake in urban Costa Rican women: A Pilot Study

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    Traci A. Bekelman

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    Full Text Available Background: Food availability and dietary intake are thought to contribute to rising obesity among women of low socioeconomic status in Latin America. In Costa Rica, few studies have investigated food availability, dietary intake, or how they vary by SES. Objectives: The purpose of this study in San José, Costa Rica was to (1 evaluate women’s perceptions of food availability and, (2 describe dietary intake in women from low- and high-SES areas of the city. Methods: Thirty non-pregnant, non-lactating women between 25 and 50 years were recruited in March 2013 from a low- and high-SES canton. Structured, qualitative interviews assessed perceptions of food availability in 17 of the 30 women. Quantitative 24-hour dietary recalls assessed dietary intake in all 30 women. Results: Many women from the low-SES canton reported that they would include more chicken and fish in their diet if cost were not a barrier. Protein intake as a proportion of total energy intake was significantly greater in women from the high- versus low-SES canton (17% SD=5 vs. 13 SD=3, p = 0.02. Protein intake from animal source foods was significantly greater in women from the high-SES canton (38 g SD=22 vs. 21 SD=11, p = 0.02. Conclusion: Protein intake was greater in high-SES women and this may be due to the perceived cost of animal source foods.

  6. Abundancia, diversidad y categoría ecológica de los peces en estero damas y estero palo seco, Costa Rica

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    Hubert Araya

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Se trabajó de junio de 1986 a febrero de 1987 en una estación de muestreo en el estero Palo Seco y en dos en el estero Damas (Damas y San Bosco, Pacífico Central, Costa Rica. La temperatura del agua no presentó diferencias significativas entre las estaciones Damas y San Bosco, pero sí entre Damas-Palo Seco y San Bosco-Palo Seco. La salinidad varió significativamente entre las tres estaciones y el pH no mostró diferencias significativas. Se recolectaron representantes de 25 familias, 39 géneros y 54 especies. De las especies, 18 comparten los tres sitios de muestreo, siete se hallaron únicamente en Palo Seco, cinco en Damas y seis en San Bosco. De las especies recolectadas, el 7,41% es compartido entre Palo Seco y Damas; el 3,70% entre Palo Seco y San Bosco y el 22,22% entre Damas y San Bosco. El análisis de similitud determinó que las estaciones Damas y San Bosco comparten un 41,40% de las especies; mientras que Palo Seco solamente presento un 9,9% de especies comunes con el grupo Damas-San Bosco. La mayoría de las especies encontradas fueron de origen marino que utilizan estos dos esteros como área de crianza (42,59% y alimentación (40,74%; mientras que las de agua dulce, estuarinas y visitantes ocasionales están poco representadas. La mayor diversidad se encontró en San Bosco y se detectaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en los valores de H' entre las estaciones. La mayor similitud de especies se presentó entre las estaciones Damas y San Bosco, lo que sugiere que estas áreas están bajo una mayor influencia de aguas continentales; lo que propicia que los peces estén más ampliamente distribuidos. Se deduce que la ictiofauna de los esteros estudiados es transitoria en los sitios de muestreo y que la misma se distribuye heterogéneamente.

  7. Birthspacing and fertility decline in Costa Rica

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    Víctor Gómez

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    Full Text Available RESUMENEste trabajo utiliza datos de las Encuestas Comparativas de Fecundidad de América Latina, así como de la Encuesta Mundial de Fecundidad para estudiar las tendencias y diferenciales en el espaciamiento de los nacimientos entre las mujeres alguna vez casadas en Costa Rica durante el período 1945-1974. Una buena parte de la atención se pone en el ritmo de la fecundidad en las etapas umbral, temprana y tardía de la disminución de la fecundidad que este país experimentó durante los años sesenta y principios de los setenta. Los resultados muestran bastante similitud en el tempo de la reproducción en los diferentes niveles paridez y áreas geográficas. Sin embargo, un análisis de las variables del entorno que afectan espaciamiento de los nacimientos muestra diferencias entre las zonas urbanas y rurales. Por último, se postula que el reciente estancamiento en las tasas de período puede ser una consecuencia de los cambios en el tempo de construcción de la familia, con mujeres de baja paridez que postergan los nacimientos, lo que contrarresta las tendencias de descenso que generan las mujeres de mayor paridez quienes aún pueden estar restringiendo su reproducción.ABSTRACTThis paper uses data from the Latin American Comparative Fertility Surveys as well as from the World Fertility Survey to study trends and differentials in birthspacing among ever married women in Costa Rica during the period 1945-1974. A good deal of attention is placed on the pace of fertility in threshold, early and late stages of the fertility decline that this country experienced during the sixties and early seventies. The results show a good deal of similarity in the tempo of reproduction across parities and geographical areas.However, an analysis of the background variables affecting birthspacing shows differences between urban and rural zones. Finally, it is postulated that the recent plateau in period rates may be a consequence of changes in the tempo of

  8. San Language Development for Education in South Africa: The South African San Institute and the San Language Committees

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    Pamo, Billies

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on the 3 San communities in South Africa: the !Xun, the Khwe, and the [image omitted]Khomani San. The !Xun and Khwe communities are living in Platfontein, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The [image omitted]Khomani San community is living in Upington and in the southern Kalahari, which are also in the Northern Cape. This…

  9. Corrugated megathrust revealed offshore from Costa Rica

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    Edwards, Joel H.; Kluesner, Jared; Silver, Eli A.; Brodsky, Emily E.; Brothers, Daniel; Bangs, Nathan L.; Kirkpatrick, James D.; Wood, Ruby; Okamato, Kristina

    2018-01-01

    Exhumed faults are rough, often exhibiting topographic corrugations oriented in the direction of slip; such features are fundamental to mechanical processes that drive earthquakes and fault evolution. However, our understanding of corrugation genesis remains limited due to a lack of in situ observations at depth, especially at subducting plate boundaries. Here we present three-dimensional seismic reflection data of the Costa Rica subduction zone that image a shallow megathrust fault characterized by corrugated, and chaotic and weakly corrugated topographies. The corrugated surfaces extend from near the trench to several kilometres down-dip, exhibit high reflection amplitudes (consistent with high fluid content/pressure) and trend 11–18° oblique to subduction, suggesting 15 to 25 mm yr−1 of trench-parallel slip partitioning across the plate boundary. The corrugations form along portions of the megathrust with greater cumulative slip and may act as fluid conduits. In contrast, weakly corrugated areas occur adjacent to active plate bending faults where the megathrust has migrated up-section, forming a nascent fault surface. The variations in megathrust roughness imaged here suggest that abandonment and then reestablishment of the megathrust up-section transiently increases fault roughness. Analogous corrugations may exist along significant portions of subduction megathrusts globally.

  10. Cultivo protegido de hortalizas en Costa Rica

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    Carlos Ramírez Vargas

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available La horticultura en Costa Rica se ha desarrollado principalmente a campo abierto y se ha concentrado en el Valle Central donde predominan las actividades de expansión urbanística y comercial. Muchos de los problemas asociados a la producción hortícola se centran en la alta presencia de plagas y enfermedades que obligan al productor a utilizar plaguicidas químicos con consecuencias nocivas para el ambiente: la horticultura a campo abierto se vuelve muy contaminante e insostenible. Una alternativa productiva pueden ser los sistemas de cultivos protegidos, en los que se usan estructuras, materiales y equipo; posibilitan la producción de hortalizas en climas adversos y facilitan el control de plagas y enfermedades. Estos sistemas se han usado ampliamente a nivel mundial con gran éxito, pero a nivel del trópico es necesaria la investigación en este campo con el objetivo de implementar o modificar el sistema para que favorezca la producción sostenible de hortalizas.

  11. WEEE Resource Management System in Costa Rica

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    Lilliana Abarca-Guerrero

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Costa Rica followed different steps in order to organise and implement a waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE management system. This paper summarises the challenges, successes, and limitations of its implementation. Two phases were needed to set up the system. The first phase created a baseline followed by the designing of a strategy. The second phase promoted a Decree for WEEE management that prohibits discarding WEEE together with household waste, as well as the creation of a National Executive Committee with representatives of importers, consumers, and government, which will establish the quotes and treatment fees, and so on. Another outcome was the development of a strategy for the implementation of WEEE management for the country, the promotion of population awareness about their responsibility for WEEE management, and an example set up for other Latin American countries. This paper draws conclusions from the regulation and notes the required consistency with the existing national waste legislation in order to reduce approval times. Additionally, the importance of the participation of stakeholders representing different electric and electronic equipment (EEE sectors with the purpose of obtaining consensus on agreements is highlighted.

  12. los parques nacionales de Costa Rica

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    Juan Antonio Aguirre

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El Parque Nacional Volcán Poas es el más visitado de Costa Rica, dado su fácil acceso, cercanía relativa a los grandes centros de población del país y buenas carreteras. Entre Marzo y Abril del 2006 producto de unas erupciones intra-cratéricas el parque tuvo que ser cerrado por tres semanas. El estudio reportado estima el impacto económico del cierre del parque en los negocios que sirven a los turistas en las comunidades vecinas, durante las tres semanas que el parque permaneció cerrado. Los resultados presentados son producto de un censo económico efectuado a los 28 negocios directamente afectados. Esta clase de información y metodología permite a las comunidades que pasará en términos de impacto económico en pequeñas comunidades y así evitar frustraciones en las mismas en materia de beneficios económicos esperados y no materializados.

  13. Bioplaguicidas de origen vegetal en Costa Rica.

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    Jaime García

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo cita los nombres, ordenados por su principal acción plaguicida, de poco más de un centenar de plantas con algún tipo de potencial bioplaguicida en Costa Rica. Posteriormente se presenta la situación de la oferta y la demanda actual de estos productos, destacando las principales limitaciones que experimenta su desarrollo comercial, así como el potencial que posee el país en esta materia, basado en su extraordinaria biodiversidad. Además, se hace mención de las entidades involucradas en esta temática. Finalmente se hacen algunas consideraciones adicionales relacionadas con la toxicidad de estos productos y sobre la importancia de los conocimientos etnobotánicos en esta materia. Entre las especies de plantas que más se mencionan en la bibliografía consultada están Allium sativum, Annona reticulata, Azadirachta indica, Capsicum frutescens, Chenopodium Ambrosiodes, Gliricidia sepium, Quassia amara y Ryania speciosa. Se resalta el hecho de que hasta la fecha, tanto su uso artesanal como su desarrollo comercial son mínimos, en relación con el potencial existente en el país. Con excepción de dos productos, los pocos bioplaguicidas de origen vegetal que se comercializan son importados.

  14. San Jorge, el primer rejoneador

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    2008-01-01

    Las proezas de Jorge son una réplica de las de Santiago. Este luchó y venció las serpientes que habitaban Galicia para entrar allí y convertirla al cristianismo. San Jorge venció al monstruo del lago, y el rey y los habitantes de Silca se convirtieron a Cristo. Santiago ganó el nombre de Matamoros y de soldado de Cristo por excelencia porque, montado en su caballo blanco, venció en 1.000 batallas a los moros al frente de los cristianos. San Jorge venció a los sarracenos y conquistó Jerusalén ...

  15. A survey on Triatoma dimidiata in an urban area of the province of Heredia, Costa Rica

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    Rodrigo Zeledón

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Triatoma dimidiata has been found in several cities and towns of those countries where the insect is a domestic or peridomestic pest. In Central America, urban infestations occur in the capitals of at least five countries. During 2001 and 2002 a survey was carried out in the county of San Rafael, Heredia province, located 15 km northwest of San José, capital of Costa Rica, in order to determine the degree of infestation by T. dimidiata in an entire city block. Six peridomestic colonies of the insect were detected in the backyards of eight households. The ecotopes occupied by the insects consisted of store rooms with old objects, wood piles or firewood, and chicken coops. A total of 1917 insects were found in the six foci, during two sampling periods, and a mean infection rate by Trypanosoma cruzi of 28.4% was found in 1718 insects examined. The largest colony found in one of the households yielded 872 insects that were thriving mainly at the expenses of two dogs. Opossums and adult insects were common visitors of the houses and it became evident that this marsupial is closely related to the peridomestic cycle of the Chagas disease agent. Lack of colonization of the insect inside the human dwellings is explained by the type of construction and good sanitary conditions of the houses, in contrast to the situation in most peridomiciliary areas. Stomach blood samples from the insects showed that the main hosts were, in order of decreasing frequency: rodents, dogs, fowl, humans, opossums, and cats. The fact that no indication of infection with Chagas disease could be detected in the human occupants of the infested houses, vis a vis the high infection rate in dogs, is discussed.

  16. Downstream effects of hydropower production on aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages in two rivers in Costa Rica

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    Ramsa Chaves-Ulloa

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Existe poca información publicada sobre el efecto de grandes represas hidroeléctricas (>15m alto en ríos tropicales. Investigamos los efectos de estas represas en las comunidades de macroinvertebrados acuáticos en dos ríos de Costa Rica. Medimos características físico-químicas y recolectamos macroinvertebrados a lo largo del año en dos ríos represados, Peñas Blancas y San Lorenzo, así como en el río Chachagua, el cual no era utilizado para la producción hidroeléctrica. Los sitios arriba y debajo de las represas presentaron diferencias físico-químicas, con amplia variación y valores extremos en las variables medidas debajo de la represa en el Río San Lorenzo. Los sitios arriba de las represas estaban dominados por colectores-recolectores-raspadores y nadadores-colgadores, mientras que debajo de las represas hubo una representación más equitativa de grupos funcionales. En contraste, las comunidades fueron semejantes en dos sitios a diferente elevación en el río sin represa. La presencia de afluentes podría haber facilitado la recuperación de macroinvertebrados arriba de la casa de máquinas, pero las comunidades fueron similares bajo la casa y abajo de la represa. Una liberación masiva de sedimentos disminuyó la abundancia y el número de táxones bajo la represa en el Río Peñas Blancas.

  17. Vegetation - San Felipe Valley [ds172

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    California Department of Resources — This Vegetation Map of the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area in San Diego County, California is based on vegetation samples collected in the field in 2002 and 2005 and...

  18. The San Bernabe power substation; La subestacion San Bernabe

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    Chavez Sanudo, Andres D. [Luz y Fuerza del Centro, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The first planning studies that gave rise to the San Bernabe substation go back to year 1985. The main circumstance that supports this decision is the gradual restriction for electric power generation that has been suffering the Miguel Aleman Hydro System, until its complete disappearance, to give priority to the potable water supply through the Cutzamala pumping system, that feeds in an important way Mexico City and the State of Mexico. In this document the author describes the construction project of the San Bernabe Substation; mention is made of the technological experiences obtained during the construction and its geographical location is shown, as well as the one line diagram of the same [Espanol] Los primeros estudios de planeacion que dieron origen a la subestacion San Bernabe se remontan al ano de 1985. La circunstancia principal que soporta esta decision es la restriccion paulatina para generar energia que ha venido experimentando el Sistema Hidroelectrico Miguel Aleman, hasta su desaparicion total, para dar prioridad al suministro de agua potable por medio del sistema de bombeo Cutzamala, que alimenta en forma importante a la Ciudad de Mexico y al Estado de Mexico. En este documento el autor describe el proyecto de construccion de la subestacion San Bernabe; se mencionan las experiencias tecnologicas obtenidas durante su construccion y se ilustra su ubicacion geografica, asi como un diagrama unifilar de la misma

  19. 75 FR 3179 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Trade Agreements-Costa Rica and Peru (DFARS...

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    ... Regulation Supplement; Trade Agreements--Costa Rica and Peru (DFARS Case 2008-D046) AGENCY: Defense... Republic--Central America--United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Costa Rica, and the United... Dominican Republic--Central America--United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Costa Rica and the...

  20. Some intertidal and shallow water polychaetes of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

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    Dean, Harlan K

    2017-03-01

    The polychaete fauna of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica has been inadequately characterized with only nine species previously reported. Collections of polychaetes from intertidal coralline rocks and several shallow sub-tidal sites on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica have been examined and 68 species were identified. Of these, 66 are new records for Costa Rica.

  1. 76 FR 45693 - Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; San Diego POPS Fireworks, San Diego, CA... temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego POPS Fireworks..., participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway during scheduled fireworks events. Persons...

  2. Analysis of Tenth-Year Students’ Eating Habits of a Technical High School in Pérez Zeledón Based on the Transversal Themes of the Program for Third Cycle of Costa Rica Basic General Education

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    José Miguel Pereira-Chaves

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to diagnose the knowledge tenth-grade students have about eating habits and nutrition. This analysis reviews the relation between good nutrition and the transversal axes of the program of study for the third cycle of Costa Rica’s general basic education. Considering that healthy eating should not escape from the educational field, the nutritional values and eating habits should be inculcated to students, so that they can develop optimally in life. A survey containing 13 items with open and closed multiple-choice answers was applied to 30 tenth-grade students, and 18 teachers from a Professional Technical High School located in Pérez Zeledón, San José, Costa Rica. The main results showed the poor nutritional culture of the surveyed students in this educational center, and the lack of commitment of the teachers to mainstream healthy eating habits in their classes.

  3. International politics and primary health care in Costa Rica.

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    Morgan, L M

    1990-01-01

    Costa Rica's internationally-renowned rural health program exemplifies the principles put forth by the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care with one exception: the government has not succeeded in achieving active community participation in health. This paper uses a historical and political-economic perspective to explain why the Costa Rican government failed in its efforts to enhance community participation after Alma Ata. International agencies have been closely involved in the design and implementation of rural health services in Costa Rica since the early 1900s, yet community participation did not figure in these programs until the mid-1970s. The demise of community participation in the early 1980s is attributed to a combination of factors including partisan conflicts, social class conflicts, interest group politics and, particularly, to the shifting priorities of international health and development agencies.

  4. [Factors related to using health services in Costa Rica].

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    Llanos, Amada A; Morera-Salas, Melvin; Barber-Pérez, Patricia; Hernández, Karla; Xirinach-Salazar, Yanira; Varga, Juan R

    2009-01-01

    Determining Costa Ricans' behaviour patterns when using health services. The Costa Rican Health Survey was used. Central tendency, dispersion, percentages, frequencies, Ji-Square and Kruskal-Walis test measurements were analysed. Area of residence and income level were the predisposing factors in both out-patient and emergency services whereas educational level was so in terms of hospitalisation service. Health insurance status and the area of residence were the enabling factors associated with using out-patient and hospitalisation services. The need factors associated with outpatient services were the individuals' perceived state of health, having remained in bed at least until noon and suffering some chronic disease; chronic disease was associated with hospitalisation and remaining in bed when using the emergency service. Most variables postulated by Andersen and Newman's model as being determinants for using health services were present in Costa Rica. Nevertheless, the significance of its factors varied between outpatient, hospitalisation and emergency services.

