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  1. Evaluation of Risk from Volcanic Ashfalls at the Los Tuxtlas Region, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Espindola, J. M.; Godinez, M. L.; Zamora-Camacho, A.

    2014-12-01

    The Los Tuxtlas region is an area in the eastern Mexican State of Veracruz, located over the Tuxtla volcanic field and surroundings. This field is composed of 353 distinct cones, 4 large composite volcanoes, and 42 maars. Eruptive activity in the TVF began in the late Miocene, underwent a quiescent period approximately 2.6-0.8 Ma, and continues into historic times with the most recent eruptions occurring at San Martín Tuxtla volcano in 1640 and 1793. Due to the historical occurrence of these eruptions, the volcano is considered hazardous. Although no casualties were derived from those eruptions, the population in the area has grown at a fast pace and a similar eruption occurring today would cause enormous social problems. According to INEGI, the country's organism in charge of demographic studies, there are some 200,000 people settled 20 km around the volcano. Furthermore, since the volcanic field is basaltic, the magma's transfer time from depth to surface is short, and volcanic eruptions such as that of 1793 occur without much warning time. These aspects point out to the need for an estimation of the effects of a similar eruption in our days. Espindola et al. (2010; JVGR, 197, 188-208) estimated the isopachs of the ash deposited during that eruption of 1793; we used these isopachs to the 1 cm contour to evaluate some of those effects. The 1 cm isopach spans an area of 541 km2 of which 385 km2 is grazing lands and plantations, more than 149 km2 are covered by dense vegetation and 5 km2 are occupied by settlements of various sizes. There are about 34 km of paved roads that are also the main communication access to the southern State of Veracruz. These figures are a basis for the estimation of the cost of the assistance to the region in case of an eruption and the elaboration of plan of contingency in case of eruption.

  2. Characteristics of the Seismicity in the San Martin Tuxtla volcano area, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Espindola, J.; Zamora-Camacho, A.; Godinez, M.

    2012-12-01

    San Martin Tuxtla volcano (18.572N, 95.169W, 1650 masl) is a large volcano rising in the midst of the Tuxtla volcanic field in the State of Veracruz, eastern México. The last eruption of this volcano occurred in 1793 and produced thick ash fall deposits in its vicinity. Due to increasing population in the area, the volcano poses a significant risk. To determine the seismic characteristics of the area and evaluate their possible relationship with the volcano we installed a network of three seismic stations in its surroundings. The array has recorded the seismic activity from 2007 to 2011. We present the results of the analysis of the records of this period, which in general show that the seismicity in the area is relatively low both in frequency and magnitude: only 51 events of magnitude (Mc) less than 2.5 were observed and located. Most of the earthquakes are typical volcano tectonic events occurring at shallow depths (seismicity is probably a characteristic of the area and not of the particular period studied, as has been observed in other areas of basaltic volcanism, and could be used to establish any unusual seismicity that could be related to impending volcanic activity.

  3. El proceso de reparto de la propiedad comunal en dos poblaciones del Cantón de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, durante la década de 1880.

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    Rogelio Jiménez Marce.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to show the ways in which the land confiscation process in two villages of the Tuxtlas cantonment, Veracruz (Santiago Tuxtla y San Andrés Tuxtla was carried out during the decade of 1880, due to the pressure exerted by Juan de la Luz Enríquez, the governor. The land’s partition had notable differences in the two villages: while in San Andrés a “Division Board” was created by the most important people from the locality that eased a monopolization of the land, in Santiago the process was led bythe City Hall, taking into account people’sproposals to try to distribute lands in a more balanced manner.

  4. Distribución y abundancia de Craugastor vulcani: una especie de rana en riesgo de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México Distribution and abundance of Craugastor vulcani: an endangered frog species from Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Eduardo Pineda

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available En México, más de la mitad de las especies de anfibios están amenazadas y de la mayoría no se genera información que permita conocer el estatus en el que se encuentran sus poblaciones. En este trabajo se evaluó la distribución y abundancia de Craugastor vulcani, una rana endémica de la sierra de Los Tuxtlas Veracruz que se encuentra en riesgo de extinción, en función de la transformación de la selva. Para este trabajo, se consultaron bases de datos de registros históricos y se muestrearon 12 sitios que representan ambientes comunes de la región. Se registró un total de 524 individuos, de los cuales el 77% se encontraron en fragmentos de selva, el 20% en remanentes riparios y sólo el 3% en potreros. La mayor abundancia (62% se registró durante la época seca del año. La distribución conocida de C. vulcani está sesgada hacia el norte de la sierra, existe poca información sobre su presencia en la porción sur. La permanencia de la especie en la zona parece depender de los pocos fragmentos de bosque existentes. El aumento en el número, área y conectividad de tales remanentes son algunas de las medidas necesarias para conservar ésta y otras especies amenazadas en la región.More than a half of all amphibian species occurring in Mexico are threatened, and for most of them there is no current information to assess the status of their populations. Craugastor vulcani is an endemic frog from the Los Tuxtlas mountains, Veracruz, and it is classified as an endangered species. We examine the distribution and abundance of C. vulcani as a function of rainforest transformation in Los Tuxtlas. We consulted historical records in databases and sampled 12 sites representing common habitats of the region. We recorded a total of 524 individuals of which 77% were found in rainforest fragments, 20% were collected in riparian remnants and just 3% in cattle pastures. Most individuals (62% were recorded during the dry season. The known distribution

  5. Neotropical migrant landbirds and landscape changes in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Estrada, A.; Coates-Estrada, R.; Diaz-Islas, E.; Robbins, C.S.; Dowell, B.A.; Meritt, D.; Wilson, Marcia H.; Sader, Steven A.

    1995-01-01

    Faced with the problem of habitat loss and with the need to preserve the remaining components of the original avian biodiversity in neotropical regions such as Los Tuxtlas, it is imperative to determine how the neotropical migrant bird species have responded to the anthropogenic alterations of their natural habitats. To provide data in this direction, we censused neotropical migrant birds in undisturbed and in disturbed forest fragments and in regeneratlng forests (young second growths and old second growths). In addition, we conducted censuses in the following man-made habitats: arboreal agricultural habitats (cacao, coffee, mixed, citrus, and allspice), non-arboreal agricultural habitats (corn and jalapeno chili pepper), live fences, and pastures. We censused 4186 neotropical migrant birds representing 71 species. Seven species (Magnolia Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, American Redstart, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler) accounted for 50% of total records. Isolating distance was an important variable influencing species richness at the non-pasture habitats studied. Disturbed forest fragments had significantly fewer species and individuals than undisturbed forest fragments and than regenerating forests. Pastures were the poorest habitat in neotropical migrant birds. Agricultural habitats, however, were particularly rich in individuals and species (3479 individuals of 59 species). Arboreal agricultural habitats and live fences were richer in species and in birds than non-arboreal man-made habitats and were also the habitats most similar to the undisturbed forest fragments in species assemblage. We discuss the conservation value for neotropical migrant birds of agricultural habitats and of live fences as landscape elements that help reduce physical and biotic isolation among the remaining configurations of forest fragments and compensate, in part, for the loss of vegetation area and habitat heterogeneity that has resulted

  6. Conflictos por la apropriacion de los recursos locales y cambio institucional endogeno : las luchas por el "parcelamiento convencional" en los ejidos de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México

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    Léonard, Eric

    2015-01-01

    Este artículo examina los procesos de cambio institucional endógeno que ocurrieron en los ejidos de Los Tuxtlas, una región indígena del sur del estado de Veracruz, en México, en las décadas de 1950 a 1980. Estos cambios en las reglas de acceso y uso de las tierras ocurrieron a raíz de conflictos internos a las comunidades campesinas que tenían por motivo común los acaparamientos de recursos naturales (tierras de cultivo, pastizales y maderas) realizados por grupos de actores locales, con la ...

  7. Las Islas de los Changos (the Monkey Islands): the economic impact of ecotourism in the region of Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Serio-Silva, Juan Carlos

    2006-05-01

    This study evaluates the popularity and economic impact of Las Islas de los Changos (the Monkey Islands) as an ecotourism site on Lake Catemaco in the Los Tuxtlas region of Veracruz, Mexico. Two small island colonies of exotic primates, stumptail macaques (Macaca arctoides), have proved to be highly beneficial for the local economy as the main attraction for tourists in this region. From July 1991 to June 1992, data were collected on the number of tourists who took boat trips to visit the primates, and the amount of money spent on tours to the islands. The data suggest that at least 28,470 passengers visit these primate troops annually and spend approximately 88,970 U.S. dollars (USD). Follow-up questionnaires during July 1997 to June 2000 to hotelkeepers and tourist boat operators identified the Monkey Islands as the primary destination for tourists to this region. A comparison of the net income obtained by local ecotourism operators with wages earned through other types of employment in the Los Tuxtlas region, such as working in natural reserves, agriculture, or renting grazing land for cattle, show the relative importance of Las Islas de Los Changos in sustaining the local economy. 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  8. Carta geomorfológica de la región costera de Los Tuxtlas, estado de Veracruz

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    Atlántida Coll-Hurtado

    1970-01-01

    Full Text Available La carta geomorfológica de ka región costera de los Tuxtlas se elaboró mediante la interpretación de fotografóas aéreas a escala 1:50 000. Fue necesario dividir la región en dos partes debido a que en la porción central comprendida entre Río Salado y la Barra Tecuanapa no se han tomado fotos aéreas por no pertenecer ni a la Cuenca del Papaloapan ni a la del Río Coatzacoalcos.

  9. Valoración del servicio ambiental hidrológico en el sector doméstico de San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, México

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    Ana Lid del Ángel Pérez; Andrés Rebolledo Martínez; José Alfredo Villagómez Cortés; Rigoberto Zetina Lezama

    2009-01-01

    Entre las iniciativas de conservación en México, existe un programa de pago por servicios ambientales en áreas de gran importancia por sus valores ecológicos. Un caso es el de San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz, donde el pago no representa una opción económica sostenible a los dueños de predios, por lo que deberá incorporarse también el reconocimiento social. El objetivo del trabajo fue obtener el valor del bosque y paisajes alternativos en la población que recibe sus beneficios en forma de agua. Se...

  10. Conflictos Por La Apropiación De Los Recursos Locales Y Cambio Institucional Endógeno. Las Luchas Por El “Parcelamiento Convencional” En Los Ejidos De Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México

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    Eric Léonard

    2015-01-01

    Resumen: Este artículo examina los procesos de cambio institucional endógeno que ocurrieron en los ejidos de Los Tuxtlas, una región indígena del sur del estado de Veracruz, en México, en las décadas de 1950 a 1980. Estos cambios en las reglas de acceso y uso de las tierras ocurrieron a raíz de conflictos internos a las comunidades campesinas que tenían por motivo común los acaparamientos de recursos naturales (tierras de cultivo, pastizales y maderas) realizados por grupos de actores loc...

  11. Flows correlation of the Tuxtlas, Veracruz volcanic field. Dating by TL of ceramics found in leakages of the San Martin volcano; Correlacion de flujos del campovolcanico de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz. Fechamiento por TL de ceramicas encontradas en derrames del volcan San Martin

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    Ramirez, A.; Schaaf, P.; Espindola, J.M. [Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Zamora, A. [Posgrado en Ciencias de la Tierra, UNAM (Mexico)

    2006-07-01

    In this work the age estimation carried out to archaeological ceramics found inside the spills and one ash deposit both of the San Martin volcano. The technique used for its processing was that of fine grain (4-11 {mu}m). The paleodosis it was calculated using the additive method for the determination of the equivalent dose (Q) and the regenerative method for the determination of the factor by supralineality (l). The samples of ceramic were processed like total sample. In the case of the geologic sample (ash sample) one carries out the separation of minerals in particular glasses at 95% of purity. For the determination of the annual dose rate its were carried out in the place of sampling measurements with a gamma spectrometry equipment, with it the determinations of Uranium, thorium and potassium were obtained, besides the cosmic contribution. Once having both elements (paleodosis and annual dose rate) it was calculated the age of the samples and consequently of the flows, which were stratigraphically correlated. (Author)

  12. Conflictos Por La Apropiación De Los Recursos Locales Y Cambio Institucional Endógeno. Las Luchas Por El “Parcelamiento Convencional” En Los Ejidos De Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México

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    Eric Léonard

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este artículo examina los procesos de cambio institucional endógeno que ocurrieron en los ejidos de Los Tuxtlas, una región indígena del sur del estado de Veracruz, en México, en las décadas de 1950 a 1980. Estos cambios en las reglas de acceso y uso de las tierras ocurrieron a raíz de conflictos internos a las comunidades campesinas que tenían por motivo común los acaparamientos de recursos naturales (tierras de cultivo, pastizales y maderas realizados por grupos de actores locales, con la anuencia del aparato politico-sindical oficial. Estos conflictos se expresaron en reivindicaciones de “parcelamiento” –es decir de redistribución de la tierra en una base igualitaria– que formularon varios comités agrarios locales, a las que se opusieron los intermediarios político-comerciales locales aliados a la población sin derecho formal a las tierras de reparto agrario. Fue hasta fines de los años setenta, en un contexto de fuerte intervención estatal en los ámbitos productivo y comercial, cuando un cambio generacional dentro de la dirección del comité y a nivel de los ejidos, abrió la puerta a la realización de los parcelamientos en varias comunidades. El estudio de caso presenta la cuestión de los acaparamientos de recursos dentro de las comunidades campesinas, no como un fenómeno novedoso y relacionado con las dinámicas contemporáneas de mercantilización y globalización, sino como procedente, también, de lógicas y dinámicas de diferenciación internas a dichas comunidades. Palabras claves: reforma agraria; ejido; cambio institucional; conflictos; normas locales; pluralismo legal *** Summary: This paper deals with the issue of endogenous institutionnal change, examining social and legal processes which occured in the mexican ejidos of the Tuxtla region, in the South of Veracruz state, betweeen the decades of 1950 and 1980. These changes regarding the rules of access to and use of land occured as the output

  13. Veracruz, México

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    E. López-Sánchez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo establece las bases para la instrumentación de plantaciones forestales comerciales (PFC por medio de sistemas agroforestales (SAF como alternativa para un sistema de producción sustentable. Propone los estándares para el diseño, establecimiento y manejo de los principales sistemas agroforestales con referencia a la región de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, que incluyen dentro de sus componentes arbóreos cedro rojo (Cedrela odorata L., cedro nogal (Juglans pyriformis Liebm. y primavera (Roseodendron donnell-smithii (Rose Miranda en combinación con maíz, cacahuate y café, los principales cultivos agrícolas de la región. El desarrollo actual de las plantaciones forestales comerciales y la experiencia desarrollada determina las combinaciones agroforestales como una opción técnica viable. La evaluación financiera de los SAF muestra ganancias tres y cinco veces mayores del cedro rojo sobre la primavera ($1’600,000.00 vs $500,000.00 y sobre el cedro nogal ($1’600,000.00 vs $300,000.00 respectivamente; los indicadores financieros TIR, VAN y R B/C respaldan estos dividendos. La rentabilidad de los cultivos agrícolas en un periodo similar al de las plantaciones agroforestales arrojan cifras negativas; el establecimiento conjunto de las especies agrícolas y forestales produce una sinergia positiva financiera.

  14. Migración y ecoturismo en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Los Tuxtlas (México

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    Ángeles Piñar Álvarez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available In 1988, in response to the deteriorating state of its natural resources, the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve (LTBR is established in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Included within park boundaries are municipalities characterized by a high poverty rate and whose residents, due to restrictions placed on their traditional farming activities, have had to immigrate to the United States. At the same time, the biosphere reserve’s natural wealth has inspired environmentally friendly ecotourism initiatives. The purpose of our research was to analyze the relationship between migration and ecotourism in three communities located within park boundaries. We found that private and community-operated ecotourism businesses can provide inhabitants with adequate employment which in turn strengthens their ties to the community and reduces the need for them to emigrate away for financial reasons.

  15. Water radiological sanitary control of Veracruz State

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    Carreon G, E.; Vazquez C, J. A.; Aguilar P, M. del C.; Parissi C, A.

    2014-10-01

    This work is carried out in Veracruz State covering over 11 jurisdictions of the State (Panuco, Tuxpan, Poza Rica, Martinez de la Torre, Xalapa, Cordoba, Orizaba, Veracruz, Cosamaloapan, San Andres Tuxtla and Coatzacoalcos). The sampling was realized in a period from 2009 to 2013 analyzing home drinking water, supply sources and wells, the sampling was done by the sanitary checkers of different jurisdictions with approved methods and the methodology was validated at the State Laboratory of Public Health. 1637 samples were analyzed by counting equipment Tennelec Canberra series 5 and a gas supply system P-10 with calibration curves for alpha and gross beta. The results of measurements ranging from 0.07 to 0.25 Bq/L in the activity concentration gross alpha annual average, an gross beta were from 0.12 to 0.17 Bq/L in the activity concentration gross beta annual average, and with a concentration range of alpha activity up to 0.62 and a minimum 0.02, and the concentration of beta activity of a maximum value 1.54 and a minimum 0.02, taking also as resulted in five years of analysis only 1.16% of the analyzed samples (19 samples) showed a value of alpha activity concentration above the minimum detectable concentration and 62.43% (1022 samples) of the analyzed samples showed a value of beta activity concentration above the minimum detectable concentration, is also clear that the results of the sanitary jurisdictions of Panuco and Tuxpan not have corresponding activity values for the years 2009, 2011-2013 except 2010. We can conclude that the regular measurements of alpha and gross beta activity in water are invaluable for timely detection of radioactive contamination. (Author)

  16. August 1973 Veracruz, Mexico Images

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — South of Veracruz, southeastern Mexico. Damage: Severe. The earthquake caused heavy damage in the states of Morelos, Puebla, and Veracruz. Thousands were left...

  17. Water radiological sanitary control of Veracruz State; Control sanitario radiologico de agua del Estado de Veracruz

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    Carreon G, E.; Vazquez C, J. A.; Aguilar P, M. del C.; Parissi C, A., E-mail: eulaliacarreon@gmail.com [Laboratorio Estatal de Salud Publica, Eucalipto Mza. 12, Lote 7, Corredor Industrial Bruno Pagliai, 91697 Veracruz (Mexico)

    2014-10-15

    This work is carried out in Veracruz State covering over 11 jurisdictions of the State (Panuco, Tuxpan, Poza Rica, Martinez de la Torre, Xalapa, Cordoba, Orizaba, Veracruz, Cosamaloapan, San Andres Tuxtla and Coatzacoalcos). The sampling was realized in a period from 2009 to 2013 analyzing home drinking water, supply sources and wells, the sampling was done by the sanitary checkers of different jurisdictions with approved methods and the methodology was validated at the State Laboratory of Public Health. 1637 samples were analyzed by counting equipment Tennelec Canberra series 5 and a gas supply system P-10 with calibration curves for alpha and gross beta. The results of measurements ranging from 0.07 to 0.25 Bq/L in the activity concentration gross alpha annual average, an gross beta were from 0.12 to 0.17 Bq/L in the activity concentration gross beta annual average, and with a concentration range of alpha activity up to 0.62 and a minimum 0.02, and the concentration of beta activity of a maximum value 1.54 and a minimum 0.02, taking also as resulted in five years of analysis only 1.16% of the analyzed samples (19 samples) showed a value of alpha activity concentration above the minimum detectable concentration and 62.43% (1022 samples) of the analyzed samples showed a value of beta activity concentration above the minimum detectable concentration, is also clear that the results of the sanitary jurisdictions of Panuco and Tuxpan not have corresponding activity values for the years 2009, 2011-2013 except 2010. We can conclude that the regular measurements of alpha and gross beta activity in water are invaluable for timely detection of radioactive contamination. (Author)

  18. internacional en Veracruz

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    Francis Mestries Benquet

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este articulo se analizan las causas y los efectos socioeconómicos de la migración internacional de los campesinos cafeticultores de la cuenca Jalapa-Coatepec en el estado de Veracruz. Veracruz se ha convertido en los últimos años en uno de los estados que expulsa más mano de obra a los Estados Unidos. La crisis de las actividades agrícolas e industriales tradicionales del estado y los efectos regionales de la crisis cafetalera internacional son los determinantes macroeconómicos principales de los flujos migratorios en esta región. Se exploran las condiciones del proceso migratorio, el perfil sociodemográfico de los migrantes, el monto y uso de las remesas y los cambios producidos por la crisis cafetalera y la migración masiva internacional en la economía doméstica y la estructura productiva agraria. Finalmente, se indaga la situación de las mujeres que permanecen en Veracruz y se recalcan sus dificultades para enfrentar su nuevo papel de jefas de familia de facto pero no de jure

  19. Campesinos contra campesinos: conflictos agrarios y lucha por la tierra en Comoapan, Veracruz (1925-1942

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    Rogelio Jiménez Marce

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo es mostrar las gestiones que los campesinos de Comoapan, Veracruz, una congregación dependiente en ese momento de San Andrés Tuxtla, hicieron ante las autoridades agrarias para tratar de que les dotara de las fértiles tierras que se dedicaban al cultivo del tabaco, situación que generó un enfrentamiento contra la familia Carrión, misma que era una de las principales productoras de la hoja en la región de los Tuxtlas. Para conservar sus tierras, los Carrión apoyaron la formación de una agrupación campesina, conformada por sus peones y campesinos que no tenían derecho a obtener tierra ejidal, y que se convirtió en antagonista de la que pedía las tierras. Se busca entender los complejos procesos que se vivieron en Comoapan y las interrelaciones que se establecieron entre ejidatarios y no ejidatarios, a fin de mostrar que el reparto agrario no constituyó un proceso carente de problemáticas.

  20. Peasant coffee in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Mexico: A critical evaluation of sustainable intensification and market integration potential

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    Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Production of low-input, shaded coffee in the Los Tuxtlas UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (LTBR, Veracruz, Mexico, an economically marginalized but ecologically rich region, was strongly affected by the collapse in international prices and the reconfiguration of the Mexican coffee sector in the 1990s. This place-based study used qualitative methods to investigate local strategies to reactivate coffee cultivation and improve market integration. Ninety-five producers, processors and cooperative representatives were interviewed to: 1 characterize the different actors in the local coffee commodity chain; 2 explore how producers, organized or not, shape and are constrained by the local coffee sector, and 3 evaluate whether producers land use strategies may be compatible with conservation in the LTBR. We combine the Land Sparing and Sharing framework with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve zonation system to conceptualize how coffee plantations can be spatially integrated in protected areas and facilitate synergies between local livelihoods and conservation. Our empirical study illustrates the complexity and dynamism of the LTBR coffee sector. It highlights the resourcefulness of producers in adapting their cultivation systems, but also the narrow maneuvering room farmers have to exploit textbook synergies between conservation and fair trade and / or certified organic markets. In principle, coffee cultivation can be expanded and intensified without affecting remaining primary forest (Land Sparing and contribute to maintain a diverse landscape matrix in productive agroforestry systems (Land Sharing. However, few producers have the means required to successfully achieve profitable and long-term market integration. Future research on sustainable land use management in, and around, protected areas needs to explicitly address local, sectoral and market dynamics as drivers of land use at the local level. Although these dynamics may create windows of opportunity

  1. FARMING AND CATASTROPHE AT LA JOYA: A CONSIDERATION OF AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AND RISK IN THE FORMATIVE SIERRA DE LOS TUXTLAS (Agricultura y catástrofe en La Joya: un examen de la intensificación agrícola y riesgo en el período Formativo de la Sierra de los Tuxtlas

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    Amber M. VanDerwarker

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the process of agricultural intensification as it occurred during the Formative period (1400 BC-AD 300 along the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico. Over the course of two millennia, rural villagers living in the Olmec hinterland of the Sierra de los Tuxtlas invested more time and labor into farming activities as they became increasingly sedentary and dealt with episodic volcanic eruptions and ash fall. This period of time witnessed the development of a regional political hierarchy in the Tuxtlas, which also had consequences for village-level subsistence. In examining agricultural intensification in the context of volcanic catastrophe and political development, I analyze archaeological plant and animal data from the site of La Joya, a farming village located in southern Veracruz, Mexico spanning the Formative period. The subsistence data indicate that maize intensification was a long, incremental process that began in the Middle Formative period, hundreds of years before political development and the establishment of a regional center. At the close of the Late Formative period, after the region's political consolidation, a severe volcanic eruption blanketed the region with ash, leading to significant, if temporary, environmental circumscription. La Joya villagers responded to this catastrophe by intensifying maize production on infields and expanding their hunting and fishing territories to exploit a wider range of animal prey. ESPAÑOL: Este estudio examina el proceso de sedentarización, intensificación agrícola y desarrollo de una jerarquía política regional durante el período Formativo (1400 a. C.-300 d. C. a lo largo de la costa meridional del Golfo de México, en la zona olmeca de la Sierra de los Tuxtlas. Los resultados obtenidos analizando los datos de animales y plantas provenientes del sitio de La Joya, un pueblo agrícola ubicado en el sur de Veracruz (México que abarca todo el Formativo, indican que la

  2. Comportamiento agronómico de híbridos de maíz en dos municipios de Veracruz, México

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    Oscar Hugo Tosquy Valle

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Comportamiento agronómico de híbridos de maíz endos municipios de Veracruz, México.La productividad delmaíz de temporal en Tlalixcoyan y San Andrés Tuxtla, Vera-cruz, México, está limitada por el uso de genotipos de bajorendimiento, susceptibles a enfermedades y por la siembra degeneraciones avanzadas de variedades mejoradas. Con la finalidad de conocer el comportamiento agronómico de híbridosde maíz en estas localidades, durante el temporal 2002, se eva-luaron 23 híbridos experimentales y los testigos regionales H-520 y H-519C, en un diseño látice 5 x 5 con tres repeticiones.Se midieron las variables: días a floración masculina, altura deplanta y mazorca, porcentaje de mazorcas podridas y rendimiento de grano, en ambas localidades y severidad del achaparramiento en Tlalixcoyan. Los resultados indicaron queCMS 993013 y CMS 993015, fueron los híbridos más productivos, con buen comportamiento agronómico y de reacción alachaparramiento en Tlalixcoyan, los cuales superaron en pro-medio en 3,32 t/ha a los testigos. Asu vez, CMS 973023 yCMS 993033 que presentaron bajos porcentajes de pudriciónde mazorcas y porte de planta y ciclo intermedio, fueron losmejores híbridos en San Andrés Tuxtla que en promedio superaron en 3,16 t/ha a los testigos. Los mayores rendimientospromedio de localidades se obtuvieron con CMS 973023,CMS 993013 y CMS 993033, aunque sólo el primero y el tercero mantuvieron alto rendimiento en ambas localidades. Lacorrelación mostró que el achaparramiento en Tlalixcoyan y lapudrición de mazorcas en San Andrés Tuxtla afectaron significativamente el rendimiento.

  3. 75 FR 51243 - Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz

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    ... refrigerated warehouses; --Machinery/equipment maintenance systems; --Outdoor lighting systems; --Pollution.... --Transportation between Mexico City and Veracruz, by bus. --Lunch with Veracruz industry leaders. --Networking... roundtrip bus from Mexico City to Veracruz will be covered by the participation fee. \\1\\ An SME is defined...

  4. [Displacements of the green iguana (Iguana iguana) (Squamata: Iguanidae) during the dry season in La Palma, Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Morales-Mávil, Jorge E; Vogt, Richard C; Gadsden-Esparza, Héctor

    2007-06-01

    The green iguana (Iguana iguana) is said to be primarily sedentary, although the females travel long distances to nest. Displacement patterns must be known to help predict the effects of environmental disturbance on iguanas' survival. We studied nesting season (February-July) movements in La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico (18 degrees 33' N, 95 degrees 03' W). Individual movements and activity were monitored by radio tracking. The transmitters were implanted surgically in eight adult iguanas (four males and four females). Snout vent length (SVL) was used to determine the relationship between size of the body and size of home range. To estimate the size of home range, three or more points were used. Minimum convex polygons estimates of home range were calculated with McPAAL. The iguanas were radio-located between 23 and 30 occasions, mainly in trees (56% between 3-9 m); only 4% were localized under a height of 3 m (forest floor). The occupation area mean was larger for males (9,158.06+/-3,025.3 m2 vs. 6,591.24+/-4,001.1 m2) although the differences were not significant (t= 0.51, p>0.05). SVL was correlated with home range (r= 0.76; gl= 7; piguanas use the riparian vegetation for foraging. The females display two strategies for nesting: 1) moving to the sandy area near the sea or, 2) laying eggs near the river, in loam. Iguanas responded to habitat fragmentation and reduction by modifying their nesting strategy.

  5. The Maars of the Tuxtla Volcanic Field: the Example of 'laguna Pizatal'

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    Espindola, J.; Zamora-Camacho, A.; Hernandez-Cardona, A.; Alvarez del Castillo, E.; Godinez, M.

    2013-12-01

    Los Tuxtlas Volcanic Field (TVF), also known as Los Tuxtlas massif, is a structure of volcanic rocks rising conspicuously in the south-central part of the coastal plains of eastern Mexico. The TVF seems related to the upper cretaceous magmatism of the NW part of the Gulf's margin (e.g. San Carlos and Sierra de Tamaulipas alkaline complexes) rather than to the nearby Mexican Volcanic Belt. The volcanism in this field began in late Miocene and has continued in historical times, The TVF is composed of 4 large volcanoes (San Martin Tuxtla, San Martin Pajapan, Santa Marta, Cerro El Vigia), at least 365 volcanic cones and 43 maars. In this poster we present the distribution of the maars, their size and depths. These maars span from a few hundred km to almost 1 km in average diameter, and a few meters to several tens of meters in depth; most of them filled with lakes. As an example on the nature of these structures we present our results of the ongoing study of 'Laguna Pizatal or Pisatal' (18° 33'N, 95° 16.4'W, 428 masl) located some 3 km from the village of Reforma, on the western side of San Martin Tuxtla volcano. Laguna Pisatal is a maar some 500 meters in radius and a depth about 40 meters from the surrounding ground level. It is covered by a lake 200 m2 in extent fed by a spring discharging on its western side. We examined a succession of 15 layers on the margins of the maar, these layers are blast deposits of different sizes interbedded by surge deposits. Most of the contacts between layers are irregular; which suggests scouring during deposition of the upper beds. This in turn suggests that the layers were deposited in a rapid series of explosions, which mixed juvenile material with fragments of the preexisting bedrock. We were unable to find the extent of these deposits since the surrounding areas are nowadays sugar cane plantations and the lake has overspilled in several occassions.

  6. Flows correlation of the Tuxtlas, Veracruz volcanic field. Dating by TL of ceramics found in leakages of the San Martin volcano

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    Ramirez, A.; Schaaf, P.; Espindola, J.M.; Zamora, A.

    2006-01-01

    In this work the age estimation carried out to archaeological ceramics found inside the spills and one ash deposit both of the San Martin volcano. The technique used for its processing was that of fine grain (4-11 μm). The paleodosis it was calculated using the additive method for the determination of the equivalent dose (Q) and the regenerative method for the determination of the factor by supralineality (l). The samples of ceramic were processed like total sample. In the case of the geologic sample (ash sample) one carries out the separation of minerals in particular glasses at 95% of purity. For the determination of the annual dose rate its were carried out in the place of sampling measurements with a gamma spectrometry equipment, with it the determinations of Uranium, thorium and potassium were obtained, besides the cosmic contribution. Once having both elements (paleodosis and annual dose rate) it was calculated the age of the samples and consequently of the flows, which were stratigraphically correlated. (Author)

  7. Percepción de la sustentabilidad del ecoturismo bajo el enfoque de agroecosistemas : El caso de la reserva de la biosfera Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz.

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    El turismo emerge en los últimos 20 años como opción y alternativa para el impulso del desarrollo rural. Esta actividad puede ser una acción viable para conservar, recuperar y aprovechar los recursos naturales, sociales y económicos de una determinada región. En este sentido, algunas modalidades del turismo alternativo, integran acciones de sustentabilidad en su concepto y definición. La actividad de ecoturismo es sin duda viable para el desarrollo de comunidades rurales. El reto en la Reserv...

  8. Effectiveness of native arbuscular mycorrhiza on the growth of four tree forest species from the Santa Marta Mountain, Veracruz (Mexico

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    Full Text Available Aim of the study: The aim of this work was to isolate consortia of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF associated to Liquidambar styraciflua in soils of the Santa Marta Mountain in Veracruz, and to select highly effective mycorrhizal consortia on promoting the growth of four tree forest species with economic and ecological importance. Area of study: Santa Marta Mountain, inside the buffer area of the Los Tuxtlas Biological Reserve in Veracruz (México. Materials and methods: Ten composite samples of rhizosphere soil were collected from L. styraciflua trees of 13-15 cm DBH (diameter at breast height. Roots were fixed in FAA solution to determine the mycorrhizal colonization percentage, the abundance of morphospecies, and its effectiveness in promoting the growth of L. styraciflua, Terminalia amazonia, Cordia alliodora, and Cojoba arborea. Soil physical and chemical characteristics were also analysed, and soil type recognition was performed with the Reference Base for Soil FAO-ISRIC World-SICS. Mycorrhizal colonization was determined by the method of clearing and staining roots with trypan blue; total percentage of colonization was estimated by the Linderman-Biermann method. Spores were extracted for counting and identifying morphospecies from each soil sample, those with more effectiveness were selected and inoculated in the four tree species, based upon a completely random design there were evaluated height, number of leaves, total dry weight and foliar area. Main results: Average mycorrhizal colonization percentage was 45% from natural conditions, samples one and four showed 80% of AMF-colonization. Average number of spores was 617 in 100 g-1 of dry soil. Forty-seven AMF-morphospecies were identified. After eight months significant differences were observed in root colonization, height, number of leaves, total dry weight, leaf area and foliar analysis of N5+, P5+ and K+ on plants inoculated with rhizosphere samples of L. styraciflua. Terminalia

  9. Effectiveness of native arbuscular mycorrhiza on the growth of four tree forest species from the Santa Marta Mountain, Veracruz (Mexico)

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    Retama-Ortiz, Y.; Ávila-Bello, C.H.; Alarcón, A.; Ferrera-Cerrato, R.

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    Aim of the study: The aim of this work was to isolate consortia of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated to Liquidambar styraciflua in soils of the Santa Marta Mountain in Veracruz, and to select highly effective mycorrhizal consortia on promoting the growth of four tree forest species with economic and ecological importance. Area of study: Santa Marta Mountain, inside the buffer area of the Los Tuxtlas Biological Reserve in Veracruz (México). Materials and methods: Ten composite samples of rhizosphere soil were collected from L. styraciflua trees of 13-15 cm DBH (diameter at breast height). Roots were fixed in FAA solution to determine the mycorrhizal colonization percentage, the abundance of morphospecies, and its effectiveness in promoting the growth of L. styraciflua, Terminalia amazonia, Cordia alliodora, and Cojoba arborea. Soil physical and chemical characteristics were also analysed, and soil type recognition was performed with the Reference Base for Soil FAO-ISRIC World-SICS. Mycorrhizal colonization was determined by the method of clearing and staining roots with trypan blue; total percentage of colonization was estimated by the Linderman-Biermann method. Spores were extracted for counting and identifying morphospecies from each soil sample, those with more effectiveness were selected and inoculated in the four tree species, based upon a completely random design there were evaluated height, number of leaves, total dry weight and foliar area. Main results: Average mycorrhizal colonization percentage was 45% from natural conditions, samples one and four showed 80% of AMF-colonization. Average number of spores was 617 in 100 g-1 of dry soil. Forty-seven AMF-morphospecies were identified. After eight months significant differences were observed in root colonization, height, number of leaves, total dry weight, leaf area and foliar analysis of N5+, P5+ and K+ on plants inoculated with rhizosphere samples of L. styraciflua. Terminalia amazonia and

  10. Effectiveness of native arbuscular mycorrhiza on the growth of four tree forest species from the Santa Marta Mountain, Veracruz (Mexico)

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    Retama-Ortiz, Y.; Ávila-Bello, C.H.; Alarcón, A.; Ferrera-Cerrato, R.

    2017-11-01

    Aim of the study: The aim of this work was to isolate consortia of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated to Liquidambar styraciflua in soils of the Santa Marta Mountain in Veracruz, and to select highly effective mycorrhizal consortia on promoting the growth of four tree forest species with economic and ecological importance. Area of study: Santa Marta Mountain, inside the buffer area of the Los Tuxtlas Biological Reserve in Veracruz (México). Materials and methods: Ten composite samples of rhizosphere soil were collected from L. styraciflua trees of 13-15 cm DBH (diameter at breast height). Roots were fixed in FAA solution to determine the mycorrhizal colonization percentage, the abundance of morphospecies, and its effectiveness in promoting the growth of L. styraciflua, Terminalia amazonia, Cordia alliodora, and Cojoba arborea. Soil physical and chemical characteristics were also analysed, and soil type recognition was performed with the Reference Base for Soil FAO-ISRIC World-SICS. Mycorrhizal colonization was determined by the method of clearing and staining roots with trypan blue; total percentage of colonization was estimated by the Linderman-Biermann method. Spores were extracted for counting and identifying morphospecies from each soil sample, those with more effectiveness were selected and inoculated in the four tree species, based upon a completely random design there were evaluated height, number of leaves, total dry weight and foliar area. Main results: Average mycorrhizal colonization percentage was 45% from natural conditions, samples one and four showed 80% of AMF-colonization. Average number of spores was 617 in 100 g-1 of dry soil. Forty-seven AMF-morphospecies were identified. After eight months significant differences were observed in root colonization, height, number of leaves, total dry weight, leaf area and foliar analysis of N5+, P5+ and K+ on plants inoculated with rhizosphere samples of L. styraciflua. Terminalia amazonia and

  11. Registros nuevos de Orchidaceae para Veracruz, México New records of Orchidaceae for Veracruz, Mexico

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    Miguel Castañeda-Zárate

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se registran como novedades para la flora de Veracruz 7 especies de orquídeas a partir de material recolectado en el estado durante los últimos 3 años, principalmente en fragmentos conservados de bosque mesófilo de montaña. Estas especies son Anathallis abbreviata, Galeoglossum tubulosum, Homalopetalum pumilum, Leochilus johnstonii, Lepanthes totontepecensis, Mormolyca moralesii y Ponthieva mexicana.Seven orchid species are reported for the first time from Veracruz. All of these were collected during the last 3 years, mainly in conserved fragments of cloud forest. These species are Anathallis abbreviata, Galeoglossum tubulosum, Homalopetalum pumilum, Leochilus johnstonii, Lepanthes totontepecensis, Mormolyca moralesii, and Ponthieva mexicana.

  12. [Impact of traditionally managed forest units on the landscape connectivity of Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, Mexico].

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    Aguilar Vásquez, Yunin; Aliphat Fernández, Mario Manuel; Caso Barrera, Laura; Del Amo Rodríguez, Silvia; Sánchez Gómez, Maria De Lourdes; Martínez-Carrera, Daniel

    2014-09-01

    The ever-increasing establishment of landscape mosaics is expressed as a surrounding matrix of agricultural activities, which frames patches or remnants of the original vegetation cover. Conservation actions should be aimed to establish or to increase those interactive systems, which help to maintain the land- scape flow through linkages. Spaces occupied by traditional management systems retain and support this func- tion. In this paper, we used Geographic Information Systems to evaluate the importance of traditionally managed forest units ('acahuales'-coffee plantations) and to assess landscape connectivity in the indigenous Popoluca area of Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Mexico. The cartographic material used to establish the types of vegetation and their coverture included the period 1991-2008. At landscape level, four indices were used to assess the general situation of the habitat network, and to identify the patches of high priority. Individually, indices evaluated if patches were important for their area, their potential flow or their connecting function. Results showed that the landscape is functioning as a single system, but having low connectivity. Values improved when traditionally managed forest patches were considered as viable habitat. We detected 367 patches of very high priority, 80% belonging to forests managed traditionally. Patches were important for their potential flow (size and topologi- cal relationships). Only 70 patches were significant for their function as biological corridors between largest forests located at the top of the volcanoes, and are mostly managed forest (75%). We concluded that the units of traditionally managed forest play a significant role in landscape connectivity maintenance.

  13. Desplazamientos de la iguana verde, Iguana iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae durante la estación seca en La Palma, Veracruz, México

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    Jorge E Morales-Mávil

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Usamos radiotransmisores para determinar los desplazamientos de la iguana verde (Iguana iguana en el periodo de anidación (febrero-julio en La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México (18°33’ N, 95°03’ W. Las iguanas fueron radiolocalizadas entre 23 y 30 ocasiones, principalmente en árboles (56 % entre 3-9 m; sólo 4 % fueron localizadas en el suelo. El tamaño del ámbito hogareño de machos y de hembras fue similar (9 158.06±3 025.3 m² vs. 6 591.24±4 001.1 m², respectivamente; t= 0.51, p>0.05. Se encontró una correlación significativa entre la LHC y el ámbito hogareño (r= 0.76, gl= 7, pDisplacements of the green iguana (Iguana iguana (Squamata: Iguanidae during the dry season in La Palma, Veracruz, Mexico. The green iguana (Iguana iguana is said to be primarily sedentary, although the females travel long distances to nest. Displacement patterns must be known to help predict the effects of environmental disturbance on iguanas’ survival. We studied nesting season (February-July movements in La Palma, Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico (18°33’ N, 95°03’ W. Individual movements and activity were monitored by radio tracking. The transmitters were implanted surgically in eight adult iguanas (four males and four females. Snout vent length (SVL was used to determine the relationship between size of the body and size of home range. To estimate the size of home range, three or more points were used. Minimum convex polygons estimates of home range were calculated with McPAAL. The iguanas were radio-located between 23 and 30 occasions, mainly in trees (56 % between 3-9 m; only 4 % were localized under a height of 3 m (forest floor. The occupation area mean was larger for males (9 158.06±3 025.3m² vs. 6 591.24±4 001.1 m² although the differences were not significant (t= 0.51, p>0.05. SVL was correlated with home range (r= 0.76; gl= 7; p<0.05. Breeding males defended their home range vigorously against other adult males. We observed one

  14. Sistema penal acusatorio en Veracruz/Adversarial criminal system in Veracruz

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    Jorge Alberto Pérez Tolentino (México

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio y comprensión del nuevo Código de Procedimientos Penales de Veracruz resulta ineludible, en virtud de las nítidas diferencias existentes entre las figuras jurídicas que contiene el actual ordenamiento, en comparación con el anterior. Es preciso sistematizar, describir y analizar la estructura del sistema penal acusatorio, a efecto de estar en condiciones de evaluar y, en su caso, proponer las mejoras al sistema en cuestión. El contenido esquemático y sustancial del código, la visión y recepción que del mismo tienen los operadores jurídicos y la sociedad en general, son aspectos que cubre el presente documento. The study and understanding of the new Code of Criminal Procedure of Veracruz is unavoidable, by reason of the sharp differences between the legal concepts that contains the actual order, compared with the previous. Needs to be systematized, describe and analyze the structure of the adversarial criminal system, in order to be able to evaluate and, if necessary, propose improvements to the system in question. The schematic and substantial content of the code, viewing and welcome that the same have the legal practitioners and society in general, are aspects covered by herein.

  15. Nesting of Morelet’s crocodile, Crocodylus moreletii (Dumeril and Bibron, in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

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    A. Villegas

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We evaluated the nesting by Crocodylus moreletii in Lago de Catemaco, Veracruz, southeastern, Mexico. During the nesting and hatching seasons, we searched for nests along the northern margins of the lake and small associated streams. We investigated egg mortality by weekly monitoring each of the nests found, recording sign of predation (tracks and holes dug into the nest and the effect of water level fluctuations. We not found differences to nest between inland or flooded zones. However, we found that egg size varied among nests. In nests built inland, predation was the major cause of egg mortality whereas flooding resulted in more deaths of eggs in the flooding zone. Flooding killed 25% of eggs monitored in this study. We suggest that to increase nest success in the Morelet’s crocodile it is necessary to promote conservation of nesting areas around the lake, recently occupied by urban or tourist developments.

  16. Origins, Form, and Development of the Son Jarocho: Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Loza, Steven J.

    1982-01-01

    Son Jarocho (specifically from Veracruz) is a song-and-dance form originating in Spain and implanted in Mexico during 17th- and 18th-century colonization. The jarocho style of music today is one of Latin America's most unique forms, using one to four instruments and characterized by its distinctive rhythm. (LC)

  17. Tree canopy composition in the tropical mountain rainforest of los Tuxtlas, Mexico

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    Mario Vázquez-Torres

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available We studied the arboreal composition of the tropical mountain rainforest’s upper canopy in the San Martín Pajapán volcano, Tatahuicapan, Veracruz, México (18°26’ N; 94°17’ W. Two forest stands were studied, one in an exposed position and one protected. The Shannon index of diversity and the Jaccard index of affinity were calculated to calculate affinities between plots and between stands of different environmental exposures. The average Shannon value was 3.391 +0.121 for the exposed zone and 3.511 +0.53 for the protected zone. There is a greater species number and tree density in the exposed stand. This difference might be caused be different orientation to dominant winds. The diversity index value is high is similar between the stands, despite the important difference in species composition. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (3: 1571-1579. Epub 2008 September 30.El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer la composición arbórea del bosque tropical lluvioso en el volcán de San Martín Pajapán. Se comparan dos áreas en diferente exposición: expuesta a los vientos dominates y protegida de los vientos. El valor medio del índice de diversidad de Shannon es de 3.391 +0.121 para la zona expuesta y 3.511 +0.53 para la protegida. El número de especies y la densidad de árboles por hectárea es mayor en la zona expuesta y la composición de especies es muy diferente entre las parcelas.

  18. [Anthropoentomophagic biodiversity of the Zongolica region, Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Ramos-Elorduy, Julieta; Landero-Torres, Ivonne; Murguía-González, Joaquín; Pino, José M M

    2008-03-01

    Anthropoentomophagic biodiversity of the Zongolica region, Veracruz, Mexico. During two and a half years (2003-2005) we recorded the insect species used as food at Zongolica, Veracruz State, Mexico. Interviews were made among people (200) of this municipality to know which insects they consumed. The total of registered species was 57 (Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Megaloptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera). The Orthoptera was the most frequently ingested. Twenty-four of these species were new records for edible insects of Mexico. They are eaten in immature stages or as adults, generally only roasted. Consumption is seasonal. Some species are commercialized in the "tianguis" (little town markets) and/or in the larger Zongolica market. There is a "protoculture" of three species, one cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius) and two moths (Latebraria amphipyroides Guenée and Arsenura armida armida Cramer). In Zongolica, anthropoentomophagy is an ancestral habit.

  19. DIAGNOSIS OF AQUACULTURE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALVARADO VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Lenin Rangel-López

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to analyze the current situation of aquaculture farms in the Municipality of Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico. During this study, 29 interviews were conducted aimed to the units of aquaculture producers; 24 variables were analyzed within the aspects of the socio-economic, technical, marketing and legal framework. The most relevant results within the legal framework: 21% of units has “National Registration of Fisheries and Aquaculture” (RNPyA and 7% has “Federal Taxpayer Register” (RFC; in the socio-economic aspects: 187 jobs are generated; on technical aspects: the average area for cultivation is 410.11 ha, 79% of production is Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.. The aquaculture activity on Alvarado, Veracruz, it is in a learning process, therefore strategies are needed in order to the development of the activity and increasing production; improving cultivation methodologies and training producers on managing their aquaculture units.

  20. Climatic Action Plan Project for the state of Veracruz (Mexico)

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    Tejeda, A.; Ochoa, C.

    2007-05-01

    With financing of the British Government and support of the National Institute of Ecology, from April of 2006 to March of 2008 an action plan which intends variability effects and climatic change for the state of Veracruz will be made. This plan will be taken to the state government and will be spread out to manufacturers, industrialists and population. Throughout the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Veracruz is a 745 km coast in length with a width that goes from 156 km in the center to 47 km in the north. The state has large mountains, forests, plains, rivers, cascades, lagoons and coasts. Veracruz is the 10th largest state in Mexico with a 72,420 km2 surface, it is located between 17°00' and 22°28' north latitude and between 93°95' and 98°38' west longitude. Because of the orographic effect, the Sierra Madre Oriental causes the existence of many types of climate, from dry to tropical forest, going through snow on the top of the Pico de Orizaba (5747m of altitude). The wind affects the coasts by not allowing to fish during a hundred days a year (particularly in winter), and on summer tropical waves and occasionally hurricanes affect rivers causing overflow and urban floods in fields. These phenomena do not have a regular affectation; they are subject to climate variability effects. Veracruz is the third state with most population in the country (7.1 million people in 2005), only surpassed by the state of Mexico and Mexico City. Although it occupies 3.7% of the national territory, Veracruz has 6.9% of human population in the country, and is the 6th state of PIB national contribution (240 thousands of millions pesos approximately). Of the possible effects of the climatic change the following can be expected: , , : Most of the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, low and sandy, less of a meter on the sea level, represent the most vulnerable territory of Veracruz. Towns will be affected, the saline water will infiltrate until the phreatic mantles and the coast electrical

  1. Characterization of the billow applied to Tuxpan, Veracruz; Caracterizacion del oleaje aplicada a Tuxpan, Veracruz

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    Rosales Sierra, Victor

    1999-07-01

    In this work, the criteria for the wave temporal and spectral statistical analysis were reviewed. These analysis are applied to the site Tuxpan, Veracruz, in the Mexican Gulf coast. In the temporal statistic analysis, the high (Rayleigh, Tayfun and Carter) and period (Bretchneider, Cavanie and Longuet-Higgins) theoretic probability distributions are compared with field data from Tuxpan. In the other hand, in the frequency domain analysis, the theoretic spectrums (Bretchneider-Mitsuyasu, Jonswap-Hasselmann, Pierson-Moscowitz, Neumann, ITTC, ISSC, TMA and Ochi-Hubble) are compared with the one obtained from Tuxpan measurements, then changes are made to some spectrums in order to better couple to field data. Finally, some recommendations are made to improve the wave data acquisition and analysis methods. From the study results, it's important to mention that the Tayfun high probability distribution and the Cavanie period probability distribution better fit Tuxpan field data. In the spectral analysis, the Bretchneider spectrum, modified by Mitsuyasu, better coupled to the spectrum obtained from Tuxpan field data. In the temporal statistical analysis, correct the mean level using the parabolic approximation, in order to eliminate the tidal and long period wave effects, it is recommended. For the registered individual wave calculus the zero up cross method was used. [Spanish] En este trabajo se revisan los criterios para el analisis estadisticos temporal y espectral del oleaje, mismos que son aplicados para la caracterizacion del oleaje en Tuxpan, Veracruz. En cuanto al analisis estadistico temporal, se comparan las distribuciones teoricas de probabilidad de altura de Rayleigh, Tayfun y Carter; y las de periodo de Bretchneider, Cavanie y Longuet-Higgins contra las resultantes de las mediciones en campo. Por otro lado y concerniente al analisis en el dominio de la frecuencia, se comparan los espectros teoricos de Bretchneider- Mitsuyasu, Jonswap-Hasselmann, Pierson

  2. Zoning and Geotechnical Characterization of soils from the port of Veracruz; Zonificacion y Caracterizacion geotecnica de los Suelos del Puerto de Veracruz

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    Lenz, O.; Ochoa Sanchez, O. A.

    2012-07-01

    Describes the geological province that hosts the city of Veracruz and the morphological traits that resulted from the activity that preceded the Quaternary on the other hand, presents the geotechnical characteristics of the soil, which constitute the different deposits that make up the ground to throughout the length and breadth of the urban sprawl from Veracruz and urban areas, and then after, make a zoning proposal from the point of view geotechnical. (Author) 25 refs.

  3. Mujeres y mercado de trabajo del turismo alternativo en Veracruz

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    Isis Arlene Díaz-Carrión

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Resultado de su compromiso con una sustentabilidad social, el turismo alternativo es considerado una actividad para potenciar cambios en la tradicional división del trabajo. En esta investigación cualitativa se revisa la participación de las mujeres en el turismo alternativo del estado de Veracruz y se visibilizan segregaciones ocupacionales y simultaneidad en la realización de trabajo productivo- reproductivo y de cuidados. El enfoque de género se muestra como una herramienta potencial para observar el trabajo productivo de las mujeres y promover el acceso al espacio público y sus recursos.

  4. Olmec civilization, veracruz, Mexico: dating of the san lorenzo phase.

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    Coe, M D; Diehl, R A; Stuiver, M

    1967-03-17

    Archeological excavations at San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz, show that the Olmec sculptures of this zone are associated with the San Lorenzo phase, which can be placed in the Early Formative period (1500-800 B.C.) on the basis of ceramic comparisons. Five of six radiocarbon dates for the San Lorenzo phase fall within the 1200-900 B.C. span. The San Lorenzo phase therefore marks the beginning of Olmec civilization, and the sites forming the San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan group represent the oldest civilized communities known in Mexico or Central America.

  5. Lista de esponjas marinas asociadas al arrecife Tuxpan, Veracruz, México Checklist of marine sponges from Tuxpan Reef, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Carlos González-Gándara

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la lista de esponjas marinas (Porifera: Demospongiae del arrecife Tuxpan, Veracruz, México, colectadas en 2004, 2005 y 2006 mediante buceo libre y con equipo autónomo SCUBA. Los resultados muestran la presencia de 18 especies pertenecientes a 13 géneros y 13 familias, 17 de estas especies son nuevos registros para los arrecifes coralinos del norte de Veracruz y una (Aplysina cauliformis Carter, 1882 para el estado. La información puede auxiliar para definir las estrategias de manejo, monitoreo y protección de estas formaciones arrecifales que recientemente han sido propuestas como área de protección de flora y fauna.A checklist of marine sponge species (Porifera: Demospongiae from Tuxpan reef, Veracruz, Mexico, collected during 2004, 2005 and 2006 by free and SCUBA diving equipment, is presented. The results show the presence of 18 species belonging to 13 genera and 13 families. 17 speices represent new records for the northern coral reefs of Veracruz, and the 18th species (Aplysina cauliformis Carter, 1882 is a new record for the state. This information may help to define appropriate management, monitoring and protection strategies for the coral reefs of the north of Veracruz, which have been proposed as a natural preserve area recently.

  6. SEXUALIDAD Y GÉNERO EN EL SUR DE VERACRUZ

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    Rocío Ochoa García

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo abordo las prácticas sexuales de las mujeres, en el contexto del orden de género, en una localidad campesina del sur de Veracruz. Explico tales prácticas como producto de las normas morales de la sexualidad hegemónica en la que el orden social-sexual requiere el control de la sexualidad femenina. Describo que la sexualidad es una construcción social y un producto histórico y cambiante, por lo que las transgresiones a las normas morales sexuales están presentes como elementos que prefiguran cambios en las representaciones y el imaginario femenino sobre el “deber ser”. Asimismo, las prácticas sexuales disidentes se entienden como una manifestación de que el ideal sexual, que la normatividad moral local ha construido, no corresponde con lo que sucede en el nivel de las acciones.

  7. Secuestro de carbono por sistemas agroforestales en Veracruz

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    CALLO-CONCHA A., D.; RAJAGOPHAL B., I.; KRISHNAMURTHY C., L.

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    En la zona citrI?cola de Veracruz comparamos la capacidad de secuestro de carbono de tres sumideros: arboreo, herb·ceo y hojarasca, de los sistemas agroforestales de mayor importancia biofI?sica y socioeconU?mica: CI?tricos+pl·tano, cI?tricos + cafE? + pl·tano, cI?tricos+cafE?, CI?tricos+pelibuey, CI?tricos+cobertura y el control pastura. Usamos un BCR con control de repeticiones. Sume m·s carbono arbU?reo Ci+Pe con 73.38 t C ha-1 y menos P con 0.0, no existe diferencia esta- dI?stica (p

  8. Leer y escribir en la “orillada”. Niños y niñas en asentamientos irregulares de Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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    Francesca Paola Casmiro Gallo

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    Full Text Available En este artículo analizo la experiencia de animación a la lectoescritu- ra realizada con niños y niñas que viven en asentamientos irregulares de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Precisamente, colaboré con la comunidad escolar Luis Macondo, 2 escuela primaria, pública y vespertina, ubicada en la colonia Las Granjas Km4. Gracias a su apoyo, pude empezar una investigación acerca de los imaginarios de lectura y motivación al hábito lector de tres grupos de actores sociales —ma- dres de familia, docentes y alumnos—, quehacer investigativo cuya función fue encaminarme hacia la estructuración de un círculo de lectoescritura.

  9. ABC 27-2 General bat activity measured with an ultrasound detector in a fragmented tropical landscape in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

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    Estrada, A.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Bat tolerance to neotropical forest fragmentation may be related to ability by bats to use available habitats in the modified environmental matrix. This paper presents data on general bat activity (for three hours starting at dusk measured with an ultrasound detector in a fragmented landscape in the region of Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Bat activity was measured in continuous forests, forests fragments, forest-pasture edges, forest corridors, linear strips of vegetation, citrus groves, pastures and the vegetation present in local villages. The highest bat activity rates were recorded in the villages, in the forest fragments and in linear strips of vegetation. The lowest activity rates were detected in pasture habitats. Data suggest that native and man-made arboreal vegetation may be important for sustaining bat activity in fragmented landscapes.

  10. Historical Roots of the Spatial, Temporal, and Diversity Scales of Agricultural Decision-Making in Sierra de Santa Marta, Los Tuxtlas

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    Negrete-Yankelevich, Simoneta; Porter-Bolland, Luciana; Blanco-Rosas, José Luis; Barois, Isabelle

    2013-07-01

    Land degradation is a serious problem in tropical mountainous areas. Market prices, technological development, and population growth are often invoked as the prime causes. Using historical agrarian documents, literature sources, and historical population data, we (1) provide quantitative and qualitative evidence that the land degradation present at Sierra de Santa Marta (Los Tuxtlas, Mexico) has involved a historical reduction in the temporal, spatial, and diversity scales, in which individual farmers make management decisions, and has resulted in decreased maize productivity; and (2) analyze how these three scalar changes can be linked to policy, population growth, and agrarian history. We conclude that the historical reduction in the scales of land use decision-making and practices constitutes a present threat to indigenous agricultural heritage. The long-term viability of agriculture requires that initiatives consider incentives for co-responsibility with an initial focus on self-sufficiency.

  11. Family, remittances and social media focused on migration in Veracruz

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    Ana Lid del Ángel Pérez

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    Full Text Available Field research was conducted during 2005 and 2006 in central Veracruz, Mexico. We worked with 38 families of undocumented migrants and five men who have returned to the localities. The objective was to analyze the factors detonating of migration in four locations, as well as the role played by diverse social networks in the phenomenon, and family dynamics as a result of the absence of male or economic provider. The results showed as triggers of migration seeking better opportunities for jobs and quality of life, based on a modification of the work ethic and expectations that can not get in Mexico, and where various types of networks facilitate the departure of migrants, stay in the United States, and job search. There was continuity and strengthening the structure and dynamics of extended domestic groups, and the prevalence of patrilineal hierarchical roles, where women, maintain the traditional domestic role, without economic independence, under the tutelage economic and moral advancement of the kindred male absent. With regard to the use of remittances, the will of man is executed through their relatives, while retaining the traditional roles of a type of marriage at a distance, not based on the co–residence.

  12. SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN COASTAL FRESHWATER WETLANDS OF VERACRUZ

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    José Luis Marín-Muñiz

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    Full Text Available Wetlands play an important role in the global carbon (C cycle because they act as sinks of this element. Vegetation in the wetlands is a factor that influences C storage in these ecosystems. We investigated C storage in freshwater wetland soils with different types of vegetation (swamps and marshes in the coastal plain of Veracruz, Mexico. The study sites were: Estero Dulce (ED, Tecolutla and Laguna Chica (LCH, Vega de Alatorre. Bulk densities observed ranged from 0.1 to 1.15 g cm3. Average C stored in LCH was higher in swamp (13.30±0.11 % than in marsh soils (4.52±0.02 %. However, in ED the C content was similar in swamp (5.88±0.03 % and marsh soils (5.28±0.02 %. In LCH marshes, there was approximately 50 % less total C in the soil compared to the C content in the swamps. In ED, the C stored in the marshes was only 7.15 % lower than the C stored in the swamps. When the total C storage of freshwater swamps (35.04±4.0 kg cm-2 and marshes (24.8±4.0 kg cm-2 was compared, there was no effect caused by the type of vegetation (P = 0.213.

  13. Organochlorine pesticide level differences among female inhabitants from Veracruz, Puebla and Tabasco, Mexico.

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    Waliszewski, Stefan M; Caba, M; Saldarriaga-Noreña, H; Martínez, A J; Meza, E; Valencia Quintana, R; Zepeda, R

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    Organochlorine pesticides have been used in Mexico in malaria control programs and against ectoparasites. The objective of this study was to compare the levels of organochlorine pesticides: HCB, α-β-γ-HCH, pp'-DDE, op'-DDT and pp'-DDT in adipose tissue of female inhabitants from three Mexican states: Veracruz, Puebla and Tabasco. Data analyses indicated higher β-HCH levels in Puebla inhabitants. When comparing the mean values of the pp'-DDE concentrations among the three states, no statistically significant differences were noted. A trend of increasing concentrations of op'-DDT from Veracruz to Puebla and Tabasco was observed. Significantly higher pp'-DDT concentrations in Veracruz as compared to Puebla and Tabasco were determined. Using factorial analysis of three age categories (>30, 31-50, <51) organochlorine pesticide concentrations increases with age of participants, indicating time of exposure as a principal factor of organochlorine pesticides accumulation in adipose tissue.