  5. Primary Health Care That Works: The Costa Rican Experience.

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    Pesec, Madeline; Ratcliffe, Hannah L; Karlage, Ami; Hirschhorn, Lisa R; Gawande, Atul; Bitton, Asaf

    2017-03-01

    Long considered a paragon among low- and middle-income countries in its provision of primary health care, Costa Rica reformed its primary health care system in 1994 using a model that, despite its success, has been generally understudied: basic integrated health care teams. This case study provides a detailed description of Costa Rica's innovative implementation of four critical service delivery reforms and explains how those reforms supported the provision of the four essential functions of primary health care: first-contact access, coordination, continuity, and comprehensiveness. As countries around the world pursue high-quality universal health coverage to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, Costa Rica's experiences provide valuable lessons about both the types of primary health care reforms needed and potential mechanisms through which these reforms can be successfully implemented. Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

  6. bajo el bosque en Costa Rica. 1980-2000

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    Rafael Ocampo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La ipecacuana o raicilla, hierba nativa de América, es la única planta medicinal del trópico húmedo de Costa Rica cultivada bajo el bosque. Es cultivada en la región Huetar Norte, limítrofe con Nicaragua; la raíz seca de ipecacuana se ha comercializado en Costa Rica como materia prima para la industria farmacéutica internacional desde principios del siglo XX. De acuerdo con las estadísticas oficiales, las exportaciones de raicilla desde Costa Rica en los últimos 20 años han significado un promedio de 64 t año-1. Este trabajo resume actividades relacionadas con la descripción y cultivo de la planta, así como algunos de los aspectos agroecológicos de su cultivo.

  7. Escuela Normal (Normal School of Costa Rica: History and Legacy

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    Vivian Carvajal-Jiménez

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    Full Text Available On the centennial of the Escuela Normal (Normal School of Costa Rica, this paper discusses its role and its legacy in teacher training.  It is structured in three parts. Firstly, it presents a brief historical background of the origin and profile of normal schools in various parts of the world. Secondly, it describes the development of the Escuela Normal (Normal School in Costa Rica, refers to various personalities and significant elements that have set the course and prestige of the institution, and places the emphasis on its key role in the humanistic training of teachers, which helped to establish the foundations of Costa Rican educational development. Finally, it presents some remarks about the educational legacy of this noble institution that has remained to this day, particularly in tertiary education, in the teacher training career at the National University, the major historical heir of the Escuela Normal (Normal School.

  8. Convair Astronautics, San Diego (California

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    Pereira & Luckmam, Arquitectos

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    Full Text Available Este brillante y espectacular complejo industrial se ha creado especialmente para la investigación y fabricación de cohetes intercontinentales y vehículos del espacio de las Fuerzas Aéreas de los EE. UU., en las proximidades de San Diego y cerca del campo de pruebas de Sycamore Canyon.

  9. Parásitos intestinales en monos congo Alouatta palliata (Primates: Cebidae de Costa Rica

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    Misael Chinchilla Carmona

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron las heces de 102 monos de la especie Alouatta palliata (monos aulladores o congos de las siguientes regiones de Costa Rica. Valle Central: San Ramón (Alajuela; Pacífico Central: Isla Chira y Parque Manuel Antonio (Puntarenas; Pacífico Norte: Palo Verde, Playa Potrero, Nicoya (Guanacaste y Caribe: Cahuita (Limón. Los animales capturados fueron anestesiados con dardos conteniendo Telazol®. La mayoría defecaron espontáneamente o se les estimulaba a defecar. Las muestras se estudiaron en el laboratorio en forma directa en solución salina (0.85% y una solución de yodo o teñidas con hematoxilina para identificar los parásitos correspondientes. El material fue cultivado en el medio de Dobell para determinar la presencia de amebas y flagelados. Se encontraron helmintos de los géneros Trypanoxyuris, Strongyloides y Controrchis y protozoarios de los géneros Endolimax, Entamoeba, Trichomonas y Giardia. Los porcentajes de infección por protozoarios oscilaron entre 16.7% y 80% y se encontraron helmintos en un 3.4% a un 80% de los animales de acuerdo con la zona estudiada. No se encontraron diferencias importantes de parasitosis relacionadas con el sexo pero si existió mayor infección en los animales más jóvenes. Se establece la relación entre los índices de infección y algunos parámetros tales como las áreas estudiadas, el peso de los animales y el contacto con el ser humano.Intestinal parasites in howler monkeys Alouatta palliata (Primates: Cebidae of Costa Rica. Fecal samples of 102 howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata from several sites of Costa Rica were studied for intestinal parasites. The zones studied were: Central Valley (San Ramón, Alajuela, Central Pacific (Chomes and Manuel Antonio National Park, Puntarenas, North Pacific (Palo Verde Park and Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Chira Island in the Nicoya Gulf and Caribean area (Cahuita, Limón. Animals were anesthetized with dards containing Telazol in order to collect

  10. Límites, negociaciones y conflictos entre Nicaragua y Costa Rica

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    Antonio Esgueva

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta los momentos más importantes de la histona de Nicaragua originados por las demarcaciones de la frontera del sur. Abarcan desde los inicios de la colonia hasta el amojonamiento definitivo hecho por el Ingeniero Alexander después del Laudo Cleveland. A lo largo del tiempo, se fueron dando tensiones, negociaciones, proposiciones aceptadas o rechazadas, bravatas, abrazos, tratados, aplazamientos de acuerdos, incumplimientos, frustraciones, alegrías, declaraciones de guerra, y mil cosas más. En medio de todo ello se llegó a un arreglo que culminó delimitando las fronteras entre Nicaragua y Costa Rica, tanto en el Pacífico como en el Atlántico. La recuperación de la historia ayudará a conocer mejor las relaciones entre ambos países, cuyo epicentro siempre ha sido y sigue siendo la frontera en el río San Juan.

  11. Backyard chicken flocks pose a disease risk for neotropic birds in Costa Rica.

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    Hernandez-Divers, Sonia M; Villegas, Pedro; Jimenez, Carlos; Hernandez-Divers, Stephen J; Garcia, Maricarmen; Riblet, Sylva M; Carroll, C Ron; O'Connor, Barry M; Webb, Julie L; Yabsley, Michael J; Williams, Susan M; Sanchez, Susan

    2008-12-01

    Pathogens of free-ranging chickens create a risk of disease for wild birds, some of which migrate to the United States, as well as potential economic losses for resource-poor farmers. Free-roaming backyard chickens are commonly kept in shade-grown coffee plantations, habitats that attract large numbers of wild birds. The husbandry and pathogen prevalence of backyard chicken flocks in San Luis, Costa Rica, were investigated. Based on serologic evidence, Newcastle disease virus, infectious laryngotracheitis virus, infectious bronchitis virus, chicken anemia virus, and infectious bursal disease virus, as well as both Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae, appear to be significant diseases of this population, and thus, we consider these backyard chickens potential reservoirs for these diseases. There was no evidence of avian influenza. Interviews, clinical examinations, and microscopic examination of tissues led us to believe that poxvirus is also a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in these chickens. We found that Escherichia coli isolates were resistant against tilmicosin, tetracycline, ampicillin, amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, ticarcillin, and cephalothin, and contained genes considered responsible for conferring tetracycline resistance. Additionally, although production was not measured, we suspect that husbandry and lack of preventative medicine are directly related to the diseases reported, all of which negatively affect production.

  12. Panbiogeographical analysis of Costa Rican freshwater fishes

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    Jonathan Herrera-Vásquez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Track analysis and Parsimony analysis of endemicity (PAE were performed to analyze the distribution pattern of Costa Rican freshwater fishes. A basic matrix (presence/absence was prepared using the distribution of 77 freshwater fish. The data were analyzed with CLIQUE software in order to find generalized tracks (cliques. Data also were analyzed with the software NONA and Winclada version 1.00.08 in order to perform the Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE. Fourteen equally probable cliques were found with 31 species in each and the intersection of the amount was selected as a generalized track dividing the country in two main zones: Atlantic slope from Matina to Lake Nicaragua and Pacific slope from the Coto River to the basin of the Tempisque River connected with some branches oriented to the central part of the country. PAE analysis found ten cladogram areas (72 steps, CI=0.45, RI=0.64, using the "strict consensus option" two grouping zones were identified: Atlantic slope and Pacific slope. Both PAE and Track Analysis show the division of the two slopes and the orientation of the generalized track suggests new biogeographical evidence on the influence of both old and new southern elements to explain the migrations of freshwater fish into Central America during two different geological events. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (1: 165-170. Epub 2008 March 31.Con el objetivo de analizar el patrón de distribución de peces de agua dulce de Costa Rica se aplicó un análisis de trazos y de parsimonía de endemismos (PAE. Se construyó una matriz básica utilizando la distribución de 77 especies. Se utilizó el programa CLIQUE con la intención de encontrar los trazos generalizados y NONA y Winclada, versión 1.00.08, con el fin de llevar a cabo el PAE. Se encontró un total de 14 cliques igualmente probables con 31 especies. De esta cantidad se construyó un trazo generalizado que constituye la intersección del total, dividiendo el país en dos zonas: Atl

  13. ASTER Flyby of San Francisco

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    2002-01-01

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection radiometer, ASTER, is an international project: the instrument was supplied by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry. A joint US/Japan science team developed algorithms for science data products, and is validating instrument performance. With its 14 spectral bands, extremely high spatial resolution, and 15 meter along-track stereo capability, ASTER is the zoom lens of the Terra satellite. The primary mission goals are to characterize the Earth's surface; and to monitor dynamic events and processes that influence habitability at human scales. ASTER's monitoring and mapping capabilities are illustrated by this series of images of the San Francisco area. The visible and near infrared image reveals suspended sediment in the bays, vegetation health, and details of the urban environment. Flying over San Francisco (3.2MB) (high-res (18.3MB)), we see the downtown, and shadows of the large buildings. Past the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, we cross San Pablo Bay and enter Suisun Bay. Turning south, we fly over the Berkeley and Oakland Hills. Large salt evaporation ponds come into view at the south end of San Francisco Bay. We turn northward, and approach San Francisco Airport. Rather than landing and ending our flight, we see this is as only the beginning of a 6 year mission to better understand the habitability of the world on which we live. For more information: ASTER images through Visible Earth ASTER Web Site Image courtesy of MITI, ERSDAC, JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

  14. Rehidratación oral en Costa Rica

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    Mata, Leonardo

    1982-01-01

    artículo -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 1982 Alrededor de 1963 reinaba una anarquía en los hospitales de Costa Rica en cuanto a la rehidrataci6n intravenosa para tratar la diarrea severa. Las normas existentes fueron revisadas entonces por el Dr. Rodrigo Loría Cortés con el fin de lograr cierto ordenamiento en los esquemas de tratamiento. En 1972 bajo la guía del Dr. Edgar Mohs y otros galenos se logra impulsar en el país la preparación de tres solucio...

  15. La competencia electoral en Costa Rica y Nicaragua: diferencias multinivel

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación describe el modo en que se estructura la competencia electoral en los sistemas de partidos en territorios unitarios y explica porqué en contextos similares existen estructuras y dinámicas de competencia diferentes. La investigación muestra que la competencia electoral de Costa Rica es incongruente, a diferencia de Nicaragua donde la competencia es congruente. Se exploran hipótesis de tipo institucional y sociológico para explicar las diferencias entre Costa Rica y Nicaragua.

  16. Anthoathecatae and Leptothecatae hydroids from Costa Rica (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa).

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    Kelmo, Francisco; Vargas, Rita

    2002-06-01

    This paper is the first taxonomic account of the hydroid orders Anthoathecatae and Leptothecatae from the Caribbean and Pacific coast of Costa Rica. All specimens are currently stored at the reference collection of the Museo de Zoología, Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica. Sixteen hydroid species are recorded: Eudendrium carneum, Pennaria disticha, Acryptolaria longitheca, Plumularia floridana, Halopteris polymorpha, Aglaophenia dubia, Aglaophenia latecarinata, Lytocarpia tridentata, Macrorhynchia phillipina, Macrorhynchia sp., Clytia gracilis, Cnidoscyphus marginatus, Thyroscyphus ramosus, Dynamena disticha, Sertularella diaphana, and Tridentata distans. An extensive synonymy has been given for each species. A simplified taxonomic key is included, and illustrations and descriptions are provided for each species.

  17. Hemoglobinopatías poco comunes en Costa Rica

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    Elizondo, Jorge; Sáenz, German F.; Páez, Carlos A.; Arroyo, Guido

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    Entre las hemoglobinopatías poco comunes detectadas en Costa Rica se encuentran las de cadenas alfa, beta y delta. Dentro de ellas se destaca en particular la Hb Cubujuquí como una variante hemoglobínica no descrita hasta el momento. Existe una asociación entre los diversos síndromes talasémicos y sus combinaciones con hemoglobinas anormales presentes en nuestra población. Among the rare hemoglobinopathies found in Costa Riea are those of the Alfa, Beta, and Delta chains. Among these, Hb C...

  18. Buddleja filibracteolata (Buddlejaceae, una nueva especie para Costa Rica

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    Morales, J. Francisco

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Buddleja filibracteolata (Buddlejaceae, a new species from Costa Rica is described and illustrated and its relationships with B. crotonoides A. Gray are discussed. Buddleja filibracteolata is distinguished by its sessile leaves, amplexicaul leaf blades, and spiciform inflorescence with numerous and conspicuous threadlike bracteoles.Se describe e ilustra Buddleja filibracteolata (Buddlejaceae, una nueva especie de Costa Rica, y se compara con la especie más cercana, B. crotonoides A. Gray. Buddleja filibracteolata se diferencia por sus hojas sesiles, láminas foliares amplexicaules y por sus inflorescencias espiciformes con numerosas y conspicuas brácteas filiformes.

  19. Alimentos balanceados para perros en Costa Rica

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    Ruth Vargas

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Diagnóstico de la comercialización de alimentos balanceados para perros en Costa Rica. Para ampliar los reportes oficiales de la comercialización de alimentos para perros se creó una base de datos que incluyó cantidad, costo, empaque y formulación durante el período 1998 a agosto del 2000. De 1995 a 1998 y de 1996 a 1999 la producción nacional incrementó un 90,4% y la importación un 42,56% respectivamente, ocupando los alimentos nacionales un 72% del tonelaje y un 70% del valor en dólares americanos. No fue posible determinar cuál es el empaque más comercializado, pero si que los alimentos extrusados son los que ocupan el primer lugar y que los alimentos recomendados para cachorros y adultos son los que más se comercializan. La ausencia de datos en las declaraciones sugiere la necesidad de incrementar el control en las mismas en caso de requerirse un estudio de mercado, ya que contrariamente a esta situación el mayor número de garantías inscritas corresponden separadamente para las fases de cachorros y adultos. Merece también atención que las garantías indican mayores porcentajes de proteína cruda que los recomendados por la AAFCO y que al menos 36 fórmulas son recomendadas para estados sanitarios específicos (p.e. para perros con problemas de alergias, cálculos renales, pérdidas de pelo, etc. sin que oficialmente se encuentre registrada ninguna fórmula medicada

  20. ¿QUIEN CREA MIPYMES EN COSTA RICA? (¿Who are the SME creators in Costa Rica?

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    Juan Carlos Leiva Bonilla

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta las características más relevantes de los emprendedores que crearos sus propias empresas en Costa Rica, así como el entorno en el cual lo hicieron. Esto a partir de los datos emanados del segundo estudio nacional de micros, pequeñas y medianas empresas (mipymes costarricenses efectuado por el Observatorio de Mipymes durante el año 2011. ABSTRACT This paper presents the most relevant characteristics of the entrepreneurs that created companies in Costa Rica and the country’s entrepreneurial environment. This analysis was done using data from the Second National Survey of micro, small and medium sized Costa Rican companies made by the SME Observatory during 2011.

  1. A la costa de Luis A. Martínez: ¿la defensa de un proyecto liberal para Ecuador?

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    Full Text Available A LA COSTA DE LUIS A. MARTINEZ : LA DEFENSE D’UN PROJET LIBERAL POUR L’ÉQUATEUR ? A la Costa est souvent analysé comme une peinture de moeurs, témoignage de la réalité sociale et politique de l´Équateur de la fin du XIX et du début du XX. En effet, ce roman prétend décrire le conflit traditionnel qui oppose socialement, économiquement et politiquement les Andes et la Côte. Mais il se présente aussi et surtout comme la défense d´un projet libéral pour l´Équateur et développe une démonstration idéologique systématique. En outre, il propose une lecture du sens de la vie et une réflexion sur le devenir de l´homme dont la portée dépasse largement l´argumentation idéologique. Ce sont sans aucun doute ces nuances, introduites tout au long de la narration, qui permettent à l´oeuvre d´échapper à son statut exemplaire, simple témoignage d´une époque, pour proposer une vision personnelle et créative. Muchos han visto en A la Costa una novela de tendencia costumbrista, testimonio de la realidad social y política del Ecuador a finales del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX. En efecto, la novela pretende describir el conflicto tradicional social, económico, político entre Sierra y Costa. Pero es también, y ante todo, la defensa de un proyecto liberal para Ecuador, desarrollando una sistemática demostración ideológica. Además, propone una lectura del sentido de la vida y una reflexión sobre el porvenir del hombre cuyo alcance va más allá de la defensa de un proyecto ideológico. Sin duda son estos matices, introducidos a lo largo de la narración, los que permiten que la obra escape del estatuto de novela ejemplar y testimonial para proponer una visión autónoma y creativa. THE NOVEL A LA COSTA OF LUIS A. MARTÍNEZ: THE DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL PROJECT FOR ECUADOR? The novel A la Costa has often been analyzed as a portrait of national costumes, a testimony to the social and political realities of Ecuador at the end of

  2. Sistema de salud de Costa Rica The health system of Costa Rica

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    María del Rocío Sáenz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describe el sistema de salud de Costa Rica, que presta servicios de salud, agua y saneamiento. El componente de servicios de salud incluye un sector público y uno privado. El sector público está dominado por la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS, institución autónoma encargada del financiamiento, compra y prestación de la mayoría de los servicios personales. La CCSS se financia con contribuciones de los afiliados, los empleadores y el Estado, y administra tres regímenes: el seguro de enfermedad y maternidad, el seguro de invalidez, vejez y muerte, y el régimen no contributivo. La CCSS presta servicios en sus propias instalaciones o contrata prestadores del sector privado con los que establece contratos denominados "compromisos de gestión". El sector privado comprende una amplia red de prestadores que ofrecen servicios ambulatorios y de especialidad con fines lucrativos. Estos servicios se financian sobre todo con pagos de bolsillo, pero también con primas de seguros privados. El Ministerio de Salud es el rector del sistema y como tal cumple con funciones de dirección política, regulación sanitaria, direccionamiento de la investigación y desarrollo tecnológico. Dentro de las innovaciones relativamente recientes que se han implantado en Costa Rica destacan la implantación de los equipos básicos de atención integral de salud (EBAIS, la desconcentración de los hospitales y clínicas públicos, la introducción de los acuerdos de gestión y la creación de las Juntas de Salud.This paper describes the Costa Rican health system which provides health, water and sanitation services. The health component of the system includes a public and a private sector. The public sector is dominated by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS, an autonomous institution in charge of financing, purchasing and delivering most of the personal health services in Costa Rica. CCSS is financed with contributions of the

  3. Laboratorio de Nematología, Escuela de Fitotecnia, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.

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    López, Róger

    2016-01-01

    No se detectó reproducción de Meloidogyne incognita en las malezas Lantana camara, Melampodium divaricatum, Bidens pilosa, Lepidium virginicum y Tagetes filifolia, en condiciones de invernadero. La reproducción de este nematodo fue pobre en Asclepias curassavica, Acmella oppositifolia, T. microglosa y T. jalisciensis. La formación de nódulo s radicales, causados por M. incognita en la siembra subsiguiente de tomate, fue severo en maceteros con suelos previamente sembrados con T. jalisciensis,...