  14. Las redes sociales en la migración emergente de Veracruz a los Estados Unidos.

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    Mario Pérez Monterosas

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina el proceso migratorio internacional en una región de Veracruz, donde desde mediados de la década de los noventa se ha desarrollado una migración de hombres y mujeres indocumentados que se dirigen a destinos tanto tradicionales como nuevos en los Estados Unidos. Se utilizan entrevistas abiertas y en profundidad en tres municipios del centro de Veracruz para analizar el papel que juegan las redes sociales en la migración de trabajadores rurales. Estos nuevos migrantes hacen uso de los recursos sociales y económicos que les brinda la pertenencia a redes migratorias de densidad y antigüedad diversas que facilitan el incremento de la migración del Veracruz central a los Estados Unidos.

  15. Comparison of organochlorine pesticide levels in human adipose tissue of inhabitants from Veracruz and Puebla, Mexico.

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    Waliszewski, Stefan M; Valencia Quintana, R; Corona, C A; Herrero, M; Sánchez, K; Aguirre, H; Aldave, I A; Gomez Arroyo, S; Villalobos Pietrini, R

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    Since the discovery of insecticide properties of DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane) and HCH (hexachlorocyclohexane), they have provided great benefits to humans in sanitary actions to combat the spread of infection-borne disease vectors. Public Health Programs in Mexico used DDT and HCH until 1999 as the insecticides of choice to control disease-transmitting organisms. Because of their persistence and accumulative properties, organochlorine pesticides bioconcentrate in lipids of the human body, reflecting the rate of environmental exposure. Eighty human abdominal adipose tissue samples from Veracruz and 80 samples from Puebla were analyzed and the obtained results were compared among both populations. The results from Veracruz showed higher contamination levels (mg/kg on lipid base) compared to Puebla: beta-HCH, 0.072 vs. 0.029; pp'DDE (Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene), 2.364 vs. 0.726; op'DDT, 0.022 vs. 0.025; pp'DDT, 0.192 vs. 0.061; and Sigma-DDT, 2.589 vs. 0.806. The population from Veracruz and from Puebla divided by sex, origin, and cause of death presented no statistical differences. The comparison between sexes (women and men groups) at Veracruz and Puebla indicated significantly higher levels in Veracruz and statistical significant differences. Calculating possible risks (odds ratios, OR), pp'DDE (OR = 5.04) and op'DDT (OR = 2.93) revealed significantly higher risk for the Veracruz population. The study indicated prolonged DDT exposure of Mexicans caused by the past sanitary use and persistence of its residues in soils and air.

  16. Las redes sociales en la migración emergente de Veracruz a los Estados Unidos.

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    Este artículo examina el proceso migratorio internacional en una región de Veracruz, donde desde mediados de la década de los noventa se ha desarrollado una migración de hombres y mujeres indocumentados que se dirigen a destinos tanto tradicionales como nuevos en los Estados Unidos. Se utilizan entrevistas abiertas y en profundidad en tres municipios del centro de Veracruz para analizar el papel que juegan las redes sociales en la migración de trabajadores rurales. Estos nue...

  17. High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in dogs in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Little is known concerning the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in dogs in Mexico. Here, we investigated antibodies to T. gondii and associated risk factors in 101 dogs from an animal shelter in Veracruz State, Mexico. Canine sera were assayed for T. gondii IgG antibodies by using the modif...

  18. Field studies to assess the workable range of soils in the tropical zone of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Cadena Zapata, M.; Hoogmoed, W.B.; Perdok, U.D.

    2002-01-01

    In the tropical area of Veracruz (Mexico) the decision of when and how to carry out tillage operations is based on qualitative criteria. It often results in excessive and unnecessary work, energy waste, operational delay, soil exposure to water erosion and soil structural damage. Objective criteria

  19. TRADITIONAL USE OF THREE EDIBLE INSECTS IN COFFEE AGROECOSYSTEMS IN THE STATE OF VERACRUZ

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    Esteban Escamilla Prado

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    Full Text Available Coffee (Coffea arabica L. is one of the most economically, socioculturally and environmentally important crops in Veracruz. Shade-grown coffee plantations provide environmental services and play a key role in biodiversity conservation. In coffee farms in Veracruz insects are an abundant natural resource, and part of the use of this resource is the consumption of some edible insects in certain coffee regions. The objective of this study was to know the traditional use of three species of edible insects in the coffee agroecosystem of Veracruz. During the period 2007-2012, an ethnoentomological study was conducted in coffee regions from central Veracruz. The insect species identified were the ants chicatanas (Atta mexicana Smith and Atta cephalotes Latreille in the municipality of Huatusco, the larva gusano del jonote (Arsenura armida armida Cramer in the municipalities of Zongolica, Tequila and Tezonapa, and the larva gusanillo (Phassus triangularis H.E. in the municipalities of Córdoba, Ixhuatlán del Café, Tepatlaxco, Chocamán and Zongolica. The results showed the traditional knowledge held by coffee growers related to these edible species which are a valuable natural resource in their coffee plantations. Knowledge on agroecological relationships, collection, consumption and marketing was rescued. In conclusion, the insect species studied are used for local consumption and have great economic potential due to their high sell price during the harvest season.

  20. Household risk factors associated to infestation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Chagas disease vector in Central Region of Veracruz, Mexico

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    César A Sandoval-Ruiz; Roger Guevara; Sergio Ibáñez-Bernal

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    Objective. To evaluate risk factors facilitating the colonization of dwellings by Triatoma dimidiata in the central region of the state of Veracruz. Materials and methods. We applied socioeconomic questionnaires and entomologic surveys in three localities (Chavarrillo, Soyacuautla and Arroyo Agrio) in central Veracruz involving 115 households. Results. We found that the main risk factors were the predominance of unplastered walls and particularly those made of light weight aggregate concrete ...

  1. Change in land use alters the diversity and composition of Bradyrhizobium communities and led to the introduction of Rhizobium etli into the tropical rain forest of Los Tuxtlas (Mexico).

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    Ormeño-Orrillo, Ernesto; Rogel-Hernández, Marco A; Lloret, Lourdes; López-López, Aline; Martínez, Julio; Barois, Isabelle; Martínez-Romero, Esperanza

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    Nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the Bradyrhizobium genus are major symbionts of legume plants in American tropical forests, but little is known about the effects of deforestation and change in land use on their diversity and community structure. Forest clearing is followed by cropping of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and maize as intercropped plants in Los Tuxtlas tropical forest of Mexico. The identity of bean-nodulating rhizobia in this area is not known. Using promiscuous trap plants, bradyrhizobia were isolated from soil samples collected in Los Tuxtlas undisturbed forest, and in areas where forest was cleared and land was used as crop fields or as pastures, or where secondary forests were established. Rhizobia were also trapped by using bean plants. Bradyrhizobium strains were classified into genospecies by dnaK sequence analysis supported by recA, glnII and 16S-23S rDNA IGS loci analyses. A total of 29 genospecies were identified, 24 of which did not correspond to any described taxa. A reduction in Bradyrhizobium diversity was observed when forest was turned to crop fields or pastures. Diversity seemed to recover to primary forest levels in secondary forests that derived from abandoned crop fields or pastures. The shifts in diversity were not related to soil characteristics but seemingly to the density of nodulating legumes present at each land use system (LUS). Bradyrhizobium community composition in soils was dependent on land use; however, similarities were observed between crop fields and pastures but not among forest and secondary forest. Most Bradyrhizobium genospecies present in forest were not recovered or become rare in the other LUS. Rhizobium etli was found as the dominant bean-nodulating rhizobia present in crop fields and pastures, and evidence was found that this species was introduced in Los Tuxtlas forest.

  2. House infestation dynamics and feeding sources of Triatoma dimidiata in central Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Torres-Montero, Jesús; López-Monteon, Aracely; Dumonteil, Eric; Ramos-Ligonio, Angel

    2012-04-01

    Chagas disease is endemic in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, and we investigated here the dynamics of house infestation by Chagas disease vectors to understand disease transmission and design effective control interventions. Bug collections in 42 rural villages confirmed the widespread distribution of Triatoma dimidiata in central Veracruz. Unexpectedly, collection data further indicated a clear pattern of seasonal infestation by mostly adult bugs. Analysis of feeding sources with a polymerase chain reaction-heteroduplex assay indicated a frequent feeding on humans, in agreement with the high seroprevalence previously observed. Feeding sources also confirmed a significant dispersal of bugs between habitats. High dispersal capabilities and seasonal infestation may thus be a shared characteristic of several of the T. dimidiata sibling species from this complex. It would thus be critical to adapt vector control interventions to this behavior to improve their efficacy and sustainability, as the control of T. dimidiata has been notoriously challenging.

  3. La flor de cuchunuc (gliricidia sepium) en la alimentación de la población zoque de Tuxtla, Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México

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    Caballero Roque, Adriana; López Zúñiga, Erika J.; Medina Vázquez, Elizabeth

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    Este estudio se realizó durante el año 2005, con el objetivo de conocer el contenido nutrimental de las preparaciones culinarias que contengan flor decuchunuc (Gliricidia sepium) consumidas por la población zoque de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, de manera que este recurso natural silvestre, el cual se ha incorporado a la dieta actual, se siga aprovechando como una alternativa en la alimentación, para fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional conla disponibilidad, la accesibilidad y el consumo de ...

  4. Performing with the Sacred: Exploring Indigenous Ritual Music in the Nahua Towns of Chicontepec, Veracruz, Mexico

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    This dissertation explores the active roles of ritual music known as xochitl sones (flower-musical pieces) or sones de costumbre (musical pieces of the tradition), in the context of la costumbre Nahua religion of eastern Mexico. This multi-sited research is based on twelve months of ethnomusicological research conducted in 2010-2011 among several Nahua towns in the municipality of Chicontepec, Veracruz. The main focus of research is the town of Ixcacuatitla located at the foothill of the Post...

  5. [Epidemiologic behavior of malignant digestive tract tumors over a five year period in Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Roesch-Dietlen, F; Jiménez-García, V A; Remes-Troche, J M; Rubio-Arce, J F; López-Salinas, A; Ruiz-Juárez, I; Grube-Pagola, P; Silva-Cañetas, C F

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    Tumors of the digestive system are considered to be a public health problem because of their elevated mortality rate. In Mexico, gastric cancer and colon cancer rank fourth and fifth, respectively, following tracheal, bronchial, and lung cancer, and there has been an increase in their frequency in the last few years. However, there are no specific studies that have evaluated their epidemiologic behavior in Veracruz. To determine the frequency of digestive system cancer in five health institutions in the city of Veracruz and to describe its epidemiologic behavior over a five-year period. Annual statistics from the following hospitals were reviewed: the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, the Secretaría de Salud, the Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Petróleos Mexicanos, and the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional within the time frame of January 2005 to December 2009. Diagnoses based on histopathology were recorded, along with patient age and sex. A total of 1803 cases of digestive tract cancers were detected: 52% were men and 48% were women. A yearly increase in the number of cases was observed with colon cancer being in first place, followed by stomach cancer and rectal cancer. The increase in digestive system cancer cases over the last five years in Veracruz underlines the need to evaluate the implementation of screening programs for the at-risk population and to study the different etiologic factors involved in its manifestation.

  6. Study of Seismic Hazards in the Center of the State of Veracruz, MÉXICO.

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    Torres Morales, G. F.; Leonardo Suárez, M.; Dávalos Sotelo, R.; Mora González, I.; Castillo Aguilar, S.

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    Preliminary results obtained from the project "Microzonation of geological and hydrometeorological hazards for conurbations of Orizaba, Veracruz, and major sites located in the lower sub-basins: The Antigua and Jamapa" are presented. These project was supported by the Joint Funds CONACyT-Veracruz state government. It was developed a probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (henceforth PSHA) in the central area of Veracruz State, mainly in a region bounded by the watersheds of the rivers Jamapa and Antigua, whit the aim to evaluate the geological and hydrometeorological hazards in this region. The project pays most attention to extreme weather phenomena, floods and earthquakes, in order to calculate the risk induced by previous for landslides and rock falls. In addition, as part of the study, the PSHA was developed considered the site effect in the urban zones of the cities Xalapa and Orizaba; the site effects were incorporated by a standard format proposed in studies of microzonation and its application in computer systems, which allows to optimize and condense microzonation studies in a city. The results obtained from the PSHA are presented through to seismic hazard maps (hazard footprints), exceedance rate curves and uniform hazard spectrum for different spectral ordinates, between 0.01 and 5.0 seconds, associated to selected return periods: 72, 225, 475 and 2475 years.

  7. Methodology to develop maps of susceptibility to mass removal processes, case analysis south slope of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas

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    J. A. Paz Tenorio

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    Full Text Available The city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, has historically presented processes landslides in the southern part of the valley, specifically in deposits of slope whose genesis is determined from La Mesa karst of Copoya, geological forms subjected to intense fracturing processes dissolution and erosion, giving as a result the breaking into large blocks. These are distributed in the margins of La Mesa being altered and destroyed by mechanical and chemical weathering, which generated smaller particles that rest on siltstones, shale and sandstones. This condition determines that the slopes are unstable by nature. A 1000 x 1000 m grid was constructed, corresponding to the canvass of the Mercator Transverse Universal Coordinate System (UTM of the topographic map scale 1:50 000 (INEGI, 1984; INEGI, 2004; Lugo-Hubp, 1988. In each cell a centroid was generated to apply the interpolation process and draw isolines. For numerical variables such as drainage density and unevenness, defined ranges (number of equal intervals were used by ArcMap software (version 9.3. For the non-quantitative variables such as geology, edaphology and soil use and vegetation, the same AHP method was used, obtaining numerical values for the cartographic representation. In all three cases, the normalized values and a Consistency Index (CI and Consistency Ratio (CR (the latter according to the dimension of the matrix were obtained, below 10%, so that the weights are correct. In order to obtain information on the changes in the use of the ground, images of Google Earth of 2006, 2008 and 2010 were revised. Subsequently, a very high resolution orthophoto was added (pixel of 0.2 m, obtained for cadastral purposes by Town Hall of Tuxtla Gutierrez between the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Finally, five layers of information are defined, one for each variable, and the final result overlaps with the events recorded in the last nine years (2006 to date, which shows that the areas

  8. Use of sleeping perches by the lizard Anolis uniformis (Squamata: Polychrotidae in the fragmented tropical rainforest at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico Uso de perchas para dormir por la lagartija Anolis uniformis (Squamata: Polychrotidae en el bosque tropical fragmentado de Los Tuxtlas, México

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    Elisa Cabrera-Guzmán

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    Full Text Available The use of nocturnal perches by the lizard Anolis uniformis is described. Bimonthly surveys were made throughout a year in small fragments and continuous tropical rainforest areas at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Twenty three juvenile individuals and 7 adults were recorded sleeping during the sampling time (18:00 - 23:00 h.. All individuals were found on leaves of plants of 14 species. Perch height ranged from 41.0 to 140.5 cm (mean: 90.1 cm juveniles; 80.6 cm adults and the most frequent sleeping position observed was with the body oriented along the longitudinal axis of the leaf and the head facing the stem of the plant. This apparently vulnerable position can permit the perception of external stimuli such as proximity of predators; although, eco-physiological factors may also influence selection of sleeping perch sites.Se describe el uso de perchas nocturnas por parte de la lagartija Anolis uniformis. Durante un año se ralizaron muestreos bimensuales en fragmentos pequeños y áreas continuas de bosque tropical perennifolio en Los Tuxtlas, México. Se registraron 23 individuos juveniles y 7 adultos durmiendo durante las horas de muestreo (18:00 a 23:00 hrs. Todos los individuos fueron encontrados en hojas de plantas pertenecientes a 14 especies. La altura de las perchas varió entre 41.0 y 140.5 cm (promedio: 90.1 cm juveniles; 80.6 cm adultos y la posición más frecuente de las lagartijas al dormir fue con el cuerpo extendido a lo largo del eje longitudinal de la hoja y la cabeza dirigida hacia el tallo de la planta. Esta posición, aparentemente vulnerable, puede permitir la percepción de estímulos externos como la aproximación de depredadores; sin embargo, factores eco-fisiológicos pueden también influir en la selección de sitios para dormir.

  9. Household risk factors associated to infestation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Chagas disease vector in Central Region of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Sandoval-Ruiz, César A; Guevara, Roger; Ibáñez-Bernal, Sergio

    2014-04-01

    To evaluate risk factors facilitating the colonization of dwellings by Triatoma dimidiata in the central region of the state of Veracruz. We applied socioeconomic questionnaires and entomologic surveys in three localities (Chavarrillo, Soyacuautla and Arroyo Agrio) in central Veracruz involving 115 households. We found that the main risk factors were the predominance of unplastered walls and particularly those made of light weight aggregate concrete blocks and wood. At Chavarrillo, houses usually have unplastered walls, whereas in Soyocuautla walls are commonly manufactured with wood. In Arroyo Agrio, the phenomenon was seasonal, and bugs were commonly found in the dry season, particularly in relatively new houses, less than 20 years old. These results help to improve the surveillance capacity for this vector and the control strategies to reduce the transmission of Chagas disease in the state of Veracruz and other sites where this species is present.

  10. Household risk factors associated to infestation of Triatoma dimidiata, the Chagas disease vector in Central Region of Veracruz, Mexico

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    César A Sandoval-Ruiz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate risk factors facilitating the colonization of dwellings by Triatoma dimidiata in the central region of the state of Veracruz. Materials and methods. We applied socioeconomic questionnaires and entomologic surveys in three localities (Chavarrillo, Soyacuautla and Arroyo Agrio in central Veracruz involving 115 households. Results. We found that the main risk factors were the predominance of unplastered walls and particularly those made of light weight aggregate concrete blocks and wood. At Chavarrillo, houses usually have unplastered walls, whereas in Soyocuautla walls are commonly manufactured with wood. In Arroyo Agrio, the phenomenon was seasonal, and bugs were commonly found in the dry season, particularly in relatively new houses, less than 20 years old. Conclusions. These results help to improve the surveillance capacity for this vector and the control strategies to reduce the transmission of Chagas disease in the state of Veracruz and other sites where this species is present.

  11. Eunicidae (Annelida: Polychaeta associated with Phragmathopoma caudata Morch, 1863 and some coral reefs from Veracruz, Gulf of Mexico

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    Jesús Ángel de León-González

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This study analyses species in the family Eunicidae obtained in the intertidal zones of Veracruz, Mexico. The specimens collected were associated with a sabellariid Phragmatopoma caudata Morch, 1863, and collected directly by scuba diving from some coral reefs in Veracruz. Twelve species were found, six of whish are reported for the first time in the area: Eunice mutilata Webster, 1884, Eunice panamena (Chamberlin, 1919, Eunice pellucida Kinberg, 1865, Eunice unifrons (Verrill, 1900, Marphysa aransensis Treadwell, 1939 and Nematonereis unicornis (Grube, 1840. Furthermore, the descriptions of two new species of the genera Eunice and Marphysa are included.

  12. Impacto de las unidades de selva manejada tradicionalmente en la conectividad del paisaje de la Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, México

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    Yunin Aguilar Vásquez

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    Full Text Available La existencia cada vez más frecuente de mosaicos de paisaje se expresa como una matriz circundante de actividades agropecuarias que enmarcan relictos de vegetación primaria. Cualquier acción de conservación debe de estar orientada a establecer o incrementar aquellos sistemas interactivos que mantengan los flujos del paisaje a través de enlaces. Los espacios ocupados por sistemas tradicionales de manejo favorecen y mantienen esta función. En el presente trabajo se evaluó, a través de un sistema de información geográfica, la importancia de las unidades de selva manejada de manera tradicional (acahuales-cafetales en la conectividad del paisaje en la zona indígena Popoluca de la Sierra de los Tuxtlas, México. El material cartográfico utilizado para determinar los tipos de vegetación y su cobertura, abarca el periodo 1991-2008. Se emplearon cuatro índices para evaluar la conectividad a nivel paisaje y detectar cuáles son los fragmentos de muy alta prioridad para su mantenimiento. A nivel individual los índices evaluaron si los fragmentos son importantes por su área, por su flujo potencial o por su función conectora. Los resultados muestran que el paisaje funciona como un solo sistema, con baja conectividad. Los valores mejoran al incluirse la selva manejada como hábitat viable. Se detectaron 367 fragmentos de muy alta prioridad, 80% de ellos de selva manejada. Los fragmentos en su mayoría fueron importantes por el flujo potencial que representan (dimensiones y relaciones topológicas. Solo 70 fragmentos fueron importantes por su función como conectores, éstos actúan como corredores con las masas forestales de mayor tamaño localizadas en la cima de los volcanes, y son principalmente fragmentos de selva manejada (75%. Se concluye que las unidades de selva manejada de manera tradicional juegan un papel significante en el mantenimiento de la conectividad del paisaje.

  13. Sistemas de siembra para soya de invierno en Veracruz, México

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    Oscar H. Tosquy Valle

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad de este trabajo fue determinar en el norte del estado de Veracruz, México, si la tecnología generada sobre sistemas de siembra de soya en temporal, puede adaptarse a las condiciones de riego. El experimento se estableció en Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz, México, mediante el diseño de bloques al azar con cuatro repeticiones en factorial 2 x 3 x 2 y arreglo de surcos en franjas. Se evaluaron dos distancias entre surcos: 60 y 75 cm, tres densidades: 150.000, 250.000 y 350.000 plantas/ha y dos genotipos: la línea DM 301 y la variedad Huasteca 200. Aunque con el surcado a 60 cm se obtuvo una mayor altura y número de entrenudos por planta, el rendimiento fue similar con ambos distanciamientos. Con 150.000 plantas/ha se produjeron más vainas por planta, pero con densidades mayores, las plantas fueron más altas, con más entrenudos y tuvieron un rendimiento promedio superior en 571,7 kg/ha. Huasteca 200 tuvo un rendimiento de 3.268 kg/ha, superior en 21,8% al obtenido por DM 301. Se concluye que existe potencial para producir soya de riego en invierno en el centro de Veracruz. La mayor producción se obtuvo con la variedad Huasteca 200 a 250.000 plantas/ha, en surcos espaciados a 60 ó 75 cm

  14. El huracán Karl: concepciones sobre su origen en una comunidad de Veracruz

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    Se analizan las concepciones e ideas de pobladores adultos sobre las afectaciones sufridas por el huracán Karl en 2010, en el municipio de La Antigua, Veracruz. Los datos se obtuvieron de entrevistas a informantes claves y grupos focales, además de la revisión de notas periodisticas. Se observa que las concepciones e ideas sobre el origen del desastre las adjudican a las fuerzas naturales, espirituales o religiosas sin reconocer la responsabilidad de las autoridades encargadas de elaborar pol...

  15. Demandas sociales y propiedad imperfecta en Veracruz: el impulso a la enfiteusis (1760-1811)

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    Luis J. García Ruiz

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    A partir del último tercio del siglo xviii, el Ayuntamiento, el ejército novohispano y el Consulado de Comerciantes de Veracruz se insertaron en un debate acerca de las políticas que había que implementar para remediar la escasez de población y el atraso de la agricultura. Plantearon la necesidad de que las tierras de manos muertas vinculadas a los mayorazgos fueran cedidas en enfiteusis, y no descansaron hasta lograr que el mayorazgo de la Higuera enajenara una de sus propiedades en benefici...

  16. Manejo integrado de la acarofauna del papayo y su transferencia en el estado de Veracruz.

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    Este trabajo integró información sobre la acarofauna presente en agroecosistemas papayeros de municipios del estado de Veracruz, México, con bases ecológicas observadas en la dinámica poblacional de los ácaros del papayo. Se determinó la efectividad de acaricidas y su selectividad a los ácaros que funcionan como depredadores, como alternativa a la aplicación excesiva de acaricidas al ambiente. En la difusión de estas innovaciones, se evaluó el modelo de transferencia de tecnología de Grupos d...

  17. Registros nuevos de Ponthieva brenesii (Orchidaceae y Piper xanthostachyum (Piperaceae para el estado de Veracruz, México New records of Ponthieva brenesii (Orchidaceae y Piper xanthostachyum (Piperaceae in the State of Veracruz, México

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    Gonzalo Castillo-Campos

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    Full Text Available Se registran por primera vez para el estado de Veracruz Ponthieva brenesii y Piper xanthostachyum. La primera especie es muy rara y tiene una distribución geográfica limitada; en México hasta ahora sólo se conocía de Cuernavaca, Morelos y Teziutlán, Puebla. La segunda especie se caracteriza por su forma de vida trepadora, hábito poco común en las especies del género Piper. En México esta especie sólo se conocía en Chiapas y Oaxaca. Ambas especies se encontraron en un bosque mesófilo de montaña del centro de Veracruz.Ponthieva brenesii (Orchidaceae and Piper xanthostachyum (Piperaceae are reported for the first time in the State of Veracruz, Mexico. The first species is very rare, and has a restricted distribution range previously limited within Mexico to Cuernavaca, Morelos and Teziutlán, Puebla. The second species is a climbing herb, uncommon growth habit in the genus Piper. Previously, this species had only been found in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Both species were found in a montane cloud forest of central Veracruz.

  18. Revolución y liberalismo en la provincia de Veracruz, 1812-1821

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    Ortiz Escamilla, Juan

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the insurrection movement in the province of Veracruz, with especial emphasis on the diversity of actors in a region which was both ethnically heterogeneous and very uneven from a geographical point of view. The different phases of the war, and their relation with the creation of constitutional municipalities provided for in the Cadiz Constitution, as well as the breaking down of the political hierarchy of the different territories, are described.

    Se estudia aquí el desarrollo de la insurgencia en la provincia de Veracruz, poniendo especialmente el acento en la diversidad de los actores de una región geográficamente muy variada y étnicamente heterogénea. Se describen las diferentes fases de la guerra y su relación con la creación de ayuntamientos constitucionales previstos por la Constitución de Cádiz, así como la desintegración de la jerarquía política de los territorios que ésta provoca.

  19. BOVINE NEOSPOROSIS IN CATTLE FARMS FROM THE NORTHERN REGION OF THE STATE OF VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Tomás Montiel-Peña

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to determine the presence of antibodies against Neospora caninum and its DNA in blood samples from bovine females from the northern region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. A cross-sectional epidemiological study was carried out in 13 municipalities, with a sample size of 821 animals. Blood and serum samples were analyzed through ELISA and PCR, respectively. Overall prevalence was 20.8 %; the highest specific prevalences were obtained in breeding cows (27.4 %, crossbred cows (20.9 %, second-calving cows (23.2 %, three year-old cows (20.6 % and cows with abortion history (20 %. The risk factors associated with seropositivity were dairy cattle (OR = 1.9; IC95 %: 1.1-3.4 and dog presence in the farms (OR = 5.3; IC95 %: 1.3-22.3. The presence of N. caninum DNA was demonstrated in 4 out of 12 blood samples tested, which evidenced the existence of active infection. In conclusion, there were risk factors associated with bovine neosporosis, which proved the existence of active infection by N. caninum in cows from the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

  20. Cardiovascular risk stratification by means of the SCORE system in health care workers in Veracruz, Mexico.

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    González-Velázquez, Felipe; Mendez, Gustavo F

    2007-09-14

    To assess cardiovascular disease risk by means of the SCORE system (Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation) in health care workers (HCW) from Veracruz, Mexico. A cross-sectional study was undertaken at the Mexican Institute of Social Security from Veracruz. Seventy six HCW without physical limitations (NYHA Functional Class I) were included. All HCW answered a standardised medical history questionnaire and were evaluated by physical examination and lab tests. The cardiovascular risk was assessed through the SCORE system. The median age of participants was 47 years (90% range 42-57 years), female HCW had higher prevalence of obesity and lower prevalence of overweight compared to male HCW (52% vs 23% for obesity and 26% vs 63% for overweight; p=0.014). The prevalence of hypertension was 22%, type 2 diabetes 8%, hypercholesterolemia 70%, hypertriglyceridemia 47% and mixed hyperlipidemia 26%. Cardiovascular risk assessed by the SCORE system showed that 14% of all patients had a cardiovascular risk higher than 2% and 51% had a risk lower than 1%. In this first study of cardiovascular risk assessment by means of the SCORE system in HCW in Mexico, we found that 14% of them have a cardiac risk higher than 2% and that it is double than expected for their age but it is lower than reported in a European population. Also, we found a higher prevalence of hypercholesterolemia and mixed hyperlipidemia showing poor education and treatment for cardiovascular prevention.

  1. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND CHANGE IN LAND USE IN BELLA ESPERANZA, VERACRUZ

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    Martha Elena Nava-Tablada

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available An increase in international migration from the State of Veracruz, Mexico, in the decade of the 1990s, mostly occurred as a result of the agricultural crisis in the rural sector. The state coffee producing sector proved to be no exception to the impact of the recurring crises, caused by the fall in the price of coffee grain in the international market. Many coffee growers migrated to the USA to stave off their own economic collapse. This investigation aimed to analyze the relationship between the process of international migration and change in land use in the communal landholding of Bella Esperanza, Veracruz. For this purpose, historic documentation, interviews with 21 coffee producing families -some of which included migrants-, interviews with key informants and geographical information systems were all used. The main change in land use entailed the substitution of shaded coffee plantations for sugarcane monoculture, implying deforestation. Urban expansion was shown to be incipient, in spite of the significant amount of money transfers directed towards housing construction and the proximity of this “ejido” or communal landholding to the cities of Xalapa and Coatepec. These changes are mainly associated with the crisis involving this commodity, but they have been exacerbated by emigration of family members, who were once in charge of coffee production.

  2. Rainfall and cloud water interception in mature and secondary lower montane cloud forests of central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Holwerda, F; Bruijnzeel, L.A.; Muñoz-Villers, L.E.; Equihua, M.; Asbjornsen, H.

    2010-01-01

    Rainfall and cloud water interception (CWI) were determined for a mature and a 19-year old secondary lower montane cloud forest in central Veracruz, Mexico. Cloud water was measured using a passive fog gauge, and consisted most likely of a mixture of fog and wind-driven drizzle. CWI by the canopy

  3. Distribution of apolipoprotein E alleles in coras and huicholes from Nayarit and Nahuas and Mestizos from Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Cruz-Fuentes, Carlos S; González-Sobrino, Blanca Zoila; Gómez-Sanchez, Ariadna; Martínez Rueda, Hortencia; Chávez-Eakle, Rosa Aurora; Serrano Sánchez, Carlos

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    We report allele frequencies for the most common polymorphism of the APOE gene in Mexican individuals from two regions not previously described: Coras and Huicholes from Nayarit, and Nahuas and mestizos from Veracruz. We also report APOE allele frequencies for inhabitants of Mexico City. These descriptive data underscore the allelic heterogeneity for this particular locus in Mexico.

  4. Floristic diversity and cultural importance in agroforestry systems on small-scale farmer's livelihoods in central Veracruz, México

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    Pietersen, Sjoerd; López-Acosta, Juan Carlos; Gomez-Díaz, Jorge Antonio; Lascurain-Rangel, Maite

    2018-01-01

    México is a cultural and biological megadiverse country with an increased anthropogenic pressure on its tropical landscapes. The study area was the ejido "Los ídolos", Misantla, Central Veracruz, Mexico. The main objective of this research was to identify how the woody plant diversity of

  5. Crecimiento inicial de especies arbóreas multipropósitos en un terreno ganadero del norte de Veracruz

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    Montero Solís, Flor María

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    Se evaluó el desarrollo inicial en altura y diámetro de siete especies arbóreas multipropósito en un terreno ganadero del municipio de Tihuatlán, Veracruz, mediante tres modelos distintos de plantación. El crecimiento en altura de acuerdo al modelo de covarianza fue significativamente (p

  6. A Seasonal Study Reveals the Occurrence of Exotic Rotifers, the River Antigua, Veracruz, Close to the Gulf of Mexico

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    Nandini, S.; Sarma, S. S. S.; Gulati, R. D.

    Zooplankton studies in Mexican rivers are few despite the fact that Mexico has >200 rivers. We present data on the seasonal diversity of rotifers during 2013–2014 from the river La Antigua, near Veracruz. We collected samples from 15 stations along a horizontal gradient of ~5 km, from the upper

  7. Alimentación, salud y pobreza en áreas marginadas urbanas: caso Veracruz-Boca del Río, Veracruz, México

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    Ana Lid Del Ángel-Pérez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se caracterizó la alimentación en 120 hoga - res en áreas marginadas en Veracruz-Boca del Río, México, mediante el Indice de Di - versidad Dietética y su asociación con varia - bles socioeconómicas. Los hogares se clasifi - caron en cuatro niveles socioeconómicos, 99% se ubicó en situación de pobreza. De 52% a 71% del ingreso familiar se gasta en alimentos. En la dieta prevalecen alimentos con alto contenido calórico, proteína animal de baja calidad y bajo consumo de frutas y verduras. La diversidad dietética en todos los niveles socioeconómicos no superó el 50% de los alimentos básicos requeridos para una buena nutrición. El 56% de los hogares tiene a alguien que padece algún tipo de enferme - dad crónica no transmisible, así como algún miembro de la parentela extensa (80% con recomendaciones médicas de cambiar su ali - mentación y hacer ejercicio físico.

  8. Archaeometric study of the ceramics Tigrillo type from San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz, Mexico; Estudio arqueometrico de la ceramica tipo Tigrillo procedente de San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Guevara M, M.E. [INAH, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Cruz O, J.C. [Facultad de Ingenieria, UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Cipres, A. [IIA, UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. e-mail: guevaramunoz2003@yahoo.com.mx

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    The archaeological locality of San Lorenzo is situated in Veracruz, Mexico and is considered one of the most important olmec culture settlements. On of the most typical ceramic materials founded in this site is Tigrillo type. The typological classification of olmec pottery from San Lorenzo was determinate trough physic characteristics, however, this study suggest the existence of variability inside this typology. Seven Tigrillo samples were analysed by qualitative petrography, mineragraphy and X-ray Powder Diffraction. The relation between the clay and the fillers was determined. The data shows that the most important components of the pottery are montmorillonite, and the added materials are mica, feldspars, hematite, goethite-limonite and quartz; also, glass splinter and ceramic fragments were identified, these two components are not present in all samples. On the other hand, a correlation with a previous study about the regional soil was carried out, to understand the supply sources for the original clay. The preliminary results suggest that the clay was obtained from soils of the locality and the fillers were imported from near areas and then processed and used. (Author) 5 refs., 1 tab., 4 figs.

  9. Hazard analysis in active landslide areas in the State of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Wilde, Martina; Morales Barrera, Wendy V.; Rodriguez Elizarrarás, Sergio R.; Solleiro Rebolledo, Elizabeth; Sedov, Sergey; Terhorst, Birgit

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    The year 2013 was characterized by strong storms and hurricanes like the Hurricanes Barbara and Ingrid and the tropical storms Barry and Fernand, which occurred between June and November affecting especially the coastal regions of Mexico. First of all, the State of Veracruz experienced a series of intense rainfalls and as consequences of these events over 780 landslides were registered. More than 45000 people suffered from evacuations. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz has a wide range of altitude differences. The area with the highest elevations reaches from 5675 m.a.s.l. (Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain of Mexico) to approximately 3000 m.a.s.l. and is characterized by steep slopes and V-shaped valleys. The mountains are part of the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Plateaus and rounded hills are typical for the intermediate zones (3000 - 500 m.a.s.l.). The lowest zone (from 500 m.a.s.l. to sea level) is defined by moderate slopes, large rivers and coastal plain areas. The geology shows a variety and complexity of sedimentary and volcanic rocks. The sedimentary formations comprise claystones, siltstones, sandstones and calcareous rocks. Plateaus of basalts and andesites and deposits of ignimbrites are representative for this area. Even though Veracruz is a region highly endangered by landslides, currently there are no susceptibility maps or any other relevant information with high spatial resolution. Because of the lack of high definite information about the landslide hazards in this area, detailed investigations about the conditions (geology, geomorphology, thresholds, etc.) are indispensable. A doctoral grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) allowed to carry out investigations in areas affected by large landslides in the year 2013. The selected study sites comprise damaged infrastructures and settlements. With a multi-methodological and interdisciplinary approach different processes and types of

  10. Coral assemblages are structured along a turbidity gradient on the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz

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    Jordán-Garza, A. G.; González-Gándara, C.; Salas-Pérez, J. J.; Morales-Barragan, A. M.

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    Corals on the reef corridor of the southwestern Gulf of Mexico have evolved on a terrigenous shallow continental shelf under the influence of several natural river systems. As a result, water turbidity on these reefs can be high, with visibility as low as Mexico. Completeness of the data set was assessed using species accumulation curves and non-parametric estimators of species richness. Differences in coral assemblages' composition between the reef systems were investigated using univariate (ANOVA) and multivariate (nMDS, ANOSIM, SIMPER) analyses and the relationship between the assemblages and environmental data was assessed using a forward selection process in canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) to eliminate non-significant environmental variables. The northern and central Veracruz reef systems share a similar number of coral species (p=0.78 mult. comp.) and both showed higher species richness than the southern system (pMexico.

  11. [Overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Herrera-Huerta, Emma V; García-Montalvo, Eliud A; Méndez-Bolaina, Enrique; López-López, José G; Valenzuela, Olga L

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    The study was aimed at determining the prevalence of overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico. For this purpose, a cross-cut study was conducted between 2010 and 2011, in which the body mass index (BMI) was calculated. To define overweight and obesity, the categories of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mexican Official Standard (NOM, Spanish acronym) were used. 227 nahuas (77,5% women) were included. According to WHO’s guidelines, the rate for overweight among nahuas was 41%, and 36.5% for obesity; according to NOM, it was 11.4 and 69.2% respectively. In conclusion, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among indigenous nahuas is high. Studies should be conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors in order to develop prevention strategies based on this information to improve the health quality of these populations.

  12. Dipteran-associated Harpellales from lowland and submontane tropical rain forests of Veracruz (Mexico).

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    Valle, Laia Guardia; White, Merlin M; Cafaro, Matías J

    2011-01-01

    We report on the species of Harpellales found in dipteran hosts during two surveys (32 field d) in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. One new morphospecies, Genistellospora dorsicaudata, is described with particular attention to the position of the terminal cell associated with fully developed fertile thalli bearing sexual spores. We emend the description of G. guanacastensis to include morphometrics on the zygospores, based on discovery of the sexual spores for that species in our collections. Thirteen other previously described species, which are new for Mexico, include G. homothallica, Pennella montana, Simuliomyces microsporus, Smittium aciculare, S. brasiliense (in a new host type), S. culisetae, S. dipterorum, S. microsporum, S. simulii and the unbranched species Harpella melusinae, H. tica, Stachylina grandispora and S. paucispora. Some species have been described but not named, specifically one each of Harpella, Pennella and Smittium. All taxa are identified morphologically, illustrated and additional details on their ecology are provided.

  13. El huracán Karl: concepciones sobre su origen en una comunidad de Veracruz

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    Arturo Marinero Heredia

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    Full Text Available Se analizan las concepciones e ideas de pobladores adultos sobre las afectaciones sufridas por el huracán Karl en 2010, en el municipio de La Antigua, Veracruz. Los datos se obtuvieron de entrevistas a informantes claves y grupos focales, además de la revisión de notas periodísticas. Se observa que las concepciones e ideas sobre el origen del desastre las adjudican a las fuerzas naturales, espirituales o religiosas sin reconocer la responsabilidad de las autoridades encargadas de elaborar políticas públicas en la materia y en la falta de previsión social y personal frente a sus devastadores efectos. Esta concepción dificulta la prevención, mantiene a la comunidad en situación de vulnerabilidad e impide o imposibilita la integración, la cohesión social y la acción colectiva.

  14. Three new species of Pergalumna (Acari: Oribatida: Galumnidae) from the tropical rainforest of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Palacios-Vargas, José G; Villagomez, Fernando

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    Three new species of oribatid mites of the genus Pergalumna from a tropical rain forest in Veracruz, Mexico are described. Pergalumna hypergranulosa sp. nov. differs from Pergalumna granulatus Balogh & Mahunka, 1967 by unilaterally barbulated bothridial setae, elongated notogastric porose areas, and also a more profuse granulation of the cerotegument. Pergalumna obsidiana sp. nov. differs from P. granulatus by the unilateral barbulation of bothridial setae and the presence of protuberances on the genital plates; from Pergalumna paralongisetosa Ermilov & Kalúz, 2012 by a diverging cerotegumental granulation on the notogaster. Pergalumna dactylaris sp. nov. differs from Pergalumna striata (Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio, 1980) by its bigger size and the presence of three notogastric porose areas instead of four and from Pergalumna decorata Balogh & Mahunka, 1977, also by the bigger size, a different position of setae lm and la and smaller but not minute interlamellar setae. These are the first Mexican species descriptions of this genus.

  15. La Prevención de riesgos ambientales en el estado de Veracruz, México

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    Morosini, Francisco

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    A Veracruz no es tenen instruments normatius respecte al risc ambiental, normatius pel que fa al risc ambiental, que si bé en l'actual Llei General de l'Equilibri Ecològic i la Protecció a l'Ambient, resulten matèria federal quan es tracti d'activitats alt risc, no està de més tenir procediments que puguin ajudar en la prevenció d'aquest tipus de problemes ambientals, a més de què considerem que el propi estat podria, en la Llei respectiva i el seu reglament, establir normes a certes activita...

  16. A high resolution study of a hurricane storm surge and inundation in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Díaz García, Ovel; Zavala Hidalgo, Jorge; Douillet, Pascal

    2014-05-01

    Veracruz is the most populated city along the Mexican shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico and also is the country's largest commercial port. In recent years the city has been affected by hurricanes of medium intensity that have provoked human casualties, property damaged and economic loss. Two of the most recent events were hurricane Karl (2010), which caused a storm surge and severe flooding, and hurricane Ernesto (2012). The purpose of this work is to study, based on high-resolution numerical simulations, scenarios of storm surge flooding using state-of-the-art open source numerical models: the Weather, Research and Forecasting (WRF), and the coupled models ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) and Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) for weather and storm surge hindcast, respectively. We also use topography high resolution data from LIDAR and bathymetry from GEBCO 30", the Mexican Navy and nautical charts from Electrical Federal Commission. We present the validation of the models evaluating several statistical parameters against measurements from Acoustic Data Current Profilers, pressure sensors, tide gauge and meteorological stations for these events. In the case of hurricane Karl, it made landfall 15 km north of Veracruz City, reducing the maximum surge along the city shoreline. The hurricane Ernesto made landfall 200 km southeast of the city, too far to have a significant impact. We did some numerical experiments slightly changing the trajectory, reported by the best track data, for these two hurricanes with the purpose of evaluating storm surge scenarios. The results shows that the worst storm surge cases were when the tracks of this hurricanes made landfall south of the city in the range of 30 to 60 km.

  17. Effects of heavy metals on the oyster (Crassostrea virginica at Mandinga Lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico

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    X Guzmán-García

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The Mandinga Lagoon in the Mexican State of Veracruz is an important ecological zone that produces 32% of the oyster output in the state of Veracruz, the main oyster producer in Mexico. Samples of water, sediment, and oysters were collected in 2003 and 2004 to study heavy metal pollution. Metal concentrations were determined in water, soil, and oyster tissues from fresh and detoxified Crassostrea virginica, and histology samples were analyzed. Metal (Cr, Cd, and Pb concentrations in water were within the Mexican legal limits. The recorded values in sediments corresponded to those not producing biological effects (ERL. In the tissues, the highest concentrations corresponded to Pb, above 5.84 μgg-1 dry weight (d.w.; Cd was of 2.23 μgg-1 d.w., and Cr above 6 μgg-1 d.w. The metal levels detected in oysters exceeded the maximum permissible limits (MPL for Cd and Pb, and oysters were unable to eliminate the concentrations of the bioaccumulated metals during the detoxification stage. The histopathological analysis revealed lesions in the digestive gland, edema, atrophy of epithelia in the digestive tubules, the presence of brown vesicles, hemocytic reaction, and necrosis. During detoxification, a higher number of epithelia were observed in the tubules, as well as an increase in brown vesicles and hemocytic reaction. Forty seven percent of oysters presented histopathological lesions related to metal concentrations. It is important to monitor metal concentrations, to detect the source of pollution, andto evaluate the effects on organisms to establish culture areas and adequate criteria for the exploitation of such an important fishery resource. Rev. Biol. Trop. 57 (4: 955-962. Epub 2009 December 01.

  18. La construcción en tierra caliente del ferrocarril entre Veracruz y México, 1842-1864

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    Joel Enrique Almanza

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The construction of the railway between Veracruz and Mexico, 470 kilometers long, lasted from 1842-1872; 22 of those 30 years were needed to build the 76 km, corresponding to the coastal part of that railroad. The following lines are some of the details of the progress; as geographical implications, the company management to disease of warm earth, the material works necessary to complete this section and the supply of raw materials and articles.

  19. Perception of emotional relationship with parents as the main factor that influence on teen pregnancy in Veracruz

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    Trinidad-Noguera, Karina Ivonne; Chávez-Montes de Oca, Virginia Griselda; Carrasco-Ponce, Berenice; Sánchez-Valdivieso, Enrique Alejandro

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    [EN] A qualitative study was conducted in the VIFAC house at Veracruz, Mexico; pregnant teenagers who attended this institution where interviewed. Based on the data obtained from the investigation, we observed risk factors that exponentially increased that teenage girls between 12 and 19 years of age get pregnant, viewed from the perspective of own teenager. This study was conducted on a sample of 16 participants divided in two groups, one of pregnant teenagers and one with par...

  20. El manatí (Trichechus manatus manatus Linnaeus,1758) (Sirenia) una especie sombrilla, para el Sistema Lagunar de Alvarado, Veracruz

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    Daniel Rentería, Iliana del Carmen; Serrano Solís, Arturo; Sánchez Rojas, Gerardo

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    The most emblematic mammal in the Alvarado Lagoon System (ALS) is the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus). In July 1975 was considered as endangered species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), since 1982 as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is considered an endangered species under Mexican laws. The manatee is a poorly studied animal in the state of Veracruz because in natur...

  1. CANALES Y MÃ RGENES DE COMERCIALIZACIÓN DE PRODUCTOS LÃ CTEOS EN DOBLADERO, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Martinez Castro, Cesar Julio; Cotera Rivera, Julian; Kido Cruz, Ma. Teresa

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    The objective of this investigation was to identify the channels and marketing margins for dairy products in the community of Dobladero Jose Azueta, Veracruz, Mexico. To this end, we interviewed key participants including producers, owners of dairies and retailers. The results show that the main distribution channel is formed by the sale of milk to cheese producers in the area, who transform it into cheese and string cheese products that are either sold to consumers directly or through retail...

  2. THE EFFECTS OF INTERNATIONAL EMIGRATION ON THE ACAZÓNICA AND HATO DE LA HIGUERA AGROECOSYSTEMS IN VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Martha Elena Nava-Tablada

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Mexico has a tradition of migration to the United States. Nevertheless, Veracruz had not experienced a significant exodus of its population up until the nineteen nineties, when emigration from Veracruz began to increase rapidly, especially in the rural sector, thus affecting the region’s agroecosystems. Correspondingly, the main objective of this investigation was to analyze how international emigration has affected the agroecosystems of two rural communities in the state of Veracruz. Special attention was paid to factors such as family income, decision making, labor organization, agricultural diversity, technological management and the purpose of production. Information was gathered by direct observation and from interviews with key informants. A survey was conducted in 60 homes and six case studies were employed. Although there are differences between communities, regarding the type of migration (legal or illegal, generally, the following patterns were identified: 1 Agricultural activity is primarily subsidized by remittances sent by emigrants; 2 The departure of the head of the family leads to a change concerning who makes  the decisions;  woman normally occupy subordinate roles; 3 Migration results in an increase in the number of hired farm workers and a greater work load for those who remain in the community; 4 The departure of the work force tends to diminish agricultural diversity; 5 Remittances have a positive impact on technological management by the family production unit; 6 Illegal emigration favors subsistence farming, whereas legal emigration favors commercial production.

  3. Altitude effects on technology and productivity of small bovine farms (milk meat) in Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico).

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    Ruíz-Guevara, C; De León-González, F; Soriano-Robles, R; Pérez-Carrera, A L; García-Hernández, L A

    2018-03-01

    The dual-purpose bovine system represents 98.4% of the bovine livestock of Veracruz, the main cattle-producing state of Mexico. This system supplies calves to meat companies, a sector in which Veracruz has been the national leader in the last decade. The objective of the present study was to analyze the effect of the altitudinal zonation of farms on livestock technology and productivity in a microbasin of the Gulf of Mexico where small farms predominate. Structured interviews were applied to producers located in three altitudinal zones (at average altitudes of 50, 140, and 450 m, respectively, for lower, middle, and upper zones). Sample size was 135 farms having similar land surface (within a range of 15-22 ha). The results indicated multiple differences among farms located in the three zones. Farms in the middle and lower zones presented higher productive indicators than those in the upper zone. Differences in herd structure and management resulted in important differences in productivity, income, and profits in milk and calf production. We concluded from this study that altitudinal zonation in Veracruz had a clear effect on the differentiation of small farms, which are representative of dual-purpose cattle. The upper zone performs cattle activity under conditions with greater disadvantages in the analyzed region.

  4. Un obispado para Veracruz, 1799-1846 Del honor de la ciudad a la lealtad al Estado

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    Carbajal, David

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Between 1789 and 1846 the authorities of Veracruz promoted the creation of a Bishopric with with the limits of the jurisdiction to their charge. Although the recent historiography has noticeable the existing continuity between the regalismo Bourbon and the first Mexican liberalism, the analysis of the arguments presented by the munícipes and congresspersons of Veracruz, suggests changes in the institutional context as in the principles in which they were founded. Until 1821, it was alluded to the own privileges of the oldest city of the kingdom; during the first federal republic, insisted on defending the honor of the sovereignty, position that is radicalized toward 1833, when the Congress decreed, without success, the creation of new diocese. The bishopric was created in 1844, the government of the Department of Veracruz repeated their requests, with arguments that show certain continuity with the of the first federalism, in spite of the change to the centralist regime.

    Entre 1789 y 1846 las autoridades de Veracruz promovieron la creación de un Obispado con los límites de la jurisdicción a su cargo. Aunque la historiografía reciente ha destacado la continuidad existente entre el regalismo borbónico y el primer liberalismo mexicano, el análisis de los argumentos presentados por los munícipes y congresistas porteños, sugiere cambios tanto en el contexto institucional como en los principios en que se fundaban. Hasta 1821, se aludía a los privilegios propios de la ciudad más antigua del reino; durante la primera república federal, se insistió en defender el honor de la soberanía, postura que se radicaliza hacia 1833, cuando el Congreso veracruzano decretó, sin éxito, la creación de la nueva diócesis. El obispado fue creado en 1844, el gobierno del Departamento de Veracruz repitió sus solicitudes, con argumentos que muestran cierta continuidad con los del primer federalismo, a pesar del cambio al régimen centralista.

  5. Peces ligados a Thalassia testudinum en el arrecife Lobos, Veracruz, México: diversidad y abundancia

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    Carlos González-Gándara

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aporta información sobre diversidad y abundancia de la comunidad de peces, ligada a la zona de Thalassia testudinum en el arrecife Lobos, Veracruz, México. Para esto, en septiembre y octubre de 2002, fueron escogidas cuatro estaciones de muestreo y en cada una, se realizaron nueve censos visuales de peces utilizando bandas de 50 x 2 m. Durante los censos se identificaron las especies de peces, además de calcular su abundancia y talla. También se estimó la talla y la cobertura de T. testudinum por estación, con el fin de relacionarla con la diversidad y la abundancia ictiológica. Las especies de peces más relevantes por su abundancia fueron: Scarus iseri, Halichoeres bivittatus, Sparisoma radians, Stegastes adustus y Stegastes leucostictus. La mayor densidad (0.04078 ind/m² y biomasa ictiológica (0.72408 g/m² se presentaron en la estación II, donde la talla de los pastos marinos (30.8 cm fue mayor. El análisis de varianza para la talla de las hojas de T. testudinum indica diferencias significativas (F=18.30856; p=0.00001 entre estaciones, al igual que para la cobertura (H=33.8119;p=0.00001. Estas diferencias sugieren una relación con la abundancia ictiológica, especialmente con la talla de las hojas de T. testudinum. El análisis de similitud de Gower, muestra la formación de dos grupos de peces, donde la estación II se diferencia del resto por su mayor riqueza y abundancia. La comunidad de peces ligada a T. testudinum parece variar en función de las características de los pastos marinos.Ichthyofauna associated to Thalassia testudinum at Lobos Reef, Veracruz, Mexico: diversity and abundance. The diversity and abundance of ichthyofauna associated with Thalassia testudinum in the Lobos coral reef, Veracruz, Mexico, were studied in September and October 2002. Thirty six visual censuses in four sample sites were made using a 50 x 2 m transect belt. On each census, fish species, abundance and size were recorded

  6. Morphology and morphometric relationships of the sagitta of Diapterus auratus (Perciformes: Gerreidae from Veracruz, Mexico

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    Verónica Rivera Félix

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Sagittae otoliths are the most studied because of their morphological variability and size; the sagittae may also have valuable taxonomic use and for D. auratus has not yet been described. In the present study we present a morphological description of the sagitta otolith and an analysis of its correlation with various morphometric parameters. The biological material was captured with a beach seine in the coasts of Alvarado and Port of Veracruz, from November 2009 to June 2010. Sagittae were extracted, cleaned, photographed (SEM and optical, and measured. The analysis included the correlations between sagitta’s length and width, versus the fish standard length, height and weight, for a total of 449 fishes. The comparison between left and right sagitta showed no significant difference in both otolith length and width (t-tests, pLos otolitos sagitta son los más estudiados debido a su variabilidad morfológica y a su tamaño, sin embargo, los otolitos de D. auratus no han sido estudiados hasta el momento. En el presente estudio, se muestra una descripción completa de la morfología y un análisis morfométrico de diversas medidas. El análisis incluye las relaciones entre el ancho y largo de la sagitta contra la longitud cefálica, longitud estándar, altura y peso de 449 peces. El material biológico fue capturado con un chinchorro playero en las costas de Alvarado y el Puerto de Veracruz de noviembre 2009 a junio 2010. Las sagittae fueron extraídas, limpiadas, fotografiadas (SEM y ópticas y medidas. La comparación entre el otolito derecho e izquierdo no mostró diferencias significativas entre el ancho y largo (prueba de t, p<0.05 para cada sexo. El otolito derecho fue utilizado para las relaciones de las distintas medidas del otolito del pez y del otolito de hembras y machos; la prueba de Fisher (d.f. 161 and 143, p<0.001 no mostró diferencias significativas de las pendientes e intersecciones entre ellos. La relación longitud del otolito

  7. Genetic structure of populations of Drosophila melanogaster natives from Laguna Verde, Veracruz; Estructura genetica de poblaciones de Drosophila melanogaster originarias de Laguna Verde, Veracruz

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    Salceda, V.M. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: vmss@nuclear.inin.mx

    2005-07-01

    The genetic variability hidden present in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, it has been broadly analyzed, and it is a tool that allows to detect differences among the different populations of this species, so much of natural nature as experimental. In this occasion we use it to see if differences exist in two neighboring populations inside the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, Veracruz, and this way to suggest, of having differences in the mount of the relative frequencies of lethal genes, semi lethals and normal, be due to the radioactive emanations product of the reactors operation of the plant. Its were took samples of flies in both towns during three successive seasons and they were transported to the laboratory of the ININ where they were carried out the tests to determine the frequency of the different types of genes. This was made by means of the denominated technique C y L / Pm that allows by means of a cross series with a stump marker to obtain, in the third generation, in isolated form the different types of genes and this way to calculate their relative frequencies. The study understands the analysis of 299 chromosomes extracted from the populations, of those that 95 correspond at the control population and 204 to the experimental one. As a result of the analysis we find that 30.52 percent of the genes of the population witness contains detrimental genes (sum of the lethal plus the semi lethal genes) as long as in the experimental population this value corresponds to 23.03 percent. In accordance with this information was not significant difference among the studied populations. A similar analysis, but now comparing the seasons, (summer against winter), it showed significant difference to 5% with regard to the lethal genes frequency only in the population witness. These results indicate the absence of damage, however it is necessary to consider that this can be due to that indeed there is not him or that the investigation protocol is not

  8. Criterios geológico-hidrológicos para recomendaciones del uso de suelo en zonas conurbadas sujetas a afectaciones por lluvias intensas. Caso de estudio: sur de la ciudad de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas

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    Gloria Espíritu Tlatempa

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente en la zona conurbana sur de la ciudad de Tuxtla Gutiérrez se manifiestan movimientos geológicos en donde la urbanización promueve su propia vulnerabilidad principalmente ante lluvias intensas provocadas por fenómenos hidrometeorológicos como tormentas tropicales y huracanes, e incluso de lluvias ordinarias, impactando además a otras partes bajas de la ciudad. Este trabajo determina zonas potencialmente activas e inactivas y su vulnerabilidad física en cuatro cuencas a escala 1:20 000, lo que permite integrar criterios que identifican localmente a los procesos evolutivos de movimientos de masas en laderas, determinando escenarios temporales de actividad peligrosa. Para la obtención de elementos categóricos, los resultados muestran los peligros diferenciados en geológicos y los que tendrán su máximo desarrollo en lluvias extraordinarias; de los cuales se deriva a la determinación de sitios para la conservación, rehabilitación y con menor restricción de uso urbano.

  9. Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis and Human papillomavirus in female sex workers in Central Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Muñoz-Ramírez, Azucena; López-Monteon, Aracely; Ramos-Ligonio, Angel; Méndez-Bolaina, Enrique; Guapillo-Vargas, Mario R B

    2018-03-13

    Female sex workers (FSWs) have been considered a key population for sexually transmitted infections (STIs); therefore, they are periodically screened as a requirement to obtain a work card. However, there is insufficient epidemiological data on STIs among FSWs in Mexico. The detection of Trichomonas vaginalis is limited to microscopic studies and the molecular screening of Human papillomavirus (HPV) is only done to women 35 years of age and older. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of T. vaginalis and HPV infections in FSWs in the city of Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. Samples from 105 FSWs were obtained by cervical swab and analyzed. The identification of T. vaginalis and HPV was performed by molecular methods. HPV DNA was identified in 5.71% of the samples with the presence of HPV16, HPV18, and HPV58. A percentage of 25.7% samples were positive for T. vaginalis for optical microscopy and 23.8% for PCR. The results of the study indicate the need to incorporate more sensitive methods for the timely diagnosis of STIs as well as comprehensive health promotion programs directed to the most vulnerable groups among FSWs. Copyright © 2017 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  10. Diversity of Carabidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) in epiphytic Bromeliaceae in central Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Montes de Oca, E; Ball, G E; Spence, J R

    2007-06-01

    This paper documents the existence of carabid assemblages associated with bromeliads on the Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, Mexico. Based on bromeliads sampled over three altitudinal ranges, the assemblages included at least 26 species with an arboreal lifestyle and another 11 species that are not strictly arboreal. Seven species are new to science, urging us to pay attention to the arboreal fauna in forest conservation studies. Composition of carabid assemblages associated with bromeliads changes with altitude. In lowlands, it is comprised almost entirely of species of Lebiini, with the Platynini dominating assemblages found in bromeliads >1,000 m above sea level. Our data suggest that carabids use bromeliads to reduce stresses associated with drought periods, the exact timing of which depends on altitude. The unexpected low diversity of the carabid fauna associated with bromeliads at middle altitude is explained in terms of anthropogenic conversion of the original forest to pastureland. Given the importance of arboreal elements, further fragmentation of subtropical and tropical mountain forest significantly threatens overall carabid diversity.