  4. Receptive Vocabulary Measures for EFL Costa Rican High School Students

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    Castro-Garcia, Damaris

    2017-01-01

    The study offers a glimpse of the current situation of foreign language education in the Costa Rican context from the perspective of vocabulary knowledge, particularly passive vocabulary size. Students from two institutions participated: one school implements Content Based Teaching while the other follows traditional, Foreign Language Teaching…

  5. Des liens constructifs au Costa Rica | CRDI - Centre de recherches ...

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    18 oct. 2017 ... WEConnect International jumelle des entreprises dirigées par des femmes à des multinationales désireuses de recourir davantage aux services offerts par des femmes. Madelaine Artavia Sotela de Costa Rica est un exemple qui illustre parfaitement la façon dont l'initiative est susceptible d'améliorer ...

  6. Environmental Education for Democracy and Social Justice in Costa Rica

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    Locke, Steven

    2009-01-01

    This study focused on how democratic values and citizenship education are promoted through environmental education in Costa Rica. Data were collected through the examination of textbook and curriculum guides and interviews with classroom teachers. The qualitative study utilized Bowers' (2001) and Gruenewald's (2003) theories of eco-justice and…

  7. First report of Phakopsora pachyrhizi on soybean in Costa Rica

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    American soybean rust, caused by Phakopsora meibomiae, has been reported to occur in several legume species in the tropical regions of Central and South America. In Costa Rica, this pathogen was initially reported as P. pachyrhizi; however, to our knowledge P. pachyrhizi has not been detected in the...

  8. Empowering Women through Photovoice: Women of La Carpio, Costa Rica

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    Morgan, Mary Y.; Vardell, Rosemarie; Lower, Joanna K.; Kinter-Duffy, Ibarra, Laura C.; Victoria L.; Cecil-Dyrkacz, Joy E.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the project was to allow participants to document, critique, and change their family and community conditions through photographs and stories of their everyday lives. This study used photovoice, a participatory action research methodology, with 7 women from La Carpio, Costa Rica. The women were given cameras and asked to photograph…

  9. Case Study: Transgenic Crop Controversy in Costa Rica

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    Hague, Steve S.

    2009-01-01

    Costa Rica has rich ecological resources and has been a steady political force in turbulent Central America. Most recently, it has become a battleground between pro- and anti-genetically modified organism (GMO) political forces. This case study examines the roles of U.S.-based cotton ("Gossypium hirsutum" L.) seed companies, anti-GMO…

  10. Electronic Invoice in Costa Rica: Challenges for Its Implementation

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    Ramírez-Jiménez, Juan José; De La O-Selva, Mario; Cortés-Morales, Roberto

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses the current situation that Costa Rica faces around fiscal issues and high evasion rates. Using actors and multidimensional analysis, it proposes the electronic invoice as an e-government strategic solution that will close the gap around tax evasion and the government incomes. The success achieved by Brazil in this area…

  11. Rewriting Citizenship? Civic Education in Costa Rica and Argentina

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    Suarez, David F.

    2008-01-01

    To what degree are nations "rewriting" citizenship by expanding discussions of human rights, diversity and cultural pluralism in modern civic education, and what explains variation between countries? This study addresses these issues by analysing the intended content of civic education in Costa Rica and Argentina. Over time, civic…

  12. Costa Rica's Marine Protected Areas: status and perspectives.

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    Alvarado, Juan José; Cortés, Jorge; Esquivel, María Fernanda; Salas, Eva

    2012-03-01

    With 51 100km2 of terrestrial area and 589 000km2 of national waters, Costa Rica is considered one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity. It has approximately 3.5% of the world marine species. In the last four decades, Costa Rica has done a considerable effort to create a representative system of Protected Areas (PA), mainly terrestrial. We present an assessment of the current situation of the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Costa Rica, through an historical analysis, and an evaluation of their distribution, coverage and management categories. Costa Rica has 166 protected areas covering 50% of the coastline; of these 20 are MPAs, classified as National Parks (90.6%), National Wildlife Refuges (6.6%), Wetlands (1.5%), Biological Reserves (1%), and one Absolute Natural Reserve (0.3%). According to IUCN criteria, 93.7% correspond to category II, 5% to IV and 1.3% to I. The marine protected surface is 5 296.5km2, corresponding to 17.5% of the territorial waters and 0.9% of the Exclusive Economic Zone. The median distance between MPAs is 22.4km in the Pacific and 32.9km along the Caribbean. The median size is close to 54km2. The main threats to MPAs are the lack of coordination between governmental agencies, limited economic resources, restricted patrolling and control, poor watershed management, and rampant coastal alteration.

  13. El Camino Inca de la Costa en Tumbes

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    Vílchez Carrasco, Carolina; Ministerio de Cultura

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    Artículo descriptivo sobre el camino inca de la costa de Tumbes y sus tres subtramos: en la cordillera de Amotapes, en las colinas miocénicas y en la planicie litoral. Abarca temas como el medio geográfico, los antecedentes del estudio y la historia del tramo.

  14. [Migration and employment in the metropolitan area of Costa Rica].

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    Maguid, A

    1986-04-01

    The relationship between rural-urban migration and employment in Costa Rica is explored. "The main purpose of this paper is to examine the conditions in which immigrants are absorbed in the labour market." The data are from the Survey on Migration and Employment in Metropolitan Areas carried out by the Ministry of Planning and Political Economics in 1982. (summary in ENG) excerpt

  15. Economic incentives for improving mango quality in Costa Rica

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    Zuniga Arias, G.; Ruben, R.; Verkerk, R.; Boekel, van T.

    2008-01-01

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    – The purpose of the paper is to present an integrated methodology for identifying effective economic incentives to enhance quality performance by mango producers in Costa Rica.

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    – The study analyses the relationship between intrinsic

  16. The Marine Education Programme and ESD Schools in Costa Rica

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    Mata-Segreda, Alejandrina

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to share information about the Costa Rican Marine Education Programme in relation to the quality criteria for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Schools. We found that the application of these criteria is feasible, not only to the organisation and management of schools that are looking to become ESD Schools,…

  17. Commercialization Trends in Higher Education: The Costa Rican Case.

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    Guido, Maria de Los Angeles

    1999-01-01

    This case study of the commercialized teaching profession in Costa Rican higher education urges circumspection; the term "efficient and productive change" camouflages the state-sanctioned commodification of the instructional enterprise. Courses are becoming proprietary courseware, machinery for selling intellectual capital is emerging,…

  18. Citizenship, Wealth, and Whiteness in a Costa Rican High School

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    Stocker, Karen

    2005-01-01

    This article addresses the democratic rhetoric taught in a Costa Rican High School and the ways in which that rhetoric clashed with school practices that revealed hierarchies based on race, ethnicity, class, and religion. This contradiction was rendered visible through student elections, the Independence Day celebration, and civic acts. Through…

  19. Disability and Rehabilitation in Rural Costa Rica. Occasional Paper 3.

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    de Mezerville, Gaston

    To assist the Costa Rican Social Security Systems in designing a Rural Community Comprehensive Health Model, a study identified functional limitations among 1253 persons over age 7; assessed functional development of 293 children, ages 0-6; identified possible preventive factors of disability; and explored practices and resources in the districts…

  20. Costa Rica’s Marine Protected Areas: status and perspectives

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    Juan José Alvarado

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available With 51 100km2 of terrestrial area and 589 000km² of national waters, Costa Rica is considered one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity. It has approximately 3.5% of the world marine species. In the last four decades, Costa Rica has done a considerable effort to create a representative system of Protected Areas (PA, mainly terrestrial. We present an assessment of the current situation of the Marine Protected Areas (MPA in Costa Rica, through an historical analysis, and an evaluation of their distribution, coverage and management categories. Costa Rica has 166 protected areas covering 50% of the coastline; of these 20 are MPAs, classified as National Parks (90.6%, National Wildlife Refuges (6.6%, Wetlands (1.5%, Biological Reserves (1%, and one Absolute Natural Reserve (0.3%. According to IUCN criteria, 93.7% correspond to category II, 5% to IV and 1.3% to I. The marine protected surface is 5 296.5km², corresponding to 17.5% of the territorial waters and 0.9% of the Exclusive Economic Zone. The median distance between MPAs is 22.4km in the Pacific and 32.9km along the Caribbean. The median size is close to 54km². The main threats to MPAs are the lack of coordination between governmental agencies, limited economic resources, restricted patrolling and control, poor watershed management, and rampant coastal alteration.

  1. CREADS, a Teacher Training Course on ESD in Costa Rica

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    Jimenez-Elizondo, Alicia

    2010-01-01

    After the Costa Rican government signed a commitment to implement the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), the challenge was how to put the commitment into action. Fortunately, an opportunity presented itself with an initiative called Peace with Nature (Iniciativa Paz con la Naturaleza-IPN), under which a teacher training…

  2. in National Parks, Costa Rica, 2006

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    Juan Antonio Aguirre

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, ubicado en el valle central de Costa Rica, es el parque más importante y que recibe más visitantes en el país. Entre el 24 de Marzo y el 10 de Abril del 2006, hubo una serie de erupciones que, la administración del parque prohibiera primero y restringiera después el acceso del número de visitantes al PNVP por tres semanas. El estudio examina el impacto de tales restricciones en las comunidades de Poasito y Fraijanes, las comunidades ubicadas en la entrada del parque, las cuales dependen económicamente de los gastos de los turistas que visitan el parque para sobrevivir. El estudio examina además el impacto social, de la falta información durante este tiempo en la opinión de las comunidades y los negocios sobre la gestión del desastre por parte de la administración del parque. Se encontró que para mejorar los planes para el manejo de esta clase de desastres, el parque y la comunidad deben mejorar la comunicación entre ambos, y la participación y coordinación de actividades. Para disminuir los riesgos de desastres físicos y económicos, la comunidad tiene que organizarse para pedir y obtener más información sobre las crisis generada por futuras erupciones y diversificar el tipo de turismo de que depende. La administración del Parque Nacional Volcán Poás debería iniciar actividades que ayuden el mejoramiento de la capacidad de participar de las comunidades en las actividades que el parque realiza en épocas de crisis, también debería incluir las necesidades informativas de la comunidad y de los negocios en su plan de gestión de desastres.

  3. Caracterización de la distribución de la biomasa y densidad de raíces finas en un gradiente sucesional de bosques en la Zona Norte de Costa Rica.

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    Jiménez-Rodríguez, César

    2004-01-01

    Informe Final de Proyecto de Investigación. En este estudio se evaluó la distribución de la biomasa radical, el índice de área radical (RAI) y la densidad longitudinal (RLD) de raíces finas (< 5 mm) en una gradiente sucesional de bosques húmedos tropicales en la zona de Florencia de San Carlos, Costa Rica. La variación de estos parámetros se evaluaron en función de la profundidad del suelo y del estado sucesional. La biomasa radical al igual que el RAI y el RLD disminuyen conforme aumenta ...

  4. Arcos triunfales de San Petersburgo

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    Kurz Muñiz, Juan Albert; Gordo, Carmen María

    2001-01-01

    Se conmemora el tricentenario de la ciudad de San Petersburgo, ciudad que nos ha dejado grandiosos monumentos a lo largo de su historia. La importancia de los arcos triunfales, exponentes máximos que reglejan las victorias acaecidas, con un refinamiento y belleza occidental. Erigidos durante los reinados de Pedro I el Grande y Catalina II, monarcas ilustrados que supieron abrir a Rusia hacia la modernidad.

  5. Burkholderia glumae EN EL CULTIVO DE ARROZ EN COSTA RICA

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    Andrea Quesada-Gonz\\u00E1lez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Burkholderia glumae en el cultivo de arroz en Costa Rica. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la presencia de Burkholderia glumae en arroz en Costa Rica. La bacteria Burkholderia glumae está asociada al cultivo del arroz en el que provoca la enfermedad llamada añublo bacterial. Bajo condiciones ambientales favorables, la densidad bacteriana aumenta, lo que provoca que, bajo un sistema de regulación denominado quorum sensing, se expresen sus mecanismos de virulencia mediante la activación de genes responsables para la síntesis de la toxoflavina, que bloquea el flujo de nutrientes, para la biogénesis de flagelos y la respuesta quimiotáctica, y la producción de la enzima catalasa. Las plantas desarrollan la sintomatología que finalmente conlleva a un vaneamiento del grano provocando pérdidas económicas importantes. Se investigó la situación referente a la contaminación del grano de arroz causado por esta bacteria en Costa Rica durante los años 2009 y 2010, mediante un convenio entre la Corporación Nacional Arrocera y el Laboratorio de Fitopatología del Centro de Investigación en Protección de Cultivos de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Se usó la metodología de PCR de punto final recomendada por investigadores del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical en Colombia y se reforzó la identificación, por medio de técnicas de microbiología convencional. Se obtuvieron resultados que indican la presencia de la bacteria en Costa Rica, la primera información sobre la prevalencia de un fitopatógeno bacteriano de gran importancia para el sector arrocero.

  6. Monitoreo del manglar de Gandoca, Costa Rica (sitio CARICOMP

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    Ana C Fonseca E

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El manglar de Gandoca, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo, Caribe de Costa Rica, se ha monitoreado desde 1999. La especie dominante es el mangle rojo Rhizophora mangle. El pico de productividad y producción de flores a lo largo de los años se dio en julio. La productividad del manglar disminuyó desde el 2001 y la temperatura del agua aparentemente aumentó. La biomasa (14 kg/m² y densidad (9 árboles por 100 m² en Gandoca son relativamente bajas comparados con otras manglares dentro del Programa CARICOMP, mientras que la productividad encontrada para julio en Costa Rica (4 g/m²/día es intermedia, similar a lo que se encontró en la mayoría de los sitios CARICOMP.Monitoring of the mangrove forest at Gandoca, Costa Rica (CARICOMP site. The mangrove forest at Gandoca, Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo, Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, has been monitored since 1999, following the CARICOMP protocol. The dominant species was the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle. The peak of productivity and flowering was in July. The mangrove productivity decline from 2001 to 2004 while the temperature rised. Biomass (14 kg/m² and density (9 trees/10 m² in Gandoca were relatively low compared to other CARICOMP sites, while productivity in July in Costa Rica (4 g/m²/day was intermediate, similar to most CARICOMP sites. Rev. Biol. Trop. 55 (1: 23-31. Epub 2007 March. 31.

  7. "El sector de la economía laboral en Costa Rica (S.E.L." (The labour economy sector in Costa Rica (S.E.L.

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    Francisco Morales Hernández

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available : The author analyses the evolution of cooperatives in Costa Rica during the last 60 years. Their evolution, impact on the country’s economy, how their democratic way of operating is mirrored in Costa Rican society, etc. are subjects examined in this article.

  8. Costa Rica’s Marine Protected Areas: status and perspectives

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    Juan José Alvarado

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available With 51 100km2 of terrestrial area and 589 000km² of national waters, Costa Rica is considered one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity. It has approximately 3.5% of the world marine species. In the last four decades, Costa Rica has done a considerable effort to create a representative system of Protected Areas (PA, mainly terrestrial. We present an assessment of the current situation of the Marine Protected Areas (MPA in Costa Rica, through an historical analysis, and an evaluation of their distribution, coverage and management categories. Costa Rica has 166 protected areas covering 50% of the coastline; of these 20 are MPAs, classified as National Parks (90.6%, National Wildlife Refuges (6.6%, Wetlands (1.5%, Biological Reserves (1%, and one Absolute Natural Reserve (0.3%. According to IUCN criteria, 93.7% correspond to category II, 5% to IV and 1.3% to I. The marine protected surface is 5 296.5km², corresponding to 17.5% of the territorial waters and 0.9% of the Exclusive Economic Zone. The median distance between MPAs is 22.4km in the Pacific and 32.9km along the Caribbean. The median size is close to 54km². The main threats to MPAs are the lack of coordination between governmental agencies, limited economic resources, restricted patrolling and control, poor watershed management, and rampant coastal alteration.Con 51 100km2 de área terrestre y 589 000km² de aguas jurisdiccionales, Costa Rica es considerado uno de los países con mayor biodiversidad. Posee aproximadamente 3.5% de las especies marinas del mundo. En las últimas cuatro décadas, Costa Rica ha dedicado un esfuerzo significativo para la creación de Áreas Protegidas (AP, principalmente terrestres. Aquí presentamos un diagnóstico de la situación actual de las Áreas Marinas Protegidas (AMP en Costa Rica, a través de un análisis histórico, su distribución, cobertura y categorías de manejo. Costa Rica posee 166 áreas protegidas que cubren 50% de la l

  9. Análisis financiero para la apertura de una nueva sucursal de Autoservicio Joax S.A., en la provincia de San José

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    Tesis de maestría -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Posgrado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. Maestría Profesional en Administración y Dirección de Empresas con énfasis en Finanzas, 2013 El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar un análisis financiero, para la apertura de una sucursal en San José para la distribución y venta de servicios automotrices, como: mecánica rápida, llantas, baterías; entre otros. La sucursal va a contar con los inventarios necesarios, suplidos por la Casa Matr...

  10. Primer registro de Pisione guanche San Martín, López & Núñez, 1999 (Annelida: Sigalionidae en el golfo de Vizcaya.

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    Full Text Available En el transcurso de un programa de vigilancia ambiental llevado a cabo por INSUB el 9 de Mayo de 2017, dos ejemplares completos y un fragmento de Pisione guanche San Martín, López & Núñez, 1999 (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sigalionidae han sido identificados. Esta es la primera referencia de la especie para el golfo de Vizcaya. Los ejemplares fueron obtenidos en fondos blandos circalitorales de la plataforma continental de Zarautz (Costa vasca, SE del golfo de Vizcaya. En el presente artículo se aportan aspectos morfológicos, geográficos y ecológicos de la especie.

  11. Species - San Diego Co. [ds121

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    California Department of Resources — This is the Biological Observation Database point layer representing baseline observations of sensitive species (as defined by the MSCP) throughout San Diego County....

  12. 78 FR 18238 - Safety Zone; SFPD Training Safety Zone; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA

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    ... William Hawn, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399-7442 or email at D11-PF-Marine... navigable waters around the SFPD's maritime interdiction training exercises. The SFPD Training Safety ] Zone... Hunters Point in San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Police Department's maritime...

  13. 77 FR 34988 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in...

  14. 77 FR 46115 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

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    ...-1100-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The San Diego Museum of Man has completed an inventory of... Diego Museum of Man. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no...

  15. 78 FR 34123 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA

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    ... NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San... construction activities for the Middle Fork American River Project. Site materials from the Middle Fork... Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology...

  16. Identificación de virus en el cultivo de camote (Ipomoea batatas L. en Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available Identificación de virus en el cultivo de camote (Ipomoea batatas L. en Costa Rica. En el período entre febrero y mayo del 2002, se realizó un reconocimiento de los virus del cultivo de camote (Ipomoea batatas L., en cinco plantaciones comerciales ubicadas en las principales regiones productoras de este cultivo en Costa Rica. Previo al muestreo, en cada plantación se evaluó la incidencia de plantas con síntomas de enfermedades virales. Para la identificación de los virus, se recolectaron secciones apicales de tallo de plantas de camote con síntomas las cuales se injertaron sobre las plantas indicadoras de virus, de la especia Ipomoea setosa para inocularlas. Las muestras foliares de plantas inoculadas fueron analizadas serológicamente para el virus del moteado plumoso del camote (SPFMV y el virus del mosaico del pepino (CMV; con la reacción en cadena de polimerasa de transcripción reversa (RT-PCR para el virus del enanismo clorótico del camote (SPCSV y por hibridación molecular para el virus del enrollamiento de la hoja del camote (SPLCV. Las plantaciones ubicadas en el Cacao y el Coyol de Alajuela, y San Pedro de Santa Bárbara, presentaron las mayores incidencias de plantas con síntomas virales; a saber: 30, 90 y 90% respectivamente. El SPFMV, transmitido por los áfidos fue el virus más común. Otros virus detectados fueron el SPCSV y el SPLCV. El CMV, no se encontró en ninguna de las muestras analizadas.

  17. Cuartel San Carlos. Yacimiento veterano

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El Cuartel San Carlos es un monumento histórico nacional (1986 de finales del siglo XVIII (1785-1790, caracterizado por sufrir diversas adversidades en su construcción y soportar los terremotos de 1812 y 1900. En el año 2006, el organismo encargado de su custodia, el Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural del Ministerio de Cultura, ejecutó tres etapas de exploración arqueológica, que abarcaron las áreas Traspatio, Patio Central y las Naves Este y Oeste de la edificación. Este trabajo reseña el análisis de la documentación arqueológica obtenida en el sitio, a partir de la realización de dicho proyecto, denominado EACUSAC (Estudio Arqueológico del Cuartel San Carlos, que representa además, la tercera campaña realizada en el sitio. La importancia de este yacimiento histórico, radica en su participación en los acontecimientos que propiciaron conflictos de poder durante el surgimiento de la República y en los sucesos políticos del siglo XX. De igual manera, se encontró en el sitio una amplia muestra de materiales arqueológicos que reseñan un estilo de vida cotidiana militar, así como las dinámicas sociales internas ocurridas en el San Carlos, como lugar estratégico para la defensa de los diferentes regímenes que atravesó el país, desde la época del imperialismo español hasta nuestros días.

  18. Diversity and levels of endemism of the Bromeliaceae of Costa Rica - an updated checklist.

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    Cáceres González, Daniel A; Schulte, Katharina; Schmidt, Marco; Zizka, Georg

    2013-01-01

    An updated inventory of the Bromeliaceae for Costa Rica is presented including citations of representative specimens for each species. The family comprises 18 genera and 198 species in Costa Rica, 32 species being endemic to the country. Additional 36 species are endemic to Costa Rica and Panama. Only 4 of the 8 bromeliad subfamilies occur in Costa Rica, with a strong predominance of Tillandsioideae (7 genera/150 spp.; 75.7% of all bromeliad species in Costa Rica). 124 species (62.6%) grow exclusively epiphytic, additional 59 spp. (29.8%) are facultative epiphytes. The most diverse genus is Werauhia, with 59 species (29.8% of the Costa Rican bromeliad flora), followed by Tillandsia with 40 species (20.2%) and Guzmania with 28 spp. (8.6%).

  19. Diversity and levels of endemism of the Bromeliaceae of Costa Rica – an updated checklist

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    Cáceres González, Daniel A.; Schulte, Katharina; Schmidt, Marco; Zizka, Georg

    2013-01-01

    Abstract An updated inventory of the Bromeliaceae for Costa Rica is presented including citations of representative specimens for each species. The family comprises 18 genera and 198 species in Costa Rica, 32 species being endemic to the country. Additional 36 species are endemic to Costa Rica and Panama. Only 4 of the 8 bromeliad subfamilies occur in Costa Rica, with a strong predominance of Tillandsioideae (7 genera/150 spp.; 75.7% of all bromeliad species in Costa Rica). 124 species (62.6%) grow exclusively epiphytic, additional 59 spp. (29.8%) are facultative epiphytes. The most diverse genus is Werauhia, with 59 species (29.8% of the Costa Rican bromeliad flora), followed by Tillandsia with 40 species (20.2%) and Guzmania with 28 spp. (8.6%). PMID:24399894

  20. Biodiversidad marina de Costa Rica: Crustacea: Decapoda (Penaeoidea, Sergestoidea, Stenopodidea, Caridea, Thalassinidea, Palinura del Caribe

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    Rita Vargas

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Aquí se informan para la costa Caribe de Costa Rica un total de 30 especies de camarones y langostas. Estas se clasifican en el Suborden Dendrobranchiata (Penaeoidea, 6 spp.; Sergestoidea, 2 spp.; y en el Suborden Pleocyemata (Stenopididea, 2 spp.; Caridea, 15 spp.; Thalassinidea, 2 spp. y Palinura, 3 spp.. Del total de especies, 22 son informadas por primera vez para Costa Rica, y adicionalmente una, informada previamente para la costa Pacífica, se informa para el Caribe. Además, se amplia la distribución geográfica de Pontonia domestica, previamente informada de Carolina del Norte, Golfo de México y Bahamas; y Rhynchocinetes rigens, de Florida, Bahamas, islas Vírgenes, Bermuda, Madeira y Azores, a la costa Caribe de Costa Rica. De 218 especies de Penaeoidea, Sergestoidea, Stenopodidea y Caridea mencionadas por Chace (1972 para el Caribe, solo 25 (11.5% se han encontrado hasta ahora en la costa Caribe de Costa Rica.A total of 30 species of shrimp and lobster are reported from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. They belong to the Suborder Dendrobranchiata: Penaeoidea, 6 spp. and Sergestoidea, 2 spp.; and Suborder Pleocyemata: Stenopodidea, 2 spp.; Caridea, 15 spp.; Thalassinidea, 2 spp.; Palinura, 3 spp. Of these, 22 species are reported for the first time for Costa Rica, and one species previously known from the Pacific coast is informed from the Caribbean coast. Distribution ranges are extended for: Pontonia domestica Gibbes, from North Carolina, Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas; and Rhynchocinetes rigens Gordon, from the northern Caribbean, Bermuda and eastern Atlantic, to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Of 218 species of Penaeoidea, Sergestoidea, Caridea and Stenopodidea mentioned for the Caribbean by Chace (1972, only 25 (11.5% have been reported from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

  1. Agricultura, recursos naturales, medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible en costa rica

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    Jorge A. Morera

    2000-01-01

    Agricultura, recursos naturales, medio ambiente y desarrollo sostenible en Costa Rica. La agricultura sostenible en Costa Rica debe reconocer la necesidad de intensificar la productividad como medio de soportar la acelerada demanda creada por el incremento poblacional, pero al mismo tiempo debe prever el mejor uso y conservación de los recursos naturales. Sin recursos naturales no hay agricultura y sin ésta no hay seguridad alimentaria. Es de esperar que Costa Rica pue...

  2. ADAPTACIÓN DE LA ESCALA DE EMPATÍA DE BRYANT, B. (1982 PARA NIÑOS, NIÑAS Y ADOLESCENTES EN COSTA RICA (ADAPTATION OF THE BRYANT, B. INDEX OF EMPATHY FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (1982 IN COSTA RICA

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    Alvarado Calderón Kathia

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Este artículo presenta la adaptación de la Escala de Empatía para niños y adolescentes (IECA de Bryant, B. en su versión al castellano en un grupo de niños y niñas de edad escolar del Cantón de Montes de Oca en San José, Costa Rica. Este instrumento es de auto-reporte y mide la respuesta empática a partir de una serie de enunciados redactados de manera neutra o donde el protagonista de la acción es de sexo femenino o masculino. Los participantes fueron 444 niños y niñas, 232 varones y 212 mujeres, con edades entre 10 y 12 años. Se utilizó el análisis estadístico de los datos para obtener criterios de confiabilidad de los resultados. Este instrumento es de alta divulgación a nivel internacional, pero no así en Costa Rica, de allí la importancia de evaluarlo con población nacional. Con este estudio se confirma que el IECA (versión castellana es un instrumento confiable en la evaluación de la respuesta empática, de importancia en el desarrollo de comportamientos prosociales, por lo que se recomienda su utilización.Abstract: This paper presents the adaptation of the Scale of Empathy for Children and Adolescents (IECA Bryant, B. in the Spanish version in a group of children of school age in the canton of Montes de Oca San José, Costa Rica. This instrument is self-reported and measured the empathic response from a series of statements written in a neutral or where the protagonist of the action is female or male. Participants were 444 children, 232 men and 212 women, aged between 10 and 12. Statistical analysis was used to obtain data reliability criteria of the results. This instrument is of high international dissemination, but not in Costa Rica, from there to evaluate the importance of national population. This study confirms that ACE inhibitors (Spanish version is a reliable tool in the evaluation of the empathic response, important in the development of prosocial behavior, so its use is recommended.

  3. A source of almost pure methyl chavicol: volatile oil from the aerial parts of Tagetes lucida (Asteraceaecultivated in Costa Rica

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    José F Cicció

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The plant Tagetes lucida Cav.(syn.T.florida Sweet,T.schiedeana Less.is an aromatic herb distributed naturally from Mexico to Honduras,at elevations between 1 000 and 2 000 m.It is used as a spice,for medicine,as insecticide and as ornamental plant.It is cultivated commercially in Costa Rica as a spice herb;it contains an oil having an anise-like odor,and the fresh aerial parts of this plant are sold in the supermarket as a substitute of tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L..The essential oils isolated from aerial parts bought,at May and October,in a supermarket in San José (Costa Rica.Fresh flowering aerial parts,flowers and leaves plus stems, were subjected to hydrodistillation for 3 hr using a modified Clevenger-type apparatus.The distilled oils were collected and dried over anhydrous sodium sulphate and stored in a freezer (0-10 °C.The light yellow green oil yield was about 0.07%(v/w.GC/MS analyses were performed using a Shimadzu GCMS-QP5050 apparatus and CLASS 5000 software with Wiley 139 computer database.Identification of the components of the oil was performed using the retention indices,which were calculated in relation to a homologous series of hydrocarbons, and by comparison of their mass spectra with those published in the literature or those of our own database. Thirty compounds were identified,of which methyl chavicol (95-97%was the major constituent.From flower oil,two bithienyls were detected as minor constituents. Rev. Biol. Trop. 52(4:853-857.Epub 2005 Jun 24.Los aceites esenciales extraídos de las partes aéreas de la planta Tagetes lucida Cav.cultivada en Costa Rica y utilizada como condimento,fue estudiado mediante la técnica de GC/MS en combinación con los índices de retención.Se identificaron treinta compuestos.El componente mayoritario resultó ser metil chavicol (estragolen un 95-97%.En el aceite de las flores se detectaron e identificaron dos compuestos minoritarios que resultaron ser bitienilos no informados

  4. [Abnormal haemoglobins in the newborn human population of Costa Rica].

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    Abarca, Gabriela; Navarrete, Marta; Trejos, Rafael; de Céspedes, Carlos; Saborío, Manuel

    2008-09-01

    Hemoglobinopathies are hereditary autosomic recessive diseases. A total of 70 943 samples of whole blood collected by heel prick in filter paper (S&S 903) from throughout Costa Rica (October 2005-October 2006) were analyzed to detect variants of hemoglobin by the iso-electric focusing technique. Eight hundred ninety one cases presented some variant, for a frecuency of 1/79. Five cases are homozygous for hemoglobin S (sickle cell disease) and one shows the double heterozygous genotype SC. In this study the S and C variants of hemoglobin, although with some local differences, are widespread all over the country. Thus, the prevention of new cases is important through the testing of hemoglobin in the Costa Rican National Newborn Screening Program, together with a Interdisciplinary National Program of Education for the disease and carrier status (AS/AC) for patients, families and medicar personnel. This is the basis for proper genetic counseling, to improve treatment and to reduce morbi-mortality.

  5. Agricultural "killing fields": the poisoning of Costa Rican banana workers.

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    Sass, R

    2000-01-01

    The poisoning of Costa Rican banana workers by multinational corporations' excessive use of pesticides is not a local issue; it is embedded in a dominant ideology expressed by the phenomenon of globalization. This ideology seeps into every aspect of our social institutions--economic, political, and legal. The practice of this ideological perspective is evident in the industrialization of global agriculture and the shift from "developmentalism"--liberal welfarism, industrialization, and urbanization--to a dominant, undemocratic, global financial elite with "economism" and a neoliberal political agenda overriding the nation-state polis. A specific effect is to transform the agricultural workers of developing countries, such as Costa Rican banana workers, into politically superfluous flesh-and-blood human beings.

  6. Fecundidad adolescente en el gran área metropolitana de Costa Rica

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    Collado Chaves, Andrea

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es explorar algunos de los aspectos macrosociales que explican la fecundidad adolescente en el Gran Área Metropolitana de Costa Rica. Entre los aspectos macrosociales, específicamente, se analiza el lugar de residencia de las adolescentes. La proporción de madres adolescentes entre 15 y 19 años se usa para medir la fecundidad. Esta información es tomada del Censo del 2000 y del Censo de 1984. Además, se usa un conjunto de coordenadas geográficas, para definir geográficamente los lugares donde la fecundidad adolescente tiende a ser más alta o más baja. Las coordenadas geográficas proviene del Centro Centroamericano de Población. Los resultados verifican que tanto en el 1984 como en el 2000, la fecundidad adolescente se concentró en zonas geográficas determinadas. En el año 1984, se identificaron seis zonas donde la fecundidad adolescente fue alta, en el 2000 estas zonas aumentaron a siete. Las localidades de alta fecundidad se definen como zonas donde la mayoría de las adolescentes son madres. En el año 2000, los lugares encontrados fueron Tuetal Sur, Tirrases-Río Azul, La Carpio-Pavas, Guararí- La Milpa (Heredia, Los Guidos, León XIII y "Los Barrios al Sur de San José". En el año 1984, estas localidades eran: Sabana Sur, Pavas, Uruca, Patarrá, Ciudadelas (15 de Setiembre y 25 de Julio y el Sector Sur de San José. Después de 16 años, cuatro de seis localidades se ubicaron en los mismos puntos. Otras características como pobreza, baja asistencia a la educación formal y desempleo, permitieron crear una descripción de cada localidad y clasificar las localidades de alta fecundidad en tres grupos: i. localidades de alto riesgo, ii. localidades de bajo riesgo y iii. localidades de riesgo incierto. Las localidades de alto riesgo fueron detectadas en 1984 y crecieron en el 2000, se caracterizan por ser zonas de pobreza extrema; donde las mayoría de los jóvenes entre 13 y 17 no asisten a

  7. La subcultura emo en Costa Rica. Exploración de sus características ideológicas e identitarias

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    Luis A. Rodríguez-Campos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo fue identificar, de forma exploratoria, los principales rasgos identitarios e ideológicos de la subcultura emo en San José, Costa Rica, en el año 2010. Se realizaron entrevistas a siete jóvenes emo y se recolectaron opiniones en foros de Internet. Se pudo encontrar que dichos jóvenes buscan expresar su mundo interior de una manera acorde con sus sentimientos de frustración y soledad, pero también alegría y regocijo, en medio de una búsqueda de identidad y aceptación

  8. Chagas Disease in Dogs from Endemic Areas of Costa Rica

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    Montenegro Victor M; Jiménez Maurico; Dias JC Pinto; Zeledón Rodrigo

    2002-01-01

    Dogs with the presumptive diagnosis of Chagas disease are commonly sent to our School of Veterinary Medicine by independent veterinarians. This prompted us to evaluate the prevalence of canine trypanosomiasis in some villages of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. A total of 54 dogs (21 males and 33 females) from five rural villages, with ages between 3 months and 10 years old, were bled and submitted to three serological tests: indirect immunofluorescence, indirect hemagglutination and ELISA. ...

  9. The problem of digital heritage: the case of Costa Rica

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    José Bernal Rivas Fernández

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this article we analyze the problem you are facing the production of documents in digital form, as a result of the latest trends in the e-government that poses new challenges for archives and access to information contained in this type of support. This is a brief review the case of Costa Rica, where there have already been some effects in terms of the protection of digital heritage especially by the impact of information technologies and communication.