  11. Demandas sociales y propiedad imperfecta en Veracruz: el impulso a la enfiteusis (1760-1811

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    Luis J. García Ruiz

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    Full Text Available A partir del último tercio del siglo xviii, el Ayuntamiento, el ejército novohispano y el Consulado de Comerciantes de Veracruz se insertaron en un debate acerca de las políticas que había que implementar para remediar la escasez de población y el atraso de la agricultura. Plantearon la necesidad de que las tierras de manos muertas vinculadas a los mayorazgos fueran cedidas en enfiteusis, y no descansaron hasta lograr que el mayorazgo de la Higuera enajenara una de sus propiedades en beneficio del Ayuntamiento para posteriormente dividirla en enfiteusis entre los labradores. Se observará que este derecho imperfecto de propiedad era compatible con los proyectos de individualismo agrario y generación de ganancias a través de la agricultura, la industria y el comercio. Por esta razón, los actores políticos locales buscaron la creación de un marco institucional encaminado a fomentar la cesión de tierra a través de censos enfitéuticos

  12. Cartografía urbana mexicana 1880-1910: Guadalajara, México, Puebla y Veracruz

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    Irma Beatriz García Rojas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo se propone analizar, desde una perspectiva interdisciplinaria, pero con acento histórico cultural, cuatro ejemplos cartográficos de otras tantas ciudades mexicanas de finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, cuando esa escala geopolítica, geoeconómica y geocultural adquiere gran relevancia en el proyecto de "orden y progreso" enarbolado por el gobierno porfiriano. Las ciudades de México, Guadalajara, Veracruz y Puebla, entre otras, fueron construidas y reconstruidas en ese periodo directamente desde la perspectiva del gobierno nacional y mediante la intervención de los gobiernos municipales, hecho que la cartografía constata. Unos y otros junto con la iniciativa privada -que por primera vez usa la cartografía para promocionarse-, demuestran la unión alcanzada por los grupos en el poder a través de esas representaciones político culturales. El análisis, dividido en tres apartados de acuerdo con los tres tipos de planos encontrados, nos dará la oportunidad de mostrar su contenido imaginario, simbólico, económico, cultural y científico en varias de sus dimensiones espacio temporales.

  13. APORTES PARA EL ESTUDIO DEL TERRITORIO: LOS NAHUAS DE ZONGOLICA VERACRUZ

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    MARTHA INÉS FLORES PACHECO

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El estudio sobre el tema del territorio indígena es muy amplio y puede analizarse desde diferentes perspectivas teórico metodológicas, no obstante, este artículo lo aborda principalmente desde el enfoque de la antropología y el trabajo etnográfico. La región de estudio es la zona nahua de Zongolica donde se está realizando el proyecto de investigación intitulado: Políticas sociales y Pueblos Indígenas; turismo y patrimonio histórico, cultural y natural de la Región de las Montañas, Veracruz. En el presente artículo se exponen los avances de la revisión teórica sobre la territorialidad indígena y su vinculación con la cosmovisión indígena, los derechos indígenas y el patrimonio histórico cultural y natural, territorialidad que está siendo violentada por otros grupos sociales y acciones de desarrollo promovidas por el Estado Mexicano.

  14. CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN PASTURES WITH TREES, TREELESS PASTURES AND DECIDUOUS FOREST FROM HUATUSCO, VERACRUZ

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    José Antonio Torres-Rivera

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    Full Text Available It was compared the amount of carbon (C sequestered in a pasture with trees (P+Ar and in conventional treeless pastures (P and deciduous forest (BC, typical of the region of Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico. Total C sequestered by the systems evaluated was 49.9, 63.0 and 469.8 ton ha-1 for P, P+Ar and BC, respectively. The system with the highest amount of C sequestered was BC, with almost equal proportions in the aerial (268.4 ton ha-1 and belowground parts (201.4 ton ha-1. The amount of C sequestered in the livestock systems represented about one tenth of that sequestered in BC, being higher the proportion obtained in P+Ar (13.4 % compared to P (10.6 %. In both livestock systems, a significantly greater amount of C was sequestered in the soil organic matter than in the aerial biomass, with 59.7 and 3.29 ton ha-1 in P+Ar, and with 48.2 and 1.78 ton ha-1 in P, respectively. It is expected that as trees of the P+Ar system gain volume, C sequestration will increase, especially in the aerial biomass.

  15. Archaeometric study of the ceramics Tigrillo type from San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Guevara M, M.E.; Cruz O, J.C.; Cipres, A.

    2004-01-01

    The archaeological locality of San Lorenzo is situated in Veracruz, Mexico and is considered one of the most important olmec culture settlements. On of the most typical ceramic materials founded in this site is Tigrillo type. The typological classification of olmec pottery from San Lorenzo was determinate trough physic characteristics, however, this study suggest the existence of variability inside this typology. Seven Tigrillo samples were analysed by qualitative petrography, mineragraphy and X-ray Powder Diffraction. The relation between the clay and the fillers was determined. The data shows that the most important components of the pottery are montmorillonite, and the added materials are mica, feldspars, hematite, goethite-limonite and quartz; also, glass splinter and ceramic fragments were identified, these two components are not present in all samples. On the other hand, a correlation with a previous study about the regional soil was carried out, to understand the supply sources for the original clay. The preliminary results suggest that the clay was obtained from soils of the locality and the fillers were imported from near areas and then processed and used. (Author) 5 refs., 1 tab., 4 figs

  16. Statistical analysis of wind power in the region of Veracruz (Mexico)

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    Cancino-Solorzano, Yoreley [Departamento de Ing Electrica-Electronica, Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz, Calzada Miguel A. de Quevedo 2779, 91860 Veracruz (Mexico); Xiberta-Bernat, Jorge [Departamento de Energia, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas, Universidad de Oviedo, C/Independencia, 13, 2a Planta, 33004 Oviedo (Spain)

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    The capacity of the Mexican electricity sector faces the challenge of satisfying the demand of the 80 GW forecast by 2016. This value supposes a steady yearly average increase of some 4.9%. The electricity sector increases for the next eight years will be mainly made up of combined cycle power plants which could be a threat to the energy supply of the country due to the fact that the country is not self-sufficient in natural gas. As an alternative wind energy resource could be a more suitable option compared with combined cycle power plants. This option is backed by market trends indicating that wind technology costs will continue to decrease in the near future as has happened in recent years. Evaluation of the eolic potential in different areas of the country must be carried out in order to achieve the best use possible of this option. This paper gives a statistical analysis of the wind characteristics in the region of Veracruz. The daily, monthly and annual wind speed values have been studied together with their prevailing direction. The data analyzed correspond to five meteorological stations and two anemometric stations located in the aforementioned area. (author)

  17. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS IN DESIGN OF AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMMING IN RADIO TEOCELO, VERACRUZ

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    Antolin Silvestre Martiñón-Martínez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The mass media, are an important complement in the agricultural extension, however, radio is the most economical mass media, so their potential is huge especially in rural areas. The present study was carried out at a community radio station (Radio Teocelo, with coffee producers, in three municipalities in the area Center of Veracruz, it should be noted that the radio has an audience formed mainly by agricultural producers, also this medium has been used for agricultural extension by the UNCADER (training unit for Rural Development, through an agricultural program called "The Moon in Uncader", with mainly technical information, however, it is necessary to propose relevant socio-economic issues that may be part of an optional agricultural programming, and/or complement the technical programming that is transmitted by the agricultural program. The study found a positive attitude to the proposed socio-economic issues, since most was obtained 80% of positive responses, highlighting the transmission of information on: marketing, government programs, visits to successful producers and transmission of successful cases of successful producers, also adopted a positive attitude for the program is disseminated by mass media mainly Teocelo Radio and are willing to personally spread mainly with friends.

  18. Cultivo de Poecilia reticulata (Pisces:Poecilidae en cuerpos de agua tropicales,Veracruz,México

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    Patricia Devezé Murillo

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    Full Text Available Los peces ornamentales cultivados se han popularizado como mascotas,generando una demanda local que no se ha podido cubrir con la producción de México y por lo tanto deben importarse.Poecilia reticulata "guppy ",es un pez muy popular en el ámbito acuarístico,hoy en día se ha logrado desarrollar una gran cantidad de variedades según su coloración,tipo y forma de cola.Son peces vivíparos que toleran un ámbito extremo de temperatura,siendo la más adecuada entre 25ºC y 28ºC.El tiempo que tardan las hembras en expulsar a las crías una vez que quedan preñadas,oscila entre los 25 y 30 días dependiendo de la temperatura.En esta investigación,el ciclo reproductivo completo se desarrolló en jaulas flotantes,en una laguna tropical situada en la Llanura Costera del Golfo Sur, Veracruz, México.Se diseñó la infraestructura necesaria para producir guppys (P.reticulata incluyendo el manejo de reproductores,crianza,engorda,alimentación y comercialización,evaluando su factibilidad técnica y financiera.Se realizó un estudio de mercado,a través de una encuesta aplicada a los propietarios de los 22 acuarios existentes en la Ciudad de Veracruz,México.Se analizaron las frecuencias de oferta y demanda de cada especie con respecto a la temporada del año,lugar de origen y resistencia al manejo.Las características hidrobiológicas presentaron valores medios de temperatura (31.4ºC,oxígeno disuelto (4.5 mgl-1y pH (6.8.Con los datos obtenidos en campo se realizó un modelo para producción de P.reticulata ,obteniendo una relación beneficio/costo=1.16,correspondiente al ingreso mínimo potencial con una ganancia bruta de US$257.67, proporcionando empleo a dos personas El aprovechamiento de cuerpos de agua en regiones tropicales a través de la producción de peces de ornato representa una alternativa para disminuir la presión sobre las poblaciones silvestres y las tierras de cultivo,proporcionar fuentes de empleo e incrementar los ingresos para

  19. A diversity and conservation inventory of the Herpetofauna of the Cuautlapan Valley, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    DE LA Luz, Nelson M Ceron; Lemos-Espinal, Julio A; Smith, Geoffrey R

    2016-12-05

    We compiled an inventory of the amphibians and reptiles of the Cuautlapan Valley, Veracruz, Mexico based on field surveys and museum and literature records. We found a total of 78 species: 28 amphibians (6 Salamanders and 22 anurans); and 50 reptiles (three turtles, 18 lizards, and 29 snakes). These taxa represent 26 families (eight amphibian families, 18 reptile families) and 60 genera (19 amphibian genera, 41 reptile genera). Two of these species are not native to the area (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima and Hemidactylus frenatus). According to the IUCN red list, five species are Critically Endangered, two are Endangered, four are Near Threatened, and four are Vulnerable. In the SEMARNAT (Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales) listing, one species is Endangered, eight species are Threatened, and 25 are Subject to Special Protection. Even though the Cuautlapan Valley is represented by a relatively small area it hosts a rich diversity of amphibian and reptile species, many of which are at risk and protected under Mexican law. This valley lies between the growing cities of Orizaba and Cordoba which have contributed to habitat degradation threatening the existence of the wildlife that occurs there.

  20. Statistical analysis of wind power in the region of Veracruz (Mexico)

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    Cancino-Solorzano, Yoreley; Xiberta-Bernat, Jorge

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    The capacity of the Mexican electricity sector faces the challenge of satisfying the demand of the 80 GW forecast by 2016. This value supposes a steady yearly average increase of some 4.9%. The electricity sector increases for the next eight years will be mainly made up of combined cycle power plants which could be a threat to the energy supply of the country due to the fact that the country is not self-sufficient in natural gas. As an alternative wind energy resource could be a more suitable option compared with combined cycle power plants. This option is backed by market trends indicating that wind technology costs will continue to decrease in the near future as has happened in recent years. Evaluation of the eolic potential in different areas of the country must be carried out in order to achieve the best use possible of this option. This paper gives a statistical analysis of the wind characteristics in the region of Veracruz. The daily, monthly and annual wind speed values have been studied together with their prevailing direction. The data analyzed correspond to five meteorological stations and two anemometric stations located in the aforementioned area. (author)

  1. [Epidemiology of caprine brucellosis in the Central Zone of the State of Veracruz].

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    Román-Ramírez, Daniela Lucía; Martínez-Herrera, David Itzcoatl; Villagómez-Cortés, José Alfredo; Peniche-Cardeña, Álvaro Enrique de Jesús; Morales-Álvarez, José Francisco; Flores-Castro, Ricardo

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    Brucellosis is a disease of high morbidity that affects several animal species, is transmitted to humans and, therefore, is a zoonosis. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella. In this study we aim to determine seroprevalence, risk factors, and spatial distribution of caprine brucellosis in 14 municipalities in the central region of the state of Veracruz. This cross-stratified multistage study was conducted between 2009 and 2012. It included 572 animals of 81 production units selected by consensus according to the value tables of ​​Cannon and Roe. The diagnosis was by Card Testing and Radial Immunodiffusion. The seroprevalence was determined with the VassarStats® risk factor program and odds. The overall seroprevalence was 0.52% (95% CI: 0.13-1.65) and production units 2.47% (95% CI: 0.43-9.46). They were identified as risk factor for infection, production units in feedlot system and Card Testing seroconversion to vaccine against brucellosis; and as a protective factor, vaccination. Seroprevalence and distribution of goat brucellosis is low, the intensive system is a risk, and according with the Health Ministry in order that human cases are scarce.

  2. lndustria petroquímica y cambios socioeconómicos regionales en la costa del Golfo de México. El caso del sureste de Veracruz

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    María Teresa Sánchez Salazar

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    Full Text Available The petrochemical industry has played a key role in determining the spatial structure and organization of some coastal areas of the country, including the southeastern part of the State of Veracruz. The support given to this region during the oil boom period, led to an important development of the petrochemical industry. In turn, this gave rise to a series of processes of social, demographic, economic and urban-regional change, that, as a consequence of their accelerated dynamics, exceeded the capacity of local, state and federal governments to manage them. As a result, the southeastern part of the State of Veracruz currently presents deep socio-economic disparities.

  3. Rendimiento de semilla y sus componentes en frijol bajo condiciones de acidez y sequía terminal en el sur de Veracruz.

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    Morales Rivera, Aurelio

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    Se estudió la variabilidad en rendimiento de semilla y sus componentes, y producción de biomasa aérea en un grupo de variedades de frijol de color negro, nativas del sur de Veracruz y un grupo del tipo “Flor de Mayo”, introducidas del Altiplano, y la región central de México, en condiciones de acidez edáfica y sequía terminal en el Municipio de Juan Rodríguez Clara, Veracruz, en el ciclo otoño-invierno 2012-13. Se incluyeron ocho variedades comerciales liberadas por el INIFAP, un criollo de M...

  4. Especies fitoplanctónicas formadoras de proliferaciones algales nocivas en la boca de la laguna costera de Sontecomapan, Veracruz, México

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    Muciño Márquez, Rocío Elizabeth; Figueroa Torres, María Guadalupe; Gárate Lizárraga, Ismael

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    En Veracruz, la mortandad de peces debido a la formación de proliferaciones algales nocivas se conoce históricamente desde 1792. Analizamos la distribución y la abundancia de las especies que forman Proliferaciones Algales Nocivas (FAN) a lo largo de un ciclo nictemeral, en la boca de la laguna costera de Sontecomapan, Veracruz, el 27 y 28 de octubre de 1999. Se recolectaron muestras de agua cada dos horas con una botella Van Dorn para medir la temperatura, la salinidad, el pH, el oxígeno dis...

  5. Aedes (Ochlerotatus) epactius along an elevation and climate gradient in Veracruz and Puebla States, México.

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    Lozano-Fuentes, Saul; Welsh-Rodriguez, Carlos; Hayden, Mary H; Tapia-Santos, Berenice; Ochoa-Martinez, Carolina; Kobylinski, Kevin C; Uejio, Christopher K; Zielinski-Gutierrez, Emily; Monache, Luca Delle; Monaghan, Andrew J; Steinhoff, Daniel F; Eisen, Lars

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    We report on the collection ofimmatures of Aedes (Ochlerotatus) epactius Dyar & Knab from artificial containers during July through September 2011 in 12 communities located along an elevation and climate gradient extending from sea level in Veracruz State to high elevations (>2,000 m) in Veracruz and Puebla States, México. Ae. epactius was collected from 11 of the 12 study communities; the lone exception was the highest elevation community along the transect (>2,400 m). This mosquito species was thus encountered at elevations ranging from near sea level in Veracruz City on the Gulf of México to above 2,100 m in Puebla City in the central highlands. Collection sites included the city of C6rdoba, located at approximately 850 m, from which some of the first described specimens of Ae. epactius were collected in 1908. Estimates for percentage of premises in each community with Ae. epactius pupae present, and abundance of Ae. epactius pupae on the study premises, suggest that along the transect in central México, the mosquito is present but rare at sea level, most abundant at mid-range elevations from 1,250-1,750 m and then decreases in abundance above 1,800 m. Statistically significant parabolic relationships were found between percentage of premises with Ae. epactius pupae present and average minimum daily temperature, cumulative growing degree-days, and rainfall. We recorded Ae. epactius immatures from a wide range of container types including cement water tanks, barrels/ drums, tires, large earthen jars, small discarded containers, buckets, cement water troughs, flower pots, cement water cisterns, and larger discarded containers. There were 45 documented instances of co-occurrence of Ae. epactius and Aedes aegypti (L.) immatures in individual containers.

  6. Epidemiología de la enfermedad de Chagas en el estado de Veracruz Epidemiology of Chagas disease in the state of Veracruz

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    Elsa L Segura

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar la seroprevalencia de enfermedad de Chagas, los factores de riesgo de la vivienda e índices entomológicos, para proponer medidas de control en 11 jurisdicciones sanitarias del estado de Veracruz. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 1997 y 2001 se hizo un estudio transversal cuya muestra quedó integrada por 281 localidades, 2 526 viviendas y 9 782 individuos. Se aplicó un cuestionario sobre factores de riesgo, se tomó sangre en papel filtro y se buscaron triatominos en el intra y peridomicilio. Se obtuvo la prevalencia de exposición a factores de riesgo y de seropositividad para la enfermedad. Se hizo análisis bivariado mediante la razón de momios, ji de Mantel y Haenszel e intervalo de confianza a 95% como prueba de significancia estadística. El análisis multivariado se hizo mediante la regresión logística no condicional y se incluyeron las variables que durante el análisis bivariado mostraron un valor de p hasta de 0.20. El impacto potencial se estimó con base en la fracción etiológica en expuestos. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de enfermedad de Chagas fluctuó entre 0 y 2.8%. Las jurisdicciones con mayor riesgo fueron Tuxpan, Pánuco y Córdoba, y sin riesgo, Orizaba. Los principales factores de riesgo de la vivienda fueron el techo y muro de palma/zacate y piso de tierra, así como la presencia del vector y la ventilación. CONCLUSIONES: Es necesario realizar vigilancia epidemiológica basada en educación para la salud, mejoramiento de la vivienda y uso de insecticidas.OBJECTIVE: To assess the seroprevalence, household risk factors, and entomological indicators, in order to frame control measures in 11 Sanitary Jurisdictions of the state. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 281 towns, 2 526 households, and 9782 individuals. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Blood was obtained in filter paper and a search for triatomines was conducted inside of and around dwellings. Prevalence rates were used to

  7. Determinants and consequences of internal and international migration: The case of rural populations in the south of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Luis Alberto del Rey Poveda

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the current migration in rural population in the south of Veracruz state (Mexico. We identify three different spaces of migration, traditional markets, the northern border and the United States. Applying a multinomial logistic model and taking into account individual, family, and local characteristics of the migrants, we find different determinants in each space. These determinants are related to the objectives, needs and means of the migrants and their families. Otherwise, each space involves different consequences to the family in terms of the relationships between migrants and the rest of their relatives.

  8. Prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en donadores de sangre del IMSS, Orizaba, Veracruz, México

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    Ramos-Ligonio Angel; Ramírez-Sánchez Michaía Elián; González-Hernández Juan Carlos; Rosales-Encina José Luis; López-Monteon Aracely

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    OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en donadores del Hospital General Regional del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) en la ciudad de Orizaba, Veracruz. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se examinaron muestras de donadores del banco de sangre del Hospital General Regional (HGRO) del IMSS para la búsqueda de antiT. cruzi por ELISA, Western blot e IFI, utilizando una proteína recombinante (MBP::Hsp70) y un extracto crudo de epimastigotes. Las muestras fueron o...

  9. Uso local y potencial de las especies arbóreas en camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz

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    E. Couttolenc-Brenis; J. A. Cruz-Rodríguez; E. Cedillo Portugal; M. Á. Musálem

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    Los sistemas agroforestales son una alternativa para mejorar los sistemas agrícolas y pecuarios. Se requiere identificar las especies arbóreas con potencial para ser incorporadas en los sistemas de producción agropecuarios. En Camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz, la crisis de la agricultura basada en el cultivo de la caña y la poca rentabilidad de la actividad ganadera, obliga a buscar opciones de producción diversificadas y de bajo impacto ambiental. En este trabajo se elaboró un catálogo d...

  10. SEROPREVALENCIA Y FACTORES DE RIESGO ASOCIADOS CON Neospora caninum EN CAPRINOS DE MUNICIPIOS DEL CENTRO DE VERACRUZ

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    Javier Cruz Huerta-Peña; David Itzcoatl Martínez-Herrera; Ãlvaro Enrique de Jesús Peniche-Cardeña; Mayra Villanueva-Valencia; Sandra Guadalupe Hernández-Ruiz; José Alfredo Villagómez-Cortés; Francisco Tobías Barradas-Piña; José Francisco Morales-Ãlvarez; Ricardo Flores-Castro

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    El objetivo del estudio fue determinar la seroprevalencia y los factores de riesgo asociados con neosporosis caprina en cinco municipios del centro del estado de Veracruz, México, mediante un estudio polietápico y estratificado. Se incluyeron 182 animales de 26 unidades de producción (PU), con fracción de muestreo de seis animales por PU. Las PU fueron seleccionadas por conglomerados según las tablas de valores de Cannon y Roe. El diagnóstico de neosporosis fue mediante prueba de ELISA....

  11. Un bastión del socialismo educativo en México: Santa Rosa, Veracruz, 1930-1940

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    Martínez Sánchez, Marco Aurelio

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    372 p. La investigación se desarrolla en la localidad obrera de Santa Rosa, ubicada en el centro del estado de Veracruz, México, fundada durante el gobierno de Porfirio Díaz (1899), cuando el país marchaba con rumbo firme hacia la constitución del Estado-Nación, pero con marcada economía dependiente. Desde épocas muy tempranas los obreros textiles de Santa Rosa adoptaron la educación como pilar fundamental de desarrollo y promoción social en favor de los infantes locales, para ello, impuls...

  12. PRODUCTIVIDAD Y RENTABILIDAD DEL CULTIVO DE FRIJOL CON FERTIRRIEGO EN VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Francisco Javier Ugalde-Acosta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar el efecto del fertirriego en el cultivo de frijol en las zonas centro y sur del estado de Veracruz, México. Durante los ciclos invierno-primavera 2000 y 2001 se evaluaron tres tratamientos: 1 Riego rodado (por gravedad y fertilización sólida manual (testigo regional, con la dosis 40N-40P-0K (RR-40, 2 Riego por goteo y fertilización sólida manual, con la dosis 4N-40P-0K (RG-40; en ambos tratamientos se aplicó el fertilizante a los quince días de nacido el cultivo, y 3 riego por goteo y fertilización soluble, con la dosis 60N-60P-60K, aplicada en forma fraccionada durante el ciclo del cultivo (RG-60. De 2002 a 2005 se validó el mejor tratamiento y se realizó análisis económico para determinar su rentabilidad en comparación con el testigo regional. En la etapa de evaluación, con el tratamiento RG- 60 se redujo en 85% el gasto de agua y se obtuvo el mayor rendimiento promedio (2256 kg/ha, que superó en 145% al obtenido con RG-40 y en 186% al RR-40 (testigo regional. En la etapa de validación con riego por goteo y fertilización soluble fraccionada 60N-60-P-60K se obtuvo 110% más rendimiento que el testigo regional y mejor relación beneficio/ costo (1:1,80.

  13. Use and management of tree fodder resources on farms in central Veracruz, Mexico

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    L. Ascencio-Rojas

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    Full Text Available Se realizó este estudio para determinar el uso y potencial de árboles y arbustos en 60 explotaciones ganaderas de los municipios de Tlapacoyan, Misantla y Martínez de la Torre, Veracruz, México. Los productores fueron encuestados con el objetivo de identificar, localizar y describir el uso de especies leñosas promisorias de interés forrajero, en tres sistemas de producción animal. Las encuestas registraron información acerca de: tamaño de la explotación, miembros (edad, escolaridad, años de experiencia de la familia, sistema de producción animal, manejo de pasturas, principales productos de la explotación; y la identificación, manejo y uso de árboles y arbustos en el sitio. Los datos se analizaron por estadísticos descriptivos como promedios y frecuencias relativas. Se caracterizaron tres sistemas de producción animal. Doble propósito (57%, cría y finalización (30%, y finalización en pasturas (13%; donde se identificaron 145 especies de árboles, siendo Bursera simaruba, Gliricidia sepium y Cedrela odorata las más comunes. Las dos primeras, de 12 especies fueron las más consumidas por el ganado, principalmente en ramoneo (38.80% o corte y acarreo (3.50%. El uso principal de estas especies fue: leña, carbón, madera y cercos vivos. El estudio mostró que existe una alta diversidad de especies leñosas de uso forrajero, con múltiples funciones en las explotaciones, destacando algunas especies como forrajeras, con un valor añadido en los sistemas de producción animal durante las épocas críticas del año.

  14. Detection of pathogenic Leptospira species associated with phyllostomid bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Ballados-González, G G; Sánchez-Montes, S; Romero-Salas, D; Colunga Salas, P; Gutiérrez-Molina, R; León-Paniagua, L; Becker, I; Méndez-Ojeda, M L; Barrientos-Salcedo, C; Serna-Lagunes, R; Cruz-Romero, A

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    The genus Leptospira encompass 22 species of spirochaetes, with ten pathogenic species that have been recorded in more than 160 mammals worldwide. In the last two decades, the numbers of records of these agents associated with bats have increased exponentially, particularly in America. Although order Chiroptera represents the second most diverse order of mammals in Mexico, and leptospirosis represents a human and veterinary problem in the country, few studies have been conducted to identify potential wildlife reservoirs. The aim of this study was to detect the presence and diversity of Leptospira sp. in communities of bats in an endemic state of leptospirosis in Mexico. During January to September 2016, 81 bats of ten species from three localities of Veracruz, Mexico, were collected with mist nets. Kidney samples were obtained from all specimens. For the detection of Leptospira sp., we amplified several genes using specific primers. Amplicons of the expected size were submitted to sequencing, and sequences recovered were compared with those of reference deposited in GenBank using the BLAST tool. To identify their phylogenetic position, we realized a reconstruction using maximum-likelihood (ML) method. Twenty-five samples from three bat species (Artibeus lituratus, Choeroniscus godmani and Desmodus rotundus) showed the presence of Leptospira DNA. Sequences recovered were close to Leptospira noguchii, Leptospira weilii and Leptospira interrogans. Our results include the first record of Leptospira in bats from Mexico and exhibit a high diversity of these pathogens circulating in the state. Due to the finding of a large number of positive wild animals, it is necessary to implement a surveillance system in populations of the positive bats as well as in related species, in order to understand their role as carriers of this bacterial genus. © 2018 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  15. Helminth Fauna Associated with Three Neotropical Bat Species (Chiroptera: Mormoopidae) in Veracruz, México.

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    Clarke-Crespo, Emilio; de León, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce; Montiel-Ortega, Salvador; Rubio-Godoy, Miguel

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    Bats are recognized as potential hosts of pathogens exploiting the food chain to reach them as definitive hosts. However, very little is known about their endoparasites, especially for Neotropical bats. In this study, we assessed the helminth fauna associated with 3 insectivorous bat species roosting in the same single hot cave in central Veracruz, México: Mormoops megalophylla, Pteronotus davyi, and Pteronotus personatus. During a period of 1 yr (April 2007-2008), 135 mormoopid bats in total were collected and examined for helminths. Six parasite species representing 3 types of intestinal helminths were found: 1 cestode Vampirolepis elongatus; 2 trematodes Maxbraunium tubiporum and Ochoterenatrema labda; and 3 nematodes Linustrongylus pteronoti, Molineidae gen. sp., and Capillaria sp. Overall, trematodes were the most abundant parasite group (72.4%), followed by nematodes (20.7%) and cestodes (6.9%). Species-accumulation curves suggest that the worms collected (n = 1,331) from these 6 parasite species comprise the helminth fauna associated with the 3 bat populations studied. The only species shared by the 3 bat species was Capillaria sp. Most (5/6) of the helminth species recorded use Lepidoptera and Diptera as intermediate hosts; therefore, diet is likely the main source of infection. Although insectivorous bats are considered dietary generalist species, the differences found in helminth diversity in these sympatric populations of closely related bat species, suggest that diet partitioning occurs in mormoopid bat communities. Helminths tend to exploit the food chain to reach their final hosts; therefore, studying these parasites can provide useful information to further understand the biology of bats.

  16. Determinantes de la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz: un abordaje ecológico para su control Dengue fever transmission in Veracruz, Mexico: an ecological approach to disease control

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    Javier Escobar-Mesa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar los factores ambientales, sociales y demográficos que contribuyen a explicar las diferencias en la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz, México, durante el periodo 1995-1998 y definir las áreas de riesgo para promover un mejor control del problema. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Bajo un diseño ecológico se analizó una base de datos con el número de casos de dengue que se presentaron en 1 249 localidades en las 11 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias del estado de Veracruz durante el periodo 1995-1998. Cada una de las localidades fue identificada de acuerdo con su altitud, latitud y longitud, y con el número total de la población por sexo, el número de viviendas y la dotación de servicios públicos. Se tomó también el índice de marginación por localidad del Consejo Nacional de Población. RESULTADOS: El dengue en Veracruz se registró en 17% de las localidades y en sólo 6% de ellas se concentraron 70% de los casos de dengue en el estado. Las localidades repetidoras de dengue fueron grandes centros urbanos, con baja marginación y extensa dotación de servicios públicos. El dengue sí se transmite en las áreas rurales del estado aunque la transmisión es ocasional. El promedio de casos de dengue reportados en las localidades dependió del tamaño de la misma y del número de años que reportaron dengue durante el periodo. Se reporta un umbral poblacional para la transmisión. CONCLUSIONES: Se identificaron las localidades repetidoras de dengue que concentran 70% de los casos, y las determinantes sociales y ambientales de la transmisión. Este enfoque de riesgo puede mejorar el control y tener un impacto significativo en la prevención de la transmisión en las zonas de mayor riesgo.OBJECTIVE:To assess the ecological, social, and demographic factors associated with the transmission of dengue virus infection in Veracruz, Mexico, and to identify risk areas to target control measures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This ecological study

  17. La expedición a Veracruz y la defensa de San Juan de Ulúa (1819-1825

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    Manuel Escalona Jiménez

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    Full Text Available En 1819 una expedición militar al mando del teniente general Manuel Cagigal partió de Cádiz hacia La Habana. En 1821 el cuerpo expedicionario, compuesto de unos 200 hombres, ocupó Veracruz, pero pronto se vio obligado a replegarse a la isla de San Juan de Ulúa, donde consiguió resistir hasta 1825, a pesar de estar sometido al severo bloqueo de las fuerzas independentistas mexicanas y combatir en las condiciones más precarias, de tal modo que este episodio militar se ganó la admiración general.In 1819, a military expedition, under the command of Lieutenant General Manuel Cagigal, sailed from Cádiz bound to La Habana. In 1821, the army corps, around 200 soldiers, got hold of Veracruz, but was soon obliged to retire to the island of San Juan de Ulúa, where they managed to resist untill 1825, in spite of the blockade by the Mexican independentist Mexican force and the arduous circumstances of the fight to the extent of getting a general admiration.

  18. Cadmium, copper and lead in macroalgae from the Veracruz Reef System, Gulf of Mexico: Spatial distribution and rainy season variability

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    Horta-Puga, Guillermo; Cházaro-Olvera, Sergio; Winfield, Ignacio; Avila-Romero, Marisol; Moreno-Ramírez, Margarita

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: ► Cd, Cu, and Pb were determined in macroalgae from Veracruz Reefs, Gulf of Mexico. ► Mean concentrations were lower or similar to those from other coastal areas. ► Cd and Pb levels are controlled by fluvial discharge. ► Sediment scavenging also controls environmental trace metal levels. ► Pb environmental concentrations have been decreasing in the lasts two decades. -- Abstract: This study focused on the spatial distribution of trace metals in the Veracruz Reef System in the Southern Gulf of Mexico, and its variability in the early (July) and late (September) rainy season of 2008, by analyzing the concentration of Cd, Cu and Pb in benthic macroalgae. Mean concentrations are lower (Pb 295 ± 347 ng g −1 , Cd 17.9 ± 15.0 ng g −1 ), or similar (Cu 3.4 ± 4.5 μg g −1 ) to those reported from other coastal areas. Cd and Pb concentrations are influenced by the discharge of the Jamapa River, evidencing a fluvial control on coastal trace metal levels. Also, Cd and Cu concentrations were lower in the late rainy season, when there is a high load of suspended sediments derived from fluvial discharge, which probably adsorb dissolved metals decreasing their bioavailability. Pb concentrations have been decreasing in the last two decades in the SGM, after the banning of leaded-gasoline in the late 20th century

  19. Seroepidemiology of Infection with Neospora Caninum, Leptospira, and Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1 in Water Buffaloes (Bubalus Bubalis) in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Romero-Salas, Dora; Alvarado-Esquivel, Cosme; Domínguez-Aguilar, Gladys; Cruz-Romero, Anabel; Ibarra-Priego, Nelly; Barrientos-Salcedo, Carolina; Aguilar-Domínguez, Mariel; Canseco-Sedano, Rodolfo; Espín-Iturbe, Luz Teresa; Sánchez-Anguiano, Luis Francisco; Hernández-Tinoco, Jesús; de León, Adalberto A. Pérez

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    We aimed to determine the seroprevalence of infection with Neospora caninum, Leptospira, and bovine herpesvirus type 1 and risk factors associated with these infections in water buffaloes in Veracruz State, Mexico. Through a cross-sectional study, 144 water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) raised in 5 ranches of Veracruz were examined for anti-N. caninum and anti-bovine herpesvirus type 1 antibodies by enzyme immunoassays, and anti-Leptospira interrogans antibodies by microscopic agglutination test. Of the 144 buffaloes studied, 35 (24.3%) were positive for N. caninum, 50 (34.7%) for Leptospira, and 83 (57.6%) for bovine herpes virus. The frequencies of leptospiral serovars in buffaloes were as follows: 18.7% for Muenchen (n = 27), 10.4% for Hardjo LT (n = 15), 9.0% for Pyrogenes (n = 13), and 4.8% for Icterohaemorrhagiae (n = 7). Seropositive buffaloes were found in all 5 ranches studied. Logistic regression showed that cohabitation of buffaloes with cows was associated with infection with Leptospira (odds ratio [OR], 2.2; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.04–4.5; P = 0.03) and bovine herpesvirus (OR, 12.0; 95% CI, 4.0–36.2; P < 0.01). This is the first study that provides serological evidence of N. caninum, Leptospira, and bovine herpesvirus type 1 infections in water buffaloes in Mexico. Our findings could be used to enhance preventive measures against these infections. PMID:29403656

  20. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT IN COFFEE PRODUCTION IN TWO COMMUNITIES IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF VERACRUZ STATE

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    Martha Elena Nava-Tablada

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    Full Text Available Veracruz comes third in terms of national coffee production; however this sector is facing a crisis because of the fall in prices in the international market which has resulted amongst other things in increased emigration to the United States. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between migration and the level of technology employed in coffee production in two communities in the central area of Veracruz State: Capulapa and Zapoapan. Information was obtained through observation and by interviewing the members of 46 family production units (FPU. In Zapoapan, the FPUs which presented the highest level of technological management in their coffee plantations were those with greatest access to capital, as they are more extensive, produce other crops than coffee, have more family members in the United States and receive greater remittances; investing 14% more in agriculture. In the case of the FPUs in Capulapa, no relationship was observed between the number of international emigrants, the amount of remittances received and the level of technological management. This may be because 83% of the FPUs cultivate solely coffee and are beholden to the ups and downs of the international market, thus their socio-economic situation is more precarious and 86% of remittances are directed towards family sustenance; with only 7% directed towards agricultural investment.

  1. Economic analysis of alternative nutritional management of dual-purpose cow herds in central coastal Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Absalón-Medina, Victor Antonio; Nicholson, Charles F; Blake, Robert W; Fox, Danny Gene; Juárez-Lagunes, Francisco I; Canudas-Lara, Eduardo G; Rueda-Maldonado, Bertha L

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    Market information was combined with predicted input-output relationships in an economic analysis of alternative nutritional management for dual-purpose member herds of the Genesis farmer organization of central coastal Veracruz, Mexico. Cow productivity outcomes for typical management and alternative feeding scenarios were obtained from structured sets of simulations in a companion study of productivity limitations and potentials using the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System model (Version 6.0). Partial budgeting methods and sensitivity analysis were used to identify economically viable alternatives based on expected change in milk income over feed cost (change in revenues from milk sales less change in feed costs). Herd owners in coastal Veracruz have large economic incentives, from $584 to $1,131 in predicted net margin, to increase milk sales by up to 74% across a three-lactation cow lifetime by improving diets based on good quality grass and legume forages. This increment is equal to, or exceeds, in value the total yield from at least one additional lactation per cow lifetime. Furthermore, marginal rates of return (change in milk income over feed costs divided by change in variable costs when alternative practices are used) of 3.3 ± 0.8 indicate clear economic incentives to remove fundamental productivity vulnerabilities due to chronic energy deficits and impeded growth of immature cows under typical management. Sensitivity analyses indicate that the economic outcomes are robust for a variety of market conditions.

  2. The use of ecological niche modeling to infer potential risk areas of snakebite in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

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    Carlos Yañez-Arenas

    Full Text Available Many authors have claimed that snakebite risk is associated with human population density, human activities, and snake behavior. Here we analyzed whether environmental suitability of vipers can be used as an indicator of snakebite risk. We tested several hypotheses to explain snakebite incidence, through the construction of models incorporating both environmental suitability and socioeconomic variables in Veracruz, Mexico.Ecological niche modeling (ENM was used to estimate potential geographic and ecological distributions of nine viper species' in Veracruz. We calculated the distance to the species' niche centroid (DNC; this distance may be associated with a prediction of abundance. We found significant inverse relationships between snakebites and DNCs of common vipers (Crotalus simus and Bothrops asper, explaining respectively 15% and almost 35% of variation in snakebite incidence. Additionally, DNCs for these two vipers, in combination with marginalization of human populations, accounted for 76% of variation in incidence.Our results suggest that niche modeling and niche-centroid distance approaches can be used to mapping distributions of environmental suitability for venomous snakes; combining this ecological information with socioeconomic factors may help with inferring potential risk areas for snakebites, since hospital data are often biased (especially when incidences are low.

  3. The use of ecological niche modeling to infer potential risk areas of snakebite in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

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    Yañez-Arenas, Carlos; Peterson, A Townsend; Mokondoko, Pierre; Rojas-Soto, Octavio; Martínez-Meyer, Enrique

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    Many authors have claimed that snakebite risk is associated with human population density, human activities, and snake behavior. Here we analyzed whether environmental suitability of vipers can be used as an indicator of snakebite risk. We tested several hypotheses to explain snakebite incidence, through the construction of models incorporating both environmental suitability and socioeconomic variables in Veracruz, Mexico. Ecological niche modeling (ENM) was used to estimate potential geographic and ecological distributions of nine viper species' in Veracruz. We calculated the distance to the species' niche centroid (DNC); this distance may be associated with a prediction of abundance. We found significant inverse relationships between snakebites and DNCs of common vipers (Crotalus simus and Bothrops asper), explaining respectively 15% and almost 35% of variation in snakebite incidence. Additionally, DNCs for these two vipers, in combination with marginalization of human populations, accounted for 76% of variation in incidence. Our results suggest that niche modeling and niche-centroid distance approaches can be used to mapping distributions of environmental suitability for venomous snakes; combining this ecological information with socioeconomic factors may help with inferring potential risk areas for snakebites, since hospital data are often biased (especially when incidences are low).

  4. The water and energy exchange of a shaded coffee plantation in the lower montane cloud forest zone of central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Holwerda, F.; Bruijnzeel, L.A.; Barradas, V.L.; Cervantes, J.

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    The water and energy fluxes of a shaded coffee plantation in the lower montane cloud forest (LMCF) zone of central Veracruz, Mexico, were measured over a two-year period (September 2006-August 2008) using the eddy covariance method. Complementary measurements of throughfall and stemflow were made to

  5. The Discourse of Interculturality and Its Transnational Migration: Towards a Comparative Analysis of Its Appropriation by Academic and Political Actors in the State of Veracruz

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    Cortes, Laura Selene Mateos

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses the ways in which social and educational networks are being configured around the actors participating in the increasingly transnational field of intercultural education both at the Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural and the Veracruz State Ministry of Education. It starts by defining the notion of discursive migration as…

  6. Seroepidemiology of infection with Neospora caninum, Leptospira, and bovine herpesvirus type 1 in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz State, Mexico

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    We aimed to determine the seroprevalence of infection with N. caninum, Leptospira, and bovine herpesvirus type 1 and risk factors associated with these infections in water buffaloes in Veracruz State, Mexico. Through a cross-sectional study, 144 water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) raised in 5 ranches ...

  7. A "Great Roads" Approach to Teaching Modern World History and Latin American Regional Survey Courses: A Veracruz to Mexico City Case Study.

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    Brown, James Seay, Jr.; Sullivan-Gonzalez, Douglass

    2002-01-01

    Outlines an innovative way of teaching "World History Since 1500" at Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) called the "great roads" approach, centered upon important roads in a country's history. Presents the "Veracruz to Mexico City corridor" case study used to teach a Latin American modern history course. (CMK)

  8. Genotyping and spatial analysis of pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes cases in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Blanco-Guillot, Francles; Castañeda-Cediel, M Lucía; Cruz-Hervert, Pablo; Ferreyra-Reyes, Leticia; Delgado-Sánchez, Guadalupe; Ferreira-Guerrero, Elizabeth; Montero-Campos, Rogelio; Bobadilla-Del-Valle, Miriam; Martínez-Gamboa, Rosa Areli; Torres-González, Pedro; Téllez-Vazquez, Norma; Canizales-Quintero, Sergio; Yanes-Lane, Mercedes; Mongua-Rodríguez, Norma; Ponce-de-León, Alfredo; Sifuentes-Osornio, José; García-García, Lourdes

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    Genotyping and georeferencing in tuberculosis (TB) have been used to characterize the distribution of the disease and occurrence of transmission within specific groups and communities. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that diabetes mellitus (DM) and pulmonary TB may occur in spatial and molecular aggregations. Retrospective cohort study of patients with pulmonary TB. The study area included 12 municipalities in the Sanitary Jurisdiction of Orizaba, Veracruz, México. Patients with acid-fast bacilli in sputum smears and/or Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum cultures were recruited from 1995 to 2010. Clinical (standardized questionnaire, physical examination, chest X-ray, blood glucose test and HIV test), microbiological, epidemiological, and molecular evaluations were carried out. Patients were considered "genotype-clustered" if two or more isolates from different patients were identified within 12 months of each other and had six or more IS6110 bands in an identical pattern, or 20 years were diagnosed with pulmonary TB; 33% had DM. The proportion of isolates that were genotyped was 80.7% (n = 1105), of which 31% (n = 342) were grouped in 91 genotype clusters with 2 to 23 patients each; 65.9% of total clusters were small (2 members) involving 35.08% of patients. Twenty three (22.7) percent of cases were classified as recent transmission. Moran`s I indicated that distribution of patients in IS6110-RFLP/spoligotype clusters was not random (Moran`s I = 0.035468, Z value = 7.0, p = 0.00). Local spatial analysis showed statistically significant spatial aggregation of patients in IS6110-RFLP/spoligotype clusters identifying "hotspots" and "coldspots". GI* statistic showed that the hotspot for spatial clustering was located in Camerino Z. Mendoza municipality; 14.6% (50/342) of patients in genotype clusters were located in a hotspot; of these, 60% (30/50) lived with DM. Using logistic regression the statistically significant variables associated

  9. Genetic structure of populations of Drosophila melanogaster natives from Laguna Verde, Veracruz

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    Salceda, V.M.

    2005-01-01

    The genetic variability hidden present in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, it has been broadly analyzed, and it is a tool that allows to detect differences among the different populations of this species, so much of natural nature as experimental. In this occasion we use it to see if differences exist in two neighboring populations inside the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, Veracruz, and this way to suggest, of having differences in the mount of the relative frequencies of lethal genes, semi lethals and normal, be due to the radioactive emanations product of the reactors operation of the plant. Its were took samples of flies in both towns during three successive seasons and they were transported to the laboratory of the ININ where they were carried out the tests to determine the frequency of the different types of genes. This was made by means of the denominated technique C y L / Pm that allows by means of a cross series with a stump marker to obtain, in the third generation, in isolated form the different types of genes and this way to calculate their relative frequencies. The study understands the analysis of 299 chromosomes extracted from the populations, of those that 95 correspond at the control population and 204 to the experimental one. As a result of the analysis we find that 30.52 percent of the genes of the population witness contains detrimental genes (sum of the lethal plus the semi lethal genes) as long as in the experimental population this value corresponds to 23.03 percent. In accordance with this information was not significant difference among the studied populations. A similar analysis, but now comparing the seasons, (summer against winter), it showed significant difference to 5% with regard to the lethal genes frequency only in the population witness. These results indicate the absence of damage, however it is necessary to consider that this can be due to that indeed there is not him or that the investigation protocol is not

  10. Water balances of old-growth and regenerating montane cloud forests in central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Muñoz-Villers, L. E.; Holwerda, F.; Gómez-Cárdenas, M.; Equihua, M.; Asbjornsen, H.; Bruijnzeel, L. A.; Marín-Castro, B. E.; Tobón, C.

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    SummaryThis paper compares the water budgets of two adjacent micro-catchments covered by mature (MAT) and 20-year-old secondary (SEC) lower montane cloud forests, respectively, in central Veracruz, Mexico over a 2-year period. Rainfall (P) and streamflow (Q) were measured continuously, whereas dry canopy evaporation (transpiration Et), wet canopy evaporation (rainfall interception I), and cloud water interception (CWI) were quantified using a combination of field measurements and modeling. Mean annual P was 3467 mm, of which typically 80% fell during the wet season (May-October). Fog interception occurred exclusively during the dry season (November-April), and was ⩽2% of annual P for both forests. Rainfall interception loss was dominated by post-event evaporation of intercepted water rather than by within-event evaporation. Therefore, the higher overall I (i.e. including CWI) by the MAT (16% of P vs. 8% for the SEC) reflects a higher canopy storage capacity, related in turn to higher leaf area index and greater epiphyte biomass. Annual Et totals derived from sapflow measurements were nearly equal for the MAT and SEC (˜790 mm each). Total annual water yield calculated as P minus (Et + I) was somewhat higher for the SEC (2441 mm) than for the MAT (2077 mm), and mainly reflects the difference in I. Mean annual Q was also higher for the SEC (1527 mm) than for the MAT (1338 mm), and consisted mostly of baseflow (˜90%). Baseflow recession rates were nearly equal between the two forests, as were stormflow coefficients (4% and 5% for MAT and SEC, respectively). The very low runoff response to rainfall is attributed to the high infiltration and water retention capacities of the volcanic soils throughout the ˜2 m deep profile. The water budget results indicate that ˜875 and 700 mm year-1 leave the SEC and MAT as deep groundwater leakage, which is considered plausible given the fractured geology in the study area. It is concluded that 20 years of natural regeneration

  11. Biodiversidad antropoentomofágica de la región de Zongolica, Veracruz, México

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    Julieta Ramos-Elorduy

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    Full Text Available Durante dos años y medio (2003-2005 se rastrearon a los insectos que se ingieren en el área de Zongolica, Veracruz: para ello se entrevistó a la gente de ese municipio (200, para conocer cuáles especies ingerían. El total de especies registradas, ascendió a 57 distribuidas en los órdenes Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Megaloptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera e Hymenoptera, correspondiendo el mayor consumo al primer orden. De las especies registradas, 24 son nuevos registros de insectos comestibles para México. Estos se consumen tanto en estado inmaduro como en estado adulto y generalmente se ingieren asados. Hay una secuenciación estacional en el consumo de las diferentes especies y algunas de ellas (las cucarachas, la cuetla, la cuecla, los chapulines, los toritos, etc. se comercializan en los tianguis (puestos de venta callejeros informales que se realizan un día a la semana en diversos lugares del país o en el día de mercado en Zongolica. Existe el "protococultivo" de tres especies: una cucaracha (Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius y dos mariposas (Latebraria amphipyroides Guenée y Arsenura armida armida Cramer. La antropoentomofagía es un hábito ancestral en Zongolica.Anthropoentomophagic biodiversity of the Zongolica region, Veracruz, Mexico. During two and a half years (2003-2005 we recorded the insect species used as food at Zongolica, Veracruz State, Mexico. Interviews were made among people (200 of this municipality to know which insects they consumed. The total of registered species was 57 (Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Megaloptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. The Orthoptera was the most frequently ingested. Twenty-four of these species were new records for edible insects of Mexico. They are eaten in immature stages or as adults, generally only roasted. Consumption is seasonal. Some species are commercialized in the "tianguis" (little town markets and/or in the larger Zongolica market. There is a

  12. Determinantes de la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz: un abordaje ecológico para su control

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    Escobar-Mesa Javier

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar los factores ambientales, sociales y demográficos que contribuyen a explicar las diferencias en la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz, México, durante el periodo 1995-1998 y definir las áreas de riesgo para promover un mejor control del problema. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Bajo un diseño ecológico se analizó una base de datos con el número de casos de dengue que se presentaron en 1 249 localidades en las 11 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias del estado de Veracruz durante el periodo 1995-1998. Cada una de las localidades fue identificada de acuerdo con su altitud, latitud y longitud, y con el número total de la población por sexo, el número de viviendas y la dotación de servicios públicos. Se tomó también el índice de marginación por localidad del Consejo Nacional de Población. RESULTADOS: El dengue en Veracruz se registró en 17% de las localidades y en sólo 6% de ellas se concentraron 70% de los casos de dengue en el estado. Las localidades repetidoras de dengue fueron grandes centros urbanos, con baja marginación y extensa dotación de servicios públicos. El dengue sí se transmite en las áreas rurales del estado aunque la transmisión es ocasional. El promedio de casos de dengue reportados en las localidades dependió del tamaño de la misma y del número de años que reportaron dengue durante el periodo. Se reporta un umbral poblacional para la transmisión. CONCLUSIONES: Se identificaron las localidades repetidoras de dengue que concentran 70% de los casos, y las determinantes sociales y ambientales de la transmisión. Este enfoque de riesgo puede mejorar el control y tener un impacto significativo en la prevención de la transmisión en las zonas de mayor riesgo.

  13. Potencial de cambio en las capacidades humanas de los docentes de educación básica en la región socioeducativa de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México

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    Irán Guadalupe RODRÍGUEZ RAMÍREZ

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available La investigación que se presenta fue desarrollada dentro del campo de los estudios regionales y con visión transdisciplinar. Tuvo como objetivo deconstruir conjuntamente con los participantes, las capacidades humanas regionales de nosotros los docentes de educación básica, en nuestros procesos de reflexión entre teoría y práctica, en los que se consideraron las condicionantes estructurales, en niveles macro y micro regionales, con el alcance de haber identificado el potencial de cambio en nuestra praxis de docente como acción ante nuestros alumnos, quienes configuran el tejido social de Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Desde una perspectiva sociocrítica, se tomó como punto de fuga o núcleo la teoría crítica con fundamento filosófico en la escuela de Fráncfort y con una postura epistemológica basada en el construccionismo por la estrecha relación sujeto-objeto en el estudio; por ende se empleó la metodología investigaciónacción a través de diversas técnicas e instrumentos. Los resultados fueron concentrados en categorías que facilitaron su discusión: primeramente con el potencial de cambio, que adquirió significado mediante el desarrollo de las capacidades de reflexión y conciencia del docente; luego se presentaron las capacidades humanas, de nosotros los docentes, en las que destacaron como base de otras, las capacidades de amor, autoestima y compromiso. Posteriormente, se describió la reflexión docente sobre la concepción del beneficio personal hacia el beneficio colectivo. Finalmente, se discutió sobre la proyección de la acción docente dentro de la relación alumno y región. Se concluyó que las capacidades humanas y el potencial de cambio, deconstruidos conjuntamente con los docentes participantes, fueron la respuesta del proceso investigativo en un determinado tiempo y espacio, como posibilidades de acción docente hacia la tan deseada transformación socioeducativa regional.

  14. Catchment rainwater and cloud water in the dry season in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, México

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    Paulo César Parada Molina

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    Full Text Available This paper evaluates the amount of rainwater and fog captured and its relation with average consumption at the dwelling level in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, during the period from November 2012 to February 2013. Rainwater is quantified by means of rocker gauges installed on the roofs of houses and fog through an omnidirectional collector commonly known as a rope collector. It is observed that the amount of rainwater collected monthly can represent 20 to 35% of the average monthly consumption, demonstrating that the rainwater harvesting is an alternative supply to meet domestic needs in the dry season. As for the amount of fog captured its values are low although it should highlight the large amount that the vegetation naturally captures.

  15. Perception of emotional relationship with parents as the main factor that influence on teen pregnancy in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Karina Ivonne Trinidad-Noguera

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    Full Text Available A qualitative study was conducted in the VIFAC house at Veracruz, Mexico; pregnant teenagers who attended this institution where interviewed. Based on the data obtained from the investigation, we observed risk factors that exponentially increased that teenage girls between 12 and 19 years of age get pregnant, viewed from the perspective of own teenager. This study was conducted on a sample of 16 participants divided in two groups, one of pregnant teenagers and one with parent and / or guardian of these, so get a broader situation of each scenario and to evaluate how each of the factors were influencing their environment so that pregnancy is arrived at such young age, for which we apply two types of semi-structured interview depending on the group to which they belonged.

  16. Indigenous peoples' perception of the primary care system in rural areas. The case of southeastern Veracruz, Mexico

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    Elda Montero Mendoza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la experiencia de habitantes indígenas del sureste de Veracruz con respecto a los servicios institucionales del primer nivel de atención médica. La información procede de 71 entrevistas a personas con tos, y de talleres participativos y pláticas informales con habitantes del área de estudio. El acceso geográfico, el desabastecimiento de medicamentos, los horarios establecidos y la falta de traductores de la lengua indígena se mencionaron entre los principales factores que dificultan el uso de los servicios de salud y en ocasiones lleva a no acudir a ellos. En las conclusiones se reflexiona acerca del actual modelo de atención médica en México y la importancia del primer nivel de atención médica como base del sistema de salud.

  17. Assessment of exposure to lead in humans and turtles living in an industrial site in Coatzacoalcos Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Pelallo-Martínez, N A; Ilizaliturri-Hernández, C A; Espinosa-Reyes, G; Carrizales-Yáñez, L; González-Mille, D J

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    The intake of lead from the environment may occur thru various receptors. In order to measure lead levels absorbed, samples were taken from Children who live in three localities surrounding an industrial complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. Samples were also taken from turtles. Samples were analyzed and results were compared against the general population. In children tested, over 75% of all values were determined to be above CDC's safety levels of (10 μg/dL). The geometric mean lead concentration was 11.4 μg/dL, which is clearly higher around the industrial complex than in the general population. In turtles, lead blood levels in the exposed population were 2-fold above (24.2 μg/dL) those of turtles in the reference population (10.1 μg/dL). Lead levels observed represent a risk for both human and fauna health.

  18. Poder civil y derechos naturales de los indios americanos según Fray Alonso de la Veracruz

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    Manuel Méndez Alonzo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo investiga las tesis sobre el poder civil de Alonso de la Veracruz que buscan incorporar en la comunidad política española a los habitantes autóctonos del Nuevo Mundo, tesis que suelen relacionarse con F. de Vitoria y el tomismo español, y que últimamente son consideradas parte del republicanismo novohispano elaborado desde la periferia americana. Se busca demostrar que su propósito era aplicar una teoría de derechos naturales, sin que ello implique participación política de los indios americanos. Se analiza la postura del fraile frente a la diversidad cultural y la guerra contra los indios.

  19. Microfinanzas y reducción de la vulnerabilidad: propuestas de microseguro para Veracruz, México

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    Nidia Hidalgo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el campo de las microfinanzas, surge una herramienta denominada "microseguro" y definida como: seguros dirigidos a las personas de bajos ingresos. Esta herramienta tiene como fin contribuir a la reducción de la vulnerabilidad de dicho sector. El presente trabajo propone dos esquemas de microseguro a partir de la revisión de experiencias a nivel internacional y nacional, y de un análisis cualitativo del mercado. A través de grupos focales con mujeres de bajos ingresos, organizadas en torno a proyectos de microfinanzas, y entrevistas con aseguradoras comerciales se analizó la oferta y demanda potencial del microseguro en Veracruz. Se concluye que el microseguro abrirá un nuevo horizonte para el campo de los seguros y de la protección social.

  20. Mountain cloud forest and grown-shade coffee plantations: A comparison of tree biodiversity in central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Alfredo González-Zamora

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study: The objective of this work is to compare tree diversity and richness among one grown-shade coffee plantation (CAE and two sites of montane cloud forests, one preserved (MCF1 and other perturbed (MCF2. We also develop an analysis of the importance of coffee plantations as a refuge of tree species, holding a potential role for conservation.Area of study: Our study area is the coffee region of Coatepec-Xico, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.Material and methods: We compiled a list of all tree species in each site to determine tree diversity and floristic similarity (dissimilarity. We used different similarity indices and a cluster analysis to show relations among sites.Main results: 2721 individuals from 154 species were registered in the montane cloud forests as a whole. In the grown-shade coffee plantation we registered 2947 individuals from 64 species. The most similar sites were the perturbed montane cloud forest and the grown-shade coffee plantation and the least similar were the preserved montane cloud forest and the grown-shade coffee plantation. The high biodiversity found in all sites and the differences in tree composition between the two montane cloud forests supports evidence of the ecosystems richness in the region.Research highlight: Diversity differences among sites determine that the grown-shade coffee plantation is not substitute for montane cloud forest. CAE’s are developed under similar environmental conditions than the MCF; therefore, coexistence and recombination (replacement of species make them particularly complementary. CAE’s in Veracruz have a potential role as refuge for biodiversity.

  1. Mountain cloud forest and grown-shade coffee plantations: A comparison of tree biodiversity in central Veracruz, Mexico

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    González-Zamora, A.; Esperón-Rodríguez, M.; Barradas, V.L.

    2016-07-01

    Aim of study: The objective of this work is to compare tree diversity and richness among one grown-shade coffee plantation (CAE) and two sites of montane cloud forests, one preserved (MCF1) and other perturbed (MCF2). We also develop an analysis of the importance of coffee plantations as a refuge of tree species, holding a potential role for conservation. Area of study: Our study area is the coffee region of Coatepec-Xico, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Material and methods: We compiled a list of all tree species in each site to determine tree diversity and floristic similarity (dissimilarity). We used different similarity indices and a cluster analysis to show relations among sites. Main results: 2721 individuals from 154 species were registered in the montane cloud forests as a whole. In the grown-shade coffee plantation we registered 2947 individuals from 64 species. The most similar sites were the perturbed montane cloud forest and the grown-shade coffee plantation and the least similar were the preserved montane cloud forest and the grown-shade coffee plantation. The high biodiversity found in all sites and the differences in tree composition between the two montane cloud forests supports evidence of the ecosystems richness in the region. Research highlight: Diversity differences among sites determine that the grown-shade coffee plantation is not substitute for montane cloud forest. CAE’s are developed under similar environmental conditions than the MCF; therefore, coexistence and recombination (replacement) of species make them particularly complementary. CAE’s in Veracruz have a potential role as refuge for biodiversity. (Author)

  2. PAISAJES Y ECONOMIA FRAGIL: ECOSISTEMAS Y AGROECOSISTEMAS EN LA CUENCA COATEPEC-LA ANTIGUA, VERACRUZ MÉXICO

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    Ana Lid Del Angel-Pérez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue obtener índices de fragilidad del paisaje  (IFP como una forma de proporcionar datos confiables para el uso sostenible del suelo en la Cuenca Coatepec- La Antigua, Veracruz, México. Se incorporó un transecto altitudinal de colecta de datos de paisaje, desde los 3200 m en la cara oriental  del cofre de Perote, hasta el nivel de mar, cerca de la ciudad de Veracruz. Se utilizaron datos del inventario nacional forestal y cartas de uso del suelo para, con sistemas de información geográficos para generar imágenes que muestran la fragilidad de los paisajes por uso del suelo. Los datos geográficos fueron contrastados con las características socioeconómicas de la región y el valor social de los paisajes para la población que los habita. Los resultados muestran que los IFP altos (5, se localizan en el 2.8 % del paisaje, el 22.5 % se clasificaron como medio-alto (4, e inciden en zonas de bosque, selva mediana y selva alta, en la zona de montaña.  Las áreas más frágiles se localizan en las partes altas de la Cuenca, lo cual coincide con los mayores índices de marginalidad, mayor densidad de población y factores de fragilidad socioeconómica como flujo migratorio internacional y menor ingreso.