  10. Burkholderia glumae en el cultivo de arroz en Costa Rica.

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    Andrea Quesada-González

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la presencia de Burkholderia glumae en arroz en Costa Rica. La bacteria Burkholderia glumae está asociada al cultivo del arroz en el que provoca la enfermedad llamada añublo bacterial. Bajo condiciones ambientales favorables, la densidad bacteriana aumenta, lo que provoca que, bajo un sistema de regulación denominado quorum sensing, se expresen sus mecanismos de virulencia mediante la activación de genes responsables para la síntesis de la toxoflavina, que bloquea el flujo de nutrientes, para la biogénesis de flagelos y la respuesta quimiotáctica, y la producción de la enzima catalasa. Las plantas desarrollan la sintomatología que finalmente conlleva a un vaneamiento del grano provocando pérdidas económicas importantes. Se investigó la situación referente a la contaminación del grano de arroz causado por esta bacteria en Costa Rica durante los años 2009 y 2010, mediante un convenio entre la Corporación Nacional Arrocera y el Laboratorio de Fitopatología del Centro de Investigación en Protección de Cultivos de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Se usó la metodología de PCR de punto final recomendada por investigadores del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical en Colombia y se reforzó la identificación, por medio de técnicas de microbiología convencional. Se obtuvieron resultados que indican la presencia de la bacteria en Costa Rica, la primera información sobre la prevalencia de un fitopatógeno bacteriano de gran importancia para el sector arrocero.

  11. Assessment of Poa annua resistance to clethodim in Costa Rica.

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    Ana María Rodríguez-Ruiz; Néstor Chaves-Barrantes; Alberto Hernández-Díaz; Franklin Herrera-Murillo

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    The objective of this study was to check for the presence of resistance to clethodim in Poa annua populations observed in onion fields in the highlands of Cartago, Costa Rica. Two experiments were conducted; the first one was carried out, in 2007, in a greenhouse at the Fabio Baudrit Moreno Agricultural Experiment Station (EEAFBM, in Spanish), with seeds of plants from a farm where clethodim exercised good control (S population), and from another farm where clethodim showed a deficient contro...

  12. Child malnutrition and deprivation - observations in Guatemala and Costa Rica

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    Mata, Leonardo

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    artículo (arbitrado), Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA). 1980 Traditional populations consisting of small tribal groups living in close contact with nature may be virtually free from endemic malnutrition owing to the relative absence of infectious diseases. Transition toward modern ways of life and population growth, leading to crowding and underdevelopment, favours ,endemic malnutrition due to the interaction of malnutrition and infec...

  13. Sedentarism in Costa Rican children: yes, there is a solution

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    Carlos Álvarez Bogantes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article was to review the nature of physical activity patterns of children in order to relate them to the recommendations provided regarding the physical activity that children must have.  Additionally, these recommendations are compared to what has been done traditionally in Costa Rica.  In another section of the article, games are mentioned as an alternative for making movement fun for children and creating active lifestyles mainly using physical education classes.

  14. San Diego's High School Dropout Crisis

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    Wilson, James C.

    2012-01-01

    This article highlights San Diego's dropout problem and how much it's costing the city and the state. Most San Diegans do not realize the enormous impact high school dropouts on their city. The California Dropout Research Project, located at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has estimated the lifetime cost of one class or cohort of…

  15. Costa de Cocos wind-diesel hybrid power system

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    Ellis, Abraham; Estrada, Luis [Southwest Thechnology Development Institute, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces (United States); Newcomb, Charles; Corbus, David [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CO (United States)

    2000-07-01

    This paper describes the performance and reliability of the Costa de Cocos wind-diesel hybrid system. Located in a remote coastal area in southern Mexico, the system is exposed to high temperatures and humidity, slat spray and occasional storm wind. It continues to supply the load, but has experienced some problems associated with inverter failure, battery degradation and corrosion. Inadequate operation and maintenance practices have also caused some problems. The information collected to date from technical visits and remote data collection is discussed in this paper. The system design and operation are also covered. [Spanish] Este articulo describe el rendimiento y la confiabilidad del sistema hibrido de viento y diesel en Costa de Cocos. Localizado en una costa remota en la parte sur de Mexico, el sistema esta expuesto a altas temperaturas y humedad, fuerte brisa marina y vientos ocasionales de tormenta. Sigue suministrando la carga, pero ha experimentado algunos problemas asociados con fallas del inversor, la degradacion de las baterias y corrosion. La inadecuada operacion y practicas de mantenimiento tambien han causado algunos problemas. Este articulo analiza la informacion reunida a la fecha sobre las visitas tecnicas y la recoleccion remota de datos. Tambien incluye el disel del sistema y su operacion.

  16. Retinopathy of prematurity: screening and treatment in Costa Rica.

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    Tabarez-Carvajal, Ana Catalina; Montes-Cantillo, Milagro; Unkrich, Kelly H; Trivedi, Rupal H; Peterseim, Mae Millicent Winfrey

    2017-12-01

    To determine the recent demographic data, risk factors and results of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and treatment in Costa Rica. The medical records of all preterm infants meeting ROP screening criteria (≤34 weeks' gestational age (GA) or birth weight (BW) ≤1750g, and those determined at risk by neonatologists) in the national healthcare system, Costa Rica, January 2010-December 2014, were retrospectively reviewed. The numbers and percentages of infants with ROP, risk factors, percentage of patients treated and treatment outcomes were determined. Comparison is made with screening criteria and literature reports of ROP incidence in other countries. The study population included 3018 preterm infants. Overall, 585 patients (585/3018, 19.4%) were found to have ROP. Of these, 15.4% (90 patients) required laser treatment, and 53% of those requiring treatment had BW Costa Rica allowing assessment and comparison of screening criteria and protocol. © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.

  17. The Guanacaste Volcanic Arc Sliver of Northwestern Costa Rica.

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    Montero, Walter; Lewis, Jonathan C; Araya, Maria Cristina

    2017-05-11

    Recent studies have shown that the Nicoya Peninsula of northwestern Costa Rica is moving northwestward ~11 mm a -1 as part of a tectonic sliver. Toward the northwest in El Salvador the northern sliver boundary is marked by a dextral strike-slip fault system active since Late Pleistocene time. To the southeast there is no consensus on what constitutes the northern boundary of the sliver, although a system of active crustal faults has been described in central Costa Rica. Here we propose that the Haciendas-Chiripa fault system serves as the northeastern boundary for the sliver and that the sliver includes most of the Guanacaste volcanic arc, herein the Guanacaste Volcanic Arc Sliver. In this paper we provide constraints on the geometry and kinematics of the boundary of the Guanacaste Volcanic Arc Sliver that are timely and essential to any models aimed at resolving the driving mechanism for sliver motion. Our results are also critical for assessing geological hazards in northwestern Costa Rica.

  18. Arcobacter Isolation from Minced Beef Samples in Costa Rica.

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    Córdoba-Calderón, Oscar; Redondo-Solano, Mauricio; Castro-Arias, Eduardo; Arias-EchandI, María Laura

    2017-04-03

    The presence of Arcobacter spp. in minced meat (including beef) samples has been well documented in different countries, with varying frequencies. Nevertheless, the only Latin American country reporting this bacterium in minced beef samples is Mexico, with a 28.8% frequency in 2003. Previous studies in Costa Rica have demonstrated the presence of Arcobacter species in samples taken from the poultry production chain, but still there are no studies performed in bovine meat. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of this bacterium in 120 samples of minced beef acquired from the Central Valley region of Costa Rica and to describe the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of the isolates obtained. A total of 75 different Arcobacter strains were isolated from minced beef samples, for a final frequency of 48.3%. After species PCR identification, the strains were classified as A. butzleri (37.3%), A. cibarius (14.7%), A. thereius (12%), and Arcobacter spp. (36%). All samples were sensitive to gentamicin but were resistant to ampicillin, levofloxacin, nalidixic acid, and ciprofloxacin. The results obtained in this study show that the frequency of isolation of Arcobacter in minced beef samples is high and that there is a high resistance rate for antibiotics in common use. This suggests that Arcobacter represents a health risk for Costa Rica and that control measures should be developed to decrease its potential impact.

  19. Costa Rica regroups for sales kick-off.

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    1985-01-01

    Cost Rica's contraceptive social marketing project is scheduled to be launched in March 1985. The project is run through a for-profit corporation, Asdecosta, which is owned by the Costa Rican International Planned Parenthood affiliate. Asdecosta was formed as a for-profit entity because Costa Rican law prohibits product sales by nonprofit groups. The US Agency for International Development (AID) will allocate US$1.2 million over a 5-year period, 1983-88. The project manager, Jorge Lopez, is an economist with considerable experience in marketing. The project has lined up a top national distributor, a packaging company, and an advertising agency for its 1st product, a condom manufactured in the US by Ansell. Asdecost's target market is projected to include 50,000-75,000 couples at its peak operating capacity. An estimated 65% of Costa Rican women have used a contraceptive method at some time. The condom, pill, and IUD are the most popular methods. Eventually, Asdecosta expects to expand its product line to include oral contraceptives. Another goal is to counter the high drop out rate among users of government and other family planning services.

  20. Socioeconomic development, health interventions and mortality decline in Costa Rica.

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    Rosero-Bixby, L

    1991-01-01

    Costa Rica, whose life expectancy was 74 years by 1985, has reached a health level comparable to a developed country. The health achievements of this country are product of political and socioeconomic circumstances as well as of right public health policies. Until about 1970 the features of Costa Rica mortality, although somewhat better than the Latin American average, evolved in a similar way to the rest of the region. In particular, the decades of 1940s and 1950s saw dramatic improvements in life expectancy, thanks mainly to the import of low-cost, high-effectiveness health technologies. In the 1970s, however, Costa Rica departed from a regional pattern of stagnation and managed to close the gap with developed countries in terms of mortality levels. A dramatic decline in the infant mortality rate from 60 to 19 per 1,000 took place in this decade. The main determinants of this breakthrough were health interventions, notably a primary health care program, even though favorable socioeconomic conditions and a reduced fertility also played a role. Ecological data and other evidence suggest that up to three fourths of the mortality decline was accounted for contemporary improvements in public health services, with about 40 percent attributable to primary health care interventions. Furthermore, by targeting interventions on the less privileged population, these interventions had the merit of reducing geographic and socioeconomic differentials in child mortality.

  1. Cetacean strandings in Costa Rica (1966-1999

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    Javier Rodríguez-Fonseca

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Cetacean strandings in Costa Rica are reported for a period of 33 years, with a total of 35 strandings, 13 species and 247 individuals involved. The vast majority of documented strandings occurred on the Pacific coast and correspond to single individuals (32 and 28 strandings respectively. The highest stranding number was in the period from 1990 to 1999 (n=24. Physeter catodon (cachalot or sperm whale is the species with the highest frequency of strandings (n=8 and the family Delphinidae has the majority of species (n=8 and strandings (n=22. No other general tendencies were determined with the existing data.Se informan los casos de encallamientos de cetáceos en Costa Rica. Un total de 35 casos conocidos para 13 especies involucradas y un total de 247 individuos. La gran mayoría de los casos provienen de la costa Pacífica (32 y 28 corresponden a encallamientos individuales. El cachalote, Physeter catodon, es la especie con mayor frecuencia de encallamientos (8 y la familia Delphinidae abarca la mayor cantidad de especies involucradas (8 y de casos de encallamientos (22. No se determinó ninguna otra tendencia general con la información disponible.

  2. [Determinants of health care utilization in Costa Rica].

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    Morera Salas, Melvin; Aparicio Llanos, Amada

    2010-01-01

    To analyze the determinants of health care utilization (visits to the doctor) in Costa Rica using an econometric approach. Data were drawn from the National Survey of Health for Costa Rica 2006. We modeled the Grossman approach to the demand for health services by using a standard negative binomial regression, and used a hurdle model for the principal-agent specification. The factors determining healthcare utilization were level of education, self-assessed health, number of declared chronic diseases and geographic region of residence. The number of outpatient visits to the doctor depends on the proxies for medical need, but we found no multivariate association between the use of outpatient visits and income or insurance status. This result suggests that there is no problem with access in the public - almost universal - Costa Rican health system. No conclusive results were obtained on the influence of the physician on the frequency of use of health care services, as postulated by the principal-agent model. Copyright © 2010 SESPAS. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  3. Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Pigeons from Public Parks in Costa Rica.

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    Blanco-Peña, K; Esperón, F; Torres-Mejía, A M; de la Torre, A; de la Cruz, E; Jiménez-Soto, M

    2017-11-01

    Antimicrobial resistance is known to be an emerging problem, but the extent of the issue remains incomplete. The aim of this study was to determine the presence or absence of nine resistance genes (bla TEM , catI, mecA, qnrS, sulI, sulII, tet(A), tet(Q), vanA) in the faeces of 141 pigeons from four urban parks in Alajuela, Guadalupe, Tres Ríos and San José in Costa Rica. The genes were identified by real-time PCR directly from enema samples. About 30% of the samples were positive for genes catI and sulI; between 13% and 17% were positive for qnrS, sulII, tet(A) and tet(Q); and 4% were positive for bla TEM . The mecA and vanA genes were not detected. The average of antimicrobial resistance genes detected per pigeon was 2. Eight different patterns of resistance were identified, without differences in the sampling areas, being the most common pattern 2 (sulII positive samples). During rainy season, the genes more frequently found were sulI and tet(A). In conclusion, the urban inhabiting pigeons tested are currently carrying antimicrobial resistance genes, potentially acting as reservoirs of resistant bacteria and vectors to humans. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study carried out on direct detection of resistance genes in the digestive metagenomes of pigeons. © 2017 The Authors. Zoonoses and Public Health Published by Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  4. Singularidad de las elecciones costarricenses de 2014 y el reto que dejan planteado

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    Luis Antonio Sobrado González

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Costarricense. Licenciado y doctor en Derecho por la Universidad de Costa Rica y la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, respectivamente. Magistrado propietario del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE a partir de 1999. Ocupa la presidencia del organismo electoral costarricense desde el año 2007 y es el director de su Revista de Derecho Electoral. Con anterioridad a su ingreso al TSE, había desempeñado otros cargos públicos en la Procuraduría General de la República y en el Ministerio de la Presidencia. Tiene tres décadas de ser profesor de Derecho Constitucional en la Universidad de Costa Rica y desde 1993 coordina la respectiva Cátedra de su Facultad de Derecho. Autor de los libros La justicia electoral en Costa Rica (San José: IJSA, 2005, Democratización interna de los partidos políticos en Costa Rica (San José: FLACSO, 2007, Elecciones y democracia (San José: IFED/KAS, 2104 y de numerosos artículos en revistas especializadas. Direccion electrónica: lsobrado@tse.go.cr

  5. 360° video cloud streaming & HTMLVideoElement extensions: Presentation held at W3C Workshop on Web & Virtual Reality, October 19-20, 2016, San Jose, Calif., USA

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    Bassbouss, Louay

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    Presented in the "360° video on the Web" Session: 360° video on the Web session identified needs for evolutions in streaming infrastructure (both on server and client side) to adapt to the heavy needs of 360° content streaming, and build understanding on what changes are needed to HTML media interfaces to make them suitable for 360° media content. In this presentation, a proof-of-concept 360° video cloud streaming solution that enables high quality 360° video experience on low capability devi...

  6. Factores asociados a la incidencia de la sífilis congénita en niños atendidos en el hospital erasmo meoz de san jose de cúcuta en el año 2001

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    Erika Johana Mendez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available To determine the factors associated with the incidence of congenital syphilis in children treated at the HEM of Cucuta, a retrospective descriptive study was performed with mixed methodological design, for which the medical records of cases are reviewed in addition to home visits in a survey which was applied for the first phase of the design, with a population of 45 cases. In the second phase depth study it was carried out in a single case selected by the researcher, using a semi-structured questionnaire. - Schooling, socioeconomic status, marital status, occupation, prenatal care and case status among others, to know its association with the incidence of the disease Age: variables as defined.

  7. Bibliografia sobre organismos, ambientes y procesos marinos y atmosfericos en Bahia Culebra, Pacifico norte, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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    Cortes, Jorge

    2012-01-01

    Bahia Culebra se locoaliza en la parte norte de la costa Pacifica de Costa Rica. Es una region de afloramiento estacional, rica en ambientes y organismos marinos, y ademas, la zona de mayor desarrollo turistico del pais...

  8. Dosimetry in occupational exposure workers of the medical institutes of the University San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca; Dosimetria en TOEs de los institutos medicos de la Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca

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    Zambrana Z, A. J.; Castro S, O.; Huanca S, E.; Torrez C, M. [Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Instituto de Medicina Nuclear de Sucre, Plaza Libertad No. 1, Sucre (Bolivia, Plurinational State of); Villca Q, I., E-mail: nuclear_sre@entelnet.bo [Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia Dr. Jose Cupertino Arteaga, Plaza Libertad No. 1, Sucre (Bolivia, Plurinational State of)

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    In this work is made a retrospective analysis of the record, of the dosimetric control readings processed by the Dosimetry Laboratory of the Instituto Boliviano de Ciencia y Tecnologia Nuclear, as regulator entity at national level for Occupational Exposed Workers (OEWs) to ionizing radiations, of the Medical Institutes of the Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, by a period of 10 and 15 years. The results showed that in the Nuclear Medicine Institute of Sucre, the Accumulated Occupational Exposure of a total of 393 readings of 15 OEWs was of 20.4 mSv, identifying as maximum value 10.2 mSv, in the official that develops the Radio-pharmacy activities (elution, fractionation, preparation and management). In the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia Dr. Jose Cupertino Arteaga the dosimetric background registered an Accumulated Occupational Exposure of a total of 1319 readings of 50 OEWs of 309.69 mSv, with a maximum value of 62.30 mSv, corresponding to the worker of the technical area (maintenance, adjustment and calibration). Comparison that allows to infer that the difference is due mainly to the radio-active source type {sup 99m}Tc Vs {sup 60}Co utilized in these health centers. (Author)

  9. Suicides in San Mateo County.

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    1967-08-01

    The usual surveys of completed suicides, encompassing, as they do, large geographical areas, are of limited value to physicians of a particular community. The unique and differentiating characteristics of the suicides in his locale may be "washed out" in these large surveys.San Mateo County has an annual suicide rate of 17 per 100,000 and a disproportionately high incidence in persons over 65 years old. In this particular county females, widows and Orientals are more prone to suicide than has usually been reported elsewhere. Alcohol was directly or indirectly involved in a significant number of instances. Many of the persons who killed themselves were under a physician's care at the time of self-destruction. There are probably important ecological and sociological variables as well as personal factors involved in the suicidal process that are of significance to any suicide prevention program. It is urged that there be more extensive and comparative research in this important public health problem.

  10. Análisis general del mega-deslizamiento Ortiga-Potrerillos, Acosta, San José, Costa Rica

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    Madrigal Mora, Julio

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo ofrece un acercamiento a los antecedentes y características del mega-deslizamiento Ortiga-Potrerillos, producido en el cantón de Acosta. Realiza una descripción general de la amenaza y la vulnerabilidad de la zona, desde un enfoque mayormente geológico. Identifica algunos de los problemas suscitados en el sitio del deslizamiento. Proporciona un análisis de la condición de la ruta 209, que une las comunidades Aserrí - Acosta y la cual se ve afectada por las condiciones del terreno. Por último, presenta unas observaciones finales a modo de conclusiones The article approaches the background and characteristics of the mega-landslide at Ortiga-Potrerillos, in Acosta. It provides a general description of the threat and vulnerability of the zone, mainly from a geological focus. It identifies some of the problems generated in the area due to the landslide. It provides an analysis in the condition of route 209, that unites the communities of Aserrí - Acosta and that is affected by the terrain conditions. Lastly, it presents final observations as conclusions

  11. Amenazas químico-tecnológicas en la Gran Área Metropolitana de Costa Rica

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    Ricardo Sánchez-Murillo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Los accidentes químico-tecnológicos son eventos inesperados que conllevan la liberación no controlada de una o más sustancias químicas con graves repercusiones en la salud humana y, en ocasiones, impactos irreversibles en el ambiente. El presente estudio consistió en la elaboración del primer Atlas de Amenazas Químico-Tecnológicas para las principales industrias de la Gran Área Metropolitana de Costa Rica (GAM. La amenaza sobre los asentamientos humanos, en las provincias de Alajuela y Heredia, se concentró en las industrias que manipulan gas cloro, ácido nítrico y clorhídrico. En Cartago, la principal amenaza se centralizó en las empresas que utilizan gas cloro. El cantón central de San José presentó la mayor amenaza respecto a centros de atención médica, debido a la conjugación de dos factores: alta concentración de industrias y la presencia de los centros hospitalarios de mayor importancia en el país. El análisis espacial reveló que un 87 % de las industrias en San José se encuentran sobre aguas subterráneas: 33 % en Alajuela, 83 % en Heredia y 88 % en Cartago. Los principales cuerpos de agua que pueden ser afectados ante eventuales incidentes en el área de estudio son los ríos: Ciruelas, Virilla, Turales, Bermúdez, Torres, Tíribí, Chiquito y Taras.

  12. EL COMPORTAMIENTO DE LAS CATEGORÍAS GRAMATICALES Y LA PRECISIÓN LÉXICA EN TEXTOS ORALES NARRATIVOS Y EXPLICATIVOS PRODUCIDOS POR ESCOLARES EN COSTA RICA THE BEHAVIOR OF THE GRAMMAR CATEGORIES AND LEXICAL PRECISION ON NARRATIVE AND EXPLANATORY ORAL TEXT PRODUCED BY STUDENTS IN COSTA RICA

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    Jessica Araya Ramírez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste es un artículo que parte de una investigación realizada en una escuela pública de la Dirección Regional de San José, circuito 10, en el año 2010, en la cual se analizó el comportamiento de las categorías gramaticales; sustantivos, adjetivos y verbos, se utilizó la Prueba de diversidad léxica en textos de cincuenta enunciados Pd50, así como la precisión léxica presente en los textos orales narrativos y explicativos de treinta y seis escolares. Los resultados arrojados reflejan el poco uso de los adjetivos y una diversidad de imprecisiones léxicas que obstaculizaron una adecuada comprensión del mensaje, por lo que es necesaria una intervención didáctica oportuna que permita que los escolares utilicen el vocabulario en forma variada y precisa.AbstractThis article is part of an investigation into a public school in the Regional Office in San Jose, circuit 10, in the year 2010, which analyzed the behavior of parts of speech, nouns, adjectives and verbs used Proof of lexical diversity in texts of fifty statements PD50 and lexical accuracy present in oral texts and explanatory narrative of thirty-six schools. The results shown reflect the limited use of adjectives and a variety of lexical inaccuracies that prevented a proper understanding of the message, so it's timely intervention necessary teaching that allows students to use vocabulary in a varied and precise.

  13. Association between micronuclei frequency in pollen mother cells of Tradescantia and mortality due to cancer and cardiovascular diseases: A preliminary study in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

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    Mariani, Rauda Lucia [Department of Geochemistry, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Niteroi, RJ (Brazil); Martins Jorge, Maria Paulete; Pereira, Sergio Silva; Melione, Luiz Paulo [National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Carvalho-Oliveira, Regiani [Experimental Air Pollution Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Sao Paulo University Medical School, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Ma, Te Hsiu [Department of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (United States); Nascimento Saldiva, Paulo Hilario, E-mail: pepino@usp.b [Experimental Air Pollution Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Sao Paulo University Medical School, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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    The present study was designed to explore the correlation between the frequency of micronuclei in Trad-MN, measured across 28 biomonitoring stations during the period comprised between 11 of May and 2 of October, 2006, and adjusted mortality rates due to cardiovascular, respiratory diseases and cancer in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, an area with different sources of air pollution. For controlling purposes, mortality rate due to gastrointestinal diseases (an event less prone to be affected by air pollution) was also considered in the analysis. Spatial distribution of micronuclei frequency was determined using average interpolation. The association between health estimators and micronuclei frequency was determined by measures of Pearson's correlation. Higher frequencies of micronuclei were detected in areas with high traffic and close to a petrochemical pole. Significant associations were detected between micronuclei frequency and adjusted mortality rate due to cardiovascular diseases (r = 0.841, p = 0.036) and cancer (r = 0.890, p = 0.018). The association between mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases was positive but did not reach statistical significance (r = 0.640, p = 0.172), probably because of the small number of events. Gastrointestinal mortality did not exhibit significant association with micronuclei frequency. Because the small number of observations and the nature of an ecological study, the present findings must be considered with caution and considered as preliminary. Further studies, performed in different conditions of contamination and climate should be done before considering Trad-MN in the evaluation of human health risk imposed by air pollutants. - Bioassay used to explore the correlation between air pollution exposition and mortality rates.

  14. 75 FR 13421 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-036, Trade Agreements-Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru

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    ... 9000-AL23 Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-036, Trade Agreements--Costa Rica, Oman, and... Republic--Central America-- United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Costa Rica, the United... rule added Costa Rica, Oman, and Peru to the definition of ``Free Trade Agreement country''. The rule...

  15. Teacher Expectations and Students from Low Socioeconomic Background: A Perspective from Costa Rica

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    Regalla, Michele

    2013-01-01

    This study explores teachers' academic expectations of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) in Costa Rica for the purpose of cross-cultural comparison. A group of 17 teachers from two different elementary schools located in a small town in Costa Rica were questioned about their expectations of low SES students enrolled in their classes.…

  16. The Search for Value and Meaning in the Cocoa Supply Chain in Costa Rica

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    Jessica Haynes; Frederick Cubbage; D. Evan Mercer; Erin Sills

    2012-01-01

    Qualitative interviews with participants in the cocoa (Theobroma cacao) supply chain in Costa Rica and the United States were conducted and supplemented with an analysis of the marketing literature to examine the prospects of organic and Fairtrade certification for enhancing environmentally and socially responsible trade of cocoa from Costa Rica. Respondents were...

  17. [A fish prey found in the coral snake Micrurus alleni (Serpentes: Elapidae) in Costa Rica].

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    Solórzano, Alejandro

    2005-01-01

    A fish prey found in the coral snake Micrurus alleni (Serpentes: Elapidae) in Costa Rica. The presence of a small specimen of the swamp eel Synbranchus marmoratus (84 mm total length) in the stomach contents of an adult coral snake Micrurus alleni with 692 mm total length from the Caribbean versant of Costa Rica is reported. This eel was swallowed headfirst.

  18. Quality Early Childhood Education in Costa Rica? Policy, Practice, Outcomes and Challenges

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    San Francisco, Andrea Rolla; Arias, Melissa; Villers, Renata

    2005-01-01

    High-quality early childhood education has been shown to improve school outcomes in several developing and developed nations. The history of policy around pre-school education in Costa Rica is described as background to presenting cross-sectional data on the emergent literacy skills of low-income Costa Rican children in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd…

  19. Educational Change and Structural Adjustment: A Case Study of Costa Rica. [Working Document.

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    Carnoy, Martin; Torres, Carlos

    In the 1960s and 1970s, steady economic growth helped the Costa Rican government expand its education system rapidly. The 1979 oil shocks, the U.S. 1981-82 recession, and other factors ended this prosperity and exposed the fragility of Costa Rica's late 1970s debt-financed development. To restore economic growth, new economic policies were…

  20. Exploring Integrative Curriculum for More Effective Learning by Primary Students in Costa Rica.

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    Pizarro, Rafael A. Espinoza

    The purpose of this thesis was to review a number of integrated curriculum models developed in the United States and examine their suitability for implementation in primary schools in Costa Rica. The primary objectives of this study were to analyze the Costa Rican primary school structure and the feasibility of establishing an integrated…

  1. Bargaining power and revenue distribution in the Costa Rican mango supply chain

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    Zúñiga-Arias, G.; Meijer, S.A.; Ruben, R.; Hofstede, G.J.

    2007-01-01

    By the time a European consumer eats a Costa Rican mango, the product has been traded in several transactions between producers, traders, retailers and consumers. This paper investigates the position of Costa Rican smallholders in the mango supply chain in terms of bargaining power and revenue

  2. The labour economy sector in Costa Rica (S.E.L.

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    Francisco Morales Hernández

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The author analyses the evolution of cooperatives in Costa Rica during the last 60 years. Their evolution, impact on the country’s economy, how their democratic way of operating is mirrored in Costa Rican society, etc. are subjects examined in this article.Received: 04.06.2012Accepted: 13.07.2012

  3. [Abundance of the sea urchin Centrostephanus coronatus (Echinoidea: Diadematidae) in the Costa Rican Pacific].

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    Alvarado, Juan José

    2004-12-01

    Centrostephanus coronatus reaches a density of 0.06 individuals/m2 in shallow reef waters in Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Pacific of Costa Rica, in the same habitat occupied by the urchin Diadema mexicanum. It is the fourth species of diadematoid urchins reported for Costa Rican and a first new report for Central America.

  4. Cross-Correlation Properties of Costas Arrays and Their Images under Horizontal and Vertical Flips

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    Konstantinos Drakakis

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We consider the cross-correlation of a Costas array with its image under a horizontal and/or a vertical flip. We propose and prove several bounds on the maximal cross-correlation and on its value at the origin, for both general Costas arrays and for algebraically constructed ones.

  5. Three new species of Spiladarcha Meyrick, 1913 (Lepidoptera: Urodidae) from Costa Rica.

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    Sohn, Jae-Cheon

    2014-11-12

    Three new species of Spiladarcha are described from Costa Rica, including S. puravida n. sp., S. septifera n. sp., and S. tuberculata n. sp. The genus Spiladarcha is reported from Costa Rica for the first time. Synapomorphies of Spiladarcha are revised. Photos of adult habitus and genitalia of known sexes are provided.

  6. “Shifting in” migration control. Universalism and immigration in Costa Rica

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    K. Voorend (Koen)

    2013-01-01

    textabstractWhen the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), the flagship institution of Costa Rica’s ‘exceptional’ -solidary and universal- social policy regime, entered in financial crisis in 2011, the already difficult social integration of Nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica became even more

  7. CIRSS vertical data integration, San Bernardino study

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    Hodson, W.; Christenson, J.; Michel, R. (Principal Investigator)

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    The creation and use of a vertically integrated data base, including LANDSAT data, for local planning purposes in a portion of San Bernardino County, California are described. The project illustrates that a vertically integrated approach can benefit local users, can be used to identify and rectify discrepancies in various data sources, and that the LANDSAT component can be effectively used to identify change, perform initial capability/suitability modeling, update existing data, and refine existing data in a geographic information system. Local analyses were developed which produced data of value to planners in the San Bernardino County Planning Department and the San Bernardino National Forest staff.

  8. Cultura in the modern city: the microgeographies of gender, class, and generation in the costa rican plaza

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    Setha M. Low

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the microgeographies of everyday life in Parque Central and Plaza de la Cultura, two plazas located in the central city of San José, Costa Rica. These locales are created by the individual temporal and spatial attributes of plaza users whose daily movements and activities define these spaces. The growing differences of these locales in terms of the users' class, gender, and age, and their corresponding social activities, is reinforced by differences in local interpretations of the concept of cultura. These social, behavioral, and ideological differences have created spatial boundaries such that people do not cross from one locale to the other, the users do not overlap, and their representations of cultural life are seen as competitive and mutually exclusive. Based on ethnographic evidence, I suggest that this differentiation is a constructed spatial representation that symbolizes the changing nature of Costa Rican ideology and culture. The contrasting and often conflicting images of the two plazas reflect important differences in class-orientation, gender participation, and generational values that separate contemporary Costa Ricans socially, and politically. In San José, Costa Rica, cultura is often discussed as a value from the past, a cultural ideal that is desired, but that conflicts with aspects of modern life. In order to discuss how cultura remains a cultural theme in the urban plaza the everyday life and social behaviors of Parque Central and Plaza de la Cultura are compared. In this comparison time, space, and social activity change the meaning and interpretation of cultura reinforcing the contrasting metaphors expressed in the physical design of each.Este artigo examina as microgeografias cotidianas no Parque Central e na Praça da Cultura, duas praças localizadas no centro da cidade de São José, Costa Rica. Estas localidades são criadas por atributos temporais e espaciais individuais dos usuários da pra

  9. New species of Edessa Fabricius, 1803 (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Costa Rica.

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    Fernandes, Jose Antonio Marin; Silva, Valeria Juliete Da; Correia, Andre Oliveira; Nunes, Benedito Mendes

    2015-08-12

    The edessines from Costa Rica are little known; only 18 species have been registered or described from this country so far. Mainly based in a large sample from Instituto Nacional de Biodiverdidad (INBio), Costa Rica, we decided to update the information concerning Edessinae from Costa Rica. We present a list of species from Costa Rica raising the number of known species from Costa Rica to 65. We are also describing nine new species: Edessa bella Fernandes & Silva, E. bruneolineata Fernandes & Correia, E. curvata Fernandes & Nunes, E. lewisi Fernandes & Silva, E. nigroangulata Fernandes & Silva, E. osae Fernandes & Nunes, E. oxcarti Fernandes & Correia, E. pallidoangulata Fernandes & Nunes and E. puravida Fernandes & Correia. Species were described, illustrated and photographed. Distribution maps for the species are also provided.

  10. Costa Rica's 'White legend': how racial narratives undermine its health care system.

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    Campo-Engelstein, Lisa; Meagher, Karen

    2011-08-01

    A dominant cultural narrative within Costa Rica describes Costa Ricans not only as different from their Central American neighbours, but it also exalts them as better: specifically, as more white, peaceful, egalitarian and democratic. This notion of Costa Rican exceptionalism played a key role in the creation of their health care system, which is based on the four core principles of equity, universality, solidarity and obligation. While the political justification and design of the current health care system does, in part, realize this ideal, we argue that the narrative of Costa Rican exceptionalism prevents the full actualization of these principles by marginalizing and excluding disadvantaged groups, especially indigenous and black citizens and the substantial Nicaraguan minority. We offer three suggestions to mitigate the self-undermining effects of the dominant national narrative: 1) encouragement and development of counternarratives; 2) support of an emerging field of Costa Rican bioethics; and 3) decoupling health and national successes. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  11. Declaración de Costa Rica. Satélites de comunicación para el desarrollo

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    Revista Chasqui

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Convocado por la Secretaría de Información y Comunicación del Gobierno de Costa Rica y el Centro de Telecomunicaciones para el Tercer Mundo (CETTEM, se reunió en San José, del 2 al 4 de mayo de 1983, el Seminario Preparatorio de la Conferencia Administrativa para la Planificación del Servicio de Radiodifusión por Satélite en las Américas (CARR-SAT-R2. El objeto del Seminario fue estudiar los aspectos técnicos y las implicaciones sociales, económicas y políticas de la radiodifusión directa por satélite. Después de analizar y discutir documentos y puntos de vista sobre el tema del seminario, los delegados presentes en la sesión de clausura expresan su asentimiento en cuanto a principios y recomendaciones relevantes, desde la perspectiva de los países en desarrollo del Continente Americano.

  12. COSTA a problem solving environment for data assimilation applied for hydrodynamical modelling

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    Velzen, N. van [Delft Univ. of Tech., Delft (Netherlands); Verlaan, M. [National Inst. for Coastal and Marine Management (RIKZ), The Hague (Netherlands)

    2007-12-15

    A problem solving environment for data assimilation called COSTA is developed at Delft University of Technology. The goal of COSTA is to offer a modular framework where simulation models can be combined with various data assimilation methods. COSTA defines a number of building blocks called components. Examples of components are model, method, stochastic observer and state-vector. New data assimilation systems can be created by combining these components. This paper describes the application of COSTA to the WAQUA/TRIWAQ shallow water simulation model. In the past a model specific RRSQRT Kalman filter has been implemented for WAQUA/TRIWAQ. However, this implementation cannot be used in combination with other models. The WAQUA/TRIWAQ model is changed into a COSTA model component and the original RRSQRT Kalman filter is changed into a generic filter that can be used for other models as well. The new filter is now a part of the COSTA environment. The original filter contained a number of WAQUA/TRIWAQ specific aspects e.g. the drying and flooding of areas in the model. These model specific issues are identified, isolated and moved into the model component. A COSTA based implementation of WAQUA/TRIWAQ with the RRSQRT Kalman filter is realized and compared to the original system in a number of experiments. The experiments show that the COSTA based system produces the correct results and the computational overhead for using COSTA is low. The new RRSQRT Kalman filter is also combined with other COSTA models including the LOTOS-EUROS model for atmospherical transport, chemistry (chemical reaction) and deposition of air pollution on the scale of Europe. (orig.)