  3. PBDEs, PCBs, and DDE in eggs and their impacts on aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) from Chihuahua and Veracruz, Mexico

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    Mora, M.A., E-mail: mmora@tamu.edu [Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-2258 (United States); Baxter, C. [Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-2258 (United States); Sericano, J.L. [Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77845 (United States); Montoya, A.B. [The Peregrine Fund, Inc, Boise, ID 83709 (United States); Gallardo, J.C. [Instituto de Neuroetologia, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz 91190 (Mexico); Rodriguez-Salazar, J.R. [The Peregrine Fund, Inc, Boise, ID 83709 (United States)

    2011-12-15

    Eggs from aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis septentrionalis) nesting in Chihuahua and Veracruz, Mexico, were analyzed for organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and PBDEs. p,p'-DDE was the only organochlorine found in all eggs at concentrations ranging from 0.13 to 7.85 {mu}g/g wet weight. PCBs ranged from 0.04 to 2.80 {mu}g/g wet weight and PBDEs from 62 to 798 ng/g lipid weight. DDE concentrations in eggs were not significantly different among regions; however, PCBs were significantly greater (P = 0.015) in Tinaja Verde, Chihuahua than in the other three regions. Also, PBDEs were significantly higher (P < 0.0001) in eggs from Veracruz than in those from Chihuahua. DDE concentrations in eggs were much lower than those associated with eggshell thinning. PBDEs and PCBs were lower than those reported in raptors from industrialized countries. Overall, contaminant concentrations observed suggest no likely impact on hatching success. The PBDE concentrations are among the first to be reported in raptor species in Mexico. - Highlights: > We analyzed environmental contaminants in eggs of aplomado falcons from Mexico. > Of all the organochlorine pesticides, only p,p'-DDE was detected in all the eggs. > Eggshell thickness was 20% thicker than the reported in eggshells from the 1970s. > Total PCBs and PBDEs were lower than those reported in industrialized countries. > Aplomado falcons in Mexico are currently not affected by DDE, PCBs, or PBDEs. - PBDEs, PCBs, and p,p'-DDE were not elevated in eggs and not likely to impact aplomado falcons in eastern and northern Mexico.

  4. Antiproliferative effect of extract from endophytic fungus Curvularia trifolii isolated from the "Veracruz Reef System" in Mexico.

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    Couttolenc, Alan; Espinoza, Cesar; Fernández, José J; Norte, Manuel; Plata, Gabriela B; Padrón, José M; Shnyreva, Alla; Trigos, Ángel

    2016-08-01

    It is well known that marine fungi are an excellent source of biologically active secondary metabolites, and by 2011, it was reported that over 400 bioactive metabolites were derived from marine fungi. This study establishes the basis for future research on antiproliferative compounds of marine endophytes inhabited in the Veracruz Reef System. Isolation of the 34 fungal strains was carried out by microbiological method from samples of sponges, corals, and other biological material from the Veracruz Reef System. The fungal biomass and broth were separated and extracted with a mixture of solvents MeOH:CHCl3. Characterization and molecular identification of the fungal strains were performed through microbiological methods and the analysis of the ITS-rDNA regions. Antiproliferative activity was tested at a dose of 250 μg/mL on human solid tumor cell lines HBL-100, HeLa, SW1573, T-47D, and WiDr by the SRB assay after 48 h-exposure to the fungal extracts. The extracts from five isolates showed an antiproliferative effect against one or more of the tested cell lines (percentage growth < 50%). The mycelial extract from the isolate LAEE 03 manifested the highest activity against the five cell lines (% PG of 17 HBL-100, 19 HeLa, 23 SW1573, -6 T-47D, and 10 WiDr) and the strain was identified as Curvularia trifolii (Kauffman) Boedijn (Pleosporaceae). The results obtained indicate that the extract from a marine derived C. trifolii has the antiproliferative effect, thus suggesting that this organism is a good candidate for further analysis of its metabolites.

  5. Sedimentary heavy metal(loid) contamination in the Veracruz shelf, Gulf of Mexico: A baseline survey from a rapidly developing tropical coast.

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    Celis-Hernandez, Omar; Rosales-Hoz, Leticia; Cundy, Andrew B; Carranza-Edwards, Arturo

    2017-06-30

    This study examines sediment texture, geochemistry and sediment accumulation in cores from four sites in the Veracruz shelf area of the Gulf of Mexico, to assess the inputs of heavy metal(loid)s (and their potential biological impacts) in this carbonate-dominated shelf system, and to examine the rate of sedimentation near to the mouths of the La Antigua and Jamapa Rivers. The use of different pollution indices showed enrichment with Pb in all cores studied, although based on sediment quality guidelines As was the only element that has potential to occasionally cause damage to the benthic organisms present in the area. Heavy metal(loid) and sediment input from terrestrial and coastal sources is limited compared to more proximal, near-shore areas. The sediment core data presented however give a baseline dataset for heavy metal(loid) concentrations in the Veracruz shelf, against which future anthropogenic inputs can be assessed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Características hidrográficas de la vertiente del Golfo de México en el estado de Veracruz

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    Arturo Jiménez Román

    1979-01-01

    Full Text Available In the first part of his study an attempt is made to see which are the more significative causes that, from tire physical point of view, determine the features of the rivers that cross the State of Veracruz. In the second part are trying the more important profit of the hydrological resource into the region. Finally, the third part contains some aspects of water pollution in these currents.

  7. Reconversión de la cadena agroindustrial de la caña de azúcar en Veracruz México

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    Noé Aguilar Rivera

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La agroindustria azucarera de Veracruz participa con 40 % de la producción nacional de sacarosa e integra actividades agrícolas de crecimiento, cosecha y transporte de caña de azúcar con la producción industrial en ingenios azucareros, destilerias y trapiches piloncilleros. Sin embargo, enfrenta retos con la caída de la productividad y aspectos socioeconómicos que ponen en riesgo la seguridad alimentaria y la reconversión de la agroindustria. El objetivo del presente trabajo es evaluar la capacidad y estrategias de reconversión de la agroindustria azucarera de Veracruz mediante el análisis de la productividad de la cadena agroindustrial en el contexto nacional con el uso de diversas herramientas de análisis como Matriz de ponderación de productividad en campo, ingenios azucareros y municipios productores, zonificación agroecológica y diamante de competitividad. Los resultados establecen que el 40 % de los ingenios azucareros poseen indicadores por encima de la media nacional. Las zonas de abasto cañero presentan en su conjunto 12 % menor productividad en relación a su potencial agroecológico, a pesar que en Veracruz el 57.5 % de su zona productora tiene aptitud edafoclimática al cultivo de media a alta y 30 municipios (33.7 % poseen recursos y capacidades para reconvertirse. Se concluye que las acciones y estrategias para incrementar la productividad para bioenergía y alimentos en Veracruz debe abordarse desde una perspectiva interdisciplinaria como una interfaz entre la optimización del rendimiento, la ecología, limitantes técnicos y socioeconómicos y la nutrición humana como una cuestión de eficiencia de los recursos disponibles.

  8. ESTRUCTURA DE COMERCIALIZACIÓN DE BOVINOS DESTINADOS PARA EL ABASTO DE CARNE EN LA REGIÓN DEL PAPALOAPAN, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Vilaboa Arroniz, Julio; Diaz Rivera, Pablo; Platas Rosado, Diego Esteban; Juarez Lagunes, Francisco

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    The objectives were to identify the distribution channels, to characterize the Agents involved, as well as its role in marketing of cattle for slaughter in the Papaloapan´s region of Veracruz. Five sources of information were used: Producers, Introducers, Municipal slaughter house, Butcher and Consumers all groups were surveyed. The study was carried at seven municipalities, which are the largest cattle stock in the region (63,6%). Program SAS (2003) was utilized to calculate measures of cen...

  9. LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA CIENCIA EN EL SISTEMA TECNOLÓGICO DE VERACRUZ: UNA PERSPECTIVA DE GÉNERO / SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEM OF VERACRUZ: A GENDER PERSPECTIVE

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    Manuel Villarruel-Fuentes

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Desde sus inicios la actividad científica se ha concebido como una ocupación propia del género masculino. A pesar de los esfuerzos por incorporar a las mujeres en las comunidades de investigación científica, aún queda mucho por hacer. Con base en lo anterior, se realizó un estudio cuyo objetivo fue identificar y comparar, bajo una perspectiva de género, los tipos de enseñanza y aprendizaje que se desarrollan dentro de los Institutos Tecnológicos del estado de Veracruz, México. Para ello se aplicó un instrumento ad hoc con ítems cerrados y de opción múltiple, con el que se evaluaron los modelos didácticos que emplean los maestros dentro de estos planteles. El estudio, exploratorio-descriptivo y expost-facto, se realizó en 9 instituciones y 396 estudiantes (55.8% hombres y 44.2% mujeres que participaban en un proyecto de investigación. Los resultados mostraron que los maestros, sin importar el género, privilegian el aprendizaje experimental por descubrimiento, atendiendo las premisas del aprendizaje significativo y el constructivismo, siendo necesario reforzar los escenarios de aprendizaje y las estrategias didácticas que emplean, orientándolos hacia modelos alternativos, principalmente en el enfoque Ciencia-Tecnología-Sociedad. ABSTRACT: Since the beginning, science activity has been conceived as a male-gender occupation. Despite the efforts to bring women into scientific research communities, there is still much to be done. In view of the foregoing, a study was conducted with the aim to identify, with a gender-based approach, the types of teaching and learning styles at the technological institutes in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. For that purpose, an instrument with closed-ended and multiple-choice items was applied to assess the teaching models used by teachers of those institutes. This exploratory, descriptive and ex post facto study covered 9 institutes and 396 students (55.8% men and 44.2% women who were

  10. Prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en donadores de sangre del IMSS, Orizaba, Veracruz, México Prevalence of antibodies against Trypanossoma cruzi in blood bank donors from the IMSS General Hospital in Onizaba, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Angel Ramos-Ligonio

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en donadores del Hospital General Regional del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en la ciudad de Orizaba, Veracruz. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se examinaron muestras de donadores del banco de sangre del Hospital General Regional (HGRO del IMSS para la búsqueda de antiT. cruzi por ELISA, Western blot e IFI, utilizando una proteína recombinante (MBP::Hsp70 y un extracto crudo de epimastigotes. Las muestras fueron obtenidas entre los meses de octubre de 2001 a enero de 2002. RESULTADOS: Los 420 donadores de sangre analizados fueron seronegativos para HBV, HCV, BrA, VDRL y HIV. Después del tamizaje de los 420 donadores, se identificaron dos individuos seropositivos por las pruebas de ELISA, Western blot e IFI, con una seroprevalencia de 0.48%. CONCLUSIONES: En este estudio se muestran evidencias de seropositividad para T. cruzi en donadores de sangre del HGRO, lo que sugiere la existencia de riesgo de contaminación por transfusión sanguínea. Por tal motivo, es necesario aplicar programas para el tamizaje serológico a través de técnicas inmunológicas con alta sensibilidad y especificidad.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of antibodies against Trypanosoma cruzi in blood donors from Hospital General Regional (HGRO of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS per its abbreviation in Spanish. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between October 2001 and January 2002, blood samples were collected from voluntary donors at the blood bank of the Hospital General Regional of IMSS in Orizaba; Veracruz, Mexico. The samples were assayed for anti-T. cruzi by ELISA, Western blot and IFI, using a recombinant protein (MBP::Hsp70, and crude extract from epimastigotes. RESULTS: A total of 420 blood donors were studied; two of them were seropositive for ELISA, Western blot and IFI, with a seroprevalence of 0.48%. CONCLUSIONS: Some blood donors at the HGRO hospital were seropositive for T

  11. Abundancia de dos poblaciones de toninas (Tursiops truncatus en el norte de Veracruz, México Abundance of two populations of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus in northern Veracruz, Mexico

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    Michelle P. Valdes-Arellanes

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available En México no se conoce el tamaño de las poblaciones de la tonina (Tursiops truncatus debido a su gran movilidad y al ocasional intercambio de individuos entre poblaciones. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la abundancia de toninas en la zona norte de Veracruz. De marzo de 2005 a diciembre de 2007 se realizaron 50 navegaciones con un esfuerzo total de 236.7 horas. Los resultados obtenidos de la foto-identificación de toninas, se emplearon en el modelo Jolly-Seber y se estimó con este modelo un total de N=302 ±113 organismos para toda el área de estudio. Para Tamiahua, se estimó una población de N=177 ± 10 delfines y para Tuxpan N=161 ± 68 delfines. Estos resultados sugieren que existe un mínimo intercambio de delfines entre zonas y por tanto, las poblaciones no están aisladas; sin embargo, los organismos tienen preferencia por ciertas áreas. La foto-recaptura de algunos individuos en la zona de Tamiahua confirma que la fidelidad al sitio se ha mantenido por 13 años. Es probable que esto se deba a que cada una de las zonas presenta estuarios con alta productividad que son ideales para refugio y crianza de las toninas.In Mexico, the population size of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus is unknown, due to the fact that they are highly mobile, and occasionally there are exchanges of individuals between populations. The objective of this study was to determine the abundance of dolphins in the north of Veracruz. From March 2005 to December 2007 were 50 surveys with a total effort of 236.7 hours. The results of the photo-identification of dolphins were used in the Jolly-Seber model, and with this model we estimated a total of N = 302 ± 113 dolphins throughout the study area. For Tamiahua a population estimate of N = 177 ± 10 dolphins, and for Tuxpan N = 161 ± 68 dolphins. These results suggest that there is minimal exchange of dolphins between areas; therefore it is assumed that populations are not isolated but dolphins

  12. Investigación sobre epidemiología convencional y molecular de tuberculosis en Orizaba, Veracruz, 1995-2008 Research on conventional and molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Orizaba, Veracruz, 1995-2008

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    Ma Eugenia Jiménez-Corona

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    Full Text Available Se describen los resultados de investigación del Consorcio Mexicano contra la Tuberculosis, en la Jurisdicción Sanitaria de Orizaba, Veracruz, entre 1995 y 2008. Las aportaciones principales de los trabajos se refieren a los siguientes rubros: 1. Epidemiología convencional y molecular (medición de la carga de la enfermedad, tendencias, factores de riesgo y grupos vulnerables; descripción de las consecuencias de la farmacorresistencia e identificación de factores que favorecen la transmisión en la comunidad y en los hospitales. 2. Desarrollo de técnicas rápidas para conservación de muestras respiratorias que permitan el aislamiento y diagnóstico de farmacorresistencia de M. tuberculosis en campo. 3. Evaluación de la prueba tuberculínica, respuesta inmunológica al Bacilo de Calmette-Guerin (BCG, biomarcadores de la respuesta inmunitaria y medidas de control. 4. Comentarios en torno a aspectos éticos de la investigación en tuberculosis. Además se describe el impacto en políticas públicas, la transferencia de tecnología, la formación de recursos humanos y las perspectivas a futuro.This study describes the achievements of the Mexican Consortium against Tuberculosis, in the Sanitary District of Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico between 1995 and 2008. In brief, the main results can be classified as follows: 1 Conventional and molecular epidemiology (measurement of burden of disease, trends, risk factors and vulnerable groups, consequences of drug resistance, identification of factors that favor nosocomial and community transmission; 2 Development of diagnostic techniques to detect drug resistance, description of circulating clones and adaptation of simple techniques to be used in the field; 3 Evaluation of usefulness of tuberculin skin test, immunologic responses to BCG, impact of directly observed therapy for tuberculosis (DOTS, and study of immunological biomarkers and 4 Comments on ethical aspects of tuberculosis research. Additionally

  13. Sobrepeso y obesidad en indígenas nahuas de Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, México Overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Emma V Herrera-Huerta

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    Full Text Available El estudio tuvo como objetivo determinar la frecuencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en indígenas nahuas de Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, México. Para ello, se realizó un estudio transversal entre los años 2010-2011; donde se calculó el índice de masa corporal (IMC. Para la definición de sobrepeso y obesidad se emplearon las categorías de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS y los de la Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM. Se incluyó 227 nahuas (77,5% mujeres. Según los lineamientos de la OMS, la proporción de nahuas con sobrepeso fue de 41%, y de obesidad 36,5%; y según la NOM fue de 11,4 y 69,2% respectivamente. En conclusión, la frecuencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en indígenas nahuas es alta. Deben realizarse estudios enfocados a determinar la prevalencia y factores de riesgo y, con ello, desarrollar estrategias de prevención que mejoren la calidad de salud de estas poblacionesThe study was aimed at determining the prevalence of overweight and obesity in indigenous nahuas from Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico. For this purpose, a cross-cut study was conducted between 2010 and 2011, in which the body mass index (BMI was calculated. To define overweight and obesity, the categories of the World Health Organization (WHO and the Mexican Official Standard (NOM, Spanish acronym were used. 227 nahuas (77,5% women were included. According to WHO’s guidelines, the rate for overweight among nahuas was 41%, and 36.5% for obesity; according to NOM, it was 11.4 and 69.2% respectively. In conclusion, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among indigenous nahuas is high. Studies should be conducted to determine the prevalence and risk factors in order to develop prevention strategies based on this information to improve the health quality of these populations

  14. PRODUCCIÓN ARTESANAL DE SEMILLA DE FRIJOL CON PARTICIPACIÓN MUNICIPAL EN VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Francisco Javier Ugalde-Acosta

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la producción artesanal de semilla de frijol municipal (PASF-Municipal. La estrategia se implementó de 1998-2010, en veintitrés municipios de las regiones Centro- sur y de las Altas Montañas del estado de Veracruz, México. El estudio constó de dos fases: una de establecimiento de parcelas de validación de variedades para seleccionar las de mayor productividad; la segunda fase fue la de instalación de parcelas de producción de semilla de las variedades mejoradas seleccionadas. Durante la validación en la región Centro-sur, las mejoradas superaron en 78,7% al testigo Negro Michigan (743 kg/ha. En las Altas Montañas, los cultivares mejorados registraron un rendimiento de 1219 kg/ ha, mientras que Negro Michigan produjo 751 kg/ha. En la producción de semilla, se obtuvieron 28 300 kilogramos, para la siembra de 628 hectáreas en beneficio de 1545 productores. El incremento promedio obtenido por los productores con semilla PASF-Municipal de variedades mejoradas fue de 109,4% en relación a la obtenida con el grano utilizado como semilla de la variedad del productor.

  15. Conflicto espacial, exclusión y espacio público en la centralidad urbana de Xalapa, Veracruz

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    Mauricio Hernández Bonilla

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En la última década se ha suscitado un incremento de intervenciones físicas para la transformación del espacio público del centro histórico en la ciudad de Xalapa, Veracruz. El presente trabajo analiza principalmente el carácter y orientación de la intervención pública en la transformación y mejoramiento del espacio público. El análisis se lleva a cabo a través de estudios de caso, tomando como ejemplo dos escenarios cuyo análisis socio urbano permite discutir las lógicas de transformación de parte del sector gubernamental en asociación con el sector privado y como estos cambios son percibidos por el usuario cotidiano. Así se pone en evidencia como los procesos están dominados por el poder de grupos minoritarios, y no por los intereses de la ciudadanía, lo que afecta el sentido de comunidad, la inclusión y la función pluralista y democrática del espacio público.

  16. PBDEs, PCBs, and DDE in eggs and their impacts on aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) from Chihuahua and Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Mora, M A; Baxter, C; Sericano, J L; Montoya, A B; Gallardo, J C; Rodríguez-Salazar, J R

    2011-12-01

    Eggs from aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis septentrionalis) nesting in Chihuahua and Veracruz, Mexico, were analyzed for organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and PBDEs. p,p'-DDE was the only organochlorine found in all eggs at concentrations ranging from 0.13 to 7.85 μg/g wet weight. PCBs ranged from 0.04 to 2.80 μg/g wet weight and PBDEs from 62 to 798 ng/g lipid weight. DDE concentrations in eggs were not significantly different among regions; however, PCBs were significantly greater (P = 0.015) in Tinaja Verde, Chihuahua than in the other three regions. Also, PBDEs were significantly higher (P Chihuahua. DDE concentrations in eggs were much lower than those associated with eggshell thinning. PBDEs and PCBs were lower than those reported in raptors from industrialized countries. Overall, contaminant concentrations observed suggest no likely impact on hatching success. The PBDE concentrations are among the first to be reported in raptor species in Mexico. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en donadores de sangre del IMSS, Orizaba, Veracruz, México

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    Ramos-Ligonio Angel

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en donadores del Hospital General Regional del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en la ciudad de Orizaba, Veracruz. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se examinaron muestras de donadores del banco de sangre del Hospital General Regional (HGRO del IMSS para la búsqueda de antiT. cruzi por ELISA, Western blot e IFI, utilizando una proteína recombinante (MBP::Hsp70 y un extracto crudo de epimastigotes. Las muestras fueron obtenidas entre los meses de octubre de 2001 a enero de 2002. RESULTADOS: Los 420 donadores de sangre analizados fueron seronegativos para HBV, HCV, BrA, VDRL y HIV. Después del tamizaje de los 420 donadores, se identificaron dos individuos seropositivos por las pruebas de ELISA, Western blot e IFI, con una seroprevalencia de 0.48%. CONCLUSIONES: En este estudio se muestran evidencias de seropositividad para T. cruzi en donadores de sangre del HGRO, lo que sugiere la existencia de riesgo de contaminación por transfusión sanguínea. Por tal motivo, es necesario aplicar programas para el tamizaje serológico a través de técnicas inmunológicas con alta sensibilidad y especificidad.

  18. Probabilistic Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Climate Variability and Change: An Illustration of Coffee Production in Veracruz.

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    Gay, C.; Estrada, F.; Conde, C.

    2007-05-01

    The assessment of the potential impacts of climate change in productive activities has been limited to particular estimations that do not consider the inherent variability and uncertainty of climatic and socioeconomic variables. This approach can only provide a limited evaluation of risk under climate change conditions since it accounts only for changes in mean conditions and therefore it evaluates the mean impact. In this work Monte Carlo methods are utilized as a mean for approximating the probability density function of coffee production in Veracruz, Mexico and of the income of the average producer under 1) different climate change scenarios which include climate variability and uncertainty in economic variables; 2) uncertainty in climate change scenarios is added by means of normal and uniform probability distributions. Results show that for year 2050, depending on the emissions scenario, coffee production could diminish between a 22 and a 55% and production variability could increase as much as 266%. When uncertainty in climate change scenarios is included, probability distributions for production and income become less informative for decision-making and imply further reductions in their expected values and increases in their variability. Nevertheless, all production and income scenarios indicate that for the average producer this activity will become no longer profitable and that potential expected losses could become almost six times larger than in present conditions.

  19. PREVALENCE OF Cryptosporidium spp. AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN FEMALE CALVES IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Dora Romero Salas

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    Full Text Available The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. and its associated risk factors in female calves in central Veracruz, Mexico. A cross-sectional study with a convenience sampling was conducted. One fecal sample was obtained from each of 120 female calves. The lateral flow immunochromatographic (LFIC and the Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN tests were performed. A questionnaire was applied in each farm to obtain individual and herd information. Overall prevalence was 3.33% (CI95% 1-8 through LFIC and 12.50% (CI95% 8-20 through ZN. Prevalence by municipality was 0 to 9.1% (CI95% 0.03-0.24 through LFIC and 0 to 30.43% (CI95% 16-51 through ZN. Prevalence by age was 0% at 31-45 days and 9.10% at 1-15 days through LFIC, and 0% at 31-45 days and 18.8% at 1-15 days through ZN. The calves with diarrhea had the highest prevalence, which was 14.3% (CI95% 3-51 through LFIC and 57.1% (CI95% 25-84 through ZN. The protective factors were calves housed in individual stalls, compared with those in common stalls but separated one from the other (OR=0.27; 0.09-0.85, P

  20. Las microalgas de Tillandsia multicaulis Steud. (Bromeliaceae de la Reserva Ecológica “La Martinica”, Veracruz

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    Brisceida Hernández-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Las bromelias tienen la capacidad de retener agua en las axilas de las hojas lo que es conocido como tanques o fitotelmata; mantienen cadenas tróficas complejas con todo tipo de organismos, desde bacterias hasta vertebrados pequeños. En este trabajo, presentamos la primera aproximación a las microalgas que viven en las cisternas de una especie de bromelia en la Reserva Ecológica “La Martinica” en Banderilla, Veracruz. Las recolecciones se estudiaron en material preservado y en cultivos. Se obtuvieron cerca de 60 algas pertenecientes a las Cyanoprokariota, Euglenophyta, Cryptophyta, Chlorophyta y Bacillariophyta, sin embargo, solo se lograron identificar 16 especies. Se concluye que los tanques de Tillandsia multicaulis brindan las condiciones adecuadas para el desarrollo de microalgas y que la ubicación y la morfología de la bromelia influyen en la distribución de este grupo biológico. La escasez de individuos en las muestras analizadas no permitió una identificación precisa de todas las especies. En los cultivos aparecieron especies no observadas en el material preservado, lo que indica una flora mucho más rica de la que puede observarse directamente.

  1. Uso local y potencial de las especies arbóreas en camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz

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    E. Couttolenc-Brenis

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas agroforestales son una alternativa para mejorar los sistemas agrícolas y pecuarios. Se requiere identificar las especies arbóreas con potencial para ser incorporadas en los sistemas de producción agropecuarios. En Camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz, la crisis de la agricultura basada en el cultivo de la caña y la poca rentabilidad de la actividad ganadera, obliga a buscar opciones de producción diversificadas y de bajo impacto ambiental. En este trabajo se elaboró un catálogo de especies arbóreas nativas presentes en las áreas productivas y en la vegetación natural con el fin de identificar los usos que la gente de la región les asigna. Se realizaron recorridos en la zona con el fin de inventariar las especies, colectarlas para su identificación y obtener información sobre los usos locales. Se realizó una consulta bibliográfica para documentar los usos potenciales de las especies inventariadas. Se generó un listado de 38 especies, de las cuales a 21 de ellas se reporta al menos un uso local. Los resultados reflejan el alto potencial de especies arbóreas útiles en el área para ser incorporadas a los sistemas de producción agroforestal.

  2. POSTMORTEM DIAGNOSIS OF ONE POPULATION OF BLUE-WINGED TEAL (Anas discors IN THE STATE OF VERACRUZ

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    Lorena López-De-Buen

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    Full Text Available The health status of 30 Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors hunted in Amatitlán, in the central region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, was assessed. The ducks were weighed, the wings were morphometrically measured, and of each organ the appearance, weight and length were evaluated, making comparisons between males and females, and between adults and immatures. The males weighed more than the females (n = 30, F(1,28 = 9.525, P = 0.004 and the adults more than the immatures (n = 19, F(1,17 = 6.526, P = 0.020. In all the groups the length of the wings was similar, as well as the internal organs had normal color, texture and location. The weight and size of lungs (5.4 g, 441 mm, liver (8.8 g, 608 mm, pancreas (1.5 g, 572 mm, gizzard (20.03 g, 448 mm and intestines (21 g were also similar among groups; however, the heart (3.8 g, 290 mm was larger in the males (n = 30, F(1,28 = 13.513, P = 0.0009, and the kidneys (3 g, 505 mm were heavier in the immature males (n = 19, F(1,17 = 7.417, P = 0.014. It was concluded that the Blue-winged Teal were in good health when hunted.

  3. EATING HABITS, DIETARY DIVERSITY AND APTITUDE FOR PRACTICING HORTICULTURE OF PERI-URBAN FAMILIES FROM CARDEL, VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Marco Antonio Toral Juárez

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The urban and peri-urban families represent 75% of the Mexican population. The poverty and form of feed seem to be associated with obesity, degenerative diseases and malnutrition. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the eating habits and dietary diversity of Cardel city, Veracruz, Mexico peri-urban families and know the aptitude of families to practice horticulture at home. Dietary diversity was determined using the scoring method of staple foods. Eating habits and aptitude to practice horticulture were obtained by a survey type Likert scale. The 35% of the families presented good eating habits, 19% regular and 46% of households showed poor dietary habits. Dietary diversity was 29.4 ± 8.7 in primary foods. The Likert general index was 2.9 and represented an average availability to practice peri-urban horticulture. Food diversity of families peri-urban is a function of family economic capacity, in contrast, food habits and socioeconomic status are not associated and finally there were identified multiple factors that positively influence the willingness of the mother of family to practice horticulture.

  4. DNA damage in earthworms (Eisenia spp.) as an indicator of environmental stress in the industrial zone of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Espinosa-Reyes, Guillermo; Ilizaliturri, Cesar A; Gonzalez-Mille, Donaji J; Costilla, Rogelio; Diaz-Barriga, Fernando; Carmen Cuevas, Maria Del; Martinez, Miguel Angel; Mejia-Saavedra, Jesus

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    Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz is one of the major industrial areas of Mexico. Presently, the Coatzacoalcos River and the areas surrounding the industrial complex are considered by various authors to be some of most polluted sites in Mexico. The objective of this study was to determine if earthworms could be used as indicators of environmental stress in the Coatzacoalcos industrial zone. Often, detritivores and decomposers such as earthworms are the first to be affected when the soil is contaminated. We collected soil samples to be used for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) quantification by gas chromatography. Concentrations of hexachlorobenzene, lindane and total polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the soil were above the maximum permissible limits of the Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (CEQG). Comet assay was conducted in coelomocytes of wild earthworms collected in Coatzacoalcos and compared with the control earthworms. We found DNA damage in earthworms from Coatzacoalcos that was significantly higher (P < 0.05) in comparison to laboratory earthworms. Earthworms are an appropriate organism to use as an indicator of environmental impact in contaminated sites. DNA damage recorded in the earthworms provides clear evidence of environmental impacts by the chemical industry on the wildlife of this region.

  5. SEROPREVALENCIA Y FACTORES DE RIESGO ASOCIADOS CON Neospora caninum EN CAPRINOS DE MUNICIPIOS DEL CENTRO DE VERACRUZ

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    Javier Cruz Huerta-Peña

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue determinar la seroprevalencia y los factores de riesgo asociados con neosporosis caprina en cinco municipios del centro del estado de Veracruz, México, mediante un estudio polietápico y estratificado. Se incluyeron 182 animales de 26 unidades de producción (PU, con fracción de muestreo de seis animales por PU. Las PU fueron seleccionadas por conglomerados según las tablas de valores de Cannon y Roe. El diagnóstico de neosporosis fue mediante prueba de ELISA. La seroprevalencia se determinó con el programa VassarStats® y los factores de riesgo por razón de momios (OR. La seroprevalencia general fue 3.8 %, por municipios afectados 60 % y por PU 15.4 %. El municipio de Coacoatzintla fue factor de riesgo para la infección (OR = 5.95; CI95%: 1.27 – 27.94, mientras que Coatepec y Chiconquiaco, así como los sementales, fueron factores protectores (OR = 0; CI95%: 0 - 0. En conclusión, la neosporosis caprina tuvo seroprevalencia baja, pero con distribución media en los municipios y PU. Los caprinos de Coacoatzintla tuvieron 5.9 más veces riesgo de infectarse con Neospora caninum, mientras que los de Coatepec, Chiconquiaco y los sementales, fueron factores protectores.

  6. Physical responses of volcanic soils to land-use intensity in tropical headwater catchments of central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Looker, N. T.; Kolka, R.; Asbjornsen, H.; Munoz-Villers, L.; Colin, P. O.; Gómez Aguilar, L. R.; Ward, A. B.

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    Soil physical properties, such as bulk density (ρb) and penetrability (P), may vary in response to anthropogenic disturbance and are relatively easy to measure. These variables are thus often used as proxies for soil characteristics that more directly govern process rates but are logistically challenging to sample in situ (e.g., hydraulic conductivity). We evaluated within- and among-site variability in the physical condition of the upper soil throughout eight first-order catchments in the volcanic landscape of central Veracruz, Mexico, through nested sampling of ρb, P, and ground cover characteristics. The study catchments spanned a land-use intensity gradient, ranging in dominant cover type from sugarcane to mature cloud forest, with pasture and coffee agroforest as intermediate cover types. Catchments were compared using data collected in forest inventory plots and at points distributed along the topographic position index. Analysis of this hierarchical dataset led to a ranking of catchments in terms of soil physical condition and, importantly, revealed the bias introduced by ignoring the within-catchment variability in response metrics. These results will help optimize soil sampling effort in landscapes with complex topography and land-use/cover distributions.

  7. Assessment of land use and land cover change in Tecolutla River Basin, Veracruz, Mexico; during the period 1994-2010

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    Ana Karen Osuna-Osuna

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Studies related to changes in vegetation and land use cover have gained importance in environmental research, as they allow for the assessment of time-space trends in deforestation and environmental degradation processes, especially as caused by human activity. In this context, the main goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of human activity in the basin of the Tecolutla River, in Veracruz, Mexico during a 16-year period. Landsat satellite images were used for the years 1994 and 2010, distinguishing nine land use coverage classes: rainforest, forest, agricultural land, water, disturbed vegetation, urban settlements, grasslands, citrus crops and shrubs. Thematic maps were validated, yielding overall accuracies greater than 92% and Kappa coefficients of 0.89 and 0.91 for the 1994 and 2010 classifications, respectively. Analysis of the transition matrix revealed a trend of increasing areas related to human activity (agriculture and urban use showing percentage changes of 28% and 67% within 16 years, respectively. Consequently, a decrease (-1.1% per year in areas with natural cover, specifically forest and jungle, was observed. Similar findings were reported in works done at national and state levels, where the transition of natural cover by the increasing of anthropogenic activities has been proven. The results of this study are useful for future environmental development planning, land management planning and planning strategies for the conservation of the natural resources in the basin.

  8. Cambio tecnológico en los agroecosistemas por migración familiar: el caso del municipio de Jamapa, Veracruz / Technological change in agroecosystems due to family migrations: The case of the Jamapa municipality, Veracruz

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    Verónica Rosales-Martínez

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    Full Text Available La migración es una estrategia de supervivencia aplicada en contextos de pobreza, para aliviar la problemática de salarios bajos y necesidades familiares atendidas ineficientemente. El objetivo fue realizar una comparación del manejo tecnológico de las actividades agropecuarias que realizaron las familias antes y después de migrar en el municipio de Jamapa, Veracruz, desde el año 1979 hasta 2008. Se realizó una encuesta a 45 familias con migrantes, utilizando un cuestionario con 115 preguntas cerradas, durante el año 2009. Se observaron cambios estadísticamente significativos (McNemar, Chi2 = 18.91 y p < 0.001 con connotación negativa en el total de la tecnología usada para las actividades de maíz, frijol y ganadería bovina. La definición de cambio negativo se fundamentó en que los elementos tecnológicos que utilizaban los productores antes de migrar y que después de migrar no utilizaron, fueron 265; el grupo de elementos tecnológicos con cambio positivo que antes no usaban y después sí utilizaron fue de 173 elementos. Puede concluirse que el flujo migratorio ha influido negativamente en los cultivos de maíz (Chi2= 122.49, p < 0.001 y frijol (Chi2 = 98.09, p < 0.001, pero positivamente en la actividad de ganadería (Chi2 = 116.48, p < 0.001. De esa manera, la economía de las familias con migrantes en los agroecosistemas de Jamapa mejoró, pero se redujo la diversidad de actividades agropecuarias. Palabras clave: Migrantes, tecnología, maíz, frijol, ganadería. ABSTRACT Migration is a survival strategy that is applied in situations of poverty, to lighten the problem of low salaries and inefficiently managed family needs. The purpose of this study was to compare the technological management of farming activities, applied by families before and after migrating, from 1979 to 2008 in the municipality of Jamapa, Veracruz. A survey was applied to 45 families with migrants, with a questionnaire of 115 closed questions, during the

  9. Actividades productivas y manejo de la milpa en tres comunidades campesinas del municipio de Jesús Carranza, Veracruz, México

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    Juana Ortiz-Timoteo

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    En este estudio se analizan las actividades productivas y el estado del conocimiento actual que poseen los campesinos sobre el manejo de la milpa en tres comunidades del municipio de Jesús Carranza, Veracruz. La información se obtuvo mediante la aplicación de un cuestionario y una entrevista semiestructurada de aspectos agrícolas, en una muestra de 30 informantes. Los resultados muestran que en estas comunidades se practican dos tipos de milpa: milpa de tapachol que es un policultivo y se sie...

  10. Entre la agricultura y el trabajo urbano: dos estudios de caso en la periferia de Xalapa, una ciudad media del estado de Veracruz (México)

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    Virginie Thiébaut; Emilia Velázquez Hernández

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    Se estudian las relaciones entre ciudad y campo y su impacto en los paisajes en dos localidades periféricas de Xalapa, Veracruz: Chavarrillo y Tlalnelhuayocan. En el siglo XX, los habitantes de localidades rurales, sobre todo de la periferia de ciudades importantes, complementaban los ingresos del campo diversificando sus actividades, fenómeno que se reforzó en los ochenta y noventa con la crisis del sector agropecuario. Se observa que la pluriactividad y las relaciones con la ciudad adoptan ...

  11. Agrobiodiversidad y manejo del huerto familiar: su contribución a la seguridad alimentaria, en una localidad de Veracruz, México

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    Reyes Betanzos, Adlay; Álvarez Ávila, María del Carmen

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo, fue analizar la agrobiodiversidad, manejo del huerto familiar, y su contribución a la seguridad alimentaria en la localidad de Bandera de Juárez, Veracruz, México. El manejo y la agrobiodiversidad se determinaron a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas, el aporte del huerto a la dieta diaria se obtuvo mediante la encuesta PESAFAO. Se registraron 75 especies de plantas y diez categorías de uso; el patrón alimentario de la comunidad presentó una gran diver...

  12. Reconversión de la cadena agroindustrial de la caña de azúcar en Veracruz México

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    Noé Aguilar Rivera

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    La agroindustria azucarera de Veracruz participa con 40 % de la producción nacional de sacarosa e integra actividades agrícolas de crecimiento, cosecha y transporte de caña de azúcar con la producción industrial en ingenios azucareros, destilerias y trapiches piloncilleros. Sin embargo, enfrenta retos con la caída de la productividad y aspectos socioeconómicos que ponen en riesgo la seguridad alimentaria y la reconversión de la agroindustria. El objetivo del presente trabajo es evaluar la cap...

  13. Vulnerabilidad del cultivo de café al cambio climático global en el estado de Veracruz, México.

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    Rivera Silva, María del Rayo

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    El cambio climático global que se espera durante el siglo XXI inevitablemente afectará la productividad de los terrenos agrícolas. Entre los problemas de mayor importancia en México relacionados con el cambio climático resalta la vulnerabilidad de la productividad del cultivo de café, siendo el estado de Veracruz uno de los productores más importantes. La variabilidad del clima es el principal factor responsable de las oscilaciones anuales de la producción de café. Por ello, el presente estud...

  14. Contexto y Caracterización de la Cadena de Suministro del Limón Persa (Citrus latifolia Tanaka) en Veracruz-México

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    Gregorio Fernández-Lambert; Alberto Antonio Aguilar-Lasserre; Gustavo Martínez-Castellanos; María Leocelia Guadalupe Ruvalcaba-Sánchez; Juan Gabriel Correa-Medina; José Luis Martínez-Flores

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    Esta investigación se realiza en el Distrito Citrícola de Martínez de la Torre, Ver., con alcance a los municipios de Álamo Temapache, y Cuitláhuac en Veracruz, y reporta el contexto e integración de la cadena de suministro del limón persa. El estudio de sus eslabones permitió identificar las problemáticas de abastecimiento, operación y distribución en dicha cadena. A partir de entrevistas abiertas no estructuradas a especialistas, técnicos, productores y empresarios, así como la consult...

  15. Producción y comercialización de litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn) en la región central del estado de Veracruz, México.

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    Oros Noyola, Aurora

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    Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo conocer los factores que influyen en el proceso de producción, comercialización y organización de los productores de litchi. Se utilizó el método bola de nieve, para una muestra de 46 productores de litchi, en siete municipios de la región central del estado de Veracruz. Se caracterizaron los agroecosistemas integrados con litchi, además de obtener el índice de manejo de los productores a través de las prácticas que aplican en el cultivo, se caracterizó el proc...

  16. Calidad del agua de la niebla captada artificialmente en la microcuenca del río Pixquiac, Veracruz, México: resultados preliminares

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    Rodolfo Jofre-Meléndez; Juan Cervantes-Pérez; Víctor L. Barradas

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    Con el fin de determinar si el agua recolectada artificialmente de la niebla en la zona central montañosa del Estado de Veracruz es apta para el consumo humano, se realizó un muestreo preliminar de enero a marzo del año 2010, periodo de mayor frecuencia de nieblas, para analizar sus aspectos físicos, químicos y biológicos y evaluar su calidad. Se encontró que el agua contiene metales pesados como el mercurio, organismos coliformes y cantidades altas de nitrógeno amoniacal, pero esto se pu...

  17. Colomastigids (Amphipoda: Gammaridea: Colomastigidae from the Veracruz Coral Reef System, SW Gulf of Mexico, with a description of two new species associated with sponges

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    Ignacio Winfield

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    Full Text Available Two new species of the genus Colomastix (Amphipoda: Colomastigidae associated with sponges from the Veracruz Coral Reef System, Mexico, SW Gulf of Mexico, are described. The specimens were collected from the sponges Amphimedon compressa and Desmapsamma anchorata at depths between 3 and 12 m. Colomastix sarae n. sp. and Colomastix escobarae n. sp. are compared to other, very similar species of the genus Colomastix. In addition, we provide ecological and distribution information of sponge-inhabiting Colomastix halichondriae, C. irciniae, and C. tridentata collected from this coral reef system.

  18. Posición comercial regional de los maíces mejorados generados por el INIFAP en Veracruz

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    Full Text Available Introducción. El maíz es un cereal básico en la alimentación mexicana y el más cultivado por los agricultores. Sin embargo, la demanda de maíz para consumo y de semilla mejorada (SM, ha ocasionado fuertes importaciones, pues en 2012, se importaron 9´515,000 t. Gran parte de la demanda de SM es cubierta por empresas transnacionales, y en menor medida por pequeñas empresas privadas y organismos gubernamentales como el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP. El objetivo del trabajo fue conocer el mercado regional de SM en el estado de Veracruz, la posición comercial del INIFAP y las variables relevantes que motiva la decisión de compra. Método. En 2015 se aplicó un cuestionario a 100 productores de maíz para grano, en ocho municipios del estado de Veracruz, mediante el muestreo Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS. El instrumento consideró preguntas abiertas y cerradas de opción múltiple, para obtener información socioeconómica y perceptual sobre el conocimiento y uso de semillas mejoradas (SM de origen INIFAP o las que acostumbran sembrar. Resultados y discusión. El 75% del mercado regional de SM, las cubre el INIFAP. El mercado lo constituyen productores en pequeña escala (3.4 ha en promedio. La motivación de siembra depende de la Recomendación de amigos o familiares (p<0.0001. El uso de SM de origen INIFAP, está asociado a las variables socioeconómicas: Cercanía del lugar de compra (0.9451** y Conoce las semillas INIFAP (0.9199**, así como con el hecho de que los productores Siembran SM (0.4320** y Prefiere sembrar SM (0.3844** cuyos coeficientes de correlación son bajos pero fortalecidos por la significancia. Las variables de opinión que favorecen el uso de SM fueron: Tiene ventajas sobre los maíces criollos (0.6162** y Planta con buena arquitectura (0.3938**. Las características perceptuales importantes para el productor al consumir el grano fueron Sabor, Nixtamalizaci

  19. La variabilidad de la lluvia al sur del paralelo 20º norte en el estado de Veracruz

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    Ramón Sierra Morales

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    Full Text Available La finalidad primordial del estudio fué elegir las fórmulas mas adecuadas para determinar de una manera efectiva la variabilidad de la lluvia en nuestro país, a fin de preparar la programación primero, de la variabilidad de la lluvia en el estado de Veracruz y posteriormente en toda la República. Esta variación que se define como la diferencia con la media calculada en un período considerable de años de observación, es significativa debido a que tiene una relación directa, con las explotaciones agrícolas, con la vegetación y suelos, así como con la distribución de ios núcleos de población y la localización de zonas industriales y de almacenamiento de agua para diversos usos. En este trabajo se tomaron como base 19 estaciones meteorológicas distribuidas en la parte meridional del Estado de Veracruz, evitando que quedaran muy aglomeradas, ya que por tratarse de un trabajo experimental no era necesario emplearlas todas. Una vez reunidos los datos de precipitación anual de un período mayor de 12 años se procedió a calcular la variación interanual de la lluvia cuantificando y calculando la desviación que acusan los valores individuales respecto al promedio aritmético. Con el propósito de tener una idea de cómo la variabilidad afecta el desarrollo de la agricultura, se hizo un análisis de este tipo de actividad tomando como base datos estadísticos de producción de los siguientes cultivos: maíz, frijol, caña de azúcar y café, por tratarse de productos con un rendimiento y consumo muy elevados. Se concluyó que, en general, el rendimiento de los cultivos ofrece una tendencia a disminuir a medida que el coeficiente de variación aumenta; sin embargo hay algunas estaciones en que esto no sucede, lo cual pone de manifiesto que las características agrícolas de un lugar no sólo dependen de la variabilidad, sino de otros factores como son la topografía del terreno, el tipo de clima, las prácticas agrícolas empleadas

  20. [Relative abundance of the gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Carnívora: Canidae) in Veracruz central area, Mexico].

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    Gallina, Sonia; López Colunga, Paloma; Valdespino, Carolina; Farías, Verónica

    2016-03-01

    The gray fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, is a medium-size canid widely distributed in México. Most studies on this species focus on habitat use, home range, diet, intraguild competence, and lanscape distribution between urban and rural sites. In central Veracruz, gray foxes are present in fragments of cloud forest and in shaded coffee plantations; nevertheless, its abundance has not yet been compared among other vegetation types found in the area, such as sugarcane plantations. In this study we described gray foxes abundance variations using 500 m transects, among sugarcane plantations, shaded coffee plantations, and cloud forest fragments throughout eight months, by scat counting in three sites of each cover type. We reported the relative abundance index for each cover type and each month, and evaluated its relationship with four landscape features: (a) shade percent, (b) trail density, (c) human population density, and (d) habitat juxtaposition, in influence areas of 450 ha around sampling sites. Abundance comparison among cover types showed lower abundances in cloud forest fragments and higher abundances in coffee and sugarcane plantations. No significant differences were found throughout months (p = 0.476). We proposed that higher abundances in plantations may be related to the presence of rodent plagues and fruit trees which offer food resources to gray foxes. The evaluation of landscape features showed that only medium-impact trail density and human population density were positively correlated with gray fox abundance; fact that demonstrates that this canid can coexist with humans in rural sites. We highlight the gray fox capacity to take advantage of heterogeneous landscapes.

  1. Diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi from different agroecosystems of Coffea arabica L. in two regions of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Saucedo-García, Aurora; Anaya, Ana Luisa; Espinosa-García, Francisco J; González, María C

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, the biodiversity associated with shaded coffee plantations and the role of diverse agroforestry types in biodiversity conservation and environmental services have been topics of debate. Endophytic fungi, which are microorganisms that inhabit plant tissues in an asymptomatic manner, form a part of the biodiversity associated with coffee plants. Studies on the endophytic fungi communities of cultivable host plants have shown variability among farming regions; however, the variability in fungal endophytic communities of coffee plants among different coffee agroforestry systems is still poorly understood. As such, we analyzed the diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi inhabiting Coffea arabica plants growing in the rustic plantations and simple polycultures of two regions in the center of Veracruz, Mexico. The endophytic fungi isolates were identified by their morphological traits, and the majority of identified species correspond to species of fungi previously reported as endophytes of coffee leaves. We analyzed and compared the colonization rates, diversity, and communities of endophytes found in the different agroforestry systems and in the different regions. Although the endophytic diversity was not fully recovered, we found differences in the abundance and diversity of endophytes among the coffee regions and differences in richness between the two different agroforestry systems of each region. No consistent pattern of community similarity was found between the coffee agroforestry systems, but we found that rustic plantations shared the highest number of morphospecies. The results suggest that endophyte abundance, richness, diversity, and communities may be influenced predominantly by coffee region, and to a lesser extent, by the agroforestry system. Our results contribute to the knowledge of the relationships between agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation and provide information regarding some endophytic fungi and

  2. Diversity and Communities of Foliar Endophytic Fungi from Different Agroecosystems of Coffea arabica L. in Two Regions of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Saucedo-García, Aurora; Anaya, Ana Luisa; Espinosa-García, Francisco J.; González, María C.

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, the biodiversity associated with shaded coffee plantations and the role of diverse agroforestry types in biodiversity conservation and environmental services have been topics of debate. Endophytic fungi, which are microorganisms that inhabit plant tissues in an asymptomatic manner, form a part of the biodiversity associated with coffee plants. Studies on the endophytic fungi communities of cultivable host plants have shown variability among farming regions; however, the variability in fungal endophytic communities of coffee plants among different coffee agroforestry systems is still poorly understood. As such, we analyzed the diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi inhabiting Coffea arabica plants growing in the rustic plantations and simple polycultures of two regions in the center of Veracruz, Mexico. The endophytic fungi isolates were identified by their morphological traits, and the majority of identified species correspond to species of fungi previously reported as endophytes of coffee leaves. We analyzed and compared the colonization rates, diversity, and communities of endophytes found in the different agroforestry systems and in the different regions. Although the endophytic diversity was not fully recovered, we found differences in the abundance and diversity of endophytes among the coffee regions and differences in richness between the two different agroforestry systems of each region. No consistent pattern of community similarity was found between the coffee agroforestry systems, but we found that rustic plantations shared the highest number of morphospecies. The results suggest that endophyte abundance, richness, diversity, and communities may be influenced predominantly by coffee region, and to a lesser extent, by the agroforestry system. Our results contribute to the knowledge of the relationships between agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation and provide information regarding some endophytic fungi and

  3. Diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi from different agroecosystems of Coffea arabica L. in two regions of Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Aurora Saucedo-García

    Full Text Available Over the past 20 years, the biodiversity associated with shaded coffee plantations and the role of diverse agroforestry types in biodiversity conservation and environmental services have been topics of debate. Endophytic fungi, which are microorganisms that inhabit plant tissues in an asymptomatic manner, form a part of the biodiversity associated with coffee plants. Studies on the endophytic fungi communities of cultivable host plants have shown variability among farming regions; however, the variability in fungal endophytic communities of coffee plants among different coffee agroforestry systems is still poorly understood. As such, we analyzed the diversity and communities of foliar endophytic fungi inhabiting Coffea arabica plants growing in the rustic plantations and simple polycultures of two regions in the center of Veracruz, Mexico. The endophytic fungi isolates were identified by their morphological traits, and the majority of identified species correspond to species of fungi previously reported as endophytes of coffee leaves. We analyzed and compared the colonization rates, diversity, and communities of endophytes found in the different agroforestry systems and in the different regions. Although the endophytic diversity was not fully recovered, we found differences in the abundance and diversity of endophytes among the coffee regions and differences in richness between the two different agroforestry systems of each region. No consistent pattern of community similarity was found between the coffee agroforestry systems, but we found that rustic plantations shared the highest number of morphospecies. The results suggest that endophyte abundance, richness, diversity, and communities may be influenced predominantly by coffee region, and to a lesser extent, by the agroforestry system. Our results contribute to the knowledge of the relationships between agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation and provide information regarding some

  4. CARACTERIZACIÓN AGROFORESTAL EN SISTEMAS DE CAFÉ TRADICIONAL Y RÚSTICO, EN SAN MIGUEL, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Luis Villavicencio-Enríquez

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron caracterizaciones agroforestales en cafetales de tipo tradicional y rústico en la comunidad de San Miguel, Amatlán de los Reyes, Veracruz, México, con el objetivo de analizarlos y compararlos entre sí. Los resultados indican que ambos sistemas obtienen beneficios económicos similares aunque la composición de especies del dosel y los productos obtenidos son distintos. El principal producto económico son los árboles maderables (Cedrela odorata, Robinsonella mirandae y Mastichodendron capirii, seguido del café (Coffea arabica y C. canephora y las palmas Chamaedorae tepejilote y Chamaedorae elegans. La relación beneficio/costo obtenida para la venta de los productos forestales y agrícolas indica una mayor ganancia económica para el sistema rústico de café ($ 20,784.00·año-1·ha-1 respecto al sistema tradicional de café ($ 19,236.00·año-1·ha-1. Aunque las ganancias en ambos sistemas son relativamente buenas, el efecto que este tipo de explotación tiene sobre los recursos forestales puede ser poco sustentable a través del tiempo, ya que en el sistema rústico no existen labores de reforestación. El sistema tradicional de café se encuentra en una mejor condición de sustentabilidad y producción a largo plazo, ya que los elementos utilizados para la comercialización de árboles maderables y para combustible son reforestados por la importancia comercial que éstos tienen.

  5. Use of Transient Electromagnetic Soundings (tem) to Locate Urban Solid Wastes Disposal Sites, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Gonzalez-Moran, T.; Hurtado, M.

    2003-12-01

    Anthropogenic activities and their impact cause complex alterations in the natural quality of superficial and groundwater. Urban solid waste disposal represented an important source of contamination of groundwater. One of the main problems of the Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz area is the urgent necessity to close some dumps, actually in operation. At present, the municipal government has the project of selecting an urban waste disposal site that fulfills the official ecological norms, with appropriate geologic conditions and a useful life of 15 years. Study area, El Rebozo 1, is covered for sandy - clays from Filisola Formation. Also has outcrops of shales belonging to the Nanchital Formation. This Formation presents low porosity and permeability. It could serve as container in the construction of the landfill. We carried out 6 transient electromagnetic soundings (TEM), to determine the thickness and distribution of this formation in depth and to establish the existence of aquifers. The geophysical studies were carried out along a line of 680 m, with variable separation among stations between 150 m to 250 m, crossing the study area in SW direction. Results of TEM survey, geological, hydrological information and drilling survey confirmed the wide distribution in the studied area of the shale layer from the Nanchital Formation. The average thickness of the shale layer is 70 m and it presents low possibilities of storing an important aquifer. It could be considered as an impermeable layer that can be used as base for the construction of the landfill. Underlying the shale layer there are sandy-clays that could reduce the possible lixiviation from the landfill. Use of TEM provides larger advantages than the conventional electric methods (SEV's) and also more detailed information on the geologic and hydro-geologic conditions from the underground. The integration of geophysical methods with other disciplines allows more integrated systematic research in hydrogeology and

  6. Biodegradation of malathion, α- and β-endosulfan by bacterial strains isolated from agricultural soil in Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Jimenez-Torres, Catya; Ortiz, Irmene; San-Martin, Pablo; Hernandez-Herrera, R Idalia

    2016-12-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the capacity of two bacterial strains isolated, cultivated, and purified from agricultural soils of Veracruz, Mexico, for biodegradation and mineralisation of malathion (diethyl 2-(dimethoxyphosphorothioyl) succinate) and α- and β-endosulfan (6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-6-9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepine-3-oxide). The isolated bacterial strains were identified using biochemical and morphological characterization and the analysis of their 16S rDNA gene, as Enterobacter cloacae strain PMM16 (E1) and E. amnigenus strain XGL214 (M1). The E1 strain was able to degrade endosulfan, whereas the M1 strain was capable of degrading both pesticides. The E1 strain degraded 71.32% of α-endosulfan and 100% of β-endosulfan within 24 days. The absence of metabolites, such as endosulfan sulfate, endosulfan lactone, or endosulfan diol, would suggest degradation of endosulfan isomers through non-oxidative pathways. Malathion was completely eliminated by the M1 strain. The major metabolite was butanedioic acid. There was a time-dependent increase in bacterial biomass, typical of bacterial growth, correlated with the decrease in pesticide concentration. The CO 2 production also increased significantly with the addition of pesticides to the bacterial growth media, demonstrating that, under aerobic conditions, the bacteria utilized endosulfan and malathion as a carbon source. Here, two bacterial strains are shown to metabolize two toxic pesticides into non-toxic intermediates.

  7. Fragmentation effect in the leaf morphometry and environment of Quercus germana Schldl. & Cham. (Fagaceae in Xalapa, Veracruz

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    Anantli Martínez-Munguía

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    Full Text Available Quercus germana es una especie endémica del bosque mesófilo de montaña de México. La presión de selección que la fragmentación y los cambios ambientales ejercen, sugieren diferenciación fenotípica. Por lo anterior, la relación de la diferenciación foliar de Q. germana con la fragmentación y las condiciones ambientales se evaluó en seis sitios del bosque mesófilo de Xalapa, Veracruz. Para ello, se colectaron 10 hojas de las ramas nones de 30 individuos por sitio; se midieron 10 características morfométricas foliares y siete ambientales. Los análisis de varianza se realizaron con el modelo linear generalizado; se utilizó un análisis discriminante, se construyeron árboles de ligamiento UPGMA y se proyectaron las poblaciones tridimensionalmente. Las distancias de Mahalanobis se compararon con una prueba de Mantel para estimar la relación morfométrica y ambiental. Las variables morfológicas que mejor separan los sitios son mucrones, nervaduras y tamaño del peciolo. Ambientalmente, las variables más discriminantes son luz, temperatura y pérdida de humedad. La prueba de Mantel no mostró relación entre las diferencias morfométricas y ambientales (r = 0.090, P = 0.306. Las subpoblaciones de Q. germana son morfológicamente diferentes a pesar de la distancia corta que las separa, lo cual indica que posiblemente son afectadas por la fragmentación aún sin influencia ambiental.

  8. IMPUESTOS LOCALES EN NUEVA ESPAÑA: NEGOCIACIÓN Y OBRA PÚBLICA EN EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE VERACRUZ EN EL SIGLO XVIII

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    Yovana Celaya Nández

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En el contexto de la reforma política, administrativa y fiscal del siglo XVIII, el artículo reflexiona, desde el espacio local, sobre los mecanismos institucionales, políticos y económicos del cabildo de Veracruz para ejecutar una política de reforma urbana y ampliar al mismo tiempo su base fiscal. El resultado será un proceso, no exento de tensiones con las autoridades virreinales en el que el ayuntamiento afianzará su jurisdicción fiscal frente a los contribuyentes y frente a las autoridades virreinales. AbstractIn the context of political, administrative and fiscal reforms in eighteenth century, the aims of this article tries to study the cabildo of Veracruz institutional, political and economic mechanisms to run a policy of urban reform and expanding its fiscal base. The result is the strengthening of municipality jurisdiction on taxpayers and colonial authorities, a process that will cause many tensions with all of them.

  9. Proposal of Organizational Innovation for The Creation of Sme’s Products Exotic in A Community Indigenous Totonaca in Papantla, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Dra. Bertha Alicia Arce Castro

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In this work we’re given the results obtained after a year of improvement and application of a new model called Model of organizational change for the creation of small and medium-sized companies in non-traditional products, into a Totonaca a community in Veracruz, Mexico. Thisproposal has been designed to answer the under treatment of technical literature about rural family business, satisfying the lack of General models, which doesn’t respond to identified needs in farming communities with similar characteristics, generating companies to promote change in the Mexican food industry, able to meet the requirements of the current socio-economic context. The project has a strong element of innovation, which should gradually relates knowledge of farmers and that combined with them, generate knowledge management, which will become in organizational knowledge of the new company. In the selected region is intended to replicate the good results obtained in the implementation of the model in the region of Coatepec Veracruz, where 13 peasant families dedicated to beekeeping formed an innovative company that is involved in local, national and international markets.

  10. RELACIONES GENÉTICAS DEL AGUACATE (Persea americana Mill. EN SIETE MUNICIPIOS DEL CENTRO DE VERACRUZ, CARACTERIZADAS CON MICROSATÉLITES

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    María Elena Galindo-Tovar

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available México es el primer productor y consumidor de aguacate a nivel mundial. Las condiciones ecotopográficas de la zona Centro del estado de Veracruz y la distribución natural del género Persea, convierten el área en un gran acervo genético del aguacate. Debido a que esta especie presenta un alto grado de hibridación, la evaluación de las relaciones genéticas permite distinguir diferentes taxa e identificar material promisorio para programas de mejoramiento. El objetivo fue analizar las relaciones genéticas de Persea americana en la zona Centro del estado de Veracruz, mediante microsatélites. Se analizaron muestras foliares de 44 árboles ubicados en siete localidades; se realizó extracción de ADN y su amplificación utilizando iniciadores para microsatélites. Los datos se analizaron con el programa PopGene 3.2. Todas las localidades resultaron polimórficas, y aunque mostraron baja diferenciación genética, en el dendrograma se observaron dos grupos definidos por características de altitud, clima y suelo.

  11. ¿Cómo gestionar un destino turístico emergente y vivir para contarlo? Construcción de una estrategia competitiva a partir de la complejidad territorial de una ciudad capital: el caso de Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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    Jorge Humberto Trujillo

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    Full Text Available Ante un incremento de la competencia debido a la aparición de más destinos emergentes en México, una ciudad capital en proceso de metropolización como Tuxtla Gutiérrez, se prepara para iniciar un proceso de desarrollo turístico complejo a partir de la consideración de aspectos territoriales (físicos, sociales y económicos entendidos como producto social, a manera de características esenciales que le diferencian y le puede posicionar como competitivo en función de la capacidad de sus agentes sociales para favorecer y facilitar experiencias turísticas satisfactorias. En este sentido, el presente informe es el resultado preliminar de un ejercicio dialéctico que ha combinado estudios de posgrado en alta gestión de destinos turísticos y la experiencia de dirigir la oficina de turismo durante 18 meses.

  12. [Concentration of Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr and As in liver Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae) captured in Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Mendoza-Díaz, Fernando; Serrano, Arturo; Cuervo-López, Liliana; López-Jiménez, Alejandra; Galindo, José A; Basañez-Muñoz, Agustin

    2013-06-01

    Pollution by heavy metals in marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the hardest conservation issues to solve. Sharks as top predators are bioindicators of the marine ecosystem health, since they tend to bioaccumulate and biomagnify contaminants; they also represent a food source for local consumption. Thus, the objective of this study was to study the possible presence of heavy metals and a metalloid in livers of Carcharhinus limbatus. For this, a total of 19 shark livers were taken from animals captured nearby Tamihua, Veracruz, Mexico from December 2007 to April 2008. 12 out of the 19 captured sharks were males, one was an adult female, three were juvenile males, and three juvenile females. Four heavy metals (Hg, Pb, Cd, and Cr) and one metaloid (As) were analyzed in shark livers using an atomic absorption spectrophotometry with flame and hydride generator. Our results showed that the maximum concentrations found were: Hg = 0.69 mg/kg, Cd = 0.43 mg/kg, As = 27.37 mg/kg, Cr = 0.70 mg/kg. The minimum concentrations found were: As = 14.91 mg/kg, Cr = 0.35 mg/kg. The Pb could not be determined because the samples did not have the spectrophotometer minimum detectable amount (0.1 mg/kg). None of the 19 samples analyzed showed above the permissible limits established by Mexican and American laws. There was a correlation between shark size and Cr and As concentration (Pearson test). The concentration of Cr and As was observed to be higher in bigger animals. There was not a significant difference in heavy metals concentration between juveniles and adults; however, there was a difference between males and females. A higher Cr concentration was found in females when compared to males. None of the samples exceed the maximum limit established by the laws of Mexico and the United States of America. Much longer studies are needed with C. limbatus and other species caught in the region, in order to determine the degree of contaminants exposure in aquatic ecosystems

  13. Archaeological and Geological dating by means of thermoluminescence; Fechamiento geologico y arqueologico por termoluminiscencia

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    Gonzalez M, P.R

    1999-07-01

    In this thesis an specific method for dating local archaeological and geological samples based on the phenomenon of thermoluminescence (TL) using the fine grain and quartz inclusion techniques is developed. Taking into account that this work is interesting for professionals working in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Archaeology, Anthropology and related sciences, some basic concepts are described to have a better comprehension. Chapter 1 describes the concept of radioactivity, remarking the importance of the different decay types as well as the main radioactive series and the energy liberated in the process. The causes of radioactive desequilibrium are also considered in the case for radon. Another important aspect taken into account in this chapter is the radioisotope production and its relationship with the neutron activation analysis used for the determination of the Uranium and Thorium concentrations in the samples. The TL phenomenon is described in Chapter 2, emphasizing the importance of the process of thermally stimulated luminescence best known as TL and its application for dating minerals of different origin. Chapter 3 shows some important antecedents remarking some aspects of the techniques commonly used for dating purposes. Chapter 4 shows the different methods used for the sample preparation. The techniques used for the {sup 40} K, {sup 238} U and {sup 232} Th determination as well as for the cosmic radiation measurement using locally made TLD are also described. The methods used for the determination of the paleodosis as a function of the TL intensity of each sample are described: special emphasis is taken on the moisture effects as well as in the error limits in the age estimation. Results and conclusions of this study are presented in Chapter 5. These results gave an age of 980 {+-} 90 years for the Edzna ceramic and 1520 {+-} 90 years for the Calixtlahuaca ceramics. The age of the Teotihuacan ceramics was not estimated due to the lack of a stable region of the traps. In the case of paleodunes from the Sonora desert the age estimated was 3810 {+-} 110 years. The results ofthis study are shown as they were obtained from the reader. In conclusion, it can be said, looking at the results of this study, that the TL dating method is a promising method compared with the other techniques traditionally used for dating. This method could be used in the future to date samples from other archaeological sites in which its inhabitants did not leave any ''written''testimony of their presence. On the other hand, the dating of the paleodunes offers the possibility to study the geological phenomena provoked by the climatic changes in the past. The results showed here are the first obtained in Mexico in this field. (Author)

  14. Some implications of time series analysis for describing climatologic conditions and for forecasting. An illustrative case: Veracruz, Mexico

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    Gay, C.; Estrada, F.; Conde, C. [Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E:mail: feporrua@atmosfera.unam.mx

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    The common practice of using 30-year sub-samples of climatological data for describing past, present and future conditions has been widely applied, in many cases without considering the properties of the time series analyzed. This paper shows that this practice can lead to an inefficient use of the information contained in the data and to an inaccurate characterization of present, and especially future, climatological conditions because parameters are time and sub-sample size dependent. Furthermore, this approach can lead to the detection of spurious changes in distribution parameters. The time series analysis of observed monthly temperature in Veracruz, Mexico, is used to illustrate the fact that these techniques permit to make a better description of the mean and variability of the series, which in turn allows (depending on the class of process) to restrain uncertainty of forecasts, and therefore provides a better estimation of present and future risk of observing values outside a given coping range. Results presented in this paper show that, although a significant trend is found in the temperatures, giving possible evidence of observed climate change in the region, there is no evidence to support changes in the variability of the series and therefore there is neither observed evidence to support that monthly temperature variability will increase (or decrease) in the future. That is, if climate change is already occurring, it has manifested itself as a change-in-the-mean of these processes and has not affected other moments of their distributions (homogeneous non-stationary processes). The Magicc-Scengen, a software useful for constructing climate change scenarios, uses 20-year sub-samples to estimate future climate variability. For comparison purposes, possible future probability density functions are constructed following two different approaches: one, using solely the Magicc-Scengen output, and another one using a combination of this information and the time

  15. Reacción de germoplasma de frijol común a macrophomina phaseolina en condiciones de riego-secano en Veracruz, México

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Reacción de germoplasma de frijol común a Macro phomina phaseolina en condiciones de riego-secano en Veracruz, México. Se establecieron cuatro experimentos en Isla y Cotaxtla, Veracruz, México con los objetivos de determinar la reacción de 56 genotipos de frijol común a M. phaseolina bajo condiciones de riego-secano y para identificar germoplasma resistente al hongo y con estabilidad del rendimiento bajo condiciones de deficiencia hídrica. El germoplasma evaluado incluyó diferentes orígenes, razas genéticas, colores de la testa de la semilla, variedades y líneas experimentales. Se aleatorizó en diseños experimentales látice 7x8 cultivado bajo condiciones de riego y de secano (suspensión del riego en la fase reproductiva. El déficit de humedad adelantó la madurez fisiológica e incrementó la severidad de la pudrición carbonosa; además de reducir el rendimiento de grano. En promedio de los cuatro experimentos, TLP20/NT81, NGO 99165, Negro Veracruz, A 774 y BAT 477 mostraron los mayores rendimientos de grano (más de 1000 kg/ha y los promedios menores de severidad de la pudrición carbonosa; mientras que Negro Otomí, 9457-43, NGO 99176, CNC 2 y VAX 2 exhibieron un comportamiento inverso. La intensidad de la sequía en cada experimento fue variable y los valores mayores se observaron en Isla (0,53 y 0,38 en 2000 y 2001, respectivamente. No hubo asociación clara entre el índice de susceptibilidad a la sequía y la severidad de la pudrición carbonosa o rendimiento de grano, aunque si relación negativa entre rendimiento de grano y severidad de la pudrición carbonosa (r = -0,26* en promedio. No obstante lo anterior, el germoplasma con menores daños por M. phaseolina y mayores rendimientos de grano mostró, en general, valores menores de índice de susceptibilidad a la sequía.

  16. Propuesta de un plan de desarrollo integral del guanábano (Annona muricata L. en el estado de Veracruz México

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    Librado Vidal Hernández

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El estado de Veracruz tiene una superficie de 71' 227 km². Cuenta con una zona potencialmente apta para el cultivo del guanábano de 18' 440 ha, (0.21%, una zona medianamente propicia de 3' 645 324 ha (51.30% y una zona no apropiada de 3' 458 862 ha, (48.44%. Existen 20 municipios productores de guanábano en el estado de Veracruz. Actualmente la demanda por este producto ha permitido su incremento en superficie estimándose en 800 ha, en estos últimos años. Con un rendimiento aproximado de 5.0 ton/ha, por debajo de la media nacional que es de 6.5 ton/ha, esto refleja la poco tecnología empleada en el manejo del cultivo. Lamentablemente el desarrollo de este frutal en Veracruz se ha realizado de una manera desordenada. Todo ello, sin ninguna planeación y sin un estudio sobre un ordenamiento agroecológico a fin de detectar áreas potencialmente aptas para este cultivo. A pesar de toda esta complejidad se ha llegado a considerar como un frutal digno de atención por las posibilidades agroindustriales que representa. En general son tres los principales puntos prioritarios a tomar en cuenta para esta estrategia de desarrollo: Primero las características genéticas del material de propagación. Segundo las condiciones de sanidad de las plantas, principal factor que podría ser limitativo para el desarrollo del guanábano. Tercero la tecnología de producción. Existe desconocimiento en la lámina e intervalo riego, época; dosis y fuente de fertilización; época y tipo de poda. Existe una gran fortaleza en su aprovechamiento integral de este frutal: comercial, industrial, medicinal, farmacéutico, fitotóxico, alimenticio, entre otras propiedades.

  17. Caracterización y clasificación de suelos con fines productivos en Córdoba, Veracruz, México

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    Francisco Bautista Zúñiga

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    Full Text Available The epipedons of soils for sugarcane cultivation from Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico, were analyzed, ordered and classified using multivariate statistical procedures. Soils were also classified according to FAO nomenclature. Two groups of soils and their diagnostic properties were found. Wtih lineal regressions we selected the diagnostic soif properties that are easy to analyze, as: pH, clay percent, real density, and water rain (in mm. The drawing to soil maps at large scale with these soil properties would be an easy, less expensive and useful way to identify the areas susceptible for the application of waste on soil, also for amendments for sugarcane crops, for example, phosphate fixation, Ai toxicity, water retention, redox conditions, among others ones. The mayor soil groups are: acrisol, lixisol, fluvisol and cambisol. Acrisol and lixisol are reported for the first time for this geographical region.

  18. Entre la agricultura y el trabajo urbano: dos estudios de caso en la periferia de Xalapa, una ciudad media del estado de Veracruz (México

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    Virginie Thiébaut

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    Full Text Available Se estudian las relaciones entre ciudad y campo y su impacto en los paisajes en dos localidades periféricas de Xalapa, Veracruz: Chavarrillo y Tlalnelhuayocan. En el siglo XX, los habitantes de localidades rurales, sobre todo de la periferia de ciudades importantes, complementaban los ingresos del campo diversificando sus actividades, fenómeno que se reforzó en los ochenta y noventa con la crisis del sector agropecuario. Se observa que la pluriactividad y las relaciones con la ciudad adoptan formas distintas y las consecuencias en los paisajes varían en relación con las características naturales, socioeconómicas y culturales de cada localidad.

  19. Community management of natural resources, agrosilvopastoral and fisheries in the Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico: a possible alternative to developmental discourse and capitalist globalization?

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    Jesús Moreno Arriba

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    Full Text Available This research studies the processes of community natural resources management, agrosilvopastoral and fishery, since the agrarian communalism is presented as a central issue in the contemporary agrarian world with implications for the biocultural heritage management, more in line with socio-economic approaches of the 21st century. Thus, from a qualitative methodology, the advances of the first research offer a vision of communal management of goods: land, pastures, livestock, water, fisheries and ecotourism. The experiments studied in Sierra de Santa Marta of Veracruz in Mexico, through the caseanalysis Project Sierra de Santa Marta, PSSM, show how, starting from an “ecology of knowledge (Santos, 2009, the resources of the jungle have allowed different peasant and/or indigenous communities to survive, avoiding, largely, to resort to emigration. From the theoretical positioning of this work, it would no longer be an alternative development model, but an alternative to development or a post-development

  20. [Screening program for cervical cancer: public policies and experiences of actors who implement the program in the state of Veracruz, Mexico].

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    González, Zuanilda Mendoza

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    The aim of this article is to analyze the way in which the Screening Program for Cervical Cancer is carried out in a dysplasia clinic and related health centers in the state of Veracruz, through the representations and practices of the social actors who implement the program. In order to do so, in-depth interviews and observations of the practices of health service providers were carried out during different periods over the course of three years, from 2009 to 2011. Through the information obtained, the article explores the difficulties, achievements and results of this program as part of a public policy. Although a priority of public health policy is to see the whole population benefit from preventive and curative health care services, evidence shows that marginalized populations are not benefitted by such programs; such information does not however seem to permeate popular and medical knowledge.

  1. Analytical methods for wind persistence: Their application in assessing the best site for a wind farm in the State of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Cancino-Solorzano, Yoreley; Gutierrez-Trashorras, Antonio J.; Xiberta-Bernat, Jorge [Departamento de Energia, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas, Universidad de Oviedo., c/ Independencia, 13, 2a Planta, 33004 Oviedo (Spain)

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    The properties of wind persistence are an essential parameter in carrying out a complete analysis of possible sites for a wind farm. This parameter can be defined as a measure of the mean duration of wind speed within a given interval of values for a concrete site. In this study the persistence properties are evaluated from the methods based on the autocorrelation function, conditional probability and the curves of speed duration, used satisfactorily by other authors. The statistical analysis of the series of useful persistence is also carried out to validate the results obtained. These methods have been applied to hourly data of wind speed corresponding to five Weather Stations (WS) in the State of Veracruz, Mexico in the period 1995-2006. The results obtained indicate that the coastal areas have the best properties of wind speed persistence and are, therefore, the most indicated for the generation of electricity from this renewable energy source. (author)

  2. Natural Parasitism in Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Populations in Disturbed Areas Adjacent to Commercial Mango Orchards in Chiapas and Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Montoya, Pablo; Ayala, Amanda; López, Patricia; Cancino, Jorge; Cabrera, Héctor; Cruz, Jassmin; Martinez, Ana Mabel; Figueroa, Isaac; Liedo, Pablo

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    To determine the natural parasitism in fruit fly populations in disturbed areas adjacent to commercial mango orchards in the states of Chiapas and Veracruz, Mexico, we recorded over one year the fruit fly-host associations, fly infestation, and parasitism rates in backyard orchards and patches of native vegetation. We also investigated the relationship between fruit size, level of larval infestation, and percent of parasitism, and attempted to determine the presence of superparasitism. The most recurrent species in trap catches was Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart), followed by Anastrepha ludens (Loew), in both study zones. The fruit infestation rates were higher in Chiapas than in Veracruz, with A. obliqua again being the most conspicuous species emerging from collected fruits. The diversity of parasitoids species attacking fruit fly larvae was greater in Chiapas, with a predominance of Doryctobracon areolatus (Szépligeti) in both sites, although the exotic Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) was well established in Chiapas. Fruit size was positively correlated with the number of larvae per fruit, but this relationship was not observed in the level of parasitism. The number of oviposition scars was not related to the number of immature parasitoids inside the pupa of D. areolatus emerging from plum fruits. Mass releases of Di. longicaudata seem not to affect the presence or prevalence of the native species. Our findings open new research scenarios on the role and impact of native parasitoid species attacking Anastrepha flies that can contribute to the development of sound strategies for using these species in projects for augmentative biological control. © The Authors 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  3. Efectividad biológica delazoxystrobin para el control de pyricularia oryzae cav. y cercospora oryzae miyake. en arroz de temporal en Veracruz, México

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    Full Text Available El estado de Veracruz, México, siembra anualmente 22000 ha de arroz de temporal con un rendimiento medio de 3,5 t/ha, debido principalmente a problemas de sequía lo cual favorece la presencia de hongos como Pyricularia oryzae Cav. (quema del arroz y Cercospora oryzae Miyake. (Mancha angosta. Con el objeto de conocer el comportamiento de nuevos fungicidas se evaluó la eficacia del Azoxystrobin en el control de estos hongos. El experimento se estableció en el municipio de Tres Valles, Veracruz, durante el temporal de 1999, con semilla de Milagro Filipino Depurado. El diseño estadístico utilizado fue bloques al azar con cuatro repeticiones. Los tratamientos evaluados fueron: Azoxystrobin a 0,2, 0,4 y 0,6 l/ha vs Tecto60 a 0,5 kg/ha y un testigo sin aplicación. Estos fueron aplicados al presentarse los primeros síntomas de las enfermedades. Se evaluó la incidencia, número de lesiones en 20 plantas, índice de intensidad, el rendimiento de grano y fitotoxicidad. Se encontró que el Azoxystrobin obtuvo mejores resultados que el Tecto 60 y éste a su vez que el testigo no tratado. El mejor control para P. oryzae y C. oryzae y el mayor rendimiento de grano (4432 kg/ha se logró cuando se aplicó Azoxystrobin en dosis de 0,6 l/ha, aunque con 0,2 y 0,4 l/ha de este fungicida tuvo un buen control de estas enfermedades. Ninguno de los fungicidas causó toxicidad al arroz

  4. Ten Years of Rainfall and Community-Based Streamflow Monitoring in the Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Region of Central Veracruz, Mexico: What Do These Data Tell Us?

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    Holwerda, F.; Aranda-Delgado, E.; Castilleja-Delgado, E.; Munoz-Villers, L.

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    Montane ecosystems and the water resources provided by them play a crucial role in the development and growth of cities and the productive sector in Mexico. For the planning and sustainable management of these resources, it is necessary to quantify the key hydrological components and have (at least some) basic understanding of the water cycle at the operational watershed-scale. However, the difficulty of implementing and maintaining rainfall-discharge observation networks due to the lack of financial resources and well-trained personnel, coupled with poor accessibility and safety, as well as the complexity of the biophysical and climatic conditions in montane regions have hampered progress in hydrological research and the generation of basic knowledge for the benefit of society. In 2005, research-motivated measurements of rainfall (P) and community-based observations of streamflow (Q) were initiated independently in the tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) region of central Veracruz, Mexico. In this presentation, we will explore these data to study the seasonal and annual P inputs and Q outputs of the ca. 11,000 ha Pixquiac river watershed as observed during the past ten years (2005-2015). The P data used in this analysis include continuous measurements from the major recharge zone within the study area (2000-2300 m asl), supplemented with observations from lower and higher altitudes to determine the P-elevation relationship. The Q data of the Pixquiac river consist of monthly measurements made near the outlet of the watershed (1300-1400 m asl) by citizen volunteers using the Global Water Watch methodology. We expect that these observations will contribute to an improved understanding of the hydrometeorology of mesoscale TMCF watersheds in central Veracruz, which is a prerequisite for sustainable planning and management of the water resources in this region.

  5. Nematofauna asociada a la rizosfera de papas (Solanum tuberosum cultivadas en la zona productora del Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, México Nematode fauna associated with the rhizosphere of potato crop (Solanum tuberosum grown in the region of Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Damaris Desgarennes

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    Full Text Available Se determinaron y clasificaron en grupos tróficos las especies de nematodos asociados a la rizosfera de Solanum tuberosum en suelos altamente infectados por el nematodo dorado de la papa (Globodera rostochiensis en un ciclo de cultivo, en la zona productora del Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, México. Se identificaron 7 géneros (Aphelenchoides, Aphelenchus, Crassolabium, Mesodorylaimus, Plectus y Steinernema y 8 especies (Aporcelaimellus obtusicaudatus, Ecumenicus monohystera, Acrobeles mariannae, Acrobeles singulus, Acrobeloides nanus, Cruznema tripartitum, Eucephalobus oxyuroides, y Globodera rostochiensis en asociación con la rizosfera de papas cultivadas. Crassolabium sp. y E. monohystera se registran por primera vez para México.Nematode species associated with the rhizosphere of Solanum tuberosum were identified and classified into trophic groups from soils highly infected by the golden potato cyst nematode (Globodera rostochiensis in a single crop cycle in the producing zone on the Cofre de Perote, Veracruz, Mexico. Seven genera (Aphelenchoides, Aphelenchus, Crassolabium, Mesodorylaimus, Plectus and Steinernema and 8 species (Aporcelaimellus obtusicaudatus, Ecumenicus monohystera, Acrobeles mariannae, Acrobeles singulus, Acrobeloides nanus, Cruznema tripartitum, Eucephalobus oxyuroides, and Globodera rostochiensis were found in association with the rhizosphere of cultivated potatoes. Crassolabium sp. and E. monohystera are recorded for the first time in México.

  6. A spatial and vertical comparison of coral Sr/Ca variations and growth rates in Montastraea faveolata colonies in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Cobb, R. M.; DeLong, K. L.; Richey, J. N.; Flannery, J. A.; Kilbourne, K. H.; Smith, J. M.; Quinn, T. M.; Hudson, J. H.

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    The massive coral genera Montastraea spp. is ubiquitous in modern and fossil coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea making this genus a potential archive for paleoclimate reconstructions. Interpretation of modern and fossil coral records requires understanding the origins of variability in coral geochemical variations on scales ranging from intracolony to regional as well as differing water depths. In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey recovered cores from five Montastraea faveolata colonies offshore of Veracruz, Mexico (19.06°N, 96.93°W) in water depths from 2.7 m to 12.2 m. The average linear extension per year based on x-radiograph analysis is similar (8.1 and 8.6, ×1.9 mm/yr, 1σ; n=31) for colonies at water depths of 2.7 and 4.3 m, respectively, for the interval from 1963 to 1991. Progressively slower extension rates are observed for deeper colonies (7.6 × 1.8, 7.5 × 1.9, and 4.5 × 1.5 mm/yr, 1σ; n=31) for 5.8, 6.1 and 12.2 m, respectively. Correlation coefficients among annual linear extension records vary between 0.00 and 0.40 (n=31) with the lowest correlation between colonies in close proximity (~1 km) and highest between colonies furthest apart (~250 km). We analyzed coral Sr/Ca at approximately 18 samples per year (0.5 mm/sample) along corallite thecal walls parallel to the slab surface for the interval from 1982 to 1991. This geochemical proxy for SST reveals seasonal variations within the coral skeleton that correspond to the high- and low-density bands in the coral slab, which represent one year of growth. Our linear regression of coral Sr/Ca from a single core (5.8 m water depth) to the Optimum Interpolation sea surface temperature (OISST; Reynolds et al., 2002) results in a slope of -0.049 (×0.024 mmol/mol/°C, 1σ; n=100; r2=0.52), which is slightly greater than the slope of other published Montastraea calibrations, but less than those reported for Porites spp. An alternative calibration method is to examine mean coral Sr/Ca with

  7. Concentración de Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr y As en hígado de Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae capturado en Veracruz, México

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    Fernando Mendoza-Díaz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de los ecosistemas marinos y costeros por metales pesados en el Golfo de México es uno de los problemas que afectan a los recursos naturales del medio acuático. Los tiburones por situarse en niveles tróficos superiores de la red alimenticia acumulan y magnifican cantidades considerables de contaminantes. Por esta razón, el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cuatro metales pesados (Hg, Cd, Pb y Cr y un metaloide (As en el tiburón punta negra (Carcharhinus limbatus por medio de espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con flama y generador de hidruros. Se muestrearon 19 hígados de tiburones capturados cerca de Tamiahua, Veracruz entre noviembre 2007 y marzo 2008, de los cuales 12 fueron machos adultos, una hembra adulta, tres machos jóvenes y tres hembras jóvenes. Las concentraciones máximas registradas para cada metal fueron: Hg=0.69mg/ kg, Cd=0.43mg/kg, As=27.37mg/kg, Cr=0.35mg/kg. El Pb no fue detectado, no al menos la cantidad mínima de detección requerida por el espectrofotómetro de absorción atómica (0.1mg/kg. Ninguna de las muestras analizadas rebasó los límites máximos permisibles por las leyes mexicanas y americanas.Concentration of Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr and As in liver Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae captured in Veracruz, Mexico. Pollution by heavy metals in marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the hardest conservation issues to solve. Sharks as top predators are bioindicators of the marine ecosystem health, since they tend to bioaccumulate and biomagnify contaminants; they also represent a food source for local consumption. Thus, the objective of this study was to study the possible presence of heavy metals and a metalloid in livers of Carcharhinus limbatus. For this, a total of 19 shark livers were taken from animals captured nearby Tamihua, Veracruz, Mexico from December 2007 to April 2008. 12 out of the 19 captured sharks were males, one was

  8. COMPARACIÓN DE LOS COMPONENTES DEL RENDIMIENTO EN VARIEDADES DE FRIJOL EN CONDICIONES DE ACIDEZ Y HUMEDAD RESIDUAL DEL SUELO EN EL SUR DE VERACRUZ

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    Aurelio Morales Rivera

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    Full Text Available El frijol negro (Phaseolus vulgaris L. se cultiva en suelos ácidos (pH<5 con humedad residual en el sur del estado de Veracruz, México. El cultivo se realiza en unas 6600 ha al final de la temporada de lluvias a mediados de septiembre o principios de octubre. La humedad residual, aunado a la acidez del suelo frecuentemente afectan el periodo de formación de la semilla, reduciendo el rendimiento. El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo caracterizar variedades de frijol de tipo III en cuanto a su rendimiento de semilla y sus componentes, cultivadas bajo restricciones de humedad residual y acidez del suelo, y altas temperaturas en el ciclo otoño-invierno 2012-2013, en el Municipio de Juan Rodríguez Clara, Veracruz. Se emplearon seis variedades de testa de color negro, seis del tipo ‘Flor de Mayo’ y una del tipo ‘Flor de Junio’. El diseño experimental fue de bloques completos al azar con cuatro repeticiones. La unidad experimental se constituyó de cinco surcos de 5 m de longitud y 0.8 m de separación. Se fertilizó con una dosis de 40-40-00. Las variedades “Negro Veracruz”, “San Andrés”, “Negro Cotaxtla” y “Flor de Junio Marcela”, exhibieron mayor rendimiento de semilla, vainas por m2 y peso de 200 semillas, altura de planta y menor biomasa aérea final que las demás. El mayor rango de variabilidad genética entre las variedades se observó para la biomasa aérea final y altura de planta. La respuesta en rendimiento y sus componentes sugiere que algunas variedades de testa negra han desarrollado mecanismos de tolerancia a la acidez, restricción de humedad residual del suelo y altas temperaturas durante la floración y formación de la semilla, que les permiten producir altos rendimientos a pesar de estar sometidas a estrés ambiental. La variedad de Valles Altos (“Flor de Junio Marcela”, también mostró que podría tener buena adaptación a estas condiciones.

  9. Specific genetic markers for detecting subtypes of dengue virus serotype-2 in isolates from the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico

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    Gardella-Garcia, Catalina E; Perez-Ramirez, Gerardo; Navarrete-Espinosa, Joel; Cisneros, Alejandro; Jimenez-Rojas, Fabiola; Ramírez-Palacios, Luis R; Rosado-Leon, Rocio; Camacho-Nuez, Minerva; Munoz, Maria de L

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    Background Dengue (DEN) is an infectious disease caused by the DEN virus (DENV), which belongs to the Flavivirus genus in the family Flaviviridae. It has a (+) sense RNA genome and is mainly transmitted to humans by the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. Dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are caused by one of four closely related virus serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4). Epidemiological and evolutionary studies have indicated that host and viral factors are involved in determining disease outcome and have proved the importance of viral genotype in causing severe epidemics. Host immune status and mosquito vectorial capacity are also important influences on the severity of infection. Therefore, an understanding of the relationship between virus variants with altered amino acids and high pathogenicity will provide more information on the molecular epidemiology of DEN. Accordingly, knowledge of the DENV serotypes and genotypes circulating in the latest DEN outbreaks around the world, including Mexico, will contribute to understanding DEN infections. Results 1. We obtained 88 isolates of DENV, 27 from Oaxaca and 61 from Veracruz. 2. Of these 88 isolates, 16 were serotype 1; 62 serotype 2; 7 serotype 3; and 2 serotype 4. One isolate had 2 serotypes (DENV-2 and -1). 3. Partial nucleotide sequences of the genes encoding C- prM (14 sequences), the NS3 helicase domain (7 sequences), the NS5 S-adenosyl methionine transferase domain (7 sequences) and the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) domain (18 sequences) were obtained. Phylogenetic analysis showed that DENV-2 isolates belonged to the Asian/American genotype. In addition, the Asian/American genotype was divided into two clusters, one containing the isolates from 2001 and the other the isolates from 2005–2006 with high bootstrap support of 94%. Conclusion DENV-2 was the predominant serotype in the DF and DHF outbreak from 2005 to 2006 in Oaxaca State as well as in the 2006 outbreak in Veracruz

  10. Prevalencia de Leptospirosis y su relación con la tasa de gestación en bovinos de la zona centro de Veracruz

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    Juan Prisciliano Zárate Martínez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La reproducción bovina es afectada por varias enfermedades infecciosas, entre las que se encuentran leptospirosis, brucelosis, campilobacteriosis, diarrea viral bovina y rinotraqueitis infecciosas bovina. Estas enfermedades infecciosas causan pérdidas económicas a la industria ganadera. El objetivo fue determinar la seroprevalencia de cinco especies de Leptospira: hardjo, inifap, paloalto, tarassovi y wolffi en siete unidades de producción (UP del estado de Veracruz, así como las razones de momios entre las seroprevalencias de las UP. Un objetivo adicional fue determinar si la presencia de Leptospira influye la tasa de gestación (TG. Método: Las UP fueron de los municipios de San Rafael, Medellín y Cotaxtla. Se tomaron muestras de sangre de vacas Bos taurus x Bos indicus. Los análisis serológicos para determinar la presencia de Leptospiras se realizaron con la prueba de microaglutinación en placa. Se consideraron como positivos los animales con títulos mayores que 1:100. Los análisis de seroprevalencia se realizaron con el procedimiento GENMOD de SAS, considerando un diseño completamente al azar, donde el factor de riesgo fue la UP, y asumiendo la función liga logit para una distribución binomial. El análisis de TG se realizó con el mismo procedimiento, asumiendo la misma función liga, pero el modelo incluyó los efectos de estatus zoosanitario (presencia/ausencia de Leptospiras y UP. Resultados: La variable UP fue significativa (P0.05 para la de L. inifap y L. wolffi. Las seroprevalencias promedio fueron: 89.3, 67.1, 40.0, 15.9 y 10.0% para L. inifap, L. hardjo, L. paloalto, L. tarassovi y L. wolffi, respectivamente. El estatus zoosanitario y UP no afectaron (P>0.05 la TG. La TG promedio de las siete UP fue 50.5% Discusión o Conclusión: Los resultados obtenidos en el presente trabajo muestran que las cinco especies de Leptospira estudiadas se encuentran presentes en todas las unidades de producci

  11. Seroprevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi y su asociación con factores de riesgo en menores de 18 años de Veracruz, México Seroprevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies and associated risk factors among the population under 18 years of age in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Paz María Salazar

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra Trypanosoma cruzi en menores de 18 años del estado de Veracruz, México, e identificar los factores de riesgo asociados con las características de la vivienda y la presencia y distribución del agente transmisor. MÉTODOS: Estudio epidemiológico transversal en la población menor de 18 años que vivía en 10 de las 11 jurisdicciones sanitarias del estado de Veracruz, México, entre 2000 y 2001. La presencia de anticuerpos contra T. cruzi se determinó mediante una prueba de hemaglutinación indirecta (HAI y un ensayo inmunoenzimático indirecto tipo ELISA en muestras de suero tomadas en papel de filtro y se confirmaron mediante las pruebas de HAI, ELISA e inmunofluorescencia indirecta (IFI en muestras de suero. Se aplicó un cuestionario para evaluar las condiciones de la vivienda y se calcularon los índices entomológicos de triatominos intra y peridomiciliarios. Los resultados se evaluaron mediante análisis bifactorial y multifactorial por regresión logística no condicional. RESULTADOS: De las 150 personas inicialmente reactivas, 14 resultaron positivas (5 mediante la prueba de HAI, ELISA e IFI; 6 por HAI y ELISA y 3 por ELISA e IFI, para una prevalencia general de 0,91% (IC95%: 0,85% a 0,94%. Los casos positivos residían en cinco jurisdicciones sanitarias y la mayor prevalencia se encontró en Tuxpan: 5,2% (IC95%: 1,2% a 9,0%. Los factores de riesgo fueron el haber visto chinches dentro de la vivienda y los techos con fisuras. La única especie del agente transmisor capturada fue Triatoma dimidiata. Los índices entomológicos de infestación, colonización e infección natural fueron: 10,9%, 50,0% y 9,0%, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES: Se confirmó la transmisión vectorial activa de la infección en el estado de Veracruz, México, con una seroprevalencia general de anticuerpos contra T. cruzi en menores de 18 años de 0,91%. Se debe seguir atentamente la seroprevalencia en

  12. Floristic Diversity and Cultural Importance in Agroforestry Systems on Small-Scale Farmer’s Livelihoods in Central Veracruz, México

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    Sjoerd Pietersen

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available México is a cultural and biological megadiverse country with an increased anthropogenic pressure on its tropical landscapes. The study area was the ejido “Los Ídolos”, Misantla, Central Veracruz, Mexico. The main objective of this research was to identify how the woody plant diversity of agroforestry systems contributed to the cultural, economic, and subsistence security of local farmers. Five different agroforestry systems were identified: forest gardens (FG, home gardens (HG, plantation crop combination with perennial cultivates (PC, plantation crop combinations with annual cultivates (AC, and trees on pastures (TP. FG systems had the highest floristic diversity, followed by HG and TP. Interviews with farmers showed that FG, HG, and PC systems were important for maintaining cultural identity and secure subsistence needs, while PC and TP systems were important for improving the economic situation of farmers. The FG systems contained only native species, while the proportion of exotic plants differed among the other systems. Useful exotic plants were found in the HG system. This study demonstrated that agroforestry systems such as FG were not used to their full potential, despite their high diversity of useful plants. It is recommended that farmers—assisted by institutions and representatives of local product chains—conduct feasibility studies on the marketing and promotion of products derived from specific agroforestry systems.

  13. Calidad del agua de la niebla captada artificialmente en la microcuenca del río Pixquiac, Veracruz, México: resultados preliminares

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    Rodolfo Jofre-Meléndez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de determinar si el agua recolectada artificialmente de la niebla en la zona central montañosa del Estado de Veracruz es apta para el consumo humano, se realizó un muestreo preliminar de enero a marzo del año 2010, periodo de mayor frecuencia de nieblas, para analizar sus aspectos físicos, químicos y biológicos y evaluar su calidad. Se encontró que el agua contiene metales pesados como el mercurio, organismos coliformes y cantidades altas de nitrógeno amoniacal, pero esto se puede solucionar aplicando un tratamiento de saneamiento para uso humano con un costo de 0.00341 USD L -1 que no incluye mano de obra ni infraestructura. Se discuten las causas que pueden originar su contaminación y se concluye que el agua recolectada de la niebla no es adecuada para el consumo humano, pero sí para la agricultura.

  14. El padrón del impuesto personal y la migración en Córdoba, Veracruz: 1906-1907

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    Soledad García Morales

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    Full Text Available El impuesto personal fue una de las contribuciones que desde la República Restaurada cobró importancia en Veracruz como medida para incrementar el ramo de finanzas. Sin embargo, fue durante el porfiriato cuando logró rendir sus mejores frutos, a través de la participación de los jefes políticos, quienes junto con los alcaldes municipales se encargaron de la elaboración de los padrones y del cobro de dicho impuesto. Son precisamente esos padrones los que se convierten en una fuente de consulta para quienes se interesan en acercarse al estudio de las migraciones internas, ya que entre sus rubros contienen información sobre la procedencia, ocupación , salario y destino de los jornaleros. En el caso de Córdoba nos limitamos a estudiar los años 1906 y 1907, considerados de crisis económica donde, sin embargo, persistió una afluencia de inmigrantes con destino a las haciendas cafetaleras de la zona.

  15. Factores que influyen en la práctica de la horticultura periurbana: caso de una ciudad en el estado de Veracruz, México

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    Marco Antonio Toral Juárez

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue identificar factores culturales, socioeconómicos y ambientales que influyen en la disposición de las madres de familia a practicar la horticultura en el hogar y conocer la rentabilidad de la producción de hortalizas en contenedores. Con un muestreo no probabilístico se seleccionaron 114 madres de familia en el área peri-urbana de Cardel, Veracruz, México. Posteriormente, fueron entrevistadas mediante una encuesta tipo escala Likert para obtener la disposición a practicar la horticultura periurbana (DAPH y las familias se clasificaron en cuatro niveles socioeconómicos. La rentabilidad de la producción hortícola fue estimada por el método Relación Beneficio/Costo. El resultado de la DAPH es favorable y cuatro de seis contenedores son rentables. Múltiples factores influyen en la DAPH y el factor ambiental determina los tipos de hortalizas a cultivar.

  16. ESTRUCTURA POBLACIONAL DE Abies religiosa (Kunth Schltdl. et Cham., EN EL EJIDO EL CONEJO DEL PARQUE NACIONAL COFRE DE PEROTE, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    María del Rosario Pineda-López

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la estructura de los rodales de oyamel (Abies religiosa presentes en el ejido El Conejo, localizado en el Parque Nacional Cofre de Perote, Veracruz. Se evaluó la densidad, diámetro, altura y cobertura del arbolado adulto en 17 parcelas de 625 m2. La regeneración se midió en las 17 parcelas utilizando subcuadrantes de 312.50 m2. El arbolado mostró una estructura de crecimiento de “J” invertida; sin embargo, los individuos se encuentran suprimidos y, aun cuando la regeneración es adecuada, el arbolado requiere de la apertura de claros para su desarrollo. Se encontró una superficie arbolada altamente fragmentada y amenazada de manera permanente por el crecimiento de la frontera agrícola y la extracción de leña para uso doméstico. Los resultados muestran evidencia de que la categoría de parque nacional no contribuye a la conservación del bosque.

  17. Estrategias competitivas para los productores cafetaleros de la región de Córdoba, Veracruz, frente al mercado mundial

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    Joaquín Perea Quezada

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo identifi car las estrategias competitivas para los productores cafetaleros de la región de Córdoba, Veracruz. Esto les permitirá competir en un mercado mundial globalizado, el cual se caracteriza por la sobreproducción de café en países como Brasil, Vietnam y Colombia, la fuerte competencia en el mercado de materias primas, el control del grano por un número limitado de países torrefactores y el descenso sostenido de los precios del café oro en el mercado mundial. Estas condiciones complicaron la atención de los cultivos para algunos productores y el abandono total de sus plantaciones para otros, como resultado del descenso de los precios internacionales. El descuido de la producción nacional y la pérdida de espacios han sido aprovechados por los países que vieron la crisis como una oportunidad para extender sus mercados sobre sus competidores más débiles.

  18. ESTRUCTURA Y COMPOSICIÓN ARBÓREA DE UN FRAGMENTO DE BOSQUE MESÓFILO DE MONTAÑA EN EL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ

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    Yureli García-De la Cruz

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La estructura y composición arbórea se analizaron en un fragmento de bosque mesófilo de montaña en la zona centro del estado de Veracruz. Para ello, se establecieron tres transectos de 2,000 m2, en los cuales se tomaron datos dasométricos a todos los individuos con diámetro normal mayor de 10 cm. Se encontraron 239 individuos pertenecientes a 14 especies, 12 géneros y 12 familias. La familia Fagaceae fue dominante en las áreas de muestreo. Quercus salicifolia, Liquidambar styraciflua, Quercus leiophylla y Alchornea latifolia fueron las especies más importantes. Éstas presentaron relaciones alométricas significativas entre las variables cobertura-diámetro normal, y altura-diámetro normal (excepto A. latifolia. Se plantea una posible variante sinecológica de bosque mesófilo de montaña, a través de la asociación Q. salicifolia-L. styraciflua, lo cual refleja la baja riqueza florística reportada.

  19. Violaciones de Derechos Humanos en el proceso de imposición de un proyecto hidroeléctrico, Veracruz, México

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    Beatriz Torres Beristain

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo presentaremos algunos puntos del proceso de imposición de un megaproyecto hidroeléctrico en el estado de Veracruz, México, el cual de construirse implicaría una fuerte transformación del territorio y pérdida de bienes comunes naturales. Los pueblos indígenas y campesinos, no fueron informados y mucho menos consultados para llevar acabo éste proyecto. Cuando se organizaron las comunidades en busca de información y para hacer un frente al proyecto se encontraron con amenazas, acoso, criminalización e incluso la muerte. Una diversidad de derechos humanos han sido violados en este proceso mientras el estado ha sido omiso o cómplice. La movilización social y la conformación de resistencias a nivel local, nacional e internacional abren posibilidades para la búsqueda de justicia y detener la construcción de esta presa a través de la defensa de los derechos humanos.

  20. [Fauna of Scarabaeidae-Laparosticti and Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) associated with Cloud Forest, shaded coffee plantations and transformed communities in Central Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Deloya, Cuauhtémoc; Parra-Tabla, Victor; Delfín-González, Hugo

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    Beetles were collected from April 2002 to July 2003 from the following sites in the centre of the state of Veracruz located every 200 m along an altitudinal gradient (1000 - 1400 m asl): three fragments of cloud forest, three shaded coffee plantations, an open canopy coffee plantation, secondary forest, and a pasture. A total of 9,982 specimens were captured, belonging to the families Scarabaeidae and Trogidae, and representing 21 genera and 50 species. The genera Ataenius Harold, Onthophagus Latreille and Aphodius Illiger represented 48% of the species of Scarabaeidae. Species richness was found to decrease with increasing altitude; there were 36 species at 1000 m asl, 27 species between 1200 and 1300 m asl, and 26 species at 1400 m asl. Abundance along the altitudinal gradient follows a pattern of few abundant species and many species with few specimens. Beetle activity is related to precipitation. In the nine communities studied, species richness was observed to increase when precipitation was greater than 100 mm at the beginning of the rainy season. On the landscape scale, there were 44 species during the rainy season, 22 during the windy nortes season, and 24 during the dry season. In terms of trophic guild, 40% of the beetles captured were saprophagous that feed on decomposing organic material from plants and 60% were saprophagous that feed on decomposing organic material from animals (30% necrophagous, 26% coprophagous, 4% telio-necrophagous).

  1. La legitimidad de la reforma fiscal: autoridades tributarias y contribuyentes en el mercado de la ciudad de Veracruz, 1875-1889

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    Dora Sánchez Hidalgo Hernández

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    Full Text Available Uno de los retos más difíciles para instrumentar la reforma fiscal del siglo xix en México fue transitar del cobro de los derechos municipales (de mercado y consumo a los de patente. Las tensiones entre la ley y la realidad generadas por esta transformación tributaria parecían haber convencido a los defensores más aguerridos de la reforma de su inviabilidad. El caso de la ciudad de Veracruz ayuda a explicar cómo fue gracias a las tensiones entre la ley y la praxis cotidiana que los regidores del Ayuntamiento consiguieron regular la recaudación en los mercados urbanos, con base en los derechos de patente. Los procesos de negociación entre autoridades tributarias, contribuyentes y el gobierno estatal permitieron crear los mecanismos tributarios basados en el “giro”, con los que se legitimó la reforma fiscal federal desde el ámbito local.

  2. Interactions between payments for hydrologic services, landowner decisions, and ecohydrological consequences: synergies and disconnection in the cloud forest zone of central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Heidi Asbjornsen

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    hydrologic services and people's decisions, behavior, and knowledge regarding forest conservation and water. Using central Veracruz as our case study, we identify areas of both synchrony and disconnection between PHS goals and outcomes. Mature and regenerating cloud forests (targeted by PHS were found to produce enhanced hydrologic services relative to areas converted to pasture, including reduced peak flows during large rain events and maintenance of dry-season base flows. However, unexpectedly, these hydrologic benefits from cloud forests were not necessarily greater than those from other vegetation types. Consequently, the location of forests in strategic watershed positions (e.g., where deforestation risk or hydrologic recharge are high may be more critical than forest type in promoting hydrologic functions within watersheds and should be considered when targeting PHS payments. While our results suggest that participation in PHS improved the level of knowledge among watershed inhabitants about forest-water relationships, a mismatch existed between payment amounts and landowner opportunity costs, which may contribute to the modest success in targeting priority areas within watersheds. Combined, these findings underscore the complexity of factors that influence motivations for PHS participation and land use decisions and behavior, and the importance of integrating understanding of both ecohydrological and socioeconomic dynamics into PHS design and implementation. We conclude by identifying opportunities for improving the design of PHS programs and recommending priority areas for future research and monitoring, both in Mexico and globally.

  3. Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and DNA damage as an indicator of environmental stress in fish of different feeding habits of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    González-Mille, Donaji J; Ilizaliturri-Hernández, César A; Espinosa-Reyes, Guillermo; Costilla-Salazar, Rogelio; Díaz-Barriga, Fernando; Ize-Lema, Irina; Mejía-Saavedra, Jesús

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    The region of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz hosts one of the largest and most important industrial areas of Mexico and Latin America. Industrial development and rapid population growth, have triggered a severe impact on aquatic ecosystems of the region. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of POPs in sediment and in muscle tissue of five fish species from different trophic levels in downstream residents of the Coatzacoalcos River, and their integration with DNA damage in the fish, evaluated with the comet assay in whole blood as a biological indicator of stress, in order to obtain a baseline of the ecological condition of the region. The compounds detected in sediment and in muscle tissue were hexachlorobenzene (HCB), α-, β-, γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), mirex and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Sediment concentrations of these pollutants (except for mirex) exceeded the values of protection provided by international guidelines, suggesting a potential risk to aquatic life in the region. DNA damage recorded in the fish species is evidence of exposure to a mix of genotoxic pollutants, which combined with exposure to POPs, reflects the degree of environmental stress of aquatic organisms in the region. The results of this study show the importance of determining the presence of contaminants in the environment, the bioaccumulation in tissues and their effects on exposed organisms, providing an integrated approach in assessing the health of aquatic ecosystems.

  4. Screening program for cervical cancer: public policies and experiences of actors who implement the program in the state of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Zuanilda Mendoza

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available El propósito fue analizar cómo se desarrolla el Programa de Detección del Cáncer Cervicouterino en una clínica de displasias y algunos centros de salud en el estado de Veracruz, a través de las representaciones y prácticas de los actores sociales que implementan el programa. Para ello, se realizaron entrevistas en profundidad y observación de la práctica de estos prestadores de servicios durante varios periodos a lo largo de 3 años entre 2009 y 2011. A partir de la información obtenida pretendemos dar cuenta de las dificultades, aciertos y resultados que dicho programa tiene como parte de una política pública, sobre la base de que las políticas en salud tienen como prioridad que toda la población se vea beneficiada por los servicios de atención preventiva y curativa, y si bien la evidencia nos muestra que las poblaciones marginadas no se ven beneficiadas por dichos programas, pareciera que esta información no permea los saberes populares y médicos.

  5. Relación entre la heterogeneidad del paisaje y la riqueza de especies de flora en cuencas costeras del estado de Veracruz, México

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    Ángel Priego Santander

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available La heterogeneidad del paisaje varía en el espacio dependiendo de la proporción entre polígonos y unidades tipológicas. La alta variabilidad del espacio geográfico le confiere una elevada connotación ecológica, lo cual sugiere una estrecha relación con la distribución de la biodiversidad. El objetivo de este estudio es conocer si se puede predecir la riqueza de especies a través de indicadores de variabilidad espacial. Para esclarecer esto, se exploró la relación entre heterogeneidad del paisaje y la riqueza de flora, en tres cuencas costeras del estado de Veracruz. La riqueza, dominancia, abundancia y diversidad de los paisajes resultaron variables explicativas de la riqueza de especies. Los modelos obtenidos explican más de 75% de la relación. Estos resultados indican que la riqueza de especies de flora puede ser pronosticada por valores de heterogeneidad del paisaje. Se sugiere explorar la probable existencia de zonas de elevada biodiversidad en áreas de difícil acceso o poco conocidas, con el uso de sensores remotos.

  6. PCBs and PAHs in surficial sediments from aquatic environments of Mexico City and the coastal states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Oaxaca and Veracruz (Mexico)

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    Piazza, Rossano; Ruiz-Fernández, Ana Carolina; Frignani, Mauro; Zangrando, Roberta; Bellucci, Luca Giorgio; Moret, Ivo; Páez-Osuna, Federico

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    Concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured in 13 surficial sediment samples collected at three lacustrine locations in the surroundings of Mexico City and four coastal areas of the States of Sinaloa, Sonora, Oaxaca and Veracruz. Total PCB concentrations span the interval 3.18 621 ng g-1. The highest values (63.7 621 ng g-1) were found in Mexico City, which is a highly anthropogenically impacted area, whereas low concentrations (3.18 12.9 ng g-1) were characteristic of seven places, some of them subject to intense hydrodynamics. In these latter cases, values increase by 18 73 times if normalised against the fine fraction (silt plus clay) content in sediment. Two samples from Mexico City exceed the ERM (Effect Range Median) guidelines and are likely to cause adverse effects. Samples contain only lower chlorinated PCBs (mainly 2-, 3- and 4-CB), thus suggesting that the most used PCB commercial mixture was Aroclor 1242. The homologue composition of the sample taken close to the nuclear power plant of Laguna Verde is identical to this commercial mixture. PAHs in the same samples have relatively low concentrations (14.9 287 ng g-1), well below ERL (Effect Range Low) guidelines. The composition of PAH mixtures accounts for the influence of both petrogenic and pyrolitic sources, with these latter prevailing at some places in Mexico City.

  7. EVALUACIÓN DE CAL, SULFATO E HIDROXICLORURO DE ALUMINIO EN LA COAGULACION-FLOCULACION DEL LIXIVIADO DEL RELLENO SANITARIO DE POZA RICA, VERACRUZ

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    Israel Hernández

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se reporta el proceso de clarificación del lixiviado de un basurero de la Ciudad de Poza Rica de Hidalgo, Veracruz, con este fin se utilizó como coagulantes óxido de calcio, sulfato e hidroxicloruro de aluminio. El CaO no presentó capacidad floculante para el lixiviado tratado bajo ninguna de las condiciones ensayadas. El Al2(SO43 mostró buena actividad floculante al tratar el lixiviado obteniéndose 0.97 NTU en el índice de turbidez con 2250 ppm del sulfato de aluminio, por la elevada cantidad de floculante el proceso caro; por otra parte, la floculación de los sólidos suspendidos en el lixiviado se logró una mayor extensión empleando 1.5 ppm de Al2(OH5Cl2*5H2O obteniendo un índice de turbidez de 0.83 NTU, con pH de 7.63.

  8. "Anciennes folies neptuniennes!" Über das wiedergefundene "Journal du Mexique à Veracruz" aus den mexikanischen Reisetagebüchern A. v. Humboldts

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    Ulrike Leitner

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    Full Text Available Article in German, Abstracts in English and German.When Humboldt in 1853 reread his 1804 notebook of his travel from Mexico City to Veracruz, he criticized his “old Neptunistic follies” in a marginal note. Scholars have doubted that he was still a Neptunist in 1804, but this text and Humboldt’s later remark prove it.Curiously, these few pages were omitted from his South American notebooks when they were rebound in 9 volumes at the end of his life. Together with the Berlin State Library autograph collection, these missing pages were relocated during World War II, and for decades they were considered lost. Actually, they are well preserved in the Krakau University Library, where I found them recently. They form a valuable addition to Margot Faak’s edition of Humboldt’s Latin American diaries.This paper discusses the manuscript, showing the development of Humboldt’s opinions in some disciplines he was concerned with. Some of these developments represent paradigmatic changes in natural history, especially in geology.

  9. Disputas Y Adaptaciones En Torno Al Uso De Los Recursos En La Reserva De La Biosfera “Los Tuxtlas”, Veracruz (México

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    Emilia Velázquez Hernández

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Entre 1982 y el año 2000 el Estado mexicano estableció un importante dispositivo institucional que incluyó la elaboración de leyes y la creación de dependencias gubernamentales con la finalidad de proteger el medio ambiente y fomentar el desarrollo local y regional. El Estado adquirió así un papel relevante en el establecimiento de una nueva gobernanza con relación al uso de los recursos naturales, pero ¿cuál ha sido el papel que las poblaciones locales han jugado en la construcción de la actual gobernanza ambiental?, ¿y cuáles han sido los mecanismos utilizados para impugnar o aprovechar la normatividad ambiental estatal? Este artículo busca responder a estas preguntas a partir de tres estudios de caso realizados en un área natural protegida al sur de México, con la intención de develar cómo en la práctica se adoptan, reformulan, o evaden las políticas de conservación.  Palabras clave: recursos naturales, áreas naturales protegidas, normatividad estatal, respuestas locales.  *** Abstract: Between 1982 and 2000 the mexican state created an important legal and administrative structure for the environmental protection as well as the local and regional development. In this way, the state acquired a relevant rol in the creation of a new governance related to the use and management of natural resources, but ¿which has been the rol that local people has played in the construction of this governance ?, and ¿what mecahisms the people has used for contest or take advantage of the institutions and laws related wiht the environmental matter. This article examines these questions in relation to three case studies carried out in The Biosphere Reserve « Los Tuxtlas », in the souht of Mexico. Key Words: natural resources, protected natural areas, state environmental regulations, local answers. *** Resumo: Entre 1982 e o ano de 2000 o Estado mexicano estabeleceu um importante dispositivo institucional que incluiu a

  10. El panorama epidémico en el Golfo de México. Los puertos de La Habana, Veracruz y New Orleans en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX

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    José Ronzón León

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    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como tema el estudio de la epidemia de fiebre amarilla, en 1905, en los puertos de Veracruz, La Habana y New Orleans. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la epidemia de fiebre amarilla que se convirtió en una pandemia que afectó dichos puertos. La finalidad es comprender la presencia de esta enfermedad en estos puertos y los efectos que tuvo en las relaciones políticas y comerciales de la región, mismos que condujeron a la búsqueda de políticas sanitarias y de saneamiento urbano.

  11. Dinámica de la humedad del suelo y el nivel freático, y su influencia sobre el régimen de caudales en la cuenca Los Gavilanes, Veracruz - México

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    Resumen: La cuenca Los Gavilanes (Veracruz – México) juega un papel importante en el abastecimiento de agua a ciudades como Xalapa, Coatepec y otros municipios en la región; además provee agua para riego agrícola, uso recreativo y pesca local. La vegetación asociada actualmente es la presencia de relictos de bosque de niebla y cubriendo gran parte de la cuenca, parches de cultivos, pastizales y plantaciones de pino; usos que parecen haber alterado el régimen de caudales y el funcionamiento hi...

  12. Género, edad y pobreza como determinantes de vulnerabilidad y adaptación ante desastres: El impacto del huracán Karl en La Antigua, Veracruz.

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    Sosa Capistrán, Dulce María

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    En el presente trabajo se describen las experiencias de dos localidades impactadas por el huracán Karl en septiembre de 2010. El objetivo de la investigación es analizar la respuesta institucional e identificar las condiciones de vulnerabilidad y acciones de respuesta ante el huracán Karl considerando diferencias de género, edad y pobreza entre la población de la localidad de Nicolás Blanco y la colonia de desplazados (as) Huitzilapan del municipio de La Antigua, Veracruz. Se utilizó una meto...

  13. Caracterización del sistema de abasto al menudeo de tilapia viva (Oreochromis spp.) en la región Sotavento del Estado de Veracruz, México.

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    Lango Reynoso, Verónica

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    El mercado de la tilapia de la región Sotavento del Estado de Veracruz, México se caracteriza por tener una producción y venta locales, en el cual participan agentes que la trasladan a sus lugares de origen y la ofrecen viva al consumidor; utilizando sistemas de acuicultura para su mantenimiento. Sin embargo no existe evidencia que permita identificar las características que los distinguen y su grado de influencia en la cadena productiva. El objetivo de la investigación fue el de identificar ...

  14. Asociación de las remesas con el estado nutricio y la adecuación de la dieta en habitantes de la localidad El Espinal, municipio de Naolinco, Veracruz, México

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    Castillo Hernández, José Luis; Álvarez Ramírez, María Magdalena; Romero Hernández, Edith Yolanda; Cortés S, Cecilia; Zenteno Cuevas, Roberto; Berrún Castañón, Luz Natalia

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    Estudio de tipo observacional, transversal descriptivo, el cual tiene como objetivo determinar algunos factores socioeconómicos y de salud, así como definir si existe asociación entre recepción de remesas y estado nutricio y entre recepción de remesas y adecuación del aporte calórico de la dieta en menores de cinco años, escolares y mujeresen edad reproductiva de la localidad El Espinal, municipio de Naolinco, Veracruz. Se llevó a cabo un censo entre la población de interés y, con la informac...

  15. Detección e incidencia del fitoplasma Maize Bushy Stunt y su relación con el rendimiento en maíz en el estado de Veracruz, México

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    Alcántara Mendoza, Susana

    2009-01-01

    Una nueva enfermedad del maíz apareció en el estado de Veracruz, México durante 2003-2004. Síntomas de amarillamiento, enrojecimiento y posterior quemado de hojas, proliferación de mazorcas, jilotes raquíticos, falta de fecundación y granos vanos fueron parte del síndrome de la enfermedad. El fitoplasma Maize Bushy Stunt (MBS) se identifico por PCR se detectó en plantas con los síntomas antes descritos, en los municipios de Tlalixcoyan, Cosoleacaque y Paso de Ovejas en 2006 y 2007. Los genoti...

  16. Composición química de la fauna de acompañamiento del camarón de Veracruz (Golfo de México

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    María Isabel Castro-González

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available La composición química aproximada y la energía de las especies acompañantes del camarón utilizadas para consumo humano y animal se estudió en Alvarado, Vereacruz (Golfo de México. Cinco muestreos se realizaron entre septiembre de 1994 y marzo de 1995 en barcos camaroneros. Las muestras se congelaron a bordo para los análisis de laboratorio de la porción comestible. Los resultados indicaron 16 familias, 22 especies de peces y 1 molusco (calamar. Después de la humedad, la fracción química más abundante fue la proteína cruda con valores entre 14.3 y 19.6%. Los hidratos de carbono fueron desde 2.1 a 7.4%. El extracto etéreo (lípidos fue menos abundante pero variable numéricamente (0.5 a 3.8%, las cenizas se cuantificaron entre 0.10 y 0.24%. La energía presentó la menor variación numérica (4.5 a 5.2 kcal/g. 12 especies son empleadas como alimento animal y solo Pristipomoides aquilonaris se reportó como de uso exclusivo para este propósito; la composición química fue similar a la de las especies de consumo humano. Anchoa hepsetus, Synodus foetens, Cynoscion arenarius, Upeneus parvus y Trichiurus lepturus, se recomiendan para alimentación humana, especialmento por su bajo costo en la costa del Golfo de México.Chemical composition and energy content of the shrimp by-catch used for human and livestock consumption were studied in Alvarado, Veracruz (Gulf of Mexico. Five on-board samplings were done between September 1994 and March 1995 on shrimp ships off Veracruz. The samples were frozen on board for laboratory analysis of the edible portion, they included 16 families and 22 species of fishes and 1 mollusc (squid. After moisture, the crude protein was the most abundant chemical fraction (14.3 and 19.6%; carbohydrates were numerically variable in all groups (2.1 to 7.4%; ether extract (lipids was less abundant but variable (0.5 to 3.8%, ashes were 0.10 to 0.24%. Crude energy was less variable numerically (4.5 to 5.2 kcal/g; 12

  17. Specific genetic markers for detecting subtypes of dengue virus serotype-2 in isolates from the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico

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    Camacho-Nuez Minerva

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dengue (DEN is an infectious disease caused by the DEN virus (DENV, which belongs to the Flavivirus genus in the family Flaviviridae. It has a (+ sense RNA genome and is mainly transmitted to humans by the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. Dengue fever (DF and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF are caused by one of four closely related virus serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. Epidemiological and evolutionary studies have indicated that host and viral factors are involved in determining disease outcome and have proved the importance of viral genotype in causing severe epidemics. Host immune status and mosquito vectorial capacity are also important influences on the severity of infection. Therefore, an understanding of the relationship between virus variants with altered amino acids and high pathogenicity will provide more information on the molecular epidemiology of DEN. Accordingly, knowledge of the DENV serotypes and genotypes circulating in the latest DEN outbreaks around the world, including Mexico, will contribute to understanding DEN infections. Results 1. We obtained 88 isolates of DENV, 27 from Oaxaca and 61 from Veracruz. 2. Of these 88 isolates, 16 were serotype 1; 62 serotype 2; 7 serotype 3; and 2 serotype 4. One isolate had 2 serotypes (DENV-2 and -1. 3. Partial nucleotide sequences of the genes encoding C- prM (14 sequences, the NS3 helicase domain (7 sequences, the NS5 S-adenosyl methionine transferase domain (7 sequences and the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp domain (18 sequences were obtained. Phylogenetic analysis showed that DENV-2 isolates belonged to the Asian/American genotype. In addition, the Asian/American genotype was divided into two clusters, one containing the isolates from 2001 and the other the isolates from 2005–2006 with high bootstrap support of 94%. Conclusion DENV-2 was the predominant serotype in the DF and DHF outbreak from 2005 to 2006 in Oaxaca State as well as in the 2006

  18. Actividades productivas y manejo de la milpa en tres comunidades campesinas del municipio de Jesús Carranza, Veracruz, México

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    Juana Ortiz-Timoteo

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se analizan las actividades productivas y el estado del conocimiento actual que poseen los campesinos sobre el manejo de la milpa en tres comunidades del municipio de Jesús Carranza, Veracruz. La información se obtuvo mediante la aplicación de un cuestionario y una entrevista semiestructurada de aspectos agrícolas, en una muestra de 30 informantes. Los resultados muestran que en estas comunidades se practican dos tipos de milpa: milpa de tapachol que es un policultivo y se siembra de noviembre a diciembre en tierras bajas cerca de los ríos y arroyos; y milpa de temporal que se cultiva entre mayo y junio en tierras altas utilizadas para potreros. En estas milpas el principal cultivo es el maíz, el cual está representado por cinco variedades criollas y tres híbridas; en la milpa de tapachol, hay una variedad de cultivos como frijol, calabaza, cilantro, yuca, plátano, entre otros; la milpa de temporal es en realidad un monocultivo de maíz donde se utilizan comúnmente herbicidas para el control de las arvenses, no obstante el término milpa sigue siendo empleado por los campesinos de estas comunidades. Los productos obtenidos de estos cultivos se usan esencialmente para autoconsumo, pero algunas veces se vende el maíz y frijol cosechado en el mercado local. Adicionalmente, estos sistemas de cultivo funcionan como unidades de conservación de la agrodiversidad.

  19. Value of Riparian Vegetation Remnants for Leaf-Litter Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a Human-Dominated Landscape in Central Veracruz, Mexico.

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    García-Martínez, Miguel Á; Escobar-Sarria, Federico; López-Barrera, Fabiola; Castaño-Meneses, Gabriela; Valenzuela-González, Jorge E

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    Riparian remnants are linear strips of vegetation immediately adjacent to rivers that may act as refuges for biodiversity, depending on their habitat quality. In this study, we evaluated the role of riparian remnants in contributing to the diversity of leaf-litter ants by determining the relationship between ant diversity and several riparian habitat characteristics within a human-dominated landscape in Veracruz, Mexico. Sampling was carried out in 2012 during both dry and rainy seasons at 12 transects 100 m in length, where 10 leaf-litter samples were collected along each transect and processed with Berlese-Tullgren funnels and Winkler sacks. A total of 8,684 individuals belonging to 53 species, 22 genera, and seven subfamilies were collected. The observed mean alpha diversity accounted for 34.4% of the total species recorded and beta diversity for 65.6%. Species richness and composition were significantly related to litter-layer depth and soil compaction, which could limit the distribution of ant species depending on their nesting, feeding, and foraging habits. Riparian remnants can contribute toward the conservation of ant assemblages and likely other invertebrate communities that are threatened by anthropogenic pressures. In human-dominated landscapes where remnants of riparian vegetation give refuge to a diverse array of myrmecofauna, the protection of the few remaining and well-preserved riparian sites is essential for the long-term maintenance of biodiversity. © The Authors 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  20. EFECTO DE LA IVERMECTINA EN LA DINÁMICA ESPACIO-TEMPORAL DE ESCARABAJOS ESTERCOLEROS EN VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Los antihelmínticos formulados con ivermectina, se utilizan en los sistemas ganaderos de México. Sin embargo no se ha determinado su efecto sobre la abundancia, disposición espacio-temporal de los escarabajos coprófagos. Para estimar estos efectos, se realizaron colectas mensuales de julio del 2008 a junio del 2009, en un pastizal del centro de Veracruz. Se colocaron 20 trampas de pozo seco: diez trampas cebadas con estiércol sin químico (SI y diez trampas con estiércol con ivermectina (CI. Para estimar el efecto de la ivermectina, los datos se analizaron con el procedimiento MIXED de SAS v. 9.1. Mediante índices de dispersión, relación varianza media y K de la binominal negativa, se determinó el patrón de disposición espacial y temporal. Se colectaron 4569 escarabajos estercoleros, pertenecientes a la Familia Scarabaeidae, repartidas en tres Subfamilias Scarabaeinae, Geotrupinae y Aphodiinae, y 15 especies, siendo las más abundantes Euoniticellus intermedius Reiche y Digitonthophagus gazella F., representando el 65 % de los coleópteros encontrados. Existieron diferencias en las capturas de seis especies de escarabajos, siendo menores en las trampas CI en E. intermedius, D. colonicus, y C. lugubris, en junio del 2009. D. gazella y A. cribithorax presentaron menores colectas en trampas SI, en octubre y noviembre respectivamente. Los escarabajos presentaron disposición espacial agregada durante los doce meses, apareciendo las poblaciones más altas en el centro y sureste del pastizal. La presencia de ivermectina en el estiércol de ganado bovino no modificó la agregación de los escarabajos estercoleros presentes en la zona de estudio.

  1. SISTEMAS AGRO Y SILVOPASTORILES EN LA COMUNIDAD EL LIMÓN, MUNICIPIO DE PASO DE OVEJAS, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Marcelo Bautista Tolentino

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La caracterización de los sistemas agroforestales es una buena herramienta que proporciona elementos de análisis para la toma de decisiones en sistemas de uso del suelo. El objetivo de esta investigación fue caracterizar los sistemas agroforestales de acuerdo a sus componentes (agrícola, forestal y pecuario y al principal uso de las especies arbóreas en la comunidad El Limón, municipio de Paso de Ovejas, Veracruz. Se seleccionaron 24 agroecosistemas (AES con ganadería donde se realizaron recorridos de campo y aplicaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a productores. Se identificaron un total 106 sitios de los cuales 78 se clasificaron como sistemas silvopastoriles, 26 en sistemas agrosilvopastoriles y dos fracciones de vegetación secundaria (acahual; de todos los sitios, en el 59% el componente forestal tuvo la función principal de proporcionar leña, 16.2% sombra, 11.4% forraje, 5.7% postes, 6.7% cercas vivas y 1% frutal. Se identificaron un total de 70 especies arbóreas nativas e introducidas. Se concluye que el sistema más común en estos AES es el sistema silvopastoril el cual está integrado por bovinos, Panicum maximum Jacq. y árboles dispersos de distintas especies, mientras que los agrosilvopastoriles están compuestos de maíz, bovinos y especies arbóreas en cercas vivas.

  2. La pesca indígena de autoconsumo en Veracruz. Papel en la dieta y división genérica del trabajo

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    Verónica Vázquez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre pesca en México indican la presencia de una estricta división genérica del trabajo en esta actividad. Generalmente los hombres pescan en lagunas y mar, mientras las mujeres comercializan el producto o pescan en esteros, lagunas y ríos para el autoconsumo. Sin embargo, desconocemos la importancia de estos alimentos para la dieta familiar, así como las implicaciones derivadas de esta división del trabajo, en términos del acceso por parte de mujeres y hombres, al recurso acuático. El presente trabajo contribuye a estos dos temas con un estudio de caso realizado en Ixhuapan, comunidad nahua de la Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz. Los datos fueron obtenidos mediante entrevistas grupales e individuales, una encuesta socioeconómica y cuatro frecuencias de consumo. Los resultados indican una reducción en la variedad y tamaño de especies acuáticas para el autoconsumo, el cual actualmente se limita a dos animales: camarón y mojarra. La construcción de las artes de pesca como femeninas o masculinas determina el tipo de alimentos que mujeres y hombres pueden pescar. Las mujeres usan matayahual para atrapar camarón, los hombres atrapan peces con flechas y atarrayas y, en momentos determinados, también camarón con matayahual. Se concluye que el uso de determinado arte de pesca por parte de hombres o mujeres no depende de sus limitaciones físicas, sino más bien de prescripciones culturales que limitan el acceso de las mujeres a ciertos recursos alimenticios.

  3. Concentración de Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr y As en hígado de Carcharhinus limbatus (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae capturado en Veracruz, México

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    Fernando Mendoza-Díaz

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La contaminación de los ecosistemas marinos y costeros por metales pesados en el Golfo de México es uno de los problemas que afectan a los recursos naturales del medio acuático. Los tiburones por situarse en niveles tróficos superiores de la red alimenticia acumulan y magnifican cantidades considerables de contaminantes. Por esta razón, el objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la concentración de cuatro metales pesados (Hg, Cd, Pb y Cr y un metaloide (As en el tiburón punta negra (Carcharhinus limbatus por medio de espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con flama y generador de hidruros. Se muestrearon 19 hígados de tiburones capturados cerca de Tamiahua, Veracruz entre noviembre 2007 y marzo 2008, de los cuales 12 fueron machos adultos, una hembra adulta, tres machos jóvenes y tres hembras jóvenes. Las concentraciones máximas registradas para cada metal fueron: Hg=0.69mg/ kg, Cd=0.43mg/kg, As=27.37mg/kg, Cr=0.35mg/kg. El Pb no fue detectado, no al menos la cantidad mínima de detección requerida por el espectrofotómetro de absorción atómica (0.1mg/kg. Ninguna de las muestras analizadas rebasó los límites máximos permisibles por las leyes mexicanas y americanas.

  4. Possible recovery of Acropora palmata (Scleractinia:Acroporidae within the Veracruz Reef System, Gulf of Mexico: a survey of 24 reefs to assess the benthic communities

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    Elizabeth A. Larson

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    Full Text Available Recent evidence shows that Acropora palmata within the Veracruz Reef System, located in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, may be recovering after the die off from the flooding of the Jamapa River and a dramatic cold water event in the 1970s. Since this decline, few surveys have documented the status of A. palmata. The 28 named reefs in the system are divided into 13 northern and 15 southern groups by the River. Between 2007 and 2013, we surveyed 24 reefs to assess the benthic communities. Seven of the 11 reefs surveyed in the northern group and all in the southern group had A. palmata. Colonies were typically found on the windward side of the reefs in shallow waters along the reef edges or crest. We also recorded colony diameter and condition along belt transects at two reefs in the north (Anegada de Adentro and Verde and two in the south (Periferico and Sargazo, between 2011 and 2013. In addition, eight permanent transects were surveyed at Rizo (south. A total of 1 804 colonies were assessed; densities ranged from 0.02 to 0.28 colonies/m² (mean (±SD, colony diameter of 58 ± 73cm, and 89 ± 18% live tissue per colony. Total prevalence of predation by damselfish was 5%, by snails 2%, and <1% by fireworms, disease prevalence was <3%. Size frequency distributions indicated that all of the sites had a moderate to high spawning potential, 15-68% of the colonies at each site were mature, measuring over 1 600cm². The presence of these healthy and potentially reproductive colonies is important for species recovery, particularly because much of the greater Caribbean still shows little to no signs of recovery. Conservation and management efforts of these reefs are vital.

  5. A genetic algorithm to solve a three-echelon capacitated location problem for a distribution center within a solid waste management system in the northern region of Veracruz, Mexico

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    María del Rosario Pérez-Salazar

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    Full Text Available México es el tercer consumidor mundial de Tereftalato de Polietileno (PET, sólo después de Estados Unidos y China. El PET es utilizado comúnmente para fabricar recipientes de plástico tales como botellas para bebidas y empaques para alimentos. Se puede argumentar que el principal problema con respecto a la contaminación generada por los residuos de PET radica en una inadecuada gestión de residuos sólidos. Proponemos un modelo de programación entera mixta del problema de localización de instalaciones capacitado y luego un algoritmo genético es desarrollado para optimizar este modelo. El problema se describe de la siguiente manera: dada la cantidad de PET generado en la región norte de Veracruz, México, considerando cinco ciudades y cada una como una fuente de generación única, un centro de recolección tiene que ser seleccionado entre un conjunto de lugares previamente determinados en la ciudad de Tempoal, Veracruz; con el fin de servir a un conjunto de puntos de demanda en el mercado re-uso; se asume que las demandas como parámetros de incertidumbre. El objetivo es minimizar el costo total del sistema.

  6. Contraintes structurales et cinématiques sur une frontière de plaque récente: La limite nord du Bloc Sud Mexicain

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    Andreani, Louis

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    The first part of this work defines the Plio-Quaternary boundaries and kinematics of the Southern Mexico Block (SMB), a microplate uncoupled from North America along the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB). Structural data combined with analysis of satellite images and seismic profiles show that a major left-lateral strike-slip fault affects the Veracruz Basin and post-5 Ma volcanic rocks of the Los Tuxtlas Volcanic Field. Low seismicity associated to faulted Quaternary markers such as alluvia...

  7. Evaluación geográfica de áreas susceptibles a inundación en la cuenca del río Tuxpan, Veracruz

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    E. A. Ellis

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Existen eventos hidrometereológicos que, periódicamente, han provocado serias inundaciones en la Cuenca del río Tuxpan, Veracruz (México, dejando severos daños económicos y humanos. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue el de evaluar geográficamente las áreas susceptibles a la inundación en la cuenca con relación a distintos periodos de retorno de precipitación máxima, en 24 horas. Se integraron técnicas de Sistemas de Información Geográfica para el cálculo de gastos máximos, aplicando el método Ven Te Chow en cada microcuenca o unidad hidrológica. Adicionalmente, se empleó el modelo hidráulico de cauces abiertos, hec-ras 4.0, para modelar la superficie inundada. Para los insumos del modelo se emplearon los datos geográficos de la red hidrológica, el modelo de elevación, edafología y vegetación y uso de suelo. Los resultados indican una superficie de inundación que varía entre 522 km2 para periodos de retorno de dos años y hasta 554 km2 para periodos de retorno de 100 años. Las áreas con mayor afectación son las agrícolas, con 343 km2 y las áreas urbanas, con 15 km2 para periodos de retorno correspondientes a 100 años, resultando con severos daños económicos. Las zonas urbanas más afectadas incluyen las ciudades de Álamo-Temapache y Tuxpan. Los modelos aplicados y los resultados obtenidos en esta evaluación aportan información y validan una herramienta útil para la investigación y toma de decisiones sobre las estrategias y medidas de prevención y mitigación de los impactos inundación.

  8. Evaluación de fenoles y limonoides en hojas de Cedrela odorata (Meliaceae de una plantación experimental establecida en Tezonapa Veracruz, México

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    Samantha del Rocío Mariscal-Lucero

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    Full Text Available Cedrela odorata (Meliaceae es una especie forestal maderable nativa de América Tropical, conocida por la alta calidad de su madera. Plantaciones de esta especie son atacadas severamente por Hypsipyla grandella; la atracción o repelencia de la plaga está relacionada con metabolitos secundarios tipo fenoles y limonoides (triterpenos, por lo que el estudio de estos compuestos es importante para comprender algunos fenómenos fitoquímicos. Se evaluó la concentración de fenoles totales y limonoides en hojas de C. odorata (Meliaceae de una plantación establecida en Tezonapa Veracruz México, se analizaron 66 individuos de siete procedencias. La concentración de fenoles y limonoides mostró diferencias significativas, no solo entre las procedencias sino también entre los árboles de una determinada procedencia (Tukey, p≤0.05. La concentración de fenoles totales varió de 49 a 223mg EAG/g e, los flavonoides de 7 a 158mg EC/g e y las proantocianidinas de 4 a 104mg EC/g e, mientras que en limonoides se obtuvieron valores de 227 a 748mg EL/g e. Mediante Cromatografía Líquida de Alta Resolución con detector UV-Arreglo de Diodos (HPLC-UV-DAD se encontró un compuesto mayoritario que corresponde a un flavonol de tipo glicósido de Kaempferol y se identificó el flavanol catequina a bajas concentraciones. Por medio de Cromatografía de Gases-Espectrometría de Masas (CG-MS se identificaron los sesquiterpenos β-elemeno, E-cariofileno, aromadendreno, humuleno, gama-cadineno, D-germacreno, biciclogermacreno y los poli terpenos Di-α-Tocoferol y β-sitosterol. Nuestros resultados sugieren que la evaluación de los fenoles puede desempeñar un papel importante como parámetro de selección en programas de mejora y conservación, si se complementan con las prácticas convencionales de mejoramiento genético.

  9. Application of the H/V and SPAC Method to Estimate a 3D Shear Wave Velocity Model, in the City of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

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    Methods that use seismic noise or microtremors have become very useful tools worldwide due to its low costs, the relative simplicity in collecting data, the fact that these are non-invasive methods hence there is no need to alter or even perforate the study site, and also these methods require a relatively simple analysis procedure. Nevertheless the geological structures estimated by this methods are assumed to be parallel, isotropic and homogeneous layers. Consequently precision of the estimated structure is lower than that from conventional seismic methods. In the light of these facts this study aimed towards searching a new way to interpret the results obtained from seismic noise methods. In this study, seven triangular SPAC (Aki, 1957) arrays were performed in the city of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, varying in sizes from 10 to 100 meters. From the autocorrelation between the stations of each array, a Rayleigh wave phase velocity dispersion curve was calculated. Such dispersion curve was used to obtain a S wave parallel layers velocity (VS) structure for the study site. Subsequently the horizontal to vertical ratio of the spectrum of microtremors H/V (Nogoshi and Igarashi, 1971; Nakamura, 1989, 2000) was calculated for each vertex of the SPAC triangular arrays, and from the H/V spectrum the fundamental frequency was estimated for each vertex. By using the H/V spectral ratio curves interpreted as a proxy to the Rayleigh wave ellipticity curve, a series of VS structures were inverted for each vertex of the SPAC array. Lastly each VS structure was employed to calculate a 3D velocity model, in which the exploration depth was approximately 100 meters, and had a velocity range in between 206 (m/s) to 920 (m/s). The 3D model revealed a thinning of the low velocity layers. This proved to be in good agreement with the variation of the fundamental frequencies observed at each vertex. With the previous kind of analysis a preliminary model can be obtained as a first

  10. 30 years in the Veracruz state coast landscape: Laguna Verde nuclear power station. 1. ed.; 30 anos de paisaje costero veracruzano: Central Nucleoelectrica Laguan Verde

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    36 years ago one of the most important power projects of Mexico was born; the design and construction of the Nuclear power station Laguna Verde. This project became reality thanks to the commitment of a group of Mexican professionals that gave the best of them for its accomplishment. At that time, there was not in Mexico a legislation that contemplated the environmental protection; nevertheless, the Mexican Constitution anticipates that when in the country there is not legislation for the development of a project, this must adopt the legislation of the country that is selling it. In the specific case of Laguna Verde, the legislation of the United States of America was adopted and in the environmental part it had to issue the first Manifest of Environmental impact, that was called Informe Ambiental para la Contruccion de Laguna Verde en el Estado de Veracruz. This study was performed by several national as well as foreign institutions. Among the most outstanding are the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, the Intituto Politecnico Nacional, the Universidad Veracruzana, the Intituto National para la Investigacion de Recursos Biologicos, the Instituto de Ecologia, A.C. With this report, the engineers undertook the task of designing and constructing, the biologists and ecologists to realize the studies to mitigate the effects caused to the environment during the construction and later, during the operation of the Nuclear power station. After 18 years of commercial operation of the power station the present book is completed, in which the results obtained in 1972, when the studies of the environmental report began are compared against the ones obtained throughout this period. It is important to see in the results of the different studies and indicators presented/displayed in this book, that the important changes on the environment are due, to the change of the ground use and the over-exploitation of the natural resources as it happens in almost all the country. The

  11. Dispersión de semillas por aves en un paisaje de bosque mesófilo en el centro de Veracruz, México: Su papel en la restauración pasiva Seed dispersal by birds in a cloud forest landscape in central Veracruz, Mexico: Its role in passive restoration

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    Full Text Available La dispersión de semillas por aves puede jugar un papel determinante en el éxito de la restauración pasiva de los bosques ya que las aves pueden depositar semillas de especies pioneras y primarias, definiendo con ello la recuperación de la composición de la comunidad vegetal en el tiempo. En este trabajo se analizó la ingesta y dispersión de semillas por aves frugívoras como coadyuvantes en la restauración del bosque mesófilo de montaña en el centro de Veracruz, México. Las aves fueron clasificadas de acuerdo a su afinidad por el bosque y al estrato arbóreo en que concentran su actividad, con el fin de determinar si estas características se relacionan con la abundancia, riqueza y diversidad de las semillas que ingieren y dispersan. Se analizaron 93 excretas de 23 especies de aves; en ellas se encontraron 2699 semillas de 17 especies vegetales, siendo las más abundantes las del arbusto Conostegia xalapensis. Analizamos la correlación entre tamaño de las semillas y tamaño del pico para las seis especies de aves más capturadas. Complementariamente, evaluamos el efecto de la ingesta de semillas por aves sobre la germinación, realizando dos experimentos, uno con el total de las semillas obtenidas en las excretas, y otro con semillas de C. xalapensis que fueron administradas a las aves artificialmente y su germinación comparada con semillas control. Se encontraron diferencias significativas entre los índices de diversidad de semillas ingeridas para las seis especies de aves con mayor número de registros, lo que sugiere un consumo diferencial. Sin embargo, no se encontraron diferencias significativas en la riqueza y abundancia de semillas consumidas entre aves con diferente afinidad al bosque y preferencia de estrato arbóreo. Tampoco se observó una asociación significativa entre el tamaño de semillas con el ancho y lo alto del pico, pero sí con la longitud tomada desde la base y desde los nostrilos del mismo. Del total de

  12. Determinación de zonas agroclimáticas para la producción de mango (Mangifera indica L. “Manila” en Veracruz, México

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    Jorge Luis Martínez Fonseca

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El mango (Mangifera indica L. es un frutal de importancia económica en México, en el 2004 se reportaron 166 000 ha plantadas en más de once estados del país, en el estado de Veracruz 25 550 ha, donde el 85% es de la variedad “Manila”. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar las regiones agroclimáticas para el cultivo de mango “Manila” en el estado de Veracruz, México, por medio del Análisis de Componentes Principales (ACP con variables climatológicas (temperatura, precipitación, evaporación y radiación solar, además se elaboraron gráficas hidro-termales (relacionando: precipitación total y temperatura mínima mensual. Del ACP se derivaron dos vectores asociados con la temperatura mínima anual y precipitación total anual, que juntos explican el 83% de la variación climática total entre las localidades productoras de mango “Manila”; se definieron dos grupos de localidades con agroclimas diferentes, mismos que se confirmaron con las gráficas hidro-termales; con apoyo de información bibliográfica y de productividad, se definieron tres zonas de aptitud agroclimáticas para el cultivo de mango “Manila”, con los siguientes intervalos de variación de la temperatura mínima anual: zona 1 (No Apta menor de 13.5° C; zona 2 (Apta de 13.5 a 17.5° C; zona 3 (Moderadamente Apta de 17.5 a 23.0° C. Con un modelo empírico de temperatura mínima y un modelo de elevación digital, por medio de un sistema de información geográfica (SIG, se realizó la cartografía de las zonas geográficas con diferente grado de aptitud Agroclimática.

  13. Producción de frutos y semillas de dos especies arbóreas nativas en un bosque mesófilo de montaña de Veracruz, México

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    Yureli García-De La Cruz

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Se estimó y comparó la producción de frutos y semillas de una muestra de árboles pertenecientes a Alchornea latifolia y Liquidambar styraciflua en un bosque de niebla en la zona centro del estado de Veracruz. Los individuos se seleccionaron con base en sus características fenotípicas; se tomaron datos estructurales (diámetro a la altura del pecho, altura y cobertura y éstas se compararon con la producción semillera en cada especie. Se estimó una producción de 70 380 frutos, 140 760 semillas y 6.02 kg por árbol en Alchornea latifolia y, 5 738 frutos, 303 218 semillas y 0.7 kg por árbol en Liquidambar styraciflua. Ninguna de las variables estructurales de los árboles superiores contribuyó a explicar la producción de frutos y semillas. Sin embargo, la variación entre individuos (identidad del árbol contribuyó a explicar las diferencias observadas en la producción de infrutescencias por rama, el número de semillas por infrutescencia, así como el peso de las semillas por infrutescencia en ambas especies.

  14. Blood lead levels, δ-ALAD inhibition, and hemoglobin content in blood of giant toad (Rhinella marina) to assess lead exposure in three areas surrounding an industrial complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Ilizaliturri-Hernández, César Arturo; González-Mille, Donaji Josefina; Mejía-Saavedra, Jesús; Espinosa-Reyes, Guillermo; Torres-Dosal, Arturo; Pérez-Maldonado, Iván

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    The Coatzacoalcos Region in Veracruz, Mexico houses one of the most important industrial complexes in Mexico and Latin America. Lead is an ubiquitous environmental pollutant which represents a great risk to human health and ecosystems. Amphibian populations have been recognized as biomonitors of changes in environmental conditions. The purpose of this research is to measure exposure to lead and evaluate hematological and biochemical effects in specimens of giant toads (Rhinella marina) taken from three areas surrounding an industrial complex in the Coatzacoalcos River downstream. Lead levels in toads' blood are between 10.8 and 70.6 μg/dL and are significantly higher in industrial sites. We have found a significant decrease in the delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (δ-ALAD) activity in blood from 35.3 to 78 % for the urban-industrial and industrial sites, respectively. In addition, we have identified a strong inverse relationship between the δ-ALAD activity and the blood lead levels (r = -0.84, p < 0.001). Hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin levels, as well as the condition factor, are found to be lower at industrial sites compared with the reference sites. Our results suggest that the R. marina can be considered a good biomonitor of the δ-ALAD activity inhibition and hematological alterations at low lead concentrations.

  15. "CATÓLICOS, APOSTÓLICOS Y NO-SATÁNICOS ": REPRESENTACIONES CONTEMPORÁNEAS EN MÉXICO Y CONSTRUCCIONES LOCALES (VERACRUZ DEL CULTO A LA SANTA MUERTE.

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    Kali Argyriadis

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    Full Text Available Este artículo, mediante un enfoque basado en un cuestionamiento de la oposición clásica entre religión institucional y religiosidad popular, propone analizar la manera en que los devotos del culto a la Santa Muerte, en interacción con los medios de comunicación, los discursos académicos y las denuncias de la Iglesia Católica Mexicana, construyen en la actualidad varios sistemas locales de sentido. Basado en una reseña crítica de los trabajos existentes sobre el tema, este estudio se nutre también de una etnografía propia llevada a cabo en la ciudad de Veracruz entre 2004 y 2011. Intenta mostrar en particular cómo los debates sobre la historia y/o la legitimidad del culto han desencadenado una búsqueda de reconocimiento por parte de los fieles, así como el inicio de un proceso de construcción de la tradición, con vertientes nacional y regionales, en un contexto de intensas luchas de poder inter- e intra-grupos. Finalmente, propone pistas de reflexión para profundizar la investigación sobre esta devoción.

  16. PRODUCCIÓN, PÉRDIDA DE PESO Y TASAS DE DESCOMPOSICIÓN DE HOJARASCA EN CAFETALES TRADICIONAL Y RÚSTICO, Y SELVA MEDIANA, EN VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    Luis Villavicencio-Enríquez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio para analizar la producción, pérdida de masa y tasa de descomposición de hojarasca en parcelas agroforestales con Sistema Tradicional de Café (STC, Sistemas Rústico de Café (SRC y Selva mediana subperennifolia (Smsp, en San Miguel, Veracruz, México. En cada sistema se establecieron tres cuadrantes al azar (1000 m2. La colecta de hojarasca producida por el dosel se realizó cada 15 días, durante un año calendario. La descomposición de la hojarasca se evaluó en bolsas de polietileno que contenían10 g (peso seco de las especies dominantes y una mezcla representativa por sistema. Las bolsas se colectaron en siete fechas durante 352 días. La tasa de descomposición (k fue alta para Piper hispidum y para la hojarasca en SRC, en todas las fechas de muestreo, indicando un posible efecto del microclima o de la calidad de hojarasca. Las k menores se obtuvieron en Robinsonella mirandae/Coffea arabica y Mastichodendron capirii, en STC y Smsp. El resto de hojarascas mostraron tasas medianas de descomposición; R. mirandae no mostró diferencias entre sistemas. El estudio demostró la importancia de la producción y calidad de hojarasca, así como de los factores medioambientales, en la descomposición, en los sistemas de estudio.

  17. Spinitectus mexicanus n. sp. (Nematoda : Cystidicolidae) from the intestine of the freshwater fish Heterandria bimaculata in Mexico.

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    Caspeta-Mandujano, J M; Moravec, F; Salgado-Maldonado, G

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    A new nematode, Spinitectus mexicanus n. sp., is described on the basis of the specimens recovered from the intestine of Heterandria bimaculata (Heckel) (Poeciliidae, Cyprinodontiformes) from 3 rivers of the Papaloapan River basin (type locality La Basura River), Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz State, Mexico. It differs from its congeners mainly in having the spination of the cuticle separated into 4 longitudinal sectors, each with posteriorly diminishing numbers of larger spines at the anterior part of body. It is the first species of Spinitectus described from a poeciliid fish and the second reported from freshwater fishes in Mexico.

  18. Primer registro de la gaviota sombría (Larus fuscus en el estado de Veracruz, México: información sobre sus patrones de expansión en el Continente Americano

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    José Arturo García-Domínguez

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    Full Text Available Reportamos el primer registro de la gaviota sombría (Larus fuscus en el estado de Veracruz; se trata de una especie cuya distribución geográfica ha estado expandiéndose, de Europa occidental hacia Norteamérica, desde la primera mitad del siglo XX hasta la fecha. Anida de forma regular en por lo menos dos áreas en el suroeste de Groenlandia, en las que la población reproductiva se ha estimado en más de 700 parejas. Su expansión parece estar ocurriendo también hacia el sur, ya que comenzó a reproducirse en las Islas Canarias a partir de 1995. El primer evento reproductivo confirmado en Norteamérica fue en Maine, EUA, en 2007. En México, el primer registro sucedió en 1979; la especie ha sido reportada en seis estados, con un notable incremento durante los últimos años. Nuestro registro ocurrió el 16 de marzo de 2008. La mayoría de los individuos registrados en el este de Norteamérica posiblemente provengan de poblaciones reproductivas ubicadas en Groenlandia o en Islandia, y quizá estén funcionando como puentes geográficos entre Europa noroccidental y Norteamérica. Con base en sus patrones migratorios y de expansión geográfica, y en el aumento de sus colonias reproductivas, L. f. graellsii es la subespecie que puede ocurrir más comúnmente en Norteamérica. Las características morfológicas del individuo registrado en este trabajo son consistentes con dicho taxón. Si consideramos la regularidad y la cantidad de registros en diferentes regiones del continente, es probable que la presencia de la especie se encuentre subestimada en las costas mexicanas del Golfo de México, siendo en realidad una especie regular, aunque poco abundante.

  19. Some results about the dating of pre hispanic mexican ceramics by the thermoluminescence method; Algunos resultados sobre el fechamiento de ceramica prehispanica mexicana por el metodo de termoluminiscencia

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    Gonzalez M, P.; Mendoza A, D. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Ramirez L, A.; Schaaf, P. [Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

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    One of the most frequently recurring questions in Archaeometry concerns the age of the studied objects. The some first dating methods were based in historical narrations, style of buildings manufacture techniques. However, has been observed that as consequence the continuous irradiation from naturally occurring radioisotopes and from cosmic rays some materials, such as archaeological ceramic, accumulate certain quantity of energy. These types of material can, in principle, be dated through the analysis of these accumulate energy. In that case, ceramic dating can be realized by thermoluminescence (TL) dating. In this work, results obtained by our research group about TL dating of ceramic belonging to several archaeological zones like to Edzna (Campeche), Calixtlahuaca and Teotenango (Mexico State) and Hervideros (Durango) are presented. The analysis was realized using the fine grained mode in a Daybreak model 1100 reader TL system. The radioisotopes that contribute in the accumulate annual dose in ceramic samples ({sup 40} K, {sup 238} U, {sup 232} Th) were determined by means of techniques such as Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and Neutron Activation Analysis (AAN). Our results are agree with results obtained through other methods. (Author) 7 refs., 2 tabs., 5 figs.

  20. Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on the diversity of shallow stony corals in the Veracruz Reef System National Park Impacto de perturbaciones antrópicas sobre la diversidad de corales pétreos superficiales en el Parque Nacional Sistema Arrecifal veracruzano

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    Carla V. Gutiérrez-Ruiz

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Anthropogenic disturbances may affect the development and maintenance of coral reefs by promoting diseases and other syndromes. In turn, this may cause local decreases in coral species diversity. In this study, we compared the prevalence of syndromes (including diseases and non-disease syndromes and the diversity of stony coral species between reefs located close (Sacrificios reef and far away (Santiaguillo reef of the port of Veracruz, Mexico. The prevalence of syndromes was higher at Sacrificios than at Santiaguillo, and it also increased with the abundance of coral colonies at the former reef. On the other hand, coral diversity was lower at Sacrificios than at Santiaguillo, suggesting that anthropogenic disturbances, besides promoting diseases and other syndromes, also lead to local decreases in species diversity.Las perturbaciones antropogénicas pueden afectar el desarrollo y mantenimiento de los arrecifes de coral mediante la promoción de las enfermedades y otros síndromes. A su vez, esto puede producir un descenso en la diversidad local de especies. En este estudio, se comparó la prevalencia de síndromes (tanto aquellos causados por enfermedades, como por otros factores y la diversidad de especies de corales pétreos entre arrecifes ubicados cerca (Sacrificios y lejos (Santiaguillo del puerto de Veracruz, México. La prevalencia de síndromes fue mayor en Sacrificios que en Santiaguillo, y también se incrementó con la abundancia de colonias de coral en Sacrificios. Por otra parte, la diversidad de corales fue menor en Sacrificios que en Santiaguillo, sugiriendo que las perturbaciones antropogénicas, además de promover las enfermedades y otros síndromes, también disminuyen localmente la diversidad de especies.

  1. El municipio de Pajapan en la Sierra de Santa Marta (Veracruz, México: un caso de resistencia indígena en la defensa del territorio y los recursos naturales para la sustentabilidad de los pueblos originarios del Gran Caribe.

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    Jesús Moreno Arriba

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    Full Text Available El municipio de Pajapan, en la Sierra de Santa Marta (Veracruz, México, representa un caso paradigmático en la lucha por la defensa de las tierras comunales de las comunidades indígenas campesinas del Gran Caribe, recurriendo a distintos mecanismos de resistencia. Además, desde la implementación de metodología de investigación cualitativa, como la revisión bibliográfica y documental del tema de estudio, este trabajo ha identificado y analizado diversos proyectos de gestión de recursos naturales en el entorno geográfico de Pajapan y la Sierra de Santa Marta. Estas emergentes experiencias no gubernamentales se presentan como un posible modelo de desarrollo alternativo para intentar contribuir a mejorar la precaria situación actual (ecológica, demográfica y socioeconómica de los territorios tropicales y pueblos indígenas mesoamericanos del Gran Caribe.

  2. Dating of the archaeological site 'El Tigre' by the thermoluminescent method; Fechamiento del sitio arqueologico 'El Tigre' por el metodo de termoluminiscencia

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    Portilla, R. De la [ENAH, Periferico Sur y Zapote, 14030 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Gonzalez, P.R.; Mendoza, D. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Vargas, E. [Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Ramirez, A. [Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM, 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

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    Full text: The dating of pre hispanic pottery, is supported by techniques such as stratigraphy, typology, in physical and chemical procedures, as the analysis of {sup 14}C and the thermoluminescence (TL). The last one permits us obtain absolute dating of archaeological pottery with an acceptable precision. In this work we apply the applied the thermoluminescent technique to verify the age of the Pre-Classic and Classic Terminal periods proposed for the archaeological site 'El Tigre', Campeche. The samples were obtained during a work period and the radiation of the ground of background (emitted by the ground), as well as the contribution of the cosmic radiation was measured with thermoluminescent dosemeters of LiF: Mg,Cu,P + PTFE, put in the sample zone. The preliminary results indicate that not all the analyzed samples can be dated. The viability of the dating of the samples is discussed based on the fact and function of the presence of certain crystalline phases such as calcite and quartz. The discussion is complemented emphsizing the importance of handling the conditions of handling of samples. (Author)

  3. Rock magnetic and geochemical proxies for iron mineral diagenesis in a tropical lake: Lago Verde, Los Tuxtlas, East Central Mexico

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    Ortega, Beatriz; Caballero, Margarita; Lozano, Socorro; Vilaclara, Gloria; Rodríguez, Alejandro

    2006-10-01

    Magnetic and non-magnetic mineral analyses were conducted on a lacustrine sequence from Lago Verde in the tropical coast along the Gulf of Mexico that covers the last 2000 years. The site witnessed the transformation of the environment since the early Olmec societies until forest clearance in the last century. Through these analyses we investigated the processes that affected the magnetic mineralogy in order to construct a model of past environmental changes, and compare this model with the archeological record and inferred climatic changes in the northern hemisphere of tropical America. Volcanic activity has played a major influence on sediment magnetic properties, as a purveyor of Ti-magnetites/Ti-maghemites, and as a factor of instability in the environment. Anoxic reductive conditions are evident in most of Lago Verde's sedimentary record. Direct observations of magnetic minerals and ratios of geochemical (Fe, Ti), and ferrimagnetic ( χf) and paramagnetic ( χp) susceptibility ( χ) data, are used as parameters for magnetite dissolution ( χp/ χ, Fe/ χf), and precipitation ( χf/Ti) of magnetic minerals. Intense volcanic activity and anoxia are recorded before A.D. 20, leading to the formation of framboidal pyrite. Increased erosion, higher evaporation rates, lower lake levels, anoxia and reductive diagenesis in non-sulphidic conditions are inferred for laminated sediments between A.D. 20-850. This deposit matches the period of historical crisis and multiyear droughts that contributed to the collapse of the Maya civilization. Dissolution of magnetite, a high organic content and framboidal pyrite point to anoxic, sulphidic conditions and higher lake levels after A.D. 850. Higher lake levels in Lago Verde broadly coincide with the increased precipitation documented during the Medieval Warm Period (A.D. 950-1350) in the northern tropical and subtropical regions of the American continent. For the Little Ice Age (A.D. 1400-1800), the relatively moist conditions inferred are in concordance with the glacial advances recorded in central Mexico. Higher erosion rates reflect destruction of the rainforest over the last 40 years.

  4. D-Day Veracruz, 1847 - A Grand Design

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    ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) National...Defense University,Institute for National Strategic Studies,260 5th Avenue SW Fort Lesley J. McNair,Washington,DC,20319 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT...President James K. Polk described the magnificent efforts that had led to victory in the war with Mexico . He praised those civilians who had di- rected

  5. Decadal changes and delayed avian species losses due to deforestation in the northern Neotropics

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    Shaw, David W.; Escalante, Patricia; Rappole, John H.; Oehlenschlager, Richard J.

    2013-01-01

    How avifauna respond to the long-term loss and fragmentation of tropical forests is a critical issue in biodiversity management. We use data from over 30 years to gain insights into such changes in the northernmost Neotropical rainforest in the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas of southern Veracruz, Mexico. This region has been extensively deforested over the past half-century. The Estación de Biología Tropical Los Tuxtlas, of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), protects a 640 ha tract of lowland forest. It became relatively isolated from other forested tracts between 1975 and 1985, but it retains a corridor of forest to more extensive forests at higher elevations on Volcán San Martín. Most deforestation in this area occurred during the 1970s and early 1980s. Forest birds were sampled on the station and surrounding areas using mist nets during eight non-breeding seasons from 1973 to 2004 (though in some seasons netting extended into the local breeding season for some species). Our data suggested extirpations or declines in 12 species of birds subject to capture in mist nets. Six of the eight species no longer present were captured in 1992–95, but not in 2003–2004. Presence/absence data from netting and observational data suggested that another four low-density species also disappeared since sampling began. This indicates a substantial time lag between the loss of habitat and the apparent extirpation of these species. Delayed species loss and the heterogeneous nature of the species affected will be important factors in tropical forest management and conservation. PMID:24133637

  6. Decadal changes and delayed avian species losses due to deforestation in the northern Neotropics

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    David W. Shaw

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    Full Text Available How avifauna respond to the long-term loss and fragmentation of tropical forests is a critical issue in biodiversity management. We use data from over 30 years to gain insights into such changes in the northernmost Neotropical rainforest in the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas of southern Veracruz, Mexico. This region has been extensively deforested over the past half-century. The Estación de Biología Tropical Los Tuxtlas, of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, protects a 640 ha tract of lowland forest. It became relatively isolated from other forested tracts between 1975 and 1985, but it retains a corridor of forest to more extensive forests at higher elevations on Volcán San Martín. Most deforestation in this area occurred during the 1970s and early 1980s. Forest birds were sampled on the station and surrounding areas using mist nets during eight non-breeding seasons from 1973 to 2004 (though in some seasons netting extended into the local breeding season for some species. Our data suggested extirpations or declines in 12 species of birds subject to capture in mist nets. Six of the eight species no longer present were captured in 1992–95, but not in 2003–2004. Presence/absence data from netting and observational data suggested that another four low-density species also disappeared since sampling began. This indicates a substantial time lag between the loss of habitat and the apparent extirpation of these species. Delayed species loss and the heterogeneous nature of the species affected will be important factors in tropical forest management and conservation.

  7. Texture, mineralogy and geochemistry of the continental slope sediments in front of Los Tuxtlas, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico: implications on weathering, origin and depositional environments

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    Marca-Castillo, M. E.; Armstrong-Altrin, J.

    2017-12-01

    The textural analysis, mineralogy and geochemistry of two sediment cores recovered from the deep water zone of the southwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico ( 1666 and 1672 m water depth) were studied to infer the provenance and depositional behavior. The textural analysis revealed that both cores are dominated by silt, which occupy more than 50% in both samples and the clay occupy 40%. The petrographic analysis revealed remains of biogenic origin sediments and lithic fragments with an angular shape and low sphericity, indicating a low energy environment and therefore a low level of weathering in the sediment, which suggests that the sediments were not affected by transport and derived from a nearby source rock. In both cores quartz fragments were identified; also volcanic lithic and pyroxenes fragments, which are rocks of intermediate composition and are generally associated with the volcanic activity of the continental margins. SEM-EDS studies showed that the analysed samples have concentrations of minerals such as barite, gibbsite, kaolinite, grossular, magnetite, plagioclase and chlorite, which are probably derived from the mainland to the deep sea zone. In the trace element analysis it was observed a low Sc content, while Co, Ni, V and Cu are slightly enriched with respect to the upper continental crust; this enrichment is related to sediments from intermediate sources. The sediments are classified as shale in the log (SiO2 / Al2O3) - log (Fe2O / K2O) diagram. The fine particles of the shale indicate that a deposit occurred as a result of the gradual sedimentation due to relatively non-turbulent currents, which is consistent with the petrographic analysis. The geochemical features of major and trace elements suggest sediments were derived largely from the natural andesite erosion of coastal regions along the Gulf of Mexico. High values of Fe2O3 and MnO are observed in the upper intervals, reflecting the influence of volcanic sediments. The major element discriminant function diagrams indicate the provenance of sediments from a passive margin, which is consistent with the geology of the Gulf of Mexico.

  8. Desempeño Térmico de Techo Alternativo para Vivienda en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México

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    Se presenta el resultado experimental del desempeño térmico de un sistema de techo alternativo ante el comportamiento térmico de dos sistemas de techo: Losa de Concreto Armado y Placa Losa. En los tres sistemas se utiliza el concreto y acero, pero en el Techo alternativo también materiales de desecho como aislante: Politereftalato de Etileno (PET), Aserrín (A) y Cáscara de Coco (CC). El trabajo es resultado de una serie de experimentos realizados por el Cuerpo Académico COCOVI entre 2006 y 20...

  9. SEEDLING GROWTH OF RAINFOREST SPECIES INOCULATED WITH ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI: AN ANALYSIS OF THE SIZE FRAGMENT EFFECT

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    Javier Francisco Álvarez-Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Deforestation is a process that brings as a consequence strong environmental problems in tropical rain forests. Restoration of damaged areas can accelerate succession process and improve seedling performance. One way to reach this objective is to inoculate them with native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. This study analyzed the effect of mycorrhizae inoculation on seedling survivorship and growth of two tree species, Pleuranthodendron lindenii (light demanding and Pimenta dioica (shade tolerant in shaded greenhouse and field conditions in the region of "Los Tuxtlas", Veracruz. We applied three inoculation treatments, without mycorrhizal inoculum (control, mycorrhizal inoculum from small fragments, and inoculum from large fragments. We analyzed survivorship and relative growth rates for height and diameter. For both species, significant differences (p<0.05 in growth rates in height and diameter were found for inoculum origin and time, as well as their interaction. The highest mean values corresponded to plants with inoculum from small fragments. Differences in survival among arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi treatments were significant only under shaded greenhouse conditions. The results are discussed in terms of life history traits and environmental conditions.

  10. A quantitative analysis of forest fragmentation in Los Tuxtlas, southeast Mexico: patterns and implications for conservation Un análisis cuantitativo de la fragmentación de la selva de Los Tuxtlas en el sudeste de México: patrones e implicaciones para la conservación

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    EDUARDO MENDOZA

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Habitat loss is a critical threat to tropical biodiversity and its quantification constitutes a central conservation issue. Typically, assessments have been based on deforestation rates statistics. However, this overlooks the effects brought about by the spatial reconfiguration of the remaining habitat: fragmentation. We present an analysis of fragmentation in a Neotropical site aimed at: (a devising a protocol for its quantification, (b using such protocol to provide insights on the ecological consequences of fragmentation, (c exploring its applicability to address the hypothesis that forest size-inequality decreases with elevation, an indicator of habitat accessibility. We applied the Gini coefficient (G and the Lorenz curve to analyze fragment-size variation using a satellite-generated map. We also estimated edge effect, fragment shape and isolation. Remaining forest includes 1,005 fragments, ranging from 0.5 to 9.356 ha (median = 0.89. Size inequality was very high (G = 0.928, producing a flattened Lorenz curve. Forty percent of the fragments did not maintain an area free of a 30-m edge effect, and larger fragments showed a marked deviation from ideal circular forms. Eighty-four percent of the fragments lay further than 500 m from the largest forest tract and their size decreased with distance. Fragment size distribution changed with altitude: the Gini coefficient was lowest and forest coverage was greatest at the highest altitude, but inequality peaked at an intermediate elevation. Given the current pace of habitat deterioration, application of similar analyses may improve global assessments of tropical ecosystems and their perspectives for biodiversity conservationLa destrucción del hábitat es la principal amenaza para la biodiversidad tropical, por lo que su cuantificación constituye un aspecto central para la biología de la conservación. Usualmente, esta cuantificación se basa en el cálculo de las tasas de deforestación, ignorando los efectos derivados de la reconfiguración espacial del hábitat remanente postdeforestación: la fragmentación. Aquí presentamos un análisis de la fragmentación en un sitio Neotropical para: (a proponer un protocolo para su cuantificación; (b utilizar tal protocolo para explorar las consecuencias ecológicas de la fragmentación; y (c explorar su aplicación para evaluar la hipótesis de que la heterogeneidad de tamaños de los fragmentos disminuye con la elevación (indicativo de la accesibilidad del hábitat. Calculamos el coeficiente de Gini y la curva de Lorenz para analizar la desigualdad de tamaños de los fragmentos, utilizando un mapa generado con una imagen de satélite; además evaluamos el efecto de borde, la forma de los fragmentos y su grado de aislamiento. Encontramos que el bosque remanente incluye 1.005 fragmentos entre 0,5 y 9,356 ha (mediana = 0,89. La desigualdad de tamaños fue considerable (G= 0,928, con una curva de Lorenz muy abatida. El 40% de los fragmentos no tuvo un área libre de un efecto de borde de 30 m de ancho; los fragmentos más grandes mostraron un desvío considerable con respecto a la forma circular ideal. El 84 % de los fragmentos estuvo aislado, ubicándose más allá de 500 m de distancia del parche más grande de bosque y su tamaño disminuyó con la distancia. La distribución de tamaños de los fragmentos varió con la elevación: el coeficiente de Gini fue menor y la cobertura relativa de bosque fue mayor en la elevación más grande, pero la desigualdad fue máxima en una elevación intermedia. Proponemos que, en vista de los ritmos actuales de deterioro del hábitat, la aplicación de análisis similares puede mejorar nuestras evaluaciones del estado de conservación de los ecosistemas tropicales y las perspectivas para la conservación de la biodiversidad

  11. CAMBIOS EN LA FLORA BÉNTICA DE ARRECIFE HORNOS (VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

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    José Luis Godínez-Ortega

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El Arrecife Hornos pertenece al Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano y por su accesibilidad a la costa ha sufrido el impacto antropogénico directo causando cambios en su biodiversidad. El objetivo del presente estudio fue conocer la composición y estructura florística, además de verificar los posibles cambios florísticos que han ocurrido en el área desde el último estudio en 1962. Los muestreos fueron realizados en las épocas de secas y lluvias (abril, 2008 y junio, 2008, respectivamente. La atribución de flora presente para 5 formas de vida (pastos marinos + epífitas, calcificadas/costrosas, filamentosas, tubulares/ laminares, racemosas/carnosas fue realizada con base en el análisis de la cobertura vegetal muestreada en 50 m2. Al comparar las especies del presente estudio con las especies reportadas en la literatura previamente se observó que de las 58 especies, 25 son nuevos reportes para Arrecife Hornos. La flora en 2008 fue pobre en comparación con las reportadas en 1962 (27 especies comparadas con las 58 especies. La flora de 1962 tenía un índice de Cheney de 3.5 que indica una flora mixta con elementos tropicales y subtropicales, sin embargo, para el presente estudio observamos un índice de 25 lo cual indica una flora tropical sin elementos subtropicales. Diversas especies de Sargassum hystrix var. buxifolium y S. polyceratium, comunes en 1962 han desparecido de Arrecife Hornos y especies con afinidad a aguas tropicales como Caulerpa racemosa y C. sertularioides están ahora presentes. Los valores de cobertura nos demuestran que Arrecife Hornos está cubierto en su mayoría por Thalassia testudinum y algas calcificadas (Lithophyllum aff. congestum y en menor proporción algas filamentosas, laminares y racemosas. El presente estudio sugiere la existencia de cambios en la composición y cobertura fitobentónica de Arrecife Hornos.

  12. Cultura de calidad en centros nocturnos y bares en México. Caso puerto de Veracruz

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    El sector turismo ha tenido un auge creciente en fechas recientes y en este ámbito la competitividad ha sido un asunto ampliamente analizado. La calidad es un elemento importante para incrementar la competitividad en bares y centros nocturnos y en ella el personal de la empresa es una pieza clave. Su participación en el diseño de elementos de ambiente, servicio y mercadotecnia induce un incremento en la competitividad de las empresas del sector industrial al influir directamente en la experie...

  13. Radiological protection equipment of the OEP as additional knowledge in higher secondary education in Veracruz

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    Castillo R, M. A.; Arias H, G. O.; Rojas A, O.; Zuniga R, L.

    2016-09-01

    The following work then develops information on radiological safety designed for occupationally exposed personnel (OEP) in areas with radioactivity, with the aim of providing pertinent information to students who attend the sixth semester of Higher Secondary Education to contribute to the formation of generic competence s GC1, GC4 and GC5, as well as in the basic disciplinary competence s of the experimental sciences area, particularly the DCE1, DCE4, DCE6, DCE12 and DCE14 to strengthen the skills required in the profile of graduates established in the Common Curricular Framework of the National System of High School according to the agreement number 444. Is intended to provide useful material for teachers to enable them to enrich their activities in the classroom, so that it helps the students to have a better notion and connection with the workplace, involving the management of nuclear energy and disseminate a safety culture that they can apply in their future life in case they even require it. (Author)

  14. Data documenting the potential distribution of Aedes aegypti in the center of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Israel Estrada-Contreras

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    Full Text Available The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled “Establishment of Aedes aegypti (L. in mountainous regions in Mexico: Increasing number of population at risk of mosquito-borne disease and future climate conditions” (M. Equihua, S. Ibáñez-Bernal, G. Benítez, I. Estrada-Contreras, C.A. Sandoval-Ruiz, F.S. Mendoza-Palmero, 2016 [1]. This article provides presence records in shapefile format used to generate maps of potential distribution of Aedes aegypti with different climate change scenarios as well as each of the maps obtained in raster format. In addition, tables with values of potential distribution of the vector as well as the average values of probability of presence including data of the mosquito incidence along the altitudinal range.

  15. Asentamientos arqueológicos del municipio de las Choapas, Veracruz

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    María de Lourdes Hernández Jiménez

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    Full Text Available Los recorridos extensivos que se derivan de la supervisión de obras sísmicas, paradójicamente suelen ser coyunturales para el conocimiento de una región, como es el caso de la obra de exploración de hidrocarburos, en la cuenca media del río Uxpanapa, cuya cobertura nos permitió registrar una serie de asentamientos prehispánicos que datan desde el preclásico olmeca hasta el Posclásico. Esta región, al estar ubicada en el centro del istmo y contener una red hidrológica amplia, permitió el desarrollo y los movimientos poblacionales entre la costa de Golfo y del Pacífico.

  16. First report of Armillaria root disease caused by Armillaria tabescens on Araucaria araucana in Veracruz, Mexico

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    M.-S. Kim; N. B. Klopfenstein; J. W. Hanna; P. Cannon; R. Medel; A. Lopez

    2010-01-01

    In September 2007, bark samples were collected from the root collar of a single Araucaria araucana tree that had recently died and was suspected of being killed by Armillaria root disease. Disease symptoms and signs included a thinning crown and fruiting bodies at the tree base over a several-year period before tree death.

  17. Genetic diversity of drug and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis circulating in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Munro-Rojas, Daniela; Fernandez-Morales, Esdras; Zarrabal-Meza, José; Martínez-Cazares, Ma. Teresa; Parissi-Crivelli, Aurora; Fuentes-Domínguez, Javier; Séraphin, Marie Nancy; Lauzardo, Michael; González-y-Merchand, Jorge Alberto; Rivera-Gutierrez, Sandra

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    Background Mexico is one of the most important contributors of drug and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Latin America; however, knowledge of the genetic diversity of drug-resistant tuberculosis isolates is limited. Methods In this study, the genetic structure of 112 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from the southeastern Mexico was determined by spoligotyping and 24-loci MIRU-VNTRs. Findings The results show eight major lineages, the most of which was T1 (24%), followed by LAM (16%) and H (15%). A total of 29 (25%) isolates were identified as orphan. The most abundant SITs were SIT53/T1 and SIT42/LAM9 with 10 isolates each and SIT50/H3 with eight isolates. Fifty-two spoligotype patterns, twenty-seven clusters and ten clonal complexes were observed, demonstrating an important genetic diversity of drug and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis isolates in circulation and transmission level of these aggravated forms of tuberculosis. Being defined as orphan or as part of an orphan cluster, was a risk factor for multidrug resistant-tuberculosis (OR 2.5, IC 1.05–5.86 and OR 3.3, IC 1–11.03, respectively). Multiple correspondence analyses showed association of some clusters and SITs with specific geographical locations. Conclusions Our study provides one of the most detailed description of the genetic structure of drug and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains in southeast Mexico, establishing for the first time a baseline of the genotypes observed in resistant isolates circulating, however further studies are required to better elucidate the genetic structure of tuberculosis in region and the factors that could be participating in their dispersion. PMID:29543819

  18. FORAGE PRODUCTIVITY IN AGROECOSYSTEMS USING TRADITIONAL AND ROTATIONAL CATTLE GRAZING IN PASO DE OVEJAS, VERACRUZ, MEXICO

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    Marcelo Bautista-Tolentino

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    Full Text Available Forage biomass and chemical composition of Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq. B.K. Simon & S.W.L. Jacobs were assessed in monoculture (P or associated with trees of Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (PGu or Gliricidia sepium (Jacq. Kunth ex Walp (PGs, under traditional (TG or rotational (RG cattle grazing regimes, by season of the year (windy: October-February, dry: March-June, and rainy: July-September and annually. Annual forage production (kg DM ha-1 under RG and TG was 8049±586 and 4170±319, respectively; 5441±2225 in P-TG, 2022±82 in PGs-TG, 12326±2094 in PGu-TG, 9612±1331 in PGs-RG, and 7976±737 in PGu-RG. Gliricidia sepium produced 1448±2 and 1660±3 kg DM ha-1 year-1 under PGs-TG and PGs-RG, respectively. Forage yield across plant associations and grazing regimes was higher in the rainy season (5333.6±56.7 kg DM ha-1, and decreased in the windy (2462±349.0 kg DM ha-1 and dry seasons (252.9±2 kg DM ha-1. The PGu system had the highest crude protein content annually (21.8 % and by season (23.1 %, windy, and also showed the least neutral detergent fiber content during the year (55.2 % and by season (55.2 %, rainy. Biomass production and chemical composition of M. maximus in monoculture or associated with G. ulmifolia and G. sepium can be increased by modifying the traditional grazing regimes to a more intensive rotational system during the growth period of the year.

  19. [Prevalence of asthma: survey of a school population in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Salgado Gama, J I; Symes Gracia, I

    1996-01-01

    In some areas of the Mexican Republic there had been done a few similar studies, this is going to complete the ones done before and it will help to know the prevalence of the asthma in Coatzacoalcos city. Because of confiability reasons, we used questionnaires in a directly form and taking like a patron the one used by Baeza and collaborators with some modifications. The investigation has been done in 583 students from 6 to 12 years old (309 of masculine sex and 274 feminine sex). The investigation ranges the 5.8% of the students poblation in the locality. The 34% reports asthma in some time of their life, the 44% reports asthmatic bronchitis and the 20% chronic coughs because of exercise.

  20. Statistical relationship between ambient temperature and diarrheal diseases in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz (Mexico

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    Irving Rafael Méndez Pérez

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available To research the relationship between room temperature and diarrhea diseases, we statistically analyzed the showed diarrhea's cases in Sanitary Jurisdiction from Coatzacoalcos, Ver., during the period 2000-2003. By means of time series and a model of linear regression, we have find out that the variability in the frequency of diarrheas can be explained in terms of 40% by the temperature. Therefore, the frequency of the diarrhea's cases increases during June, July and August. On the other hand in rainy seasons (September, October and November both diarrhea's cases and temperatures fall linearly.

  1. Assessment of hydric balance through climatic variables, in the Cazones River Basin, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Eduardo Santillán Gutiérrez

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The hydrologic regime and the water catchment capacity of a hydrographic basin depend on the temporal and spatial variation patterns of climatic variables and on the physiographic characteristics of the watershed. In certain regions, where the availability of water depends on the catchment capacity of the watershed, the utilization of effective methods such as the hydric balance has become more frequently used because it enables an estimate of the hydrologic regime, the catchment capacity, and the water flows. It also enables an estimate of the hydrologic processes and the period in which they occurred. In the present work, assessments of the Climatic Hydric Balance (CHB and of potential evapotranspiration were performed in the Cazones river basin. The calculations followed the Thornthwaite and Mather method based on climatic variables such as temperature and precipitation during the period from 1981 to 2010. As a result of these assessments, it was found that the excess layer of water and the annual runoff were 638.63 mm and 637.02 mm, respectively. Further, the work identified the months that comprise the humid and dry periods, the regime of the climatic variables, and surpluses and deficits of water in the basin during an annual cycle.

  2. [Leaf litter decomposition in six Cloud Forest streams of the upper La Antigua watershed, Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Astudillo, Manuel R; Ramírez, Alonso; Novelo-Gutiérrez, Rodolfo; Vázquez, Gabriela

    2014-04-01

    Leaf litter decomposition is an important stream ecosystem process. To understand factors controlling leaf decomposition in cloud forest in Mexico, we incubated leaf packs in different streams along a land use cover gradient for 35 days during the dry and wet seasons. We assessed relations between leaf decomposition rates (k), stream physicochemistry, and macroinvertebrates colonizing leaf packs. Physicochemical parameters showed a clear seasonal difference at all study streams. Leaves were colonized by collector-gatherer insects, followed by shredders. Assessment of factors related to k indicated that only forest cover was negatively related to leaf decomposition rates. Thus stream physicochemistry and seasonality had no impact on decomposition rates. We concluded that leaf litter decomposition at our study streams is a stable process over the year. However, it is possible that this stability is the result of factors regulating decomposition during the different seasons and streams.

  3. Lava tubes and aquifer vulnerability in the upper Actopan River basin, Veracruz, México

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    Espinasa-Pereña, R.; Delgado Granados, H.

    2011-12-01

    Rapid infiltration leads to very dry conditions on the surface of some volcanic terrains, with large allogenic streams sometimes sinking underground upon reaching a lava flow. Aquifers in lava flows tend to be heterogeneous and discontinuous, generally unconfined and fissured, and have high transmissivity. Springs associated with basalts may be very large but are typically restricted to lava-flow margins. Concern has been expressed regarding the potential for lava-tube caves to facilitate groundwater contamination similar to that afflicting some karst aquifers (Kempe et al., 2003; Kiernan et al., 2002; Halliday 2003). The upper Actopan River basin is a series of narrow valleys excavated in Tertiary volcanic brechias. Several extensive Holocene basaltic tube-fed lava flows have partially filled these valleys. The youngest and longest flow originates at El Volcancillo, a 780 ybP monogenetic volcano. It is over 50 km long, and was fed through a major master tube, the remains of which form several lava-tube caves (Gassos and Espinasa-Pereña, 2008). Another tube-fed flow initiates at a vent at the bottom of Barranca Huichila and can be followed for 7 km to where it is covered by the Volcancillo flow. The Huichila River is captured by this system of lava tubes and can be followed through several underground sections. In dry weather the stream disappears at a sump in one of these caves, although during hurricanes it overflows the tube, floods the Tengonapa plain, and finally sinks through a series of skylights into the master tube of the Volcancillo flow. Near villages, the cave entrances are used as trash dumps, which are mobilized during floods. These include household garbage, organic materials associated with agriculture and even medical supplies. This is a relatively recent phenomenon, caused by population growth and the building of houses above the lava flows. The water resurges at El Descabezadero, gushing from fractures in the lava above the underlying brechias, giving birth to the Actopan River. The water is so clear that people assume that it is pure and has been naturally filtered.

  4. Color green for dollars: constraints and limitations for establising Chamaedorea palm firms in Veracruz, Mexico

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    2014-01-01

    Interest in Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) has grown with increasing awareness of tropical forest deforestation and amplified recognition for the need to add value to forest resources. However, NTFPs continue to be regarded by many as marginal goods incapable of competing with timber as a viable

  5. Laboratory assessment of the workable range of soils in the tropical zone of Veracruz, Mexico

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    Hoogmoed, W.B.; Cadena Zapata, M.; Perdok, U.D.

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    Information on workability limits is highly valuable at the farm level to help the farmer in deciding when and possibly how to carry out tillage. On higher levels (e.g. on regional scale) this knowledge will form a basis for obtaining guidelines with respect to required number of tractors, equipment

  6. Trading Cacao : a View from Veracruz, 1629 – 1645

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    Ferry, Robert

    2006-01-01

    This essay examines several interrelated themes and uses a variety of research strategies to explore the general topic of chocolate and the cacao trade in early seventeenth-century Mexico. Based primarily on the records of the Mexico Tribunal of the Inquisition, the essay attempts to expand our understanding of the beginning of large-scale chocolate consumption in Mexico, of the inner workings of the business of buying, transporting, and selling cacao beans, and the business of chocolate sold...

  7. Relación biogeográfica entre cangrejos dulceacuícolas y acociles a lo largo de la zona mexicana de transición: revaluación de la hipótesis de Rodríguez (1986 Biogeographic relationship of freshwater crabs and crayfish along the Mexican transition zone: reevaluating Rodríguez (1986 hypothesis

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    Fernando Álvarez

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    Full Text Available A partir de la hipótesis planteada por Rodríguez (1986 sobre una posible exclusión biogeográfica entre acociles de la familia Cambaridae y cangrejos de agua dulce de la familia Pseudothelphusidae a lo largo del centro y sur de México, se han hecho varios estudios que toman en cuenta este patrón. Sin embargo, no se han examinado los patrones de distribución de estos grupos ni cuáles son las zonas ni a qué grado se da el traslape o contacto de las 2 distribuciones. Se construyeron 2 bases de datos, una con más de 1 400 registros de las especies de la familia Cambaridae y otra con más de 400 registros de cangrejos de la familia Pseudothelphusidae. Se construyeron mapas de distribución y se identificaron 3 regiones donde el contacto es evidente: el eje neovolcánico, la región de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz y el estado de Chiapas. Los resultados muestran grandes zonas de contacto en las cuales tanto acociles como cangrejos pueden estar en la misma localidad y en el mismo cuerpo de agua o pueden estar en 2 localidades muy cercanas pero con una diferencia altitudinal. En general, los acociles tienden a distribuirse a mayores altitudes que los cangrejos. Aunado a los patrones de distribución, se discute que aunque los 2 grupos estén presentes en la misma localidad y en el mismo cuerpo de agua, el microhábitat que ocupa cada uno es distinto, por lo que se sugiere que la interferencia entre ellos será poca o nula.After Rodríguez (1986 hypothesis on the possible biogeographic exclusion between crayfish of the family Cambaridae and freshwater crabs of the family Pseudothelphusidae throughout central and southern Mexico, several studies have considered it as a real pattern. However, the distribution patterns of both groups have not been examined, nor in what areas and to what extent the overlap of the 2 distributions occurs. Two data bases were compiled, one with more than 1 400 records of the species of the family Cambaridae and a second one

  8. Plant Diversity in Live Fences and Pastures, Two Examples from the Mexican Humid Tropics

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    Ruiz-Guerra, Betsabé; Rosas, Noé Velázquez; López-Acosta, Juan Carlos

    2014-09-01

    This study analyzes the potential uses of live fences and pastures as reservoirs of plant diversity for two regions with different management histories, Los Tuxtlas (LT) and Uxpanapa (UX), Veracruz, México. We studied two habitats, live fences and pastures, analyzed their species richness, diversity, structure and plant composition and classified species according to plant regeneration modes (light-demanding and shade tolerant), seed dispersal syndrome and their local uses. We recorded 62 species of trees at LT and 48 at UX. Live fences were more diverse than pastures in both regions. The LT site showed to analyze the relationship a higher diversity of plants in regeneration stages than the one at UX. However, UX had higher diversity of adult plants in the pastures than LT. Composition and structure of live fences were different between regions, as well as within live fences and pastures, 53 % of species were light-demanding and 40 % were shade tolerant; 70 % of the species were dispersed by birds. Differences between sites are associated with the modifications in live fences structure, which changed according to managerial practices and the use of local species; this may influence plant regeneration modes as well as the visits of avian dispersal agents. In LT, all species found in live fences were useful to humans, whereas in UX, less than half were used by the local population. Our results underline the importance of live fences and isolated trees in pasture habitats as potential sites to host native and useful species from tropical rain forests in livestock landscapes.

  9. Radiological protection equipment of the OEP as additional knowledge in higher secondary education in Veracruz; Equipo de proteccion radiologica del POE como conocimiento adicional en la educacion media superior de Veracruz

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    Castillo R, M. A.; Arias H, G. O. [Universidad Veracruzana, Prol. Venustiano Carranza s/n, Revolucion, 93390 Poza Rica, Veracruz (Mexico); Rojas A, O.; Zuniga R, L., E-mail: mario1997_11@hotmail.com [Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias, Dr. Barragan No. 779, Col. Narvarte, 03020 Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico)

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    The following work then develops information on radiological safety designed for occupationally exposed personnel (OEP) in areas with radioactivity, with the aim of providing pertinent information to students who attend the sixth semester of Higher Secondary Education to contribute to the formation of generic competence s GC1, GC4 and GC5, as well as in the basic disciplinary competence s of the experimental sciences area, particularly the DCE1, DCE4, DCE6, DCE12 and DCE14 to strengthen the skills required in the profile of graduates established in the Common Curricular Framework of the National System of High School according to the agreement number 444. Is intended to provide useful material for teachers to enable them to enrich their activities in the classroom, so that it helps the students to have a better notion and connection with the workplace, involving the management of nuclear energy and disseminate a safety culture that they can apply in their future life in case they even require it. (Author)

  10. The obsidian of the Maltrata valley, Veracruz, origin analysis of the raw material with neutron activation analysis;La obsidiana del valle de Maltrata, Veracruz, analisis de procedencia de la materia prima con analisis por activacion neutronica

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    Molina V, R. O.; Jimenez R, M.; Tenorio, D. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Lira L, Y. [Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Antropologia, Av. Xalapa No. 310, Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico); Manzanilla, L. [UNAM, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

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    51 archaeological pieces of obsidian coming from the Maltrata valley were analyzed by means of the analysis technique by neutron activation, with the purpose of determining the interchange routes of that region. In accordance with the statistical study of the results, the obsidians of this investigation come from 5 deposits located in: Sierra de las Navajas, Pico de Orizaba, Zaragoza-Oyameles, Otumba and Paredon. The analyzed obsidian fragments were selected in accordance with their raw material type, size, weight, morphology, excavation context and surface. The irradiation of the samples was carried out in the research reactor TRIGA Mark III of the Nuclear Center of Mexico, with a neutrons flow of 1centre dot10{sup 13} ncentre dotcm{sup -2}centre dots{sup -1}. (Author)

  11. Hábitos de estudio y rendimiento académico en enfermería, Poza Rica, Veracruz México / Study habits and academic performance in nursing, Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Fabiola Cruz Nuñez

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl objetivo de la investigación fue determinar la relación que existe entre los hábitos de estudio y el rendimiento académico en los estudiantes de la Facultad de Enfermería Poza Rica-Tuxpan, a fin de proponer alternativas que permitan el incremento del rendimiento académico y personal del estudiante. El tipo y diseño de investigación fue descriptivo y correlacional. La población se constituyo por 397 estudiantes inscritos en el periodo febrero-agosto 2010. El tipo de muestreo fue probabilístico estratificado, 79 estudiantes conformaron la muestra, se aplicó el inventario de hábitos de estudio de Gilbert Wrenn y el rendimiento académico se considero como el promedio que obtuvieron en el semestre anterior. Como resultados se obtuvo que el 85% de estudiantes posean hábitos de estudio regulares y en el 15% son deficientes. Respecto al rendimiento académico en el 23% es excelente, en el 62% es de bueno a regular y solo en el 15% su promedio es bajo. Al correlacionar los hábitos de estudio con el rendimiento académico se observa correlación significativa entre ellos, por tanto se acepta la hipótesis de investigación correlacional y se rechaza la hipótesis nula. Estos resultados llevan a la reflexión de diseñar una estrategia metodológica para trabajar los hábitos de estudio desde el ingreso del estudiante a la universidad en aras de mejorar el rendimiento académico. AbstractThe research objective was to determine the relationship between study habits and academic performance among students in the School of Nursing Poza Rica-Tuxpan, to propose alternatives to the increased academic performance and student staff. The type and design was descriptive and correlational research. The population consisted of 397 students enrolled in the period February to August 2010. The sampling was stratified probability, 79 students formed the sample was applied to the inventory of Gilbert's study habits and academic performance Wrenn was considered as the average obtained in the previous semester. The result was that 85% of students hold regular study habits and 15% are poor. With regard to academic performance in 23% excellent, 62% are regular and good, and only in 15% of his average is low. By correlating the habits of academic study with significant correlation was seen between them, so accepts the correlational research hypotheses and rejecting the null hypothesis. These results lead to the thought of designing a methodological strategy to work the study habits of students from admission to college in order to improve academic performance.

  12. Relative frequencies of deletereo genes in populations of droshopila Melanogaster from Laguna Verde, Veracruz; Frecuencias relativas de genes deletereos en poblaciones de Drosophila melanogaster originarias de Laguna Verde, Veracruz

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    Salceda, V. M. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: vmss@nuclear.inin.mx

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    In order to obtain data about the possible changes and/or damages that could cause the operation of the reactors of the nuclear power plant of Laguna Verde to the populations of drosophila Melanogaster that lives in the zone, one carried out one series of biannual collections (summer and winter) during the years 1991-1992 and 1996-1998 to obtain individuals of this species and to subject them to a battery of tests. The flies of this species that it was possible to capture were transported to the Biology Laboratory of the National Institute of Nuclear Research, where they were put under in individual form a series of you cross they allowed that us in the third generation to detect the presence of deletereo genes that following their viability were catalogued like normal, lethal or less lethal according to the methodology of Wallace. This way a total of 933 second chromosomes was analyzed to leave of them the relative frequencies were calculated of each one of the categories, for each sample station. The result of the applied statistical test indicates us that not significant difference exists among the populations and that the differences of having them must only to the environment changes something that usually happen in all the population. For what we can point out that the presence of the reactors does not seem to influence negatively in the behavior of the population that lives in the zone. (Author)

  13. The obsidian of the Maltrata valley, Veracruz, origin analysis of the raw material with neutron activation analysis

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    Molina V, R. O.; Jimenez R, M.; Tenorio, D.; Lira L, Y.; Manzanilla, L.

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    51 archaeological pieces of obsidian coming from the Maltrata valley were analyzed by means of the analysis technique by neutron activation, with the purpose of determining the interchange routes of that region. In accordance with the statistical study of the results, the obsidians of this investigation come from 5 deposits located in: Sierra de las Navajas, Pico de Orizaba, Zaragoza-Oyameles, Otumba and Paredon. The analyzed obsidian fragments were selected in accordance with their raw material type, size, weight, morphology, excavation context and surface. The irradiation of the samples was carried out in the research reactor TRIGA Mark III of the Nuclear Center of Mexico, with a neutrons flow of 1·10 13 n·cm -2 ·s -1 . (Author)

  14. Effects of climatic and social factors on dengue incidence in Mexican municipalities in the state of Veracruz.

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    Moreno-Banda, Grea Litai; Riojas-Rodríguez, Horacio; Hurtado-Díaz, Magali; Danis-Lozano, Rogelio; Rothenberg, Stephen Joel

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    To assess links between the social variables and longer-term El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) related weather conditions as they relate to the week-to-week changes in dengue incidence at a regional level. We collected data from 10 municipalities of the Olmeca region in México, over a 10 year period (January 1995 to December 2005). Negative binomial models with distributed lags were adjusted to look for associations between changes in the weekly incidence rate of dengue fever and climate variability. Our results show that it takes approximately six weeks for sea surface temperatures (SST -34) to affect dengue incidence adjusted by weather and social variables. Such models could be used as early as two months in advance to provide information to decision makers about potential epidemics. Elucidating the effect of climatic variability and social variables, could assist in the development of accurate early warning systems for epidemics like dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

  15. Effects of climatic and social factors on dengue incidence in Mexican municipalities in the state of Veracruz

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    Grea Litai Moreno-Banda

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    Full Text Available Objective. To assess links between the social variables and longer-term El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO related weather conditions as they relate to the week-to-week changes in dengue incidence at a regional level. Materials and methods. We collected data from 10 municipalities of the Olmeca region in México, over a 10 year period (January 1995 to December 2005. Negative binomial models with distributed lags were adjusted to look for associations between changes in the weekly incidence rate of dengue fever and climate variability. Results. Our results show that it takes approximately six weeks for sea surface temperatures (SST -34 to affect dengue incidence adjusted by weather and social variables. Conclusion. Such models could be used as early as two months in advance to provide information to decision makers about potential epidemics. Elucidating the effect of climatic variability and social variables, could assist in the development of accurate early warning systems for epidemics like dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

  16. Mortalidad en un área indígena de Veracruz. Enfermedades transmisibles y no transmisibles

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    Elda MONTERO-MENDOZA

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    municipios con el objetivo de obtener información sociodemográfi ca e indicadores económicos y de salud. A partir de los resultados se discuten dos aspectos: las principales causas de mortalidad en los hombres y en las mujeres de los cuatro municipios, y la importancia del certifi cado de defunción como fuente primaria de las estadísticas de mortalidad.

  17. Analysis of the Gulf of Mexico's Veracruz-Havana Route of La Flota de la Nueva España

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    Lugo-Fernández, A.; Ball, D. A.; Gravois, M.; Horrell, C.; Irion, J. B.

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    During colonial times, an active maritime trade existed between Spain and the New World, with convoys sailing annually to and from Mexico and returning via Havana, Cuba, after wintering in America. A database constructed from secondary and open sources revealed that Spanish vessels were sailing over open waters along a northern path near Louisiana and a southern path across the central Gulf of Mexico. These routes were traversed in about one month and scheduling for the convoy was based on an understanding of the Americas’ meteorological and oceanographic climate. However, other factors may also have been involved in the directional layout of the routes. Today these ancient routes crisscross planning areas for oil and gas lease sales in the US Exclusive Economic Zone and the information presented in this article may aid in identifying areas where historic shipwrecks may lie. Maps and documents found during this study helped piece together the evolution of our understanding of the Gulf of Mexico surface circulation and how this knowledge influenced sailing during colonial times.

  18. Ethnobotanic study of Randia aculeata (Rubiaceae in Jamapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and its anti-snake venom effects on mouse tissue

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    Full Text Available In Mexico, medicinal plants are widely used. The use of Randia aculeata by healers against snakebites has never been scientifically tested in relation to possible effects on blood parameters and muscle tissue damage. Interviews were carried out in Jamapa, Veracuz, Mexico, with local residents to collect information about the traditional use of Randia aculeata. In this locality, seven pieces of fruit from the plant are mixed in a liter of alcohol, and then administered orally against snakebites. By using histological techniques and a murine model, we explored its cytoprotective properties against the effects of Crotalus simus and Bothrops asper venoms. Possible protections provided by the plant against tissue damage to skeletal and cardiac muscles and against the typical loss of red blood cells were analyzed. Randia aculeata caused an increase in microhematocrit and total hemoglobin, parameters that are often decremented in association with the loss of red blood cells, which is a characteristic effect of animal venom. Randia aculeata was also shown to protect against the lowering of platelet levels caused by Bothrops asper venom. Finally, Randia aculeata produced a partial inhibition of necrosis following administration of snake venom in skeletal and myocardial muscles. The present results provide solid evidence for the traditional use of Randia aculeata against snakebites, as demonstrated by protection against muscular tissue damage and the diminution of red blood cells.

  19. Posición comercial regional de los maíces mejorados generados por el INIFAP en Veracruz

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    Ana Lid del Angel-Pérez; Bertha Sofía Larqué-Saavedra; Jeremías Natarén-Velázquez; María de Jesús Martínez-Hernández; Flavio Rodríguez-Montalvo; Marcos Ventura Vázquez-Hernández

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    Introducción. El maíz es un cereal básico en la alimentación mexicana y el más cultivado por los agricultores. Sin embargo, la demanda de maíz para consumo y de semilla mejorada (SM), ha ocasionado fuertes importaciones, pues en 2012, se importaron 9´515,000 t. Gran parte de la demanda de SM es cubierta por empresas transnacionales, y en menor medida por pequeñas empresas privadas y organismos gubernamentales como el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INI...

  20. Smallholder Livelihood Adaptation in the Context of Neoliberal Policy Reforms: A Case of Maize Farmers in Southern Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Governments around the world have embraced trade liberalisation as a means of enhancing efficiency to realise economic growth and alleviate poverty. Likewise, the Mexican government implemented neoliberal policy reforms, the NAFTA in particular, to stimulate sustainable development. Using the

  1. Genetic structure of a bird-dispersed tropical tree (Dendropanax arboreus in a fragmented landscape in Mexico Estructura genética de un árbol tropical dispersado por aves (Dendropanax arboreus en un paisaje fragmentado en México

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    Full Text Available We analyzed the genetic structure of the tropical tree Dendropanax arboreus (Araliaceae in relation to habitat fragmentation. Genetic variation, structure, and genetic differentiation among populations from Los Tuxtlas tropical rainforest were estimated using ISSRs as molecular markers. DNA from 219 individuals belonging to 9 populations was amplified with 4 primers yielding a total of 75 loci. Adults and juveniles from each population were analyzed to assess the genetic diversity and structure pre and post-fragmentation, respectively. Dendropanax arboreus showed high levels of genetic diversity (h = 0.253 and significant but low genetic differentiation among populations ( or = 0.062. A hierarchical analysis of the gvenetic structure showed that 91.5% of the genetic variation is attributable to individual differences within populations. The average Nei's genetic distance among populations was low (D = 0.034 and genetic distance among pairs of populations increased with geographic distance separating them. Because genetic diversity is similar between adult and juvenile trees at all but 2 populations, we suggest that seed dispersal prevented genetic differentiation and maintains genetic connectivity among fragments and continuous forest populations. Juvenile populations showed a higher genetic differentiation ( or = 0.15 than adult trees, indicating a role of genetic drift via reduced population size.Se analizó la estructura genética del árbol tropical Dendropanax arboreus (Araliaceae en relación con la fragmentación del hábitat en la selva tropical de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, México. La variación, estructura y diferenciación genética entre poblaciones del bosque continuo y de fragmentos se estimó usando ISSR como marcador molecular. El ADN de 219 individuos de 9 poblaciones se amplificó para 4 primers (75 loci. Se analizaron las poblaciones de árboles adultos y juveniles en cada sitio, representando la diversidad y estructura gen

  2. Nikan ka tlapowalistli: cuentos de aquí. El cuento tradicional como pedagogía emergente para una educación intercultural bilingüe en Tepetzintla, Veracruz; Nikan ka tlapowalistli: contos daqui. A história tradicional como uma pedagogia emergente para uma educação intercultural bilíngue em Tepetzintla, Veracruz; Nikan ka tlapowalistli: stories from here. Traditional short stories as an emerging pedagogy for a bilingual intercultural education in Tepetzintla, Veracruz

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    Jazmín Nallely Argüelles Santiago

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    Full Text Available Resumen: En Tepetzintla, el desplazamiento del náhuatl por el español nos lleva a considerar que la comunidad se encuentra en un proceso de alienación de su patrimonio estético, histórico, cultural y lingüístico. Hoy en día resulta indispensable la implementación de un proyecto destinado a fomentar el uso de la lengua náhuatl tanto de manera oral como escrita mediante los cuentos que reflejan la sabiduría de generaciones anteriores. La creación, recreación y difusión de los cuentos de la localidad constituyen las actividades tendientes a fortalecer los elementos que forman parte de la identidad cultural del pueblo originario huasteco para avanzar en los procesos de revitalización y afianzar el aprecio por la diversidad lingüística de la región. Palabras clave: revitalización lingüística, educación propia, lengua originaria, interculturalidad y bilingüismo.   Resumo: Em Tepetzintla, o deslocamento do náhuatl pelo espanhol nos leva a considerar que a comunidade está em um processo de alienação de sua herança estética, histórica, cultural e linguística. Hoje em dia, é essencial implementar um projeto projetado para encorajar o uso da língua náhuatl tanto oralmente como por escrito através de histórias que refletem a sabedoria das gerações anteriores. A criação, a recreação e a divulgação das histórias locais são as atividades destinadas a fortalecer os elementos que fazem parte da identidade cultural do povo Huastec original para avançar nos processos de revitalização e fortalecer a apreciação da diversidade linguística da região. Palavras-chave: revitalização linguística, educação própria, língua nativa, interculturalidade e bilinguismo.   Abstract: In Tepetzintla, the displacement of Nahuatl by Spanish language leads us to consider that the community is in a process of alienation from its aesthetic, historical, cultural and linguistic heritage. Nowadays, it is essential to implement a project designed to encourage the use of the Nahuatl language both oral and in written form through short stories that reflect the wisdom of previous generations. The creation, recreation and dissemination of the local stories are the activities aimed at strengthening the elements that are part of the cultural identity of the native Huastec people to advance in the processes of revitalization and to strengthen the appreciation for the linguistic diversity of the region. Key words: linguistic revitalization, own education, native language, interculturality and bilingualism.

  3. Factors That Explain the Attitude towards Statistics in High-School Students: Empirical Evidence at Technological Study Center of the Sea in Veracruz, Mexico

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    Rojas-Kramer, Carlos; Limón-Suárez, Enrique; Moreno-García, Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo

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    The aim of this paper was to analyze attitude towards statistics in high-school students using the SATS scale designed by Auzmendi (1992). The sample was 200 students from the sixth semester of the afternoon shift, who were enrolled in technical careers from the Technological Study Center of the Sea (Centro de Estudios Tecnológicos del Mar 07…

  4. Codetection of Trichomonas vaginalis and Candida albicans by PCR in Urine Samples in a Low-Risk Population Attended in a Clinic First Level in Central Veracruz, Mexico

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis and Candida albicans in low-risk patients treated at a first level clinic (primary health care represents the first level of contact of individuals, families, and the community with the system national health. Using a cross-sectional study in patients treated in clinical laboratory of the Sanitary District no. 7 of the city of Orizaba during the months June-July, 252 urine samples were collected for the identification of T. vaginalis and C. albicans by PCR. Furthermore, we analyzed the sociodemographic characteristics of the studied population. We observed an overall prevalence of 23.41% (95% CI 22.10–24.72 for T. vaginalis and 38.88% (95% CI 37.73–40.03 for C. albicans. There was also presence of coinfection in 14.28% (95% CI 13.10–15.46, which was associated with the presence of pain. Most of the positive cases were observed in women house-maker (80%, 95% CI 50.36–48.98. The results of this study provide evidence that the majority of positive cases observed in the studied population are presented in an asymptomatic form and usually are not associated with any risk factor.

  5. Seasonal abundance of total and pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from American oysters harvested in the Mandinga Lagoon System, Veracruz, Mexico: implications for food safety.

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    Flores-Primo, Argel; Pardío-Sedas, Violeta; Lizárraga-Partida, Leonardo; López-Hernández, Karla; Uscanga-Serrano, Roxana; Flores-Hernández, Reyna

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    The abundance of total and pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) strains in American oysters (Crassostrea virginica) harvested in two different harvest sites from the Mandinga lagoon System was evaluated monthly for 1 year (January through December 2012). Frequencies of species-specific genes and pathogenic genes exhibited a seasonal distribution. The annual occurrence of Vp with the species-specific tlh gene (tlh(+)) was significantly higher during the winter windy season (32.50%) and spring dry season (15.0%), with the highest densities observed during spring dry season at 283.50 most probable number (MPN)/g (lagoon bank A, near human settlements), indicating the highest risk of infection during warmer months. Pathogenic Vp tlh(+)/tdh(+) frequency was significantly higher during the winter windy and the spring dry seasons at 22.50 and 10.00%, respectively, with highest densities of 16.22 and 41.05 MPN/g (bank A), respectively. The tlh/trh and tdh/trh gene combinations were also found in Vp isolates during the spring dry season at 1.25 and 1.3%, respectively, with densities of 1.79 and 0.4 MPN/g (bank A), respectively. The orf8 genes were detected during the winter windy season (1.25%) with highest densities of 5.96 MPN/g (bank A) and 3.21 MPN/g (bank B, near mangrove islands and a heron nesting area). Densities of Vp tdh(+) were correlated (R(2) = 0.245, P contamination and predicting the risk of infection. Evaluation of the presence of pathogenic strains would be a better approach to protecting public health.

  6. Estimating volume of deposits associated with landslides on volcanic landscapes in the SW flank of the volcano Pico de Orizaba, Puebla-Veracruz

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    Gabriel Legorreta Paulín

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Landslides that occur along river systems are very common and have the potential to cause harm to human, to its infrastructure or affect their socio-economic activity. This dynamic is magnified in territories where morphological contrasts are very marked; as in the border between the mountains and subhorizontal land. This is especially true for volcanic terrains where volcanic activity can trigger voluminous landslides along stream systems by sector and flank collapse and where high seasonal rainfall on terrains covered by poorly consolidated materials produces small but hazardous landslides and debris flows that occur continually along stream systems during the volcanic repose periods. Those type of landslides can deliver volumes of hundreds and millions cubic meters that create a potentially hazardous situation for people and property down the valleys. The study of landslides in volcanic terrains through a Geographic Information System (GIS and under a geomorphological criterion, have allowed to develop a comprehensive methodology linked to the development of multi-temporal inventory, with susceptibility and volume estimation of displaced material. The aim of this research is to develop a method (protocol for landslide susceptibility and landslide volume assessment of potentially unstable volcanic landscapes in order to be helpful in mitigating landslide damages to human settlements. Pico de Orizaba volcano is the highest volcano in Mexico. The volcano has been affected by large flank collapse landslides throughout its geological history. These events have partially destroyed the cone as it happened in Bezymianny volcano and St. Elena volcano. In this volcano, the risk associated with landslide and debris flows, is increased by the growing of human settlements along the hillslopes and by the subsistence agriculture, and deforestation. This situation is favored by a volcanic calm that has lasted 147 years, approximate. These conditions create a dangerous situation for more than 360 000 people living on the southern flank of the volcano Pico de Orizaba, where landslides along the hillslopes and the river system threaten towns like Cordova, Orizaba, Rio Blanco, Nogales and Ciudad Mendoza. Today the most common and dangerous landslides are associated with unconsolidated volcanic deposits and heavy seasonal rains. In this paper, the cause, distribution, and link between landslides and the volcanic landscape relief susceptibility are analyzed. Similarly, the volume of displaced material is estimated in order to characterize the landslide instability in volcanic terrains. The Río El Estado watershed on the southwestern flank of Pico de Orizaba volcano is selected to describe and analyze susceptible areas of gravitational processes. The study area allows to show a systematic methodology for landslide mapping and volume calculation in areas with scarce information. The methodology encompasses three main stages of analysis. In the first stage, background information is collected to provide context and establish a generalized characterization of landslide processes, landsforms and volumes within the study area. Background information includes the following maps: topographic, geologic, land use, climate, slope, slope curvature, contributing area, flow direction, saturation, reclassified hypsomety, reclassified slope, and morphography. By retrieval and on-off switching of the background information in the GIS, a base map is created to assist in the digitizing of landslides. The base map and the theoretical aspects of the geomorphological mapping help to develop a conceptual base of support for mapping landslides. Landslides are digitized directly into a geographic information system (GIS, and in parallel, a spatial geodatabase of landslides attributes (eg. size, volume, activity, landslide type, etc. is constructed. Previous landslide mapping in the study area is verified and new landslides are added to the landslide inventory. Once the locations of landslides are mapped and evaluated, similar potential landslide areas are grouped into individual landforms. During the second stage, the volcanic relief is analyzed under a geomorphological criterion based on aerial photographs, fieldwork, and detailed mapping and the results are adjusted to the landslide hazard zonation protocol from Washington State, Department of Natural Resources, USA. For each volcanic landform a semi-quantitative susceptibility rating is obtained from values that correspond to the total area of landslides and the number of landslides within each landform; and they are normalized for the total period of time spanned between sets of aerial orthophotographs (fourteen years period. These normalized variables are referred to as the landslide area rate and the landslide frequency rate, respectively.  Finally, for the third stage, the volume of material delivered by landslides to the main river is estimated by using an empirical area-volume relationship. The results allow us to understand the long-term evolution of the fluvial system in southwestern flank of Pico de Orizaba volcano. They also show a useful mapping methodology for developing inventories, assessing susceptibility, and estimated volumes associated with landslides in volcanic terrains.

  7. Litter thickness, but not root biomass, explains the average and spatial structure of soil hydraulic conductivity in secondary forests and coffee agroecosystems in Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Marín-Castro, B E; Negrete-Yankelevich, S; Geissert, D

    2017-12-31

    Secondary forests and coffee agroecosystems are considered good alternatives for conservation of a high capacity for water filtration in the soil where tropical montane cloud forests (TMCF) once grew; however, it is not clear which characteristics of the vegetation modulate the field saturated hydraulic conductivity of the soil (K fs ) and whether these characteristics persist in such derived systems. Here, we explore how changes in vegetation between secondary forests and coffee agroecosystems have consequences for the average value and spatial variation of litter thickness and root biomass, and whether these differences can explain the K fs and its spatial distribution. We found that the thickest litter, greatest total biomass and thickest roots are in the secondary forest of the north of the study area. The litter is spatially structured in patches of ca. 12m at plot scale in the secondary forest and coffee agroecosystem of the southern area. Like the K fs , the thickness of the litter and biomass of the thick (>2mm), medium (1-2mm) and fine (power. However, antecedent soil moisture became redundant on inclusion of the litter layer, which had a greater explanatory power. Our modeling suggests that undiscovered differences prevail between the geographic areas and secondary forest and coffee agroecosystems (possibly related to the edaphogenesis and management practices) that determine the K fs . Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Servicios ecosistémicos en cultivos de Coffea arabica L.: almacenamiento de carbono en la localidad de Arroyo de las Cañas Veracruz

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    En este trabajo se discute la eficiencia de los diferentes métodos de valoración agroambiental para la valoración de los servicios ecosistémicos en un sistema agroforestal. El trabajo se concentra en los servicios generados en los bosques y selvas. Los cultivos bajo sombra de Coffea arabica L. son sistemas agroforestales de gran importancia ecológica por los servicios ecosistémicos que proveen. En México, la crisis cafetalera que se vive desde principios de la década de los 90’s y el recie...

  9. [Colonization and structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi community in Alsophila firma (Cyatheales: Cyatheaceae) from a tropical montane cloud forest in Veracruz, México].

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    Lara-Pérez, Luis Alberto; Noa-Carrazana, Juan Carlos; López, Ángel de Jesús Landa; Hernández-González, Sergio; Oros-Ortega, Iván; Torres, Antonio Andrade

    2014-12-01

    Alsophila firma is a tree fern that is distributed mainly in tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) and is considered as a threatened species. Arbuscular mycorrrhizal fungi (AMF) have been proposed as an alternative in rescue programs of endangered species. However, our knowledge about diversity of AMF and mycorrhizal status of the species of TMCF is limited. In Mexico TMCF shows different degrees of conservation because of fragmentation and land use change. In this study, we evaluated the level of colonization, richness and abundances of spores of AMF in three fragments with different conservation status: conserved (100 years), secondary vegetation (17 years) and disturbed. For this, soil samples and roots were collected from five individuals of A. firma per site, with at least 100 m away from each other; a total of 100 cm of roots were analysed per site. Root samples showed AMF and occasionally dark septate fungi (DSF) colonizations. For the overall study, 19 species of AMF were recorded: Gigaspora (7), Acaulospora (4), Glomus (4), Funneliformis (2), Sclerocystis (1) and Scutellospora (1). The dominant species in the three sites were Funneliformis geosporum and Acaulospora scrobiculata. The highest diversity (H') and evenness (J') (p colonization was significantly higher (p colonization did not differ statistically (p 90%. The present study confirmed that A. firma is a mycorrhizal species that exhibits high levels of colonization even in disturbed sites. We suggest that F. geosporum and A. scrobiculata may have the potential to inoculate the gametophyte and young sporophyte of A. firma, to support restoration programs, because of their abundances and high tolerance to disturbed sites.

  10. Diagnóstico y tipificación de unidades familiares con y sin gallinas de traspatio en una comunidad de Huatusco, Veracruz (México

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    Manuel Sánchez-Sánchez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available De un censo de 78 unidades familiares que conforman la comunidad de estudio, se obtuvo información de 38; éstos, cuentan con gallinas cuyo personal es responsable de: las aves, del estado de las instalaciones y equipo de trabajo, de conformación de la parvada, de técnicas de manejo, datos productivos y económicos, y de perspectivas de producción; asimismo, información de 30 familias sobre motivos para no dedicarse a dicha actividad. Mediante análisis de conglomerados fueron determinados tres tipos de unidades familiares con gallinas: productores con fin comercial (PFC, caracterizados por tener gallinas criollas para venta de carne y huevo, y tener planes de crecimiento de la parvada; productores para autoconsumo con venta de excedentes (PAV, que se distinguen por criar gallinas de raza comercial, y contar con mayor área de gallinero e implementos; y productores sólo para autoconsumo (PAC, que poseen gallinas de raza comercial, criadas en completa libertad en el traspatio y cafetales. Además de dos tipos de unidades sin gallinas: ex productores (EX, aquellos que han abandonado la actividad, principalmente por falta de espacio y por pérdida del interés; y familias que nunca han tenido gallinas (SN, principalmente porque les desagrada la cría de aves. Se concluye que, aproximadamente, la mitad de las familias están interesadas en las gallinas de traspatio, distinguiéndose tres tipos de productores, todos con instalaciones rústicas y manejo deficiente, especialmente en el cuidado de la salud de las aves; no obstante, otras familias de la comunidad también resultan beneficiadas por la producción excedente de aquéllas.

  11. Obesidad y riesgo de síndrome metabólico en estudiantes de posgrado de Veracruz, México

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    Martha Gabriela Campos-Mondragón

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Debido a que la salud de los estudiantes influye en su rendimiento académico y eficiencia terminal, y la obesidad aumenta en los adultos, se planteó analizar las variables antropométricas y ambientales asociadas al riesgo de síndrome metabólico en estudiantes de posgrado.Material y Métodos: Estudio transversal en 52 estudiantes mediante muestreo intencional no probabilístico. Se evaluaron peso, estatura e índice de masa corporal. Según la circunferencia de cintura, relación cintura-cadera y grasa corporal, se identificó el riesgo de síndrome metabólico. Se registraron antecedentes familiares, personales, peso al nacer, ingesta semanal de alimentos, alcohol, tabaco y café, nivel de actividad física, depresión y estrés. Se analizaron diferencias entre medias, correlaciones y modelos de regresión lineal.Resultados: El peso (74,8±13,9; p=0,0024, la circunferencia de cintura (87,6±9,0; p=0,0044 y la relación cintura-cadera (0,9±0,0; p=0,0000 fueron superiores en los hombres y la grasa corporal en las mujeres (35,4±4,5; p=0,0000. Según la circunferencia de cintura y la grasa corporal, el 34% y el 87% respectivamente mostraron riesgo de síndrome metabólico, en su mayoría mujeres. El modelo de regresión lineal para grasa corporal incluyó sexo (b=9,5; p=0,0000 y estrés leve (b=4,7; p=0,0410. El modelo para índice de masa corporal incluyó circunferencia de cadera, circunferencia de cintura, depresión y estrés severo (b=1,61; p=0,0486. Más del 50% mostraron un consumo nulo de leche, nueces y leguminosas.Conclusiones: Las variables asociadas a los indicadores de mayor riesgo de síndrome metabólico fueron el sexo y el estrés. Se evidenciaron hábitos de alimentación deficientes.

  12. Patrón espacio-temporal de larvas y huevecillos de nemátodos gastrointestinales en pastizales ganaderos de Veracruz, México

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    Carolina Flota-Bañuelos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El conocer la disposición espacio-temporal y diseminación de las larvas de nematodos gastrointestinales en los pastizales, y estimar el efecto de la ivermectina aplicada a bovinos sobre la abundancia de sus huevecillos, permite estimar dónde y cuándo se presentan las poblaciones más altas, que puede servir para establecer planes de muestreo y orientar medidas de control, así como para definir el riesgo de contaminación de los pastizales de manera diferencial. Para la determinación de la disposición espacio-temporal de L3 en el pastizal, se recolectaron, contaron e identificaron mensualmente las larvas en 30 puntos de muestreo, posteriormente se generaron mapas de disposición espacial con los datos obtenidos de los conteos de L3 en cada punto y mes de muestreo, y se calculó el patrón de disposición mediante los índices varianza/media y K binomial negativa. El número de huevecillos por gramo de heces de los bovinos con (CI y sin ivermectina (SI, se calculó con la técnica de McMaster. En el pastizal se recuperaron 20 276L3, correspondiendo el 80% a H contortus. En octubre 2008 se detectó la más alta densidad de nematodos con más de 5 000L3/kgMS. Las L3 presentaron un patrón espacial agregado de intensidad variable durante todo el año. Las mayores densidades poblacionales de nematodos fueron en octubre 2008 y las menores en febrero y marzo 2009. La aplicación de ivermectina a los bovinos no redujo el número de huevecillos presentes en las heces, debido a que los tratamientos fueron estadísticamente iguales. De julio a noviembre 2008, se observaron las mayores cargas parasitarias.

  13. Correlation between preoperative serum alpha-fetoprotein levels and survival with respect to the surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma at a tertiary care hospital in Veracruz, Mexico

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    G. Martínez-Mier

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Preoperative serum alpha-fetoprotein levels can have predictive value for hepatocellular carcinoma survival. Aim: Our aim was to analyze the correlation between preoperative serum alpha-fetoprotein levels and survival, following the surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods: Nineteen patients were prospectively followed (07/2005-01/2016. An ROC curve was created to determine the sensitivity and specificity of alpha-fetoprotein in relation to survival (Kaplan-Meier. Results: Of the 19 patients evaluated, 57.9% were men. The mean patient age was 68.1 ± 8.5 years and survival at 1, 3, and 5 years was 89.4, 55.9, and 55.9%. The alpha-fetoprotein cutoff point was 15.1 ng/ml (sensitivity 100%, specificity 99.23%. Preoperative alpha-fetoprotein levels below 15.1, 200, 400, and 463 ng/ml correlated with better 1 and 5-year survival rates than levels above 15.1, 200, 400, and 463 ng/ml (P<.05. Conclusions: Elevated preoperative serum alpha-fetoprotein levels have predictive value for hepatocellular carcinoma survival. Resumen: Introducción: Los niveles séricos de alfafetoproteína (AFP preoperatoria pueden tener valor predictivo para la sobrevida del hepatocarcinoma (HCC. Objetivo: Analizar la correlación entre los niveles séricos de AFP preoperatoria y la sobrevida posterior al tratamiento quirúrgico del HCC. Métodos: Diecinueve pacientes fueron seguidos prospectivamente (julio del 2005-enero del 2016. Se realizó una curva ROC para determinar la sensibilidad y la especificidad de la AFP con relación con la sobrevida (Kaplan-Meier. Resultados: Se evaluó a 19 pacientes, 57.9% hombres, edad media 68.1 ± 8.5 años con sobrevida a 1, 3 y 5 años del 89.4, el 55.9 y el 55.9%. El punto de corte de AFP fue 15.1 ng/ml (sensibilidad 100%, especificidad 99.23%. Los niveles preoperatorios de AFP menores de 15.1, 200, 400 y 463 ng/ml correlacionaron con mejor sobrevida a 1 y 5 años que niveles mayores de AFP (p < 0.05. Conclusiones: Los niveles séricos preoperatorios elevados de AFP tienen valor predictivo en relación con la sobrevida de HCC. Keywords: Hepatocellular carcinoma, Liver resection, Alpha-fetoprotein, Survival, Palabras clave: Hepatocarcinoma, Resección hepática, Alfafetoproteína, Sobrevida

  14. Experiencias en el establecimiento de Arachis pintoi Krapov & W.C. Greg. como cobertura en cítricos de Veracruz, México

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    B. Valles

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron dos experimentos para evaluar el establecimiento de Arachis pintoi (Ap como cobertera en cítricos; el primero, en limón Persa, y el segundo, en naranjo. En el primero se sembraron los ecotipos CIAT 17434, 18744 y 18748 en suelo rastreado, en surcos separados a un metro, y distancia de 50 cm entre plantas. En el segundo, se sembró Ap 17434 en suelo rastreado, escardado, u hoyado; plantando a 50 y 35 cm en surcos separados a 75 cm, con y sin P+K+Mg. La cobertura se evaluó a 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 y 24 semanas postsiembra, con la misma frecuencia en el segundo caso hasta 20 semanas. El diseño experimental fue para el primero completamente al azar; y el segundo, de bloques al azar, en parcelas subdivididas. Del primero, resultó que las semanas para alcanzar 50% y 100% de cobertura fueron 16 y 32, 12 y 24, y 13 y 26, para 17434, 18744 y 18748, respectivamente (P=0.0001. Para el segundo caso, los máximos valores de cobertura fueron en suelo rastreado, en rango de 53.5 a 87.5 %, según la densidad de siembra y fertilización. En los restantes tratamientos los valores fueron pobres (3.5 % a 33.7%. Del primer experimento, los ecotipos 18744 y 18748 se consideraron como los más promisorios en cuanto al tiempo necesario para cubrir totalmente el terreno. Para el segundo experimento, la preparación del terreno con pases de rastra garantizó el mejor establecimiento de la cobertura.

  15. Evaluación de biomarcadores no destructivos en sapo gigante (Rhinella marina) de la cuenca baja del Río Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México

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    Cruz Santiago, Omar

    2016-01-01

    En este estudio se determinó la actividad de biomarcadores no destructivos (glutatión s-transferasa –GST-, malondioaldehído –MDA-, ácido aminolevulínico dehidratasa -δ-ALAD-, parámetros hematológicos –HCM-, butirilcolinesterasa –BChE-, apoptosis, factor de condición –FC- y vitelogenina –VTG-) en sapos gigantes (R. marina) de dos zonas (alta y baja) de la cuenca baja del Río Coatzacoalcos para compararlos con organismos de referencia (sapos mantenidos en laboratorio). De cada estación de muest...

  16. Analysis of flooding in urban areas, taking into account the residence time of the water on site case of study: Veracruz, México

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    Faustino De Luna C

    2016-01-01

    To estimate the damage, shall take into account the hydrodynamic behaviour of the flows. Since houses remain flooded for several days, was the reason to use precipitation level for more than seven days. in the mathematical modelling of flows water with a regular grid made up of cells 10 m by side with the boundary condition downstream, corresponding to the predicted change in the average sea level.

  17. La seguridad alimentaria en zona de plantación de café. : Intervención estatal y estrategias campesinas (Veracruz, México)

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    Bernard, Cécile; Hoffmann, Odile

    1992-01-01

    El artículo trata del abasto de alimentos en zonas campesinas de monocultivo de café, analizando las estrategias de los campesinos en su combinación con las iniciativas gubernamentales para controlar este sector estratégico de la vida rural.

  18. Visitor effect on the behavior of a group of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) maintained at an island in Lake Catemaco, Veracruz/Mexico.

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    Pérez-Galicia, Sergio; Miranda-Anaya, Manuel; Canales-Espinosa, Domingo; Muñoz-Delgado, Jairo

    2017-12-01

    We analyzed the effect of human visitors on the behavior of a group of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) kept on a small tourist island. Although the spider monkey is a common species in zoos, there are very few specific studies on visitor effects on these monkeys. We conducted behavioral observations on the group of spider monkeys to evaluate the effect of visitors. We also used actimetry devices to measure the variations in the spider monkeys' locomotor activity associated with human presence. With regard to the effect on behavior, we found an increase in self-directed behaviors and a decrease in vocalization, both associated with human presence. Moreover, our results suggest that when people feed monkeys, there is an increase in agonistic behaviors. On the other hand, we found that changes in activity levels in response to human presence vary among individuals. We conclude that changes in spider monkeys' behavior could provide evidence of the negative effect of visitors in our study conditions. Although we discuss the differences in activity levels due to differences in social position, further research is required this topic. Our results can be used to inform management plans for this species in captivity. Improving this relationship between humans and non-human primates through tourism education programs would benefit ecotourism and therefore species conservation programs. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Presentación, clasificación y evolución de los pacientes con carcinoma hepatocelular en un centro de Veracruz, México

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    G. Martinez-Mier

    2014-07-01

    Conclusión: Los pacientes con CHC en nuestro centro al igual que otra población en México son diagnosticados tardíamente. El pronóstico usando CLIP y BCLC es similar a la literatura. Los mejores resultados se observaron en estadios tempranos y los que tuvieron resección quirúrgica del CHC.

  20. "Sin el bosque no queda más que irse": Migración internacional entre nahuas de Atlahuilco, Veracruz

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    Rosío CÓRDOVA PLAZA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende realizar un acercamiento antropológico a las especificidades que ofrece el fenómeno de la migración internacional en una de las regiones indígenas veracruzanas de raigambre nahua, ubicada en la sierra de Zongolica, a través del análisis de los perfiles sociodemográficos de los migrantes y su trayectoria migratoria. Con este fin se expone una breve semblanza histórico-etnográfica del municipio de Atlahuilco y se revisan los detonadores que impulsaron el proceso migratorio. La metodología empleada consistió en el levantamiento de una encuesta aplicada a 34 personas y la elaboración de 16 entrevistas con familiares de migrantes y migrantes de retorno, en las que se exploraron las motivaciones de la partida, la forma de cruce, el trabajo en Estados Unidos y las redes sociales que permitieron el desplazamiento.

  1. Interactions between the Laramide Foreland and the passive margin of the Gulf of Mexico: Tectonics and sedimentation in the Golden Lane area, Veracruz State, Mexico

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    Alzaga-Ruiz, H.; Lopez, M.; Roure, F.; Séranne, M.

    2009-01-01

    This paper focuses on the analyses of the clastic sedimentary infill of the Coastal Plain of Eastern Mexico, which initiated synchronously with the Laramide orogeny in the vicinity of the Golden Lane. Results of these analyses are used as boundary conditions for calibrating/interpreting seismic

  2. Crear al hombre nuevo. Una visión crítica de los experimentos de europeización en Veracruz en el siglo XIX

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    Sanchez-Guillermo, Evelyne

    2005-01-01

    Introducción Mientras en Europa las identidades nacionales conocían un proceso de formación muy acelerado, la cuestión de la identidad mexicana se planteó de manera urgente y a veces dramática a lo largo del siglo XIX. Primero frente al temor de una « reconquista » española, luego a la agresión de los EE.UU. quien le quitó más de un tercio de su territorio y frente a la intervención francesa, las autoridades mexicanas tuvieron que buscar una forma voluntarista de definir al Mexicano y al Méxi...

  3. El Contexto arqueológico de la cabeza colosal olmeca número 7 de San Lorenzo, Veracruz, México

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    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Hay muchas lagunas en el conocimiento de los olmecas. No se dispone de textos, ni imágenes históricas, ni tradición oral que se pueda recuperar a partir de documentos otros pueblos. El contexto arqueológico es el documento más extenso al que acogernos para conocerlos. En el trabajo se quiere avanzar tanto en el conocimiento cronológico, como en el trato conjunto de estilo y cultura olmeca, analizando el contexto de uno d...

  4. U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the United States National Search and Rescue Supplement (NSS) to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR)

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  5. Distribución espacial de la macrofauna edáfica en bosque mesófilo, bosque secundario y pastizal en la reserva La Cortadura, Coatepec, Veracruz, México Spatial distribution of soil macrofauna in cloud forest, secondary forest and grassland in La Cortadura reserve, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico

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    Isis N. De la Rosa

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La conversión de un área de bosque para la agricultura o el pastoreo homogeniza las propiedades del suelo y las comunidades de macroinvertebrados. Este trabajo estudió si la diversidad (H', densidad y heterogeneidad espacial (tamaño de parche de macroinvertebrados de hojarasca y suelo se recuperan en una secuencia sucesional pastizal (Pas-bosque secundario (Bsec-bosque mesófilo maduro (BMM. En el sustrato hojarasca se observó un gradiente de aumento para todas las variables estudiadas en la secuencia Pas-Bsec-BMM. Sin embargo, este patrón no se presentó en el suelo, ya que la mayor diversidad y densidad (por taxón y total se encontraron en el Bsec. Mediante un análisis de variografía, en la hojarasca se encontraron distribuciones espaciales heterogéneas de los macroinvertebrados en ambos bosques, mientras que en el pastizal la distribución fue homogénea, lo que apoya la idea de que el disturbio va acompañado de una homogenización espacial de las comunidades de macroinvertebrados, pero la restructuración espacial se recupera en la sucesión temprana. En el suelo de los 3 sitios, la distribución de todas las variables fue en parches (5 a 60 m de diámetro, pero no se encontró disminución en la heterogeneidad espacial predicha para la secuencia Pas-Bsec-BMM.The conversion of forest to agriculture or pasture homogenizes soil properties, including the communities of macroinvertebrates. This study examined whether the diversity (H', density and spatial heterogeneity (patch size of litter and soil macroinvertebrate recover through the secondary successional sequence pasture (Pas-secondary forest (Bsec- mature cloud forest (BMM. In the litter an increasing gradient for all variables was observed through the successional sequence. However, this pattern was not present in the soil, where the highest diversity and density (per taxon and total were found in the Bsec. Using variography, we found heterogeneous spatial distributions of litter macroinvertebrates in both forests, while their distribution was homogeneous in the pasture. This supports the idea that disturbance is accompanied by a spatial homogenization of macroinvertebrate communities but spatial restructuring occurs in early succession. However, in the soil, macroinvertebrate variables were distributed in patches (5 to 60 m in diameter in the 3 sites and, the decrease in spatial heterogeneity predicted for the sequence Pas-BSsec-BMM was not observed.

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

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

  7. Hibiscus sabdariffa L., roselle calyx, from ethnobotany to pharmacology

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    Carvajal-Zarrabal, Octavio; Barradas-Dermitz,Dulce María; Orta-Flores ,Zaida; Hayward-Jones ,Patricia Margaret; Nolasco-Hipolito Cirilo,; Aguilar-Uscanga Ma. Guadalupe,; Miranda-Medina Anilú,

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    Octavio Carvajal-Zarrabal1, Dulce María Barradas-Dermitz2, Zaida Orta-Flores2, Patricia Margaret Hayward-Jones1, Cirilo Nolasco-Hipólito3, M Guadalupe Aguilar-Uscanga2, Anilú Miranda-Medina2, Kopli Bin Bujang31University of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico; 2Veracruz Institute of Technology, Veracruz, Mexico; 3University of Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, MalaysiaAbstract: Using MEDLINE and SCOPUS databases, a review of the literature from the pioneering study of 1991 un...

  8. Situación de la producción de fríjol y maíz en concepción de pilas y Veracruz de Pejibaye, Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available El estudio socioeconómico se llevó a cabo en la zona sur de Costa Rica, en el distrito de Pejibaye del cantón de Pérez Zeledón, mediante una encuesta a 80 productores escogidos aleatoriamente; en el mes de mayo de 1999. El 84% de los agricultores poseen tierra propia para la producción, con unidades productivas en promedio de 14,5 ha. La mayoría de los productores de granos básicos diversifican con otras actividades agropecuarias, como tiquisque, café y pastos. El nivel de diversificación se incrementó con el tamaño de las unidades productivas. La mayor parte lo diversifica con la combinación maíz y frijol. El 90% de los productores que siembran maíz, tienen este cultivo durante la época veranera (diciembre a febrero, con un área promedio de 2,5 ha y con un rendimiento promedio de 1,9 t/ha. En el caso del frijol la siembra principal se da en la época inverniz (mayo a agosto, con un área promedio de 3 ha, y un rendimiento de 0,6 t/ha. Para ambos granos, la tendencia es hacia la reducción de áreas y rendimientos. Tanto para maíz como para frijol , la mayor parte de la cosecha se destina a la venta, y en general se puede señalar que la producción de ambos granos resulta rentable en términos de la relación beneficio/costo, siendo más rentable la actividad frijolera. En los últimos años las inestabilidades climáticas han afectado los rendimientos de los granos básicos, lo cual ha llevado a los productores a incursionar en otras actividades productivas. Los productores han empezado a utilizar una serie de estrategias para contrarrestar estos efectos, tales como el uso de coberturas, y diversas prácticas culturales y agronómicas

  9. ¿Viven mujeres y hombres la pobreza de la misma manera? Una mirada al interior de hogares indígenas de la Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz

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    Diana LAHOZ

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    Full Text Available La pobreza es uno de los temas más estudiados hoy en día, pero todavía hay falta de consenso en su definición y métodos de medición. El hecho de que el hogar sea utilizado como unidad de análisis obscurece las diferencias en la pobreza de mujeres y hombres. Este trabajo se propuso visibilizar el sistema de autoridad que rige al interior de los hogares y comparar la pobreza femenina con la masculina. El trabajo de campo se realizó en Encino Amarillo, comunidad Nahua de alta marginación ubicada en el sureste veracruzano. Se recolectó información mediante una encuesta, un taller y entrevistas a profundidad. Los resultados muestran diferencias de género en todas las necesidades básicas (subsistencia, protección, entendimiento, ocio, participación, libertad, afecto e identidad así como en las capacidades de mujeres y hombres para satisfacerlas.

  10. A mathematical model; Un modelo matematico para el comportamiento de la radiosensibilidad medida con la viabilidad huevo-adulto de Drosophila melanogaster y D. simulans de Laguna Verde, Veracruz

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    Castillo M, J.A.; Pimentel P, A.E. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    This work presents the results to define the adult egg viability behavior (VHA) of two species, Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans obtained with the mathematical model proposed, as well as the respective curves. The data are the VHA result of both species coming from the vicinity of the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power plant (CNLV) comprise a 10 years collect period starting from 1987 until 1997. Each collect includes four series of data which are the VHA result obtained after treatment with 0, 4, 6 and 8 Gy of gamma rays. (Author)

  11. Colonización y estructura de la comunidad de hongos micorrízicos arbusculares en Alsophila firma (Cyatheaceae en bosque mesófilo de montaña en Veracruz, México

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    Luis Alberto Lara-Pérez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Alsophila firma es un helecho arborescente que crece principalmente en bosque mesófilo de montaña (BMM y se encuentra en la categoría de riesgo. Los hongos mico- rrízicos arbusculares (HMA se han propuesto como una alternativa para programas de recuperación de especies nativas en peligro. Sin embargo, sabemos poco sobre la diversidad de HMA y del estatus micorrízico de las espe- cies vegetales del BMM. En México el BMM presenta diferentes grados de conservación debido a la fragmentación y el cambio de uso de suelo. Se evaluó el grado de colonización, riqueza y abundancia de esporas de los HMA presentes en fragmentos de BMM con diferente historia de manejo: conservado (100 años, en recuperación (17 años y alterado. Se estudiaron muestras de suelo y raíces toma- das de 5 individuos de A. firma por cada sitio, con al menos 100m de distancia entre individuos. Se analizaron en total 100cm de raíz por cada sitio. Las muestras de raíz presentaron colonización principalmente de HMA y ocasionalmente por hongos septados oscuros (HSO. Se encontraron 19 especies: Gigaspora (7, Acaulospora (4, Glomus (4, Funneliformis (2, Sclerocystis (1 y Scutellospora (1. Las especies dominantes en los tres sitios fueron Funneliformis geosporum y Acaulospora scrobiculata. La mayor diversidad (H’ y equitatividad (J’ (p<0.05 se presentaron en el sitio conservado (H’=1.7; J’ 0.66 con respecto al sitio en recuperación (H’=1.5, J’ 0.61 y alterado (H’=0.74, J’=0.41. Los niveles de colonización micorrízica total de raíz fueron estadísticamente mayores (p<0.05 en el sitio conservado. Aunque el sitio alterado presenta una baja riqueza y abundancia de HMA la colonización micorrízica total de raíz no fue estadísticamente diferente (p<0.05 respecto al sitio en recuperación. El estimador Chao2 indica que las muestras analizadas reflejan la estructura general de la comunidad de HMA con valores superiores al 93%. El presente estudio confirma que A. firma es una especie micorrízica con altos niveles de colonización incluso en sitios alterados. Se sugiere que las especies F. geosporum y A. scrobiculata por su alta tolerancia a sitios alterados pueden tener potencial para inocular gametofitos y esporofitos de A. firma para incrementar la supervivencia en programas de restauración.

  12. Fallas de mercado y márgenes de comercialización en bovinos destinados al abasto de carne en la región del Papaloapan, Veracruz

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    Julio Vilaboa-Arroniz

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es identificar fallas de mercado y los patrones que estipulan los precios de compra-venta, con la finalidad de determinar su influencia en el margen bruto de omercialización (mbc en el esquema de comercio tradicional de bovinos para el abasto de carne en la región del Papaloapan. Los precios se determinan de manera empírica y subjetiva, pues la habilidad para negociar y fijar el precio por parte de los agentes es determinante. Además, por cada kilo de carne que paga el consumidor, los intermediarios se quedan con el mayor mbc.

  13. Diagnóstico de la situación de los viveros oficiales de Veracruz y su papel para apoyar programas de reforestación y restauración

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    G. Benítez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Ante la necesidad actual de restituir la cobertura vegetal desaparecida, a través de programas de reforestación y restauración, especialmente con especies nativas, los viveros han cobrado un papel relevante como depositarios y proveedores de este tipo de plantas, sobre todo ahora que se reconoce su importancia para la conservación de la biodiversidad. Uno de los principales problemas a los que se enfrentan estos programas, es la disponibilidad de material, no sólo en número, sino en calidad y talla. Es muy posible que el éxito de estos esfuerzos de rehabilitación ambiental dependerá del buen desempeño en el proceso que involucra desde la recolección de semilla y siembra, hasta el establecimiento y mantenimiento de las plantas en el sitio. Los viveros actualmente enfrentan una severa situación debido a problemas técnicos, económicos y de organización, que resultan en una deficiente producción de planta en calidad y cantidad. Con base en el análisis de una encuesta y entrevista a los encargados de los viveros del estado, se elaboró un diagnóstico de la situación que enfrentan y del potencial productivo que tienen, para apoyar programas de reforestación y restauración ecológica.

  14. Problemática sanitaria y conflictos políticos en una ciudad del centro de Veracruz: la epidemia de cólera morbus de 1833 en Xalapa

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    Rogelio Jiménez Marce

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar las acciones que las autoridades del Ayuntamiento de Xalapa realizaron, en materia de políticas sanitarias, para evitar que el cólera morbus provocara graves daños en la ciudad. El que el Cabildo tomara en sus manos el control de la política sanitaria preventiva evidenciaba una nueva visión de la sociedad, en la que el Estado buscaba convertirse en el eje rector de las acciones. Antes de la llegada de la enfermedad, las autoridades municipales dispusieron una serie de medidas tendentes a preservar la salubridad pública, como la publicación de bandos y la formación de comisiones tendentes a preservar la tranquilidad pública, pero una de ellas, su decisión de cambiar la ubicación de los hospitales entre ellos el militar, les generaría conflictos con las autoridades castrenses. La disputa por la posesión del Cuartel Grande, que tanto unos como otros consideraban propio, evidenciaba una lucha de poder, pues las autoridades civiles buscaban imponer sus decisiones sobre las militares.

  15. Descomposición de hojarasca en seis arroyos de Bosque Mesófilo de Montaña en la cuenca alta del río La Antigua, Veracruz, México

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    Astudillo, Manuel R.; Ramírez, Alonso; Novelo-Gutiérrez, Rodolfo; Vázquez, Gabriela

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    Para muchos arroyos, la hojarasca proveniente de la zona ribereña es la base de las redes tróficas, por lo cual el proceso de descomposición de la hojarasca es de gran importancia para el funcionamiento de estos ecosistemas. Con el fin de conocer los factores que afectan la descomposición de la hojarasca en arroyos del bosque mesófilo de montaña (BMM), se utilizaron paquetes de hojarasca durante 35 días. Seis arroyos con un gradiente de perturbación fueron estudiados en la época seca y lluvio...

  16. Morbilidad, mortalidad y factores de riesgo de la cirugía hepática en los departamentos de cirugía hepatobiliar de Veracruz, México

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    Conclusiones: Los factores de riesgo asociados a la morbilidad y mortalidad en las resecciones hepáticas de nuestra población se asocian principalmente a los parámetros bioquímicos preoperatorios del paciente, y a los factores que ocurren durante la intervención quirúrgica.

  17. Estimate of radiation-induced steel embrittlement in the BWR core shroud and vessel wall from reactor-grade MOX/UOX fuel for the nuclear power plant at Laguna Verde, Veracruz, Mexico

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    The government of Mexico has expressed interest to utilize the Laguna Verde boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear power plant for the disposition of reprocessed spent uranium oxide (UOX) fuel in the form of reactor-grade mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel. MOX fuel would replace spent UOX fuel as a fraction in the core from 18--30% depending on the fuel loading cycle. MOX fuel is expected to increase the neutron fluence, flux, fuel centerline temperature, reactor core pressure, and yield higher energy neutrons. There is concern that a core with a fraction of MOX fuel (i.e., increased 239Pu wt%) would increase the radiation-induced steel embrittlement within the core shroud and vessel wall as compared to only conventional, enriched UOX fuel in the core. The evaluation of radiation-induced steel embrittlement within the core shroud and vessel wall is a concern because of the potentially adverse affect to plant and public safety, environment, and operating life of the reactor. This dissertation provides computational results of the neutron fluence, flux, energy spectrum, and radiation damage displacements per atom per second (dpa-s-1) in steel within the core shroud and vessel wall of the Laguna Verde Unit 1 BWR. The results were computed using the nuclear data processing code NJOY99 and the continuous energy Monte Carlo Neutral Particle transport code MCNP4B. The MCNP4B model of the reactor core was for maximum core loading fractions of ⅓ MOX and ⅔ UOX reactor-grade fuel in an equilibrium core. The primary conclusion of this dissertation was that the addition of the maximum fraction of ⅓ MOX fuel to the LV1 BWR core did significantly accelerate the radiation-induced steel embrittlement such that without mitigation of steel embrittlement by periodic thermal annealing or reduction in operating parameters such as, neutron fluence, core temperature and pressure, it posed a potentially adverse affect to the plant and public safety, environment, and operating life of the reactor.

  18. Variación espacio-temporal de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados epibiontes en las raíces del mangle rojo Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae) en la laguna costera de La Mancha, Veracruz, México

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    Marcela Ruiz; Jorge López-Portillo

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    La laguna de La Mancha está conectada al Golfo de México a través de una boca estuarina efímera, una barra arenosa, la cual se abre durante la época de lluvias y se cierra durante el otoño y la temporada de vientos invernales. Cuando la laguna se llena con la entrada de agua proveniente de un arroyo permanente, ubicado en la parte sur, el nivel del agua se incrementa y la barra arenosa se abre, descargando grandes volúmenes de agua hacia el océano y dejando expuesta a la desecación la zona in...

  19. Variación espacio-temporal de la comunidad de macroinvertebrados epibiontes en las raíces del mangle rojo Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae en la laguna costera de La Mancha, Veracruz, México

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    Marcela Ruiz

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    Full Text Available La laguna de La Mancha está conectada al Golfo de México a través de una boca estuarina efímera, una barra arenosa, la cual se abre durante la época de lluvias y se cierra durante el otoño y la temporada de vientos invernales. Cuando la laguna se llena con la entrada de agua proveniente de un arroyo permanente, ubicado en la parte sur, el nivel del agua se incrementa y la barra arenosa se abre, descargando grandes volúmenes de agua hacia el océano y dejando expuesta a la desecación la zona intermareal previamente inundada. En este estudio, se describen las variaciones espacio-temporales de la estructura y composición de la comunidad de epibiontes que vive en la superficie de las raíces del mangle rojo,y su relación con la dinámica hidrológica de la boca estuarina. Se recolectaron cuatro raíces trimestralmente, durante un año, en diez estaciones de muestreo. También se midió la temperatura del agua, salinidad, oxígeno disuelto, profundidad y transparencia en cada muestreo. Se determinó la abundancia, la biomasa y la riqueza específica, a lo largo de las raíces en segmentos verticales de 10cm llamados horizontes. Se registraron un total de 59 632 especímenes y una biomasa total de 172g/cm2, y un máximo de once horizontes presentaron al menos una especie de epibionte. Se identificaron dos especies de poliquetos, 12 de moluscos y 14 de crustáceos, siendo Mytilopsis leucophaeata la más abundante, Ficopomatus miamiensis la más común y Crassostrea rhizophorae la de mayor contribución a la biomasa. Se evaluó la eficiencia del muestreo mediante curvas de acumulación de especies, resultando que la eficiencia fue, en general, >90% de la riqueza estimada por modelos asintóticos. La hidrodinámica de la boca estuarina tuvo gran influencia en las condiciones ambientales de la laguna y en las variaciones espacio-temporales de la comunidad de epibiontes: (a cuando la boca estuarina está cerrada son más claros los gradientes ambientales norte-sur, (b cuando la boca estuarina se cierra y el nivel de inundación se incrementa, los epibiontes, especialmente la especie pionera F. miamiensis, ocupan los horizontes más altos de las raíces, (c la abundancia, biomasa y riqueza específica de los epibiontes se incrementó hacia las partes más profundas del sur de la laguna, así como en los horizontes permanentemente inundados, y durante el cierre estacional de la boca estuarina. Las variaciones en la profundidad dependen de la dinámica de la boca estuarina, sugiriendo que estos factores son los principales parámetros que estructuran a la comunidad de epibiontes de La Mancha.

  20. De lo global a lo local. Logros y dificultades de las políticas internacionales de género en el ámbito municipal, caso Amatlán de los Reyes, Veracruz, México

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    Lorena Guadalupe Carrasco Rodríguez; María Del Pilar Alberti Manzanares; Natalia Real Luna; Alma Delia Buendía Rodríguez

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    El objetivo es analizar los logros y dificultades de la política municipal de Amatlán de los Reyes, en la aplicación de políticas internacionales de equidad de género. El principal promotor de la política de género es el Instituto Municipal de las Mujeres de Amatlán de los Reyes (immar), cuya misión es lograr el desarrollo y mejora de las mujeres del municipio. El análisis de la política de equidad de género se realizó en las áreas de salud, educación y trabajo, utiliza...

  1. CARACTERIZACIÓN CLÍNICA Y PATÓLOGICA DE LA ENCEFALITIS EQUINA VENEZOLANA SUBTIPO IE EN UNA REGIÓN ENDÉMICA EN EL SUR DEL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ EN MODELOS EQUINOS

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    La Encefalitis Equina Venezolana (EEV) es una enfermedad que se presenta principalmente en equinos y humanos y se caracteriza por un cuadro febril que en ocasiones va seguido de uno neurológico y la muerte. El agente etiológico es un virus clasificado dentro de la familia Togaviridae, género alfavirus (1) , el cual fue reconocido por primera vez en Venezuela por Beck y Wickoff en 1938 y por Kubes y Ríos en 1939 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) La enfermedad se consideró propia del norte de Sudamérica...

  2. Latin America Report No. 2672.

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    VOZ DEL SURESTE, Feb 83, EXCELSIOR, 22, 27 Feb 83) 61 PRI Fortification Campaign Oaxaca Among Weak Points PRI Practices Criticized ST...Campaign Tuxtla Guiterrez LA VOZ DEL SURESTE in Spanish 18 Feb 83 p 7 [Text] Oaxaca, Oax.—The state executive committee of the Institutional

  3. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    The use of these highly successful new discriminant function diagrams is illustrated using Miocene to Recent basic and ultrabasic rocks from three areas of Mexico with complex or controversial tectonic settings (Mexican Volcanic Belt, Los Tuxtlas volcanic field, and Eastern Alkaline Province), as well as older rocks from ...

  4. The Challenge of Violent Drug-Trafficking Organizations: An Assessment of Mexican Security Based on Existing RAND Research on Urban Unrest, Insurgency, and Defense-Sector Reform

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    illicit drug sales in the United States.12 The Evolution of Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations In the 1980s and early 1990s, important changes... Veracruz , San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Hidalgo Juárez/CFO Chihuahua, Durango, Distrito Federal/ Mexico Los Zetas Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Veracruz , San Luis

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

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

  6. 77 FR 33807 - Hyundai Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance

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    ... ``Hyundai'') \\1\\ has determined that certain model year 2012 Hyundai Veracruz multipurpose passenger... petition. Vehicles involved: Affected are approximately 2,764 model year 2012 Hyundai Veracruz vehicles... on the sale, offer for sale, introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of...

  7. 78 FR 38445 - Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential...

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    ... referred to as ``Hyundai'') \\1\\ has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012 Hyundai Veracruz... approximately 2,764 model year 2012 Hyundai Veracruz vehicles produced beginning on August 9, 2011, through... this petition does not relieve distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale...

  8. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    ... Xalapa, Veracruz, México; Unidad de Servicios de Apoyo en Resolución Analítica, Universidad Veracruzana, Calle Luis Castelazo Ayala S/N, Col. Industrial Animas, C.P. 91190, Xalapa, Veracruz, México; SEPI (Laboratorio de Modelado Molecular), Escuela Superior de Medicina IPN, 11340, Mexico City, México ...

  9. COLLABORATIVE AND PARTICIPATORY PLANNING PROCESSES AND METHODS FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Full Text Available In 2006, The University of Veracruz (UV, the State Government of Veracruz and the United Nations Program for Human Settlements (UN/Habitat signed an agreement to promote the urban and territorial development of the Veracruz State. This event is the result of The University of Veracruz’s policies on the production of knowledge for the improvement of social and economic conditions in Veracruz through the involvement of the University organization in the real problems of different groups within society. Under this agreement, the University has made a commitment to promote sustainable development in the main regions of Veracruz, firstly through the implementation of strategic regional planning using inclusive and participatory methods; and secondly, through the strengthening of state and local authorities’ capacities for the development and implementation of urban and regional policies that have an effective and integral impact on the social, environmental and economic dimensions of cities. The purpose of this paper is to present the participatory exercises conducted by the multidisciplinary academic group of The University of Veracruz, under UN/Habitat-UVVeracruz State Government agreement following the UN methodology to promote Local Economic and Territorial Development. This paper explains these participatory planning experiences, methods and the results in the context of the central urban region of Veracruz State (made up of 15 municipalities.

  10. Polymorphism of the prolactin gene (PRL) and its relationship with ...

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    Apr 10, 2012 ... Recursos Genéticos y Productividad-Ganadería. Carretera México-Texcoco km 36.5. Montecillo, Estado de México. CP 56230. 2Unidad Acadèmica de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Posgrado CBAP-UAN. Tepic, Nayarit, México. 3Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, UNACH. Tuxtla Gutiérrez ...

  11. Photometric characterization of LED's for optimal design of interior lamps

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    The Tuxtla Gutierrez Technology Institute, and the Innovaluz of Mexico S A of C V company have joined forces to develop LED lighting technology in Chiapas, Mexico. We performed a comprehensive study of power savings for a household using this luminary. The main results of the Lighting are presented exclusively for the ILIGPL153BF24W model, as well as the design features of a functional lamp. (Author)

  12. TV food advertisements' effect on food consumption and adiposity among women and children in Mexico

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    Montserrat Bacardí-Gascón; Glenda Díaz-Ramírez; Brenda Cruz López; Erika López Zuñiga; Arturo Jiménez-Cruz

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    Background: The objective of the study was to assess the association between TV foods advertisements and the ones consumed by mothers and children, and the body weight of both mother and child, among population from different SES in two Mexican cities. Methods: During June through October 2011 in Tijuana and Tuxtla Gutierrez, two national broadcasted channels were recorded during a period of 5 h in the afternoon on working days. Direct interviews were conducted to explore the foods consumed b...

  13. Antibacterial activity of crude extracts from Mexican plants against ...

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    resistant Staphylococcus. Rosa del ... 1999; Horan et al.,. *Corresponding author. E-mail: jesus.lopez@correo.buap.mx, ... in several communities of Puebla, Mexico State,. Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico. The extracts were tested.

  14. Frequency modulator. Transmission of meteorological signals in LVC; Modulador de frecuencia. Transmision de senales meteorologicas en CLV

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    Rivero G, P.T.; Ramirez S, R.; Gonzalez M, J.L.; Rojas N, P.; Celis del Angel, L. [ININ, 52750 La marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    The development of the frequency modulator and demodulator circuit for transmission of meteorological signals by means of fiber optics of the meteorology station to the nuclear reactor unit 1 in the Laguna Verde Central in Veracruz is described. (Author)

  15. Frequency modulator. Transmission of meteorological signals in LVC

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    Rivero G, P.T.; Ramirez S, R.; Gonzalez M, J.L.; Rojas N, P.; Celis del Angel, L.

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    The development of the frequency modulator and demodulator circuit for transmission of meteorological signals by means of fiber optics of the meteorology station to the nuclear reactor unit 1 in the Laguna Verde Central in Veracruz is described. (Author)

  16. in vitro production of virus free sweet potato [ipomoea batatas (l

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    2008). Habitat isolation changes the beta diversity of the vascular epiphyte community in lower montane forest, Veracruz, Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation 17:191–207. 9. Fichtl, R., and Admasu Adi (1994). Honey Bee Flora of Ethiopia.

  17. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus pyarethroid-metabolizing esterase gene structure

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    A population of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, designated Coatzacoalcos, obtained near Veracruz, Mexico was found to possess a high level of resistance to pyrethroid-based acaricides. Bioassay, biochemical and molecular analysis had previously shown the resistance could primarily be attributed...

  18. Mexican humanitarian assistance system.

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    however further publication or sale of copyrighted images is not permissible. iii...municipalities, providing more than 300,000 rations, benefiting 161,012 people in the states of Veracruz and Guerrero.81 This particular action demonstrates the

  19. Mexican Cartels: The Threat Along Our Southern Border

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

  20. Sub state Unconventional Warfare: Expanding United States Military Political Options

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    however further publication or sale of copyrighted images is not permissible. ii...insurrection of the people.119 In late 1956, Che Guevara, Fidel and Raul Castro, and approximately eighty fighters left Mexico via Tuxpan on the Veracruz

  1. International Migration, Management of Natural Resources and ...

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    growing areas in Veracruz, Mexico, are experiencing an increased rate of migration to Mexico City and the United States. The migrants - predominantly young men - send back remittances that are used by the remaining family members to pay ...

  2. Gravitational collapse and Neogene sediment transfer across the western margin of the Gulf of Mexico: Insights from numerical models

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    Alzaga-Ruiz, H.; Granjeon, D.; Lopez, M.; Séranne, M.; Roure, F.

    2009-01-01

    The western margin of the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz State, Mexico) displays an extensive Neogene gravitational system, whereby the Neogene siliciclastic sediments are detached from underlying Mesozoic carbonates along decollement surface in Oligocene underpressured clays. Rapidly subsiding

  3. Mitigating Corruption in Government Security Forces: The Role of Institutions, Incentives, and Personnel Management in Mexico

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    district and Veracruz . In June 2010, Mexico’s National Public Security Council approved the creation of 32 state police forces that would unify the...in piloting uni- fied police forces, including Baja California, Durango, Chihuahua, and Veracruz (see “Mapa interactivo,” 2010). In addition to these...find evidence of bribery in Iraqi oil sales using price variations; and McMillan and Zoido (2004) document high-level corruption in Peru using record of

  4. Worldwide Report, Epidemiology

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    1985-10-09

    Guadalajara 59 62 63 63 64 64 64 66 - d - Briefs Veracruz Leprosy Cases 67 Tampico Antidengue Measures 67 NIGERIA Surveys Show Diarrhea on...The sale of eatables and meat shops in the affected areas was closed today. Water and food articles have been sent for food culture to the Institute...medically due to em- barrassment or complications." 7717 CSO: 5400/2085 66 JPRS-TEP-85-017 9 October 1985 MEXICO BRIEFS VERACRUZ LEPROSY CASES

  5. Information Operations Primer

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    2011-11-01

    recognized the importance of strategic communication at the theater level in Veracruz in 1847. Realizing the influence of the Catholic Church on...Mexican society, Scott attended Mass with his staff at the Veracruz Cathedral to display the respect of U.S. forces. He further ordered U.S. soldiers to...operate freely in cyberspace. Data processing speeds and digital storage media continue to grow exponentially with competitive markets that drive sales

  6. U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues. Third Edition, Volume 1. Theory of War and Strategy

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    2008-06-01

    practice behind it is not. Winfield Scott recognized the importance of strategic communication at the theater level in Veracruz in 1847. Realizing the...influence of the Catholic Church on Mexican society, Scott attended Mass with his staff at the Veracruz Cathedral to display the respect of U.S...one or more of the armed services; a Defense Cooperation Office that manages foreign military sales and transfers; often a Foreign Commercial Service

  7. Threat Posed by Mounting Vigilantism in Mexico

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    2011-09-01

    lic-opinion surveys. All told, at least 120,000 people have fled—with the greatest exodus taking place in Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, and Veracruz .6...of leading Latin America in the number of kidnappings— a crime second only to drug sales in generating income for criminal organizations. Barnard R... Veracruz . He told the subsis- tence-level and dirt-scratching peasants who shuffled into the town square to hear him: “Take a good, long look at my

  8. US Army War College Information Operations Primer

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    Veracruz in 1847. Realizing the influence of the Catholic Church on Mexican society, Scott attended Mass with his staff at the Veracruz Cathedral...cyberspace. Data processing speeds and digital storage media continue to grow exponentially 6 with competitive markets that drive sales prices down. As...foreign military sales programs in these regions. The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs - The office of Asian

  9. Mexico Is Not Colombia: Alternative Historical Analogies for Responding to the Challenge of Violent Drug-Trafficking Organizations

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    Leon, Tamaulipas, Veracruz , San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Hidalgo Juárez/CFO Chihuahua, Durango, Distrito Federal/ Mexico Los Zetas Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas... Veracruz , San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan; via alliance with the BLO: Guerrero, Colima, Sonora; via...collecting sales taxes (or fees for business licenses or for safety inspections), and eases criminal transactions. Violence in Mexico is the result of myriad

  10. The Likelihood of Collaboration Between Central American Transnational Gangs and Terrorist Organizations

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    illegal sale of fraudulent phone cards, and cigarette smuggling present little risk, yet provide a highly profitable return. Extortion has also...Mexican train route that runs from Chiapas to Tabasco, through Veracruz and into northern Mexico; 90 percent of these are freight trains.91 Additionally...know al Qaeda to be active.”162 Currently, MS-13 members “own” the eastern Mexican train route that runs from Chiapas to Tabasco, through Veracruz

  11. Evolution of Naval Radio-Electronics and Contributions of the Naval Research Laboratory. Revision

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    the many persons whose contributions have made this document possible. j, Dt Library of Congress Catalog Number 79-6000O3 For sale by the...continuous waves.𔃼" Wilson ordered the Navy to seize the city of Veracruz . The simultaneous transmissions from the many ships, both United States and...foreign, concentrated at Veracruz , caused severe inter ’Thu Bureau (it Equipment UASfivd, And the rvjin ference with communications between the Fleet ibilit

  12. Engaging the Borderlands: Options for the Future of U.S.-Mexican Relations

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    scholars. Some standard Wilson scholars are Lloyd Ambrosious, Arthur Link, and John Milton Cooper Jr. 15 A detailed narration of the Veracruz ...incident and occupation can be found in Robert E. Quirk, An Affair of Honor Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz (New York: W.W. Norton...51 Ibid. 19 entertainment programs and retail sales statistics. It could be a telling sign that salsa now sells more units then ketchup in U.S

  13. Résultats de recherche | Page 137 | CRDI - Centre de recherches ...

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    Migration internationale, gestion des ressources naturelles et répartition du travail selon les sexes dans l'État de Veracruz, au Mexique. En raison de la chute draconienne des prix à l'échelle internationale, plusieurs endroits spécialisés dans la culture du café dans l'État de Veracruz, au Mexique, doivent faire face à un taux ...

  14. Pilot study of vegetation in the Alchichica-Perote region by remote sensing

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    Soto, M.; Lozano, F.; Diez, A.; Mejia, C.; Villa, J.

    1978-01-01

    A study of the application of satellite images to the identification of vegetation in a small area corresponding to the arid zone of Veracruz and part of Puebla is presented. This study is accomplished by means of images from the LANDSAT satellite obtained on January 19 and May 23, 1973. The interpretation of the different maps is made on the basis of information from the data bank of the Flora de Veracruz program, and various surveys made by land and air.

  15. Los indígenas y la tierra en una región dedicada a la agricultura comercial en México. Apuntes sobre el caso de Córdoba, Veracruz (entre el siglo XVII y fines del siglo XIX)

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    Rodríguez Centeno, Mabel M.

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    El estudio de la propiedad y la tenencia de la tierra en México, es uno de los temas que mayor interés ha despertado entre los historiadores de distintas generaciones. La desigualdad en el acceso a la tierra y el despojo del que fueron víctimas los más débiles, ha sido punto de partida de varios trabajos fundacionales en la historiografía mexicana. Un tema íntimamente relacionado con los problemas agrarios y la propiedad es la desamortización. Esta es considerada como uno de los detonantes pr...

  16. Preliminary review of the genus Stenotarsus Perty (Coleoptera: Endomychidae) from México, Guatemala and Belize, with descriptions of twelve new species.

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    Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel; Zaragiza-Caballero, Santiago; Tomaszewska, Wioletta; Navarrete-Heredia, Jose Luis

    2013-01-01

    A preliminary review of the species of Stenotarsus Perty from México, Guatemala and Belize is presented. Twenty-seven species are recorded from the region including 12 new species described here: Stenotarsus cortesi sp. nov. (Jalisco), S. incisus sp. nov. (Quetzaltenango, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz), S. kafkai sp. nov. (Veracruz), S. mesoamericanus sp. nov. (Chiapas, Puebla), S. mexicanus sp. nov. (Veracruz), S. molgorae sp. nov. (Jalisco), S. monterrosoi sp. nov. (Izabal), S. parallelicornis sp. nov. (Veracruz), S. raramuri sp. nov. (Durango, Jalisco), S. rulfoi sp. nov. (Jalisco), S. shockleyi sp. nov. (Veracruz), S. spiropenis sp. nov. (Jalisco). Stenotarsus circumdatus Gerstaecker, S. discipennis Gorham and S. tarsalis Gorham are synonymized with S. globosus Guérin-Méneville. Stenotarsus distinguendus Arrow is synonymized with S. sallaei Gorham. Stenotarsus pilatei Gorham is synonymized with S. militaris Gerstaecker. Lectotypes are designated for: Stenotarsus circumdatus Gerstaecker, Stenotarsus distinguendus Arrow, Stenotarsus exiguus Gorham, Stenotarsus globosus Guérin-Méneville, Stenotarsus guatemalae Arrow, Stenotarsus discipennis Gorham, Stenotarsus lemniscatus Gorham, Stenotarsus militaris Gerstaecker, Stenotarsus rubrocinctus Gerstaecker, Stenotarsus sallaei Gorham, Stenotarsus tarsalis Gorham, Stenotarsus thoracicus Gorham. A key to the species in this region is provided. Species are described in detail and illustrated, and habits and habitats are given when available.

  17. Deep divergences and extensive phylogeographic structure in a clade of lowland tropical salamanders

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The complex geological history of Mesoamerica provides the opportunity to study the impact of multiple biogeographic barriers on population differentiation. We examine phylogeographic patterns in a clade of lowland salamanders (Bolitoglossa subgenus Nanotriton using two mitochondrial genes and one nuclear gene. We use several phylogeographic analyses to infer the history of this clade and test hypotheses regarding the geographic origin of species and location of genetic breaks within species. We compare our results to those for other taxa to determine if historical events impacted different species in a similar manner. Results Deep genetic divergence between species indicates that they are relatively old, and two of the three widespread species show strong phylogeographic structure. Comparison of mtDNA and nuclear gene trees shows no evidence of hybridization or introgression between species. Isolated populations of Bolitoglossa rufescens from Los Tuxtlas region constitute a separate lineage based on molecular data and morphology, and divergence between Los Tuxtlas and other areas appears to predate the arrival of B. rufescens in other areas west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The Isthmus appears responsible for Pliocene vicariance within B. rufescens, as has been shown for other taxa. The Motagua-Polochic fault system does not appear to have caused population vicariance, unlike in other systems. Conclusions Species of Nanotriton have responded to some major geological events in the same manner as other taxa, particularly in the case of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The deep divergence of the Los Tuxtlas populations of B. rufescens from other populations highlights the contribution of this volcanic system to patterns of regional endemism, and morphological differences observed in the Los Tuxtlas populations suggests that they may represent an undescribed species of Bolitoglossa. The absence of phylogeographic structure in B

  18. Usos y Apreciaciones que Docentes de las Telesecundarias “Manuel Velasco Suárez” y “Jaime Sabines Gutiérrez” de Chiapas tienen en Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC)

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    El presente estudio se estructura desde los planteamientos iniciales que fundamentan la existencia de una problemática que requiere una intervención. La población en la que se basa esta investigación corresponde a docentes de dos telesecundarias: la No. 263 “Manuel Velasco Suárez” y la No. 856 “Jaime Sabines Gutiérrez” ubicadas en los municipios de Tuxtla Gutiérrez y Salto de Agua respectivamente. El enfoque dado a la presente es de orden cualitativo en donde a pesar de involucrar a dos escue...

  19. Cupapé (Cordia dodecandra DC., Boraginaceae a fruit tree in the process of domestication in Mexico

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    Full Text Available The fruit tree. Cordia dodecandra DC.. which is partly domesticated in the region of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas (Mexico is described from the horticultural and biological point of view. The fruit is up to 5 cm in diameter and its flesh contains 14-25%; of total lipids, 6-14%; of total protein and 5-15% of total sugars in dry mass. The fresh fruit does not have a very good flavor but cooked with sugar is very tasty. The plant shows marked variability which can be taken into consideration in the selection of better forms for vegetative propagation and breeding.

  20. Cupapé (Cordia dodecandra DC., Boraginaceae) a fruit tree in the process of domestication in Mexico

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    The fruit tree. Cordia dodecandra DC.. which is partly domesticated in the region of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas (Mexico) is described from the horticultural and biological point of view. The fruit is up to 5 cm in diameter and its flesh contains 14-25%; of total lipids, 6-14%; of total protein and 5-15% of total sugars in dry mass. The fresh fruit does not have a very good flavor but cooked with sugar is very tasty. The plant shows marked variability which can be taken into consideration in th...

  1. Fisiología postcosecha de frutos de rambután (Nephelium lappaceum L.) en atmósfera controlada

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    Gutiérrez Zúñiga, Alejandro

    2012-01-01

    Los frutos de rambután fueron cosechados en estado fisiológico maduro, seleccionados cuando alcanzaron medidas comerciales en el lote experimental de frutales tropicales establecido genotipos seleccionados mediante el mejoramiento genético realizado en el Campo Experimental Rosario Izapa del INIFAP, ubicado en el Km. 18 de la carretera Tapachula – Cacahoatán, municipio de Tuxtla Chico. Geográficamente se localiza entre los paralelos 14° 30’ y 15° 00’ de Latitud Norte ...

  2. Bouncing droplets, pilot-waves, and quantum mechanics

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    Bohr, Tomas; Andersen, Anders Peter; Lautrup, Benny

    2016-01-01

    Bouncing droplets on a fluid surface have recently been shown to provide a surprising analogy to quantum behaviour. Here we discuss the limitation of this analogy in the context of the double-slit experiment, which our colleagues and we have analysed in a recent paper [Phys. Rev. E 92, 013006 (20......)]. The present paper is based on the talk given by Tomas Bohr at the XX Congreso de la División de Dinámica de Fluidos, Sociedad Mexicana de Física, Centro Mesoamericana de Física Teórica, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, November 2014....

  3. La producción de textos escritos en estudiantes de dos universidades públicas con el modelo intercultural

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    José Bastiani-Gómez; María Minerva López-García

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo consiste en identificar y analizar las características de la comunicación escrita del estudiantado de la Licenciatura en Lengua y Cultura de la Universidad Intercultural de Chiapas y de la Licencicatura en Educación Preescolar y Primaria de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Unidad 071, de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas y su incidencia en la formación intercultural. El estudio es de carácter exploratorio y descriptivo. Hace uso de la técnica de la encuesta, la observac...

  4. Soil transfer function obtention by Wiener's optimum filter

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    1987-01-01

    Transfer function in nuclear power plant Laguna Verde, Veracruz, using Wiener filter. This paper deal with identification of complex structural and soil-interaction systems often are modeling in nuclear industry. Nonparametric identification techniques are used to analyse the response of a class nonlinear vibrations. Efficient computational algorithms and experimental techniques based input-output system methods such as the Wiener-Kernel approach and least-square regression techniques are applied to get the transfer function in nuclear power plant Laguna Verde, Veracruz (Mexico) (Author)

  5. The U.S. and Mexico: Trading Partners, Reluctant Military Allies

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    Mexico is almost non-existent, aside from a small number of military sales and joint training programs.9 Mexico’s resistance to cooperate with the United...mutual resentment, since then President Woodrow Wilson authorized a military intervention in the port of Veracruz in 1914.11 From this perspective, the...intervention in the port of Veracruz in 1914.25 The legacies of past wars exercise an influence in today’s bilateral relations, as evidenced in Mexico’s

  6. United States National Security Interests and the Republic of Mexico.

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    invaded Mexico in 1829 in an attempt at reconquest, and nine years later the French invaded Veracruz in an effort at debt collection. In both...U.S. Marines, thereby occupying VeraCruz in 1914 20 in what has been called an "affair of honor." The with- drawal of U.S. troops came in 1917 and...petroleum to diversify Mexico’s foreign trading partners. 4. to take advantage of petroleum sales to absorb modern technology, develop more rapidly the pro

  7. La responsabilidad del egresado de Criminología/The responsability of the criminologisthttps

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    Jorge Alberto Pérez Tolentino (México

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    Full Text Available Palabras escritas en agradecimiento a la designación que los integrantes de la Licenciatura en Criminología y Criminalística de la Universidad Popular Autónoma de Veracruz, sede Soconusco, me hicieron como padrino de su generación: 2009-2012. Words written in gratitude to appoint members of the Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminalistics of the Autonomous Popular University of Veracruz, Soconusco headquarters, made me head of his generation: 2009-2012.

  8. SERVICIO DE CONVERGENCIA DIGITAL

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    2009-01-01

    El propósito del estudio fue analizar cuáles son las principales ventajas que proporciona el servicio de convergencia digital en los hoteles de la zona conurbada de Veracruz-Boca del Río. Para ello, se aplicaron 30 encuestas en hoteles que cuentan con un sistema de convergencia digital como sistema de comunicación y entretenimiento dentro de la zona conurbada Veracruz Boca del Río. El informante fue la persona de mayor jerarquía y que además se relacionara con la tecnología utilizada en el ho...

  9. Description of the third instar larvae of five species of Cyclocephala (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Dynastinae from Mexico

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    Full Text Available Description of the third instar larvae of five species of Cyclocephala (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Dynastinae from Mexico. Larvae of four species of Cyclocephala are described for the first time based on specimens collected in Mexican localities: C. barrerai Martínez, 1969 from Puebla, C. sinaloae Howden & Endrödi, 1966 from Sinaloa, C. fasciolata Bates, 1888 from Veracruz, and C. jalapensis Casey, 1915 from Hidalgo. Larva of C. lunulata Burmeister, 1847, is redescribed based on specimens from the Mexican states of Morelos, Puebla, and Veracruz. Diagnostic structures are illustrated and the differences and similarities of each species with other previously described larvae of the genus are commented.

  10. Novas espécies de Adetus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Apomecynini New species of Adetus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Apomecynini

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    Full Text Available Trata-se da descrição de novas espécies de Adetus LeConte, 1852, provenientes da Bolívia (Santa Cruz: Adetus cacapira sp. nov. e A. cecamirim sp. nov.; do Peru (Cuzco e da Bolívia (Santa Cruz: A. inca sp. nov. e do México (Veracruz: A. catemaco sp. nov.The following species of Adetus LeConte, 1852 are described: from Bolivia (Santa Cruz, A. cacapira sp. nov. and A. cecamirim sp. nov.; from Peru (Cuzco, and Bolívia (Santa Cruz, A. inca sp. nov.; from Mexico (Veracruz, A. catemaco sp. nov.

  11. La responsabilidad del egresado de Criminología/The responsability of the criminologisthttps

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    Palabras escritas en agradecimiento a la designación que los integrantes de la Licenciatura en Criminología y Criminalística de la Universidad Popular Autónoma de Veracruz, sede Soconusco, me hicieron como padrino de su generación: 2009-2012. Words written in gratitude to appoint members of the Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminalistics of the Autonomous Popular University of Veracruz, Soconusco headquarters, made me head of his generation: 2009-2012.

  12. 160-IJBCS-Article-Dr Bulus Adzu

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    The in vitro and in vivo antimalarial activity of Cardiospermum halicacabum L. and Momordica foelida. Schumch. Et Thonn. J. Ethnopharmacol.,. 99: 137-143. Zamora-Martinez MC, Pola CNP. 1992. Medicinal plants used in some rural populations of Oaxaca, Puebla and. Veracruz, Mexico. J. Ethnopharmacol.,. 35: 229–257.

  13. Contracting decision and performance of Mexican coffee traders: The role of market institutions

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    Rodriguez-Padron, B.; Cortes Jarrin, A.R.; Buerger, K.

    2014-01-01

    We identified and explained the contractual choices of Mexican coffee traders in selling their product and analyzed the traders´ performance. The data were obtained from personal interviews with 53 intermediaries in four coffee producing regions of the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico.

  14. Patterns of macromycete community assemblage along an elevation gradient: options for fungal gradient and metacommunity analyse

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    Marko Gómez-Hernández; Guadalupe Williams-Linera; Roger Guevara; D. Jean Lodge

    2012-01-01

    Gradient analysis is rarely used in studies of fungal communities. Data on macromycetes from eight sites along an elevation gradient in central Veracruz, Mexico, were used to demonstrate methods for gradient analysis that can be applied to studies of communities of fungi. Selected sites from 100 to 3,500 m altitude represent tropical dry forest, tropical montane cloud...

  15. Local Resignifications of Transnational Discourses in Intercultural Higher Education: The Case of the "Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural" in Mexico

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    Mateos Cortés, Laura Selene; Dietz, Gunther

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    Our main objective is to analyze the different ways in which people involved in the Mexican intercultural education subsystem conceive interculturality. This subsystem is still emerging and we refer to the specific case of Veracruz. We point out the discursive elements implied in the construction of definitions as well as the linguistic screens…

  16. Self-Access Language Learning: Students' Perceptions of and Experiences within This New Mode of Learning (Aprendizaje de idiomas mediante la modalidad de autoacceso: percepciones y experiencias de los estudiantes)

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    Herrera Díaz, Luz Edith

    2012-01-01

    With the aim of fostering autonomy in learning, both innovations, the self-access centre and the mode of learning derived from it, were adopted in the context of the study (Language Centre in the University of Veracruz, Mexico). Based on a case study, I have adopted a qualitative perspective to do this research, which aimed to know how the…

  17. Migration internationale, gestion des ressources naturelles et ...

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    Extrants. Rapports. Migración internacional, alternativas de desarrollo y manejo de recursos por género en comunidades cafetaleras del centro de Veracruz, Mexico : informe técnico final (1 de marzo de 2008 a 31 de julio 2010). Téléchargez le PDF ...

  18. First report of the Armillaria root-disease pathogen, Armillaria gallica, associated with several woody hosts in three states of Mexico

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    N. B. Klopfenstein; J. W. Hanna; P. G. Cannon; R. Medel-Ortiz; D. Alvarado-Rosales; F. Lorea-Hernandez; R. D. Elias-Roman; M. -S. Kim

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    In September 2007, rhizomorphs with morphological characteristics of Armillaria were collected from woody hosts in forests of Mexico State, Veracruz, and Oaxaca, Mexico. Based on pairing tests, isolates were assigned to five somatically compatible genets or clones (MEX7R, MEX11R, MEX23R, MEX28R, and MEX30R). These genets were all identified as Armillaria gallica based...

  19. Exploiting Weaknesses: An Approach to Counter Cartel Strategy

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

  20. Effects of overcast and foggy conditions on transpiration rates of Pinus patula trees along a chronosequence within the cloud belt of the Sierra madre Oriental, central Veracrusz, Mexico

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    Pinus patula is a native tree species of the montane cloud belt of central Veracruz, Mexico, and one of the most popular species for regional reforestation efforts, both within and outside its natural range of occurrence. Projected regional climate change is likely to cause a rise in the average clo...

  1. Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army. Volume 89, Number 1, January-February 2009

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    Venezuela Stokes Fears of Uranium Sales ,” The Washington Times, 13 March 2007. 9. Revenue Watch Institute, <www.revenuewatch.org>, 2008. 10. “Nigeria...governments relied on american forces in aca- pulco, Camargo, mexico City, monterrey, Tampico, Veracruz , and elsewhere to quash the rebels. The U.s.-mexican

  2. Intelligence Scotomas in Central and South America (The Proteus Monograph Series, Volume 1, Issue 4, March 2008)

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    of the small countries of the Caribbean Community Group by offering generous sales of petroleum at reasonable prices.101 To understand the extent...made Mexico second only to Iraq for danger to reporters.211 Conversely, there are allegations that some journalists have helped the gangs. In Veracruz

  3. Mexico-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress

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    Jalisco, Mexico, the Federal District, Veracruz , and Puebla. The impoverished states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Chiapas received less than 14% of...regulations that will ban the import of products containing methamphetamine precursors in 2008 and will ban the commercial sale of products containing

  4. Drug-Trafficking and Police Corruption: A Comparison of Colombia and Mexico

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    2008-06-01

    Meanwhile, coastal plazas, such as Veracruz on the Caribbean and Jalisco on the Pacific, were sold for approximately $USD2 million and border plazas... sale of coca base, laboratory operations, procurement of chemical precursors, the sale , or export of cocaine and the operation of clandestine

  5. Managing the Private Spies: Use of Commercial Augmentation for Intelligence Operations

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    2006-06-01

    espionage operations. During U.S. military operations between Veracruz and Mexico City nearly 200 civilian augmentees were drawn from ranks of local...the Kingdom. He manages industrial security oversight for the U.S. Security Assistance Program and Foreign Military Sales cases to the Kingdom, and

  6. Avoiding the Slippery Slope: Conducting Effective Interventions

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    city of Veracruz in response to the arrest of American Sailors by the city’s police. Following a raid against Columbus, New Mexico, on March 9...estimates num- ber the FSA at 7,000 fighters, whose weapons come from Syrian military defectors and black-market arms sales via Iraq, Lebanon, and

  7. CTC Sentinel. Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2012

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    Veracruz , Tabasco, Campache, the capital territory, Quintana Roo and Chiapas. The group has also worked with the Beltran Leyva Organization in an effort...gang, Barrio Azteca, to coordinate sales , distribution and, when necessary, contract killings in cities such as Austin, Dallas and El Paso.24

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

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

  9. Mexican Marine Corps in the Struggle for Scalable Security and Its Potential as a Guarantor of the Mexican Safety

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    currently implemented as task force operating in various Operation theaters (operation Tamaulipas, crab, Veracruz safe, Guerrero safe), it is still...pressure as is the case of what is currently happening with HK and G-36 , where there are people in Germany who want to deny the sale of arms to

  10. Leucism in Mexican small-eared shrew Cryptotis mexicana (Mammalia : Soricomorpha), endemic to Mexico

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    Guevara, Lazaro; Ramirez-Chaves, Hector E.; Cervantes, Fernando A.

    Leucism is the partial or complete reduction of the fur pigmentation where eyes and skin maintain their normal coloration. In this paper, we report the record of an individual of the endemic Mexican shrew Cryptotis mexicana from Veracruz, Mexico, that displays leucism. This lack of pigmentation,

  11. PREFACE: 4th National Meeting in Chaos, Complex System and Time Series

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    Raúl Hernández Montoya, Alejandro; Hernández Lemus, Enrique; Rubén Luévano Enríquez, José; Rodríguez Achach, Manuel Enrique; Vargas Madrazo, Carlos Ernesto

    2013-12-01

    The fourth edition of the National Meeting on Chaos, Complex Systems and Time Series (NMCCSTS4), or in Spanish 4a. Reunión Nacional de Caos, Sistemas Complejos y Series de Tiempo, was held from 29 November to 2 December 2011 in the University of Veracruz (Universidad Veracruzana), Campus Xalapa, at Xalapa Veracruz, México, in the beautiful House of the Lake (Casa del Lago), a late XIX century former textile factory situated in the edge of an also ancient former dam, currently a park containing three small lakes, very emblematic of Xalapa, City, the capital of the state of Veracruz, México. The previous editions of this meeting, were held in Mérida (2006), Pachuca (2008) and Puebla (2009). A clear uptrend is observed in the number of participants in this academic event from all Universities of México and abroad, going from about 15 participants in the first meeting to more than 90 in the last one. On this occasion, about 90 participants from three countries attended our event, where 29 papers (10 master lectures from top recognized national and international leaders in the fields of complexity, and 19 invited papers), one course for students and 42 posters were presented. A look at the scientific program of the NMCCSTS4, allows us to appreciate the wide range of topics and recent advances that were covered during our event; topics and recent results in the areas of biology, econophysics, sociophysics, genomics and bioinformatics, complex networks, thermodynamics, etc, were presented and discussed rigorously in a friendly, dynamical and informal atmosphere. Also, on this occasion, we celebrated Professor Miguel Angel Jiménez Montaño, for his very distinguished academic career throughout more that 50 years and as a founding member of the Faculty of Physics and AI of University of Veracruz. Prizes were awarded for the best poster presentations. The winner was Porfirio Toledo, from Faculty of Mathematics, University of Veracruz (Game theory to characterize

  12. The Totonaca People and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

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    Robles, Maria Christlieb

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    Illustrates how the spread of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in work with the Totonaca people of the Mexican states of Veracruz and Puebla indicates the universality of Montessori pedagogical principles and the power of the parable method of teaching within a culture with a strong oral tradition. (Author/KB)

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    Results 261 - 270 of 369 ... International Migration, Management of Natural Resources and Division of Labour along Gender Lines in Veracruz, Mexico ... Although microfinance has proved a powerful tool in fighting poverty in developing countries, it has been slow to catch on in Latin America, particularly Brazil. Project.

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    Region: Brazil, South America, Chile, Guatemala, North and Central America, Mexico, Uruguay. Program: Employment and Growth. Total Funding: CA$ ... Total Funding: CA$ 851,826.00. International Migration, Management of Natural Resources and Division of Labour along Gender Lines in Veracruz, Mexico. Project.

  15. Students' Perception about Online Interaction, Access and Publishing Content for Academic Use

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    Torres-Gastelú, Carlos Arturo; Dominguez, Agustin Lagunes; García, Maria Alicia Flores; Kiss, Gábor; Espinoza, Angel Roberto Alejandre

    2015-01-01

    In this document we show preliminary results of students' perception about their level of ICT competencies in public secondary schools in Veracruz, Mexico. It was a quantitative study using a survey applied to 979 students from two schools. Survey was composed of 72 items. Preliminary results indicate a low level of ICT use in the students of…

  16. Structural Dynamics Model of a Cartesian Robot

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    1985-10-01

    Naval Re- search contract N00014-85-K-0124, and in part by CONACYT , COSNET, and the Lastituto Techr,logico de Veracruz in Mexico. 21...I experienced during my five years of stay in MIT. From Mexico I would like to thank CONACYT which gave me economic support for most of the period

  17. Growth performance of lesser-known Leucaena species ...

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    Based on these findings, provenances L. diversifolia Batch (15551), L. diversifolia Ex. Mexico, L. diversifolia Ex. Veracruz and L. pallida Ex. Oaxaca are recommended for Gairo and similar sites. Keywords: Lesser-known Leucaena, survival, growth, biomass production and psyllid resistance No Abstract. Southern African ...

  18. Gender Issues in Workforce Participation and Self-Employment in Rural Mexico.

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    Pagan, Jose A.; Sanchez, Susana M.

    The study presented in Chapter 6 of "The Economics of Gender in Mexico," examined male-female differences in employment and the incidence of self-employment in rural Mexico. Data were gathered from a survey of 5,189 working-age individuals in rural areas of Guanajuato, Puebla, and Veracruz. Findings indicate that education, age, and…

  19. Munequitas Regionales - para Colorear. (Regional Little Dolls - for Coloring.)

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    1977

    Directions for making and coloring nine paper dolls representing various regions of Mexico are given. These dolls represent the regions of Oaxaca, Veracruz, Hildalgo, Yucatan, Potosina, Puebla, and Chiapas. Each doll is dressed in the traditional costume of the region. (NQ)

  20. Aspidoscelis deppii (Black-bellied Racerunner). Predation by Great Egrets

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    Reynolds, Robert P.; Whatton, James F.; Gebhard, Christina A.

    2014-01-01

    Aspidoscelis deppii) is widely distributed from Veracruz and Michoacan, Mexico to Costa Rica (Köhler et al. 2006. The Amphibians and Reptiles of El Salvador. Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, Florida. 238 pp.). Neotropical lizards are abundant and common prey to all classes of terrestrial vertebrates, and bird predation of lizards is well known.

  1. Studies of Lactarius from Mexico: a new species in subgenus Piperites

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    Montoya, L.; Bandala, V.M.; Moreno, G.

    1998-01-01

    Lactarius lacteolutescens is described as a new member in subgenus Piperites subsect. Croceini. It was found growing in a mixed forest of Pinus spp. and Abies hickellii, at Mt. Cofre de Perote, Central Region of the State of Veracruz (Gulf Area, Mexico).

  2. Antibacterial activity of crude extracts from Mexican plants against ...

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of 36 extracts from 18 vegetal species used as soap, insecticides, insect repellent and for the treatment of several diseases likely associated to microorganisms. The vegetal species were collected in Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz States, México. The extracts ...

  3. Phylogeography of the Buarremon brush-finch complex (Aves, Emberizidae) in Mesoamerica.

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    Navarro-Sigüenza, Adolfo G; Townsend Peterson, A; Nyari, Arpad; García-Deras, Gabriela M; García-Moreno, Jaime

    2008-04-01

    The Buarremon brush-finches represent a complex suite of populations distributed in the montane New World Tropics from Mexico south to South America. Traditional taxonomic arrangements have separated populations of this genus into three species, based on plumage variation, although plumage patterns are well known to exhibit homoplasy. We present a first detailed phylogeographic and phylogenetic study, focused on Mesoamerican populations, and signal the existence of strong differentiation among populations with a clear geographic structure. We find well differentiated clades for (1) the Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca, (2) western Mexican populations, including the B. brunneinucha populations in the Sierra Madre del Sur and B. virenticeps, (3) Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra de los Tuxtlas, (4) northern Central America, (5) southern Central America, (6) middle Central America, and (7) South America. We demonstrate a lack of concordance with plumage patterns, and argue for several additional species to be recognized in the complex.

  4. Rhizobium grahamii sp. nov., from nodules of Dalea leporina, Leucaena leucocephala and Clitoria ternatea, and Rhizobium mesoamericanum sp. nov., from nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris, siratro, cowpea and Mimosa pudica.

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    López-López, Aline; Rogel-Hernández, Marco A; Barois, Isabelle; Ortiz Ceballos, Angel I; Martínez, Julio; Ormeño-Orrillo, Ernesto; Martínez-Romero, Esperanza

    2012-09-01

    Two novel related Rhizobium species, Rhizobium grahamii sp. nov. and Rhizobium mesoamericanum sp. nov., were identified by a polyphasic approach using DNA-DNA hybridization, whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic and phenotypic characterization including nodulation of Leucaena leucocephala and Phaseolus vulgaris (bean). As similar bacteria were found in the Los Tuxtlas rainforest in Mexico and in Central America, we suggest the existence of a Mesoamerican microbiological corridor. The type strain of Rhizobium grahamii sp. nov. is CCGE 502(T) (= ATCC BAA-2124(T) = CFN 242(T) = Dal4(T) = HAMBI 3152(T)) and that of Rhizobium mesoamericanum sp. nov. is CCGE 501(T) (= ATCC BAA-2123(T) = HAMBI 3151(T) = CIP 110148(T) = 1847(T)).

  5. Désagrarisation de l’économie paysanne et « refonctionnalisation » de la localité rurale au Mexique

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    Léonard, Éric; Palma, Rafael

    2017-01-01

    Le travail présenté ici se propose d’analyser les modalités de recomposition des espaces ruraux mexicains dans le cadre de la ratification du Traité de libre-échange avec les États-Unis et le Canada (Alena). On assiste ainsi à la recomposition et à la mise en réseau de certains territoires autour des filières de production, conditionnement et mise en marché de produits frais à forte intensité en travail et capital. L’enquête porte plus particulièrement sur la région des Tuxtlas, au sud de l’É...

  6. ANÁLISIS DE LA ESTRUCTURA ARBÓREA DEL SISTEMA AGROFORESTAL DE CACAO (Theobroma cacao L. EN EL SOCONUSCO, CHIAPAS - MÉXICO

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    Hugo Alexander Roa Romero

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la abundancia, riqueza, importancia, equidad y diversidad de los árboles encontrados en sistemas agroforestales de cacao, del Soconusco, Chiapas, México. La presente investigación, se desarrolló en la región costera del Soconusco, ubicada al sur del estado de Chiapas; se muestrearon los municipios de Huehuetán, Tapachula y Tuxtla Chico, por ser los más representativos en área sembrada de cacao. En cada municipio, se establecieron al azar siete parcelas temporales de 50 x 50 m cada una, lo que suma en total 5,25 hectáreas, en las cuales se registraron variables como el diámetro a la altura del pecho (DAP: 1,3 m sobre el nivel del suelo, área basal, y sombrío en el cacaotal. Se encontraron 46 especies agrupadas en 21 familias, las especies con el mayor valor de importancia fueron Mangifera indica y Pouteria sapota, convirtiéndose en las especies de sombra más frecuentemente encontradas. La composición florística denotó una mayor similitud en los municipios de Tapachula y Huehuetán, como lo muestra el mayor porcentaje del índice de Jaccard y en lo que respecta a diversidad, el municipio de Tuxtla Chico presentó el mayor valor según el índice de Shannon. Este estudio determina la existencia de una cobertura definitiva de preferencia asociada a los árboles frutales.

  7. Parásitos del tapir centroamericano Tapirus bairdii (Perissodactyla: Tapiridae en Chiapas, México

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    Epigmenio Cruz Aldán

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se recolectaron 19 muestras de excretas del tapir centroamericano (Tapirus bairdii en la Reserva "La Sepultura" (marzo a julio de 1999, así como un muestreo directo a un tapir macho de la Reserva "Montes Azules" (Chiapas, México. Se analizaron con cinco técnicas (flotación, MacMaster, micrometría, sedimentación de Ritchie y cuantitativa de Ferreira. Además se recolectaron muestras en piel de animales capturados en en las dos reservas y en una pareja de zoológico proveniente de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Se hallaron nematodos y protozoarios: Agriostomun sp., Lacandoria sp., Neomurshidia sp., Trichostrongylus sp., Strongylus sp., Brachylumus sp., y un ancilostomaideo aun por identificar. Además se informa la presencia de Eimeria sp., y Balantidium coli. Los ácaros hallados fueron; Dermacentor halli, Dermacentor latus, Amblyomma cajannense, Amblyomma coelebs, Amblyomma ovale, Anocentor nitens e Ixodes bicornis.Parasites of the Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii (Perissodactyla: Tapiridae in Chiapas, Mexico. We analyzed 19 samples of Baird´s tapir feces from La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve, collected between March and July 1999. We also took samples directly from a male tapir captured at the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve. Both reserves are in Chiapas, Mexico. We used five techniques: flotation, MacMaster, micrometric, Ritchie’s sedimentation and Ferreira´s quantitative. In addition, we collected ectoparasites from animals captured in both reserves and from a captive couple from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. These nematodes and protozoans were found: Agriostomun sp., Lacandoria sp., Neomurshidia sp., Trichostrongylus sp., Strongylus sp., Brachylumus sp, and an unidentified species of ancilostomaide. We also found Eimeria sp. and Balantidium coli, as well as the mites Dermacentor halli, Dermacentor latus, Amblyomma cajannense, Amblyomma coelebs, Amblyomma ovale, Anocentor nitens and Ixodes bicornis. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54(2: 445

  8. Los estados inmaduros de Coelosis biloba (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae y notas sobre su biología Immature stages of Coelosis biloba (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae with notes on their biology

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    Luis Carlos Pardo-Locarno

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describen la larva de tercer estadio y las pupas de macho y hembra de Coelosis biloba (Linné 1767 con ejemplares recolectados en Colombia (Cauca y Valle y en México (Veracruz asociados con los hormigueros de Atta cephalotes (Linné 1750. Se incluyen ilustraciones de las estructuras diagnósticas, una clave para separar las larvas de tercer estadio hasta ahora conocidas de la tribu Oryctini en América, y observaciones sobre la biología de C. biloba como inquilino de los nidos de hormigas.The larva of third instar, male and female pupae of Coelosis biloba obtained inside ant nests of Atta cephalotes in Colombia (Cauca, Valle and Mexico (Veracruz are described. Drawings of diagnostic structures, a key to the known third instar larvae of American Oryctini, and observations on the biology of C. biloba as inquiline of ant nests, are included.

  9. Analyzing the Dynamics of Inter-state water peace: A study of the Huitzilapan-Xalapa Water Transfers

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    Full Text Available This article examines the political conflict surrounding the interstate transfer of water in the Huitzilapan-Xalapa Aqueduct, from which about 60% of the water resources for the city of Xalapa, state capital of Veracruz, come. This interstate water transfer has eventually lead to political and social conflict based on misinformation about perceived water shortages to Xalapa. The article examines a case in which water officials from Xalapa have apparently complied with guidelines related to procedural, distributive, and ecological justice. Therefore, the article proposes a focus on «justice as responsible (and informed dialogue» as a central element of procedural justice. The analysis is based on a review of official documents, such as Mexican water laws and the water concession under which this water transfer has occurred, press reviews published in regional newspapers, a field visit and interviews with key stakeholders and researchers mostly in Veracruz state.

  10. Start up and commercial operation of Laguna Verde nuclear power plant. Unit 1

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    1991-01-01

    Prior to start up of Laguna Verde nuclear power plant preoperational tests and start tests were performed and they are described in its more eminent aspects. In relation to commercial operation of nuclear station a series of indicator were set to which allow the measurement of performance in unit 1, in areas of plant efficiency and personal safety. Antecedents. Laguna Verde station is located in Alto Lucero municipality in Veracruz state, 70 kilometers north-northeast from port of Veracruz and a 290 kilometers east-northeast from Mexico city. The station consist of two units manufactured by General Electric, with a nuclear system of vapor supply also called boiling water (BWR/5), and with a system turbine-generator manufactured by Mitsubishi. Each unit has a nominal power of 1931 MWt and a level design power of 675 Mwe and a net power of 654 Electric Megawatts

  11. Primeros registros de babosas marinas (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia del Sistema Arrecifal Tuxpan, México, con ampliaciones de ámbito de distribución

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    Full Text Available Se actualiza el conocimiento de las babosas marinas de Veracruz a partir de registros fotográficos. Fundamentalmente se efectuaron muestreos con equipo de buceo libre para áreas someras y buceo autónomo para las pendientes profundas del Sistema Arrecifal Tuxpan (SAT durante el periodo 2014-2016. Se identificaron un total de 11 especies de babosas marinas en el SAT de los cuales Navanax gemmatus y Oxynoe antillarum son nuevos registros para el Sistema Arrecifal Lobos-Tuxpan (SALT, mientras Chelinodura hirundinina, Aplysia morio y Flabellina engeli se registran por primera vez para el estado de Veracruz. Se amplía el ámbito de distribución para el Golfo de México de Thuridilla picta, Tyrinna evelinae, y dos individuos de la familia Phyllidiidae. Estos nuevos registros incrementan el inventario faunístico a 22 especies de babosas marinas para el SALT.

  12. SISTEMA SOLAR DE CALENTAMIENTO DEL AGUA DEL ALBERGUE DE “TEMAXCALAPA, VERACRUZ”

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    Jorge Arturo del Angel Ramos

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available En el presente reporte, se presenta el cálculo de un sistema solar de calentamiento de agua parauso doméstico en un albergue de estudiantes del estado de Veracruz, México. Se hace énfasisespecial en el cálculo de la capacidad del tanque de almacenamiento del agua caliente, para lo cualse introducen algunos aspectos novedosos con respecto a los tradicionales y se presenta las diferenciasentre ambos criterios y sus resultados de diseño.  The sizing of a solar water heating system is presented for domestic use in a housing forstudents of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. A special emphasis is made in the calculation ofthe hot water storage tank capacity, in which some novel aspects are introduced with regardto the traditional ones and differences between both approaches and their design results arepresented.

  13. USE OF GUACIMO (Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.) AS A FORAGE SOURCE FOR EXTENSIVE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN A TROPICAL AREA OF MEXICO

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    Martha Elena Nava-Tablada; Adán Villa-Herrera; Silvia López-Ortíz; Samuel Vargas-López; Eusebio Ortega-Jiménez; Felipe Gallardo-López

    2009-01-01

    The objective was to study the traditional uses of guacimo (Guazuma ulmifolia Lam), compared to other local forage resources for livestock. The expectative of farmers on the use of trees as alternative sources of forage in Angostillo, Paso de Ovejas, Veracruz, Mexico was also investigated. Data was collected through interviews and direct observation. All farmers practice ranching and 85% combine animal production with crop cultivation; allocating 40% of their land to corn and 60% to dual purp...

  14. Ticks of Medical Importance Occurring in the Western Hemisphere

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    1987-10-01

    Mexico in the states of Baja California, Chiapas, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca,. Puebla , Sinaloa, Sonora, Veracruz, and Yucatan (5). This species has also...in Mexico from the following states: Chiapas, Guanlajuato, Hidalgjo, O2axaca, Puebla , San Luis Potosi, Sonora, ramaulipas. and Yucatan (4). p’ p...1959). 64. Bustamante, M.E., and G. Varela. Une nueva rickettslosis en Mexico. Existencia do a& fiebra manchada americana en los estados do Sinaloa

  15. The Genus Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mexico: Adult Identification Keys, Diagnoses, Hosts, and Distribution

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    2010-01-01

    spurs of coxae I-IV small and about equal in size. Male: Unknown. Distribution in Mexico. Estado de México. Hosts in Mexico. Geomyidae (Mammalia...spur; coxa II with a small internal spur; all coxae with moderate external spurs. Distribution in Mexico. Puebla . Hosts in Mexico. Heteromyidae...Distribution in Mexico. Morelos, Guerrero, Veracruz, and also from Estado de México as I. neotomae Cooley, 1944 (Hoffmann and López-Campos, 2000

  16. The Genus Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mexico: Adult Identification Keys, Diagnoses, Hosts, and Distribution (El genero Ixodes (Acari: Ixodidae) en Mexico: claves de identificacion para adultos, diagnosis, huespedes y distribucion)

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    Mexico. Estado de México. Hosts in Mexico. Geomyidae (Mammalia). Ixodes dentatus Marx, 1899 Ixodes dentatus Marx, 1899: 19, original description...Distribution in Mexico. Puebla . Hosts in Mexico. Heteromyidae (Mammalia). Ixodes guatemalensis Kohls, 1956 Ixodes guatemalensis Kohls, 1956: 636...punctations, larger punctations posteriorly; coxae as in female. Distribution in Mexico. Morelos, Guerrero, Veracruz, and also from Estado de México as I

  17. PREVALENCIA DE PANCREATITIS AGUDA EN EL EMBARAZO

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    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia y características de la pancreatitis aguda durante el embarazo en el Hospital de Alta Especialidad de Veracruz, México. Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo, descriptivo de todas las pacientes embarazadas diagnosticadas con pancreatitis agudas de enero tratadas en este Hospital. Resultados: Se revisaron 4.478 expedientes de mujeres gestantes, de las cuales 6 presentaron pancreatitis aguda durante su embarazo, esto corresponde a una de cad...

  18. : tous les projets | Page 424 | CRDI - Centre de recherches pour le ...

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    En raison de la chute draconienne des prix à l'échelle internationale, plusieurs endroits spécialisés dans la culture du café dans l'État de Veracruz, au Mexique, doivent faire face à un taux de migration accru de leur main-d'oeuvre vers Mexico et les États-Unis. Date