  13. Patrimony and production in the rural environments of Buenos Aires. San José de Flores, 1800-1875 Patrimonio y producción en los entornos rurales de Buenos Aires. San José de Flores, 1800-1875

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    Valeria Ciliberto

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    Full Text Available In the present article, I aim to reconstruct the productive characteristics of the crop and grain farms in San Jose de Flores district through the analysis of the information provided by wills and testaments and postmortem inventories. In addition, I approach the study of the investment schemes of the proprietors and/or tenants of these farms in order to outline a socioeconomic and political profile, focusing on those tenants that have obtained the legal property of the lands.En el presente artículo reconstruimos a partir de la información proporcionada por testamentos e inventarios post mortem las características productivas de los establecimientos frutihortícolas y cerealeros del partido de San José de Flores. Abordamos, además, el estudio de los esquemas de inversión de los propietarios y/o arrendatarios de estas unidades esbozando su perfil socioeconómico y político, deteniéndonos especialmente en aquellos que han accedido a la propiedad legal de los terrenos.

  14. Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California

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    Woodrow, Donald L.; John L. Chin,; Wong, Florence L.; Fregoso, Theresa; Jaffe, Bruce E.

    2017-06-27

    Seventy-two gravity cores were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1990, 1991, and 2000 from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, California. The gravity cores collected within San Pablo Bay contain bioturbated laminated silts and sandy clays, whole and broken bivalve shells (mostly mussels), fossil tube structures, and fine-grained plant or wood fragments. Gravity cores from the channel wall of Carquinez Strait east of San Pablo Bay consist of sand and clay layers, whole and broken bivalve shells (less than in San Pablo Bay), trace fossil tubes, and minute fragments of plant material.

  15. La Universidad de Costa Rica en tránsito

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    Badilla Saxe, Eleonora

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Resumen. La Universidad de Costa Rica en Tránsito es un artículo que pretende dar cuenta del tránsito que ha iniciado la institución en su camino hacia la transdisciplinariedad. Se presenta, en primera instancia, un contexto histórico y referentes teóricos que apuntan a que la Universidad en el Siglo XXI debe iniciar un tránsito, por una parte, de regreso a reflejar el significado de su origen: UNIVERSUS-A-UM (“todo”, “entero”, “universal” superando fragmentaciones y departamentalizaciones y, por otro, hacia una visión transdisciplinar, un pensamiento complejo en sintonía con las realidades biológicas, sociales y culturales del mundo en el siglo XXI. Y, ya que la transdisciplinariedad no se puede llevar a cabo más que en la acción y en la interacción con otros, se reporta sobre una serie de estrategias interconectadas que se están promoviendo Universidad de Costa Rica para ayudar a la institución a iniciar ese tránsito.Abstract. University of Costa Rica in Transit is an article that reports on the journey the institution has started on its path towards transdisciplinarity. On one way, back to the origen: universus (all, whole, universal, overcoming fragmentation and departamentalization. On the other towards a transdisciplinary vision and complex thinking in accordance with the new biological, social and cultural realities of our world. Interactive and interrelated strategies that are currently beeing promoted to stimulate the institution towards transdisciplinarity are reported here. It is important to remember that transdisciplinarity can only be reflected in action, and in the interaction with others.

  16. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Guard District § 165.776 Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico (a...

  17. 76 FR 9709 - Water Quality Challenges in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary

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    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Chapter I RIN-2009-ZA00 Water Quality Challenges in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San... water quality conditions affecting aquatic resources in the San Francisco Bay/ Sacramento-San Joaquin... Estuary that would be constructive, including enforcement, research, revisions to water quality standards...

  18. 77 FR 15799 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

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    ... Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132... identity that can be reasonably traced between the basket and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa..., San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338...

  19. 77 FR 15798 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

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    ... Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415.... Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably... Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University, Academic Affairs-ADM 447, San Francisco, CA 94132...

  20. AMS San Diego Testbed - Calibration Data

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    Department of Transportation — The data in this repository were collected from the San Diego, California testbed, namely, I-15 from the interchange with SR-78 in the north to the interchange with...

  1. San Antonio Bay 1986-1989

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The effect of salinity on utilization of shallow-water nursery habitats by aquatic fauna was assessed in San Antonio Bay, Texas. Overall, 272 samples were collected...

  2. Backscatter A [8101]--Offshore San Gregorio, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3306 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3306) of the Offshore of San Gregorio map area, California. Backscatter data...

  3. Backscatter B [7125]--Offshore San Gregorio, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of SIM 3306 presents data for the acoustic-backscatter map (see sheet 3, SIM 3306) of the Offshore of San Gregorio map area, California. Backscatter data...

  4. April 1906 San Francisco, USA Images

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1906 San Francisco earthquake was the largest event (magnitude 8.3) to occur in the conterminous United States in the 20th Century. Recent estimates indicate...

  5. San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine

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    Information about the SFBWQP San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine Project project, part of an EPA competitive grant program to improve SF Bay water quality focused on restoring impaired waters and enhancing aquatic resources.

  6. San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge contaminant study

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1982 for the protection and management of endangered desert fishes which are indigenous to the Rio...

  7. Historical methyl mercury in San Francisco Bay

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — San Francisco Bay, California is considered a mercury-impaired watershed. Elevated concentrations of mercury are found in water and sediment as well as fish and...

  8. Contours--Offshore of San Francisco, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the bathymetric contours for several seafloor maps of the Offshore of San Francisco map area, California. The vector data file...

  9. SANS observations on weakly flocculated dispersions

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    Mischenko, N.; Ourieva, G.; Mortensen, K.

    1997-01-01

    Structural changes occurring in colloidal dispersions of poly-(methyl metacrylate) (PMMA) particles, sterically stabilized with poly-(12-hydroxystearic acid) (PHSA), while varying the solvent quality, temperature and shear rate, are investigated by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS...

  10. Habitat--Offshore of San Francisco, California

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This part of DS 781 presents data for the habitat map of the seafloor of the Offshore of San Francisco map area, California. The vector data file is included in...

  11. Surviving the Present: San Francisco Public Library.

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    Bourne, Tom

    1981-01-01

    Discusses the services of the San Francisco Public Library with respect to the effects of Proposition 13 and inflation, and describes the roles of the Main Library, the Business Branch, the Chinatown Branch, and the Communications Center. (CHC)

  12. Seasonal and diel patterns of total gaseous mercury concentration in the atmosphere of the Central Valley of Costa Rica

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    Castillo, Aylin; Valdes, Juan; Sibaja, Jose; Vega, Ilena; Alfaro, Rosa; Morales, Jose; Esquivel, Germain; Barrantes, Elisa [Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry, LAQAT-UNA, Universidad Nacional, P.O. Box 86-3000, Heredia (Costa Rica); Black, Paleah [Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, P.O. Box 450 Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 (Canada); Lean, David, E-mail: drslean@gmail.com [P.O. Box 309, Apsley, Ontario, K0L 1A0 (Canada)

    2011-02-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Elevated seasonal and daily patterns of total gaseous mercury (TGM) were observed in the Central Valley of Costa Rica 27 km south-east of the Poas volcano. {yields} With the onset of the wet season TGM in late April, values increased from typical values near 10 to 905 ng m{sup -3}. {yields} During the day, TGM values increased until midday along with temperature and radiation but relative humidity showed a reciprocal pattern. {yields} We conclude that elemental mercury from the volcano may react with atmospheric oxidants especially during the dry season and the mercury would be deposited to the ground. {yields} With the onset of heavy rains, mercury in the soil is reduced and re-volatilized resulting in the high levels in atmospheric air at the end of April. - Abstract: Monitoring of Hg in the atmosphere near volcanoes is limited with no previous data for Costa Rica. Seasonal and daily patterns of total gaseous mercury (TGM) were observed at the main sampling location at the Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica. The area (lat. 10.000230 long. -84.109499) is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica and is 27 km SE of the Poas volcano (lat. 10.199486 long. -84.231388). Measurements were made from May 2008 to May 2009 at this location with some additional values obtained at other sites near the Poas volcano including San Luis and Grecia as well as near, Turrialba and Irazu volcanoes. Total gaseous Hg was determined in samples collected at a height of 2 m using the Tekran 2537A (Tekran Inc.) gas-phase Hg vapor analyzer. Meteorological data (temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, radiation and precipitation) were obtained from the airport weather station located at Alajuela. Monthly precipitation is typically 85 mm during the dry season (December to April) with winds from the west. The wet season begins in late April and continues to December with monthly rainfall of 328 mm and winds from the NE. The annual mean

  13. Inversión en Bitcoins Modelo para Costa Rica

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    Montoya-Vásquez, Marinelly

    2016-01-01

    Proyecto de Graduación (Maestría en Administración de Empresas) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Administración de Empresas, 2016. Descentralizado, transparente, de uso voluntario, digital, abierto, infalsificable, universal, libre de intermediarios, blindado contra la inflación; Bitcoin, desafía hoy el monopolio sobre la emisión de la moneda. Bitcoin es al mismo tiempo una moneda y un sistema monetario cuyo excelente comportamiento desde el 2009 no depende de una autorid...

  14. Dr. Oscar Costa Mandry: a life in the tropics revealed.

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    Christenson, Bernard

    2007-01-01

    Dr. Oscar Costa-Mandry, "The Father of Medical Technology in Puerto Rico"; his lifetime achievements in the tropics are revealed in the context of his influential role in the School of Tropical Medicine and his clear visionary perspective for the creation of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. With his unique and diverse contributions for more than 40 years in the fields of clinical laboratory medicine, public health and medical education, and as an insightful historian, he dramatically influenced and reshaped the Puerto Rican medical and social landscape for future generations to come.

  15. Effectiveness of the Costa Rican Central Bank forex intervention

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    Julio César Espinoza Rodríguez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper represents an empirical approach to assess the effectiveness of foreign exchange interventions following the criteria by K. Domínguez (1998 using a GARCH model based on the work by C. Broto (2012. Analyses are conducted to evaluate the FOREX rules of intervention followed by the BCCR, and the probability of occurrence of an intervention is estimated using a LOGIT model.  In addition, the paper attempts to analyze what happened to the exchange arrangements applied in Costa Rica as a result of the 2006 exchange rate flexibility and transition to inflation targets.

  16. Trata: Esclavitud invisibilizada en Costa Rica. Estudio de cinco casos

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    Marianela Méndez-Marenco

    2013-01-01

    La trata de personas con fines de explotación sexual comercial es una problemática solapada en Costa Rica. Resulta necesario conocer este fenómeno, puesto que cada día más ciudadanos son atrapados y sometidos a una forma de esclavitud, que denigra su integridad física, psicológica, social y espiritual. A partir de las experiencias vividas como profesional en una organización sin fines de lucro (ONG) con un programa para esta población, hizo evidente el desconocimiento y los excesivos prejuici...

  17. Status and conservation of coral reefs in Costa Rica

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    Cortés, Jorge; Jiménez, Carlos E; Fonseca, Ana C.; Alvarado, Juan José

    2015-01-01

    Costa Rica has coral communities and reefs on the Caribbean coast and on the Pacific along the coast and off-shore islands. The Southern section of the Caribbean coast has fringing and patch reefs, carbonate banks, and an incipient algal ridge. The Pacific coast has coral communities, reefs and isolated coral colonies. Coral reefs have been seriously impacted in the last 30 years, mainly by sediments (Caribbean coast and some Pacific reefs) and by El Niño warming events (both coasts). Monitor...

  18. [The Purruja mangrove, Golfito, Costa Rica: a management model].

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    Silva, Ana Margarita; Carrillo, Norma Natalia

    2004-12-01

    The Purruja mangrove (Golfito, Costa Rica) has an estimated area of 70 ha. A socio-biological research was the ground to set initial goals to manage the resources and to identify the mangrove biological condition. Community participation and the local organization were key factors in developing an integrated model for the management of natural resources. Constant monitoring and institutional networks were the other two factors to manage the mangrove. The constant profesional support was a tool to facilitate the acomplishment of goals and to establish an institucional network to promote local group iniciatives for collaborative management of the Purruja mangrove.

  19. El Arrecife Coralino del Parque Nacional Cahuita, Costa Rica

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    Cortés, Jorge; Risk, Michael J.

    2016-01-01

    The coral reef at Parque Nacional Cahuita, Limón, Costa Rica, is a reef under stress due to siltation. The amount of suspended sediments is high and resuspension of bottom sediments is also high. Growth rates of corals, live coral coverage and diversity were low. Colonies are generally larger than in other areas studied, and recruitment of planulae seems to be low. Most of the corals present are good at rejecting sediments and morphologies of some change to better resist the sediments (vertic...

  20. HOJAS, FLORES Y TALLOS COMESTIBLES NO TRADICIONALES EN COSTA RICA

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    Sánchez Montero, Francisco; Barrantes Corrales, Jenny

    2013-01-01

    64 variedades de hojas, flores y tallos comestibles no tradicionales estudiadas en 14 comunidades del valle central, litorales y fronteras de Costa Rica, aparecen siguiendo líneas isogónicas paralelas al sistema montañoso del país. Existe mayor variedad de hojas durante la estación lluviosa y de flores, durante la seca. Los tallos son perennes todo el año. Motivos culturales, urbanismo y prácticas agrícolas frenan su consumo actual, aunque la población les reconoce gran beneficio para la salu...

  1. Evaluación del crecimiento y productividad del tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill bajo cultivo protegido en tres localidades de Costa Rica

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    Carlos Ramírez Vargas

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Mediante un experimento, se evaluó el crecimien- to y la productividad de tres genotipos de tomate en tres localidades de Costa Rica con un sistema de cultivo protegido (San Blas de Carrillo en la pro- vincia de Guanacaste; Santa Clara de San Carlos en la Provincia de alajuela y también en Zapote de Zarcero en la provincia de alajuela. Se evaluaron 19 variables fisiológicas de crecimiento y produc- tividad para nueve tratamientos o interacciones. A los datos obtenidos se les hizo un análisis de com- ponentes principales y como resultado de este aná- lisis se seleccionaron los dos primeros componentes que explican más del 70% de la variabilidad total, también se determinó que el componente princi- pal 1 explica el crecimiento del cultivo, y su variable representativa fue el peso seco de tallos; mientras que el componente 2 representa el rendimiento, y su variable representativa fue el peso seco de frutos. Se encontró también interacción de los genotipos con los ambientes pese a ser cultivados en inverna- dero, lo que demuestra una adaptación específica de los genotipos a las localidades que mostraron datos climáticos diferentes. La productividad de los geno- tipos también fue influenciada por los ambientes, sin embargo, no superaron los diez kilogramos de fruta fresca por planta.

  2. Reacciones en la precipitación ante oscilaciones oceánicas en sus temperaturas superficiales: Depresión tectónica central, Costa Rica

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    Marvin E. Quesada

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la influencia del evento el ENOS en la precipitación de la Depresión Tectónica Central de Costa Rica, encontrándose que dicha respuesta es diferente, dada la diferencia de temperaturas superficiales entre océano Pacífico y Atlántico. Estos pueden contribuir en mayor o menor grado en la producción de masas de aire cargadas de humedad que puedan llegar hasta esta región. Similarmente, dicha región presenta irregularidades geomorfológicas en las dos principales sub-cuencas Virilla y Grande de San Ramón que contribuyen aún más con las diferencias en los niveles de precipitación, siendo esta reducción en la precipitación aún mayor en la sub-cuenca del río Grande de San Ramón.

  3. Los problemas del poder: política local y gobierno en las reducciones de la costa de Piura, siglo XVII

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    Alejandro Diez

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available El poder local puede ser entendido tanto como un gobierno que se configura a partir de relaciones e instituciones sociales, amoldándose a las estructuras sociales, o como una serie de mecanismos y procedimientos de movilización simbólica que generan un efecto de orden necesario para la convivencia cotidiana. En un espacio territorializado, ambos enfoques se complementan y configuran los ámbitos de funcionamiento del poder local. El artículo analiza el poder local en los pueblos de indios de San Juan de Catacaos y San Martín de Sechura (costa de Piura, en el contexto de la conformación de las estructuras de gobierno impuestas por la colonia. Para ello se centra en la figura del cacique colonial, sus mecanismos de acceso y legitimación del poder, los intereses que movilizan en función de sus obligaciones coloniales y para con los indígenas de sus parcialidades, así como los ámbitos del ejercicio del poder local, tanto en los pueblos-reducción como en los escenarios mayores del corregimiento de Piura y el Estado colonial.

  4. Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Costa Rica: Costa Rican National Cardiovascular Risk Factors Survey, 2010.

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    Wong-McClure, Roy; Gregg, Edward W; Barcelo, Alberto; Sanabria-Lopez, Laura; Lee, Kahye; Abarca-Gomez, Leandra; Cervantes-Loaiza, Marvin; Luman, Elizabeth T

    2016-09-01

    The projected rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) in developing countries warrants careful monitoring. The aim of this study was to present the results of the Costa Rican National Cardiovascular Risk Factors Surveillance System, which provides the first national estimates of diabetes and IFG prevalence among adults in Costa Rica. A cross-sectional survey of 3653 non-institutionalized adults aged ≥20 years (87.8% response rate) following the World Health Organization STEPwise approach was built on a probabilistic sample of the non-institutionalized population during 2010. Known diabetes was defined as self-reported diagnosis, the use of insulin, or hypoglycemic oral treatment as consequence of diabetes during at least the previous 2 weeks before the survey. Unknown diabetes was defined no self-reported diabetes but with venous blood concentrations of fasting glucose >125 mg/dL determined by laboratory testing. Impaired fasting glucose was defined as fasting glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dL among those without diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes and IFG prevalence was estimated according gender, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), educational level, and physical activity level. Overall diabetes prevalence was 10.8% (9.5% known and 1.3% unknown diabetes) and IFG prevalence was 16.5%. The prevalence of known diabetes was higher among women >65 years compared with men of the same age group. Both known and unknown diabetes were significantly associated with higher BMI, increased WC, and low education level (P = 0.01). The prevalence of diabetes and IFG in Costa Rica is comparable to that in developed countries and indicates an urgent need for effective preventive interventions. © 2015 Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  5. Comunidades y arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, costa del Pacífico de Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available Se estudiaron las comunidades y arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (PNMB, en el Pacífico sur de Costa Rica, mediante tres transectos por sitio, de 10 m de largo cada uno y paralelos a la costa, utilizando una cuadrícula de 1 m2. Se encontró un total de 15 especies de corales (11 hermatípicas y 4 ahermatípicas, las que sumadas a informes previos para el parque hacen un total de 18 especies. El coral Porites lobata presentó la mayor cobertura coralina (36.5 ± 3.7% y fue el único presente en todos los sitios. Las otras especies de coral presentaron bajas coberturas (<10% y sólo fueron observadas en pocos sitios. El porcentaje de coral muerto fue de 1.8 ± 0.6% y el porcentaje de blanqueamiento (0.7 ± 0.2% está dado por P. lobata en un solo sitio. El PNMB y la Isla del Caño poseen el mayor número de especies de coral (18 especies de la región sur de Costa Rica; sin embargo, difieren en su composición. La baja diversidad y la baja cobertura coralina de varios sitios del parque se atribuyen al impacto del fenómeno de El Niño en los últimos años, a la sedimentación y a la dilución de las aguas en época de lluvias. Se sugiere la necesidad de realizar un monitoreo a largo plazo sobre estos ecosistemas y determinar futuras estrategias de manejo y conservación.

  6. Inventario de emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero: un insumo en la gestión del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR

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    María Venegas Vargas

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR tiene el objetivo de ser carbono neutral, para ello está realizando esfuerzos como la medición de sus emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GEI y la implementación de medidas de reducción y de remoción de sus emisiones. En este artículo se resumen y analizan las principales actividades responsables de las emisiones de GEI para los campus de Cartago y San Carlos, y del Centro Académico de San José, para los años del 2010 al 2013. Se establece una comparación de los resultados obtenidos en el Inventario de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (InGEI utilizando los factores de emisiones del Panel Intergubernamental en Cambio Climático (IPCC por sus siglas en inglés y los del organismo oficial en Costa Rica, el Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN; adicionalmente se elabora un análisis para identificar las actividades que causan mayores emisiones en el campus de Cartago. Los gases evaluados en los inventarios fueron el dióxido de carbono (CO2, el metano (CH4 y el óxido de nitrógeno (N2O. Las emisiones calculadas son reportadas como dióxido de carbono equivalente (CO2e. Este trabajo determinó que el campus del ITCR que tuvo un mayor aporte en el InGEI de la Universidad fue el de San Carlos, siendo la digestión entérica su principal fuente de emisión. Además, los resultados indican que el uso de los factores propios del país (aportados por el IMN produjeron un aumento en el InGEI, posiblemente por un mayor acercamiento a la realidad de las condiciones climáticas y geográficas de la región.

  7. Phytomedicinal potential of tropical cloudforest plants from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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    Mary C Setzer

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available A pharmacological survey of plants from Monteverde, Costa Rica, including 165 species representing 61 families has been carried out. Crude plant extracts have been tested for in-vitro bactericidal and fungicidal activity as well as cytotoxic and anti-herpes activity. Of these, 123 extracts exhibited notable cytotoxicity, 62 showed antibacterial activity, 4 showed antifungal activity, and 8 showed promising antiviral activity. Thus, 101 of the plant species examined in this work, or 62%, showed marked bioactivity in one or more bioassays. These results underscore the phytomedicinal potential of Neotropical cloud forestsSe realizó un análisis farmacológico de plantas de Monteverde, Costa Rica, que incluye 165 especies representantes de 61 familias. Se probó in-vitro la actividad bactericida y fungicida, así como la actividad citotóxica y anti-herpes de extractos crudos de plantas. De estos, 123 extractos exhibieron una notable citotoxicidad, 62 mostraron actividad antibacterial, 4 presentaron actividad antihongos, y 8 mostraron una promisoria actividad antiviral. Así, de las 101 especies de plantas examinadas en este trabajo, 62% presentaron una marcada actividad biológica en uno o más de los bioensayos. Estos resultados subrayan el potencial fitomédico de los bosques nubosos Neotropicales

  8. La maestra Alda Costa: un mártir antifascista

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    Antonella Cagnolati

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Un sector interesante al que aplicar nuevas categorías de la investigación histórica y social es, sin duda, el de la educación de las mujeres. Maestras, educadoras, pedagogas fueron revolucionarias en diversas épocas de la historia dedicando su existencia a la difusión de conocimientos que pudiesen ser aprovechados por otras mujeres. Para ello fundaron escuelas, escribieron libros y publicaron periódicos. En este sentido las maestras socialistas italianas fueron pioneras al difundir palabras claves como derechos, democracia e igualdad de sueldo. Una figura muy importante fue la maestra antifascista Alda Costa (1876-1944, que luchó contra el militarismo italiano antes de la Primera Guerra Mundial y asumió encargos de gran relevancia en el Partido Socialista. Además fue amiga de Giacomo Matteotti, asesinado por los fascistas en Roma en junio de 1925. Alda Costa fue encarcelada, por su oposición al régimen, y los sufrimientos padecidos precipitaron su muerte.

  9. Dating Violence: Study with Adolescents from Heredia (Costa Rica

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    Andrés Avelino Fernández-Fuertes

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Most of human aggressive behavior occurs in the context of a romantic relationship. Adolescents are not an exception: research show a significant prevalence of dating violence, revealing the need for further study, especially in Latin America, given the lack of research on this topic. This study aims at strengthening knowledge about aggressive behavior in adolescent dating relationships in Costa Rica, taking into account different aggressive behaviors, not only physical or sexual abuse; differences by gender are also analyzed. Based on an ex post facto design, a standardized instrument was used to measure five types of aggressive behavior (i.e., verbal-emotional, physical, sexual, relational and threats in a sample of 468 adolescents from Heredia (Costa Rica. Results show that most participants had committed or suffered aggressions in dating relationships, especially verbal-emotional or both verbal-emotional and sexual abuse, but the mean frequency of reported aggression was low; some significant intersex differences were also found. Results obtained indicate that adolescents have difficulties to deal with conflicts in their romantic relationship; thus this problem needs to be addressed holistically in order to increase the impact of prevention programs for youth.

  10. La casa en la playa: la costa como frontera

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    Mercedes Alonso

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Puras mentiras (2001 de Juan Forn, Diario de la arena (2010 de Hugo Burel y La costa ciega (2009 de Carlos María Domínguez, tres novelas rioplatenses contemporáneas, comparten la figuración de casas en la playa como espacios que, lejos del imaginario turístico, sirven para aislarse del mundo. La playa se convierte en un territorio de frontera que alberga sujetos que buscan situarse al borde –del espacio, de la vida– para producir una transformación. En este trabajo, se analiza la representación del espacio (la casa y la playa en relación con los temas y motivos presentes en las novelas y con los modos de construcción del relato con el objetivo de sugerir dos posibles derivaciones: la forma en que la literatura piensa el espacio de la costa y la relación entre espacio narrativo y formas narrativas.

  11. Neotropical Bats from Costa Rica harbour Diverse Coronaviruses.

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    Moreira-Soto, A; Taylor-Castillo, L; Vargas-Vargas, N; Rodríguez-Herrera, B; Jiménez, C; Corrales-Aguilar, E

    2015-11-01

    Bats are hosts of diverse coronaviruses (CoVs) known to potentially cross the host-species barrier. For analysing coronavirus diversity in a bat species-rich country, a total of 421 anal swabs/faecal samples from Costa Rican bats were screened for CoV RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene sequences by a pancoronavirus PCR. Six families, 24 genera and 41 species of bats were analysed. The detection rate for CoV was 1%. Individuals (n = 4) from four different species of frugivorous (Artibeus jamaicensis, Carollia perspicillata and Carollia castanea) and nectivorous (Glossophaga soricina) bats were positive for coronavirus-derived nucleic acids. Analysis of 440 nt. RdRp sequences allocated all Costa Rican bat CoVs to the α-CoV group. Several CoVs sequences clustered near previously described CoVs from the same species of bat, but were phylogenetically distant from the human CoV sequences identified to date, suggesting no recent spillover events. The Glossophaga soricina CoV sequence is sufficiently dissimilar (26% homology to the closest known bat CoVs) to represent a unique coronavirus not clustering near other CoVs found in the same bat species so far, implying an even higher CoV diversity than previously suspected. © 2015 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  12. Amerindian ancestry and extended longevity in Nicoya, Costa Rica.

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    Azofeifa, Jorge; Ruiz-Narváez, Edward A; Leal, Alejandro; Gerlovin, Hanna; Rosero-Bixby, Luis

    2018-01-01

    The aim of this study was to address the hypothesis that Amerindian ancestry is associated with extended longevity in the admixed population of Nicoya, Costa Rica. The Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica has been considered a "longevity island," particularly for males. We estimated Amerindian ancestry using 464 ancestral informative markers in 20 old Nicoyans aged ≥99 years, and 20 younger Nicoyans (60-65 years). We used logistic regression to estimate odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) of the association of Amerindian ancestry and longevity. Older Nicoyans had higher Amerindian ancestry compared to younger Nicoyans (43.3% vs 36.0%, P = .04). Each 10% increase of Amerindian ancestry was associated with more than twice the odds of being long-lived (OR = 2.32, 95% CI = 1.03-5.25). To our knowledge, this is the first time that ancestry is implicated as a likely determinant of extended longevity. Amerindian-specific alleles may protect against early mortality. The identification of these protective alleles should be the focus of future studies. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Smoking tobacco in Costa Rica: susceptibility, consumption and dependence

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    Sandra Fonseca-Chaves

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To identify factors associated with susceptibility, tobacco use and addiction in young people from 13 to 15 years of age, to determine conditions of risk and identify possible correlates to the development of public policies on smoking in Costa Rica. Materials and methods. Information available from the four rounds of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS Costa Rica was used. It was based on a sample size of 11 540 youngsters from public and private schools. Indicators of interest and logistic regression models for smoking, susceptibility and addiction were estimated. Results. The prevalence of current consumption shows a significant decrease over the 14 years of the study (17.3% in 1999 and 5.0% in 2013 and, to a lesser intensity, in the index of smoking susceptibility (19.3% in 1999 and 12.4% in 2013. The proportion of young people with addiction has shown a significant increase in the same period. Conclusions. The conditions that explained the significant reduction in smoking prevalence and less susceptibility must be maintained and deepened to achieve full compliance of the MPower measures.

  14. Essential oil of Lepechinia schiedeana (Lamiaceae from Costa Rica

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    José F. Cicció

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available The composition of the essential oil isolated by steam distillation from aerial parts of the Costa Rican herb Lepechinia schiedeana (Schlecht Vatke (Lamiaceae collected in El Empalme, Costa Rica, was determined by capillary gas chromatography (GC and coupled gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS analyses. Fifty-one components were identified corresponding ca. 93% of the oil. The major components were -pinene (26.6%, cis -pinocamphone (25.1%, -3-carene (6.1%, trans -pinocamphone (4.0%, camphor (3.8% and -caryophyllene (3.7%.Se estudiaron los constituyentes del aceite esencial de las partes aéreas de Lepechinia schiedeana (Lamiaceae mediante el uso de cromatografía de gases (GC y cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas (GC-MS. Se caracterizaron 51 compuestos (que representan ca. del 93% del aceite. El aceite se caracteriza por la presencia de gran cantidad de hidrocarburos monoterpénicos (45.9% y de monoterpenos oxigenados (39.7%. Los componentes mayoritarios fueron -pineno (26.6%, cis -pinocanfona (25.1%, -3-careno (6.1%, trans -pinocanfona (4.0%, alcanfor (3.8% y -cariofileno (3.7%.

  15. Prevalencia de Hipercolesterolemia en adultos mayores de Costa Rica

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    Eduardo Aguilar Fernández

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo el estudio de la prevalencia de la hipercolesterolemia (con y sin diagnóstico previo en adultos mayores de Costa Rica e identificar los factores asociados con el control de la hipercolesterolemia dado que se tiene un diagnóstico previo. Los datos sometidos a estudio provienen de una muestra nacional del proyecto CRELES: "Costa Rica. Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable" La prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia es de 59,5%. Dentro de los 890 adultos mayores que poseen un diagnóstico previo de hipercolesterolemia, el 68% resultó con niveles de colesterol total de 200 mg/dl o más en las mediciones del estudio. La prevalencia es mayor en las mujeres que en los hombres. La diferencia resultó significativa. Los factores asociados con el control de la hipercolesterolemia son el ser hombre, el tener diagnóstico de diabetes e hipertensión, la actividad física y tomar medicamentos para controlar el nivel lipídico. La interacción entremedicamentos no resultó significativa en el estudio.

  16. Prevalencia de Hipercolesterolemia en adultos mayores de Costa Rica

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    Eduardo Aguilar Fernández

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene como objetivo el estudio de la prevalencia de la hipercolesterolemia (con y sin diagnóstico previo en adultos mayores de Costa Rica e identificar los factores asociados con el control de la hipercolesterolemia dado que se tiene un diagnóstico previo. Los datos sometidos a estudio provienen de una muestra nacional del proyecto CRELES: “Costa Rica. Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable” La prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia es de 59,5%. Dentro de los 890 adultos mayores que poseen un diagnóstico previo de hipercolesterolemia, el 68% resultó con niveles de colesterol total de 200 mg/dl o más en las mediciones del estudio. La prevalencia es mayor en las mujeres que en los hombres. La diferencia resultó significativa. Los factores asociados con el control de la hipercolesterolemia son el ser hombre, el tener diagnóstico de diabetes e hipertensión, la actividad física y tomar medicamentos para controlar el nivel lipídico. La interacción entre medicamentos no resultó significativa en el estudio.

  17. [Punta Cocles coral reef, Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica].

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    Fernández, Cindy; Alvarado, Juan José

    2004-12-01

    This paper describes the Punta Cocles reef (Limón, Costa Rica). Data were obtained by sampling nine transects along the coast and observations done by skin diving between September and November of 2002. This reef consist of 10.5 hectares, where 13 species of corals, 39 of macroalgae, two of seagrasses, two of zoantids, one anemone, one corallimorpharian, and one sponge were identified. Life coral coverage (16%), was higher than in other years (5% for 1985, and 13.2% for 1995), and death coral coverage was very low (0.2%). Macroalgae have the highest coverage (59%), particularly brown algae with a patchy distribution of Sargassum and Padina. Laurencia brongniartii (Rhodophyta) is added to the list of marine flora of Costa Rica. The Punta Cocles reef works as a refuge for organisms, because there are no towns or river mouths nearby, and because of the coast formation. The refuge character is enhanced by the environmental conscience of the people that live close to the reef and help to protect the environment.

  18. Brucellosis in mammals of Costa Rica: An epidemiological survey.

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    Hernández-Mora, Gabriela; Bonilla-Montoya, Roberto; Barrantes-Granados, Osvaldo; Esquivel-Suárez, Andrea; Montero-Caballero, Danilo; González-Barrientos, Rocío; Fallas-Monge, Zeanne; Palacios-Alfaro, José David; Baldi, Mario; Campos, Elena; Chanto, Grettel; Barquero-Calvo, Elías; Chacón-Díaz, Carlos; Chaves-Olarte, Esteban; Guzmán Verri, Caterina; Romero-Zúñiga, Juan-José; Moreno, Edgardo

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    Brucellosis has been an endemic disease of cattle and humans in Costa Rica since the beginning of XX century. However, brucellosis in sheep, goats, pigs, water buffaloes, horses and cetaceans, has not been reported in the country. We have performed a brucellosis survey in these host mammal species, from 1999-2016. In addition, we have documented the number of human brucellosis reported cases, from 2003-2016. The brucellosis seroprevalence in goat and sheep herds was 0.98% and 0.7% respectively, with no Brucella isolation. Antibodies against Brucella were not detected in feral or domestic pigs. Likewise, brucellosis seroprevalence in horse and water buffalo farms was estimated in 6.5% and 21.7%, respectively, with no Brucella isolation. Six cetacean species showed positive reactions against Brucella antigens, and B. ceti was isolated in 70% (n = 29) of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). A steady increase in the diagnosis of human brucellosis cases was observed. Taking into account the prevalence of brucellosis in the various host mammals of Costa Rica, different measures are recommended.

  19. Brucellosis in mammals of Costa Rica: An epidemiological survey

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    Hernández-Mora, Gabriela; Bonilla-Montoya, Roberto; Barrantes-Granados, Osvaldo; Esquivel-Suárez, Andrea; Montero-Caballero, Danilo; González-Barrientos, Rocío; Fallas-Monge, Zeanne; Palacios-Alfaro, José David; Baldi, Mario; Campos, Elena; Chanto, Grettel; Barquero-Calvo, Elías; Chacón-Díaz, Carlos; Chaves-Olarte, Esteban; Guzmán Verri, Caterina; Romero-Zúñiga, Juan-José

    2017-01-01

    Brucellosis has been an endemic disease of cattle and humans in Costa Rica since the beginning of XX century. However, brucellosis in sheep, goats, pigs, water buffaloes, horses and cetaceans, has not been reported in the country. We have performed a brucellosis survey in these host mammal species, from 1999–2016. In addition, we have documented the number of human brucellosis reported cases, from 2003–2016. The brucellosis seroprevalence in goat and sheep herds was 0.98% and 0.7% respectively, with no Brucella isolation. Antibodies against Brucella were not detected in feral or domestic pigs. Likewise, brucellosis seroprevalence in horse and water buffalo farms was estimated in 6.5% and 21.7%, respectively, with no Brucella isolation. Six cetacean species showed positive reactions against Brucella antigens, and B. ceti was isolated in 70% (n = 29) of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). A steady increase in the diagnosis of human brucellosis cases was observed. Taking into account the prevalence of brucellosis in the various host mammals of Costa Rica, different measures are recommended. PMID:28793352

  20. Brucellosis in mammals of Costa Rica: An epidemiological survey.

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    Gabriela Hernández-Mora

    Full Text Available Brucellosis has been an endemic disease of cattle and humans in Costa Rica since the beginning of XX century. However, brucellosis in sheep, goats, pigs, water buffaloes, horses and cetaceans, has not been reported in the country. We have performed a brucellosis survey in these host mammal species, from 1999-2016. In addition, we have documented the number of human brucellosis reported cases, from 2003-2016. The brucellosis seroprevalence in goat and sheep herds was 0.98% and 0.7% respectively, with no Brucella isolation. Antibodies against Brucella were not detected in feral or domestic pigs. Likewise, brucellosis seroprevalence in horse and water buffalo farms was estimated in 6.5% and 21.7%, respectively, with no Brucella isolation. Six cetacean species showed positive reactions against Brucella antigens, and B. ceti was isolated in 70% (n = 29 of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba. A steady increase in the diagnosis of human brucellosis cases was observed. Taking into account the prevalence of brucellosis in the various host mammals of Costa Rica, different measures are recommended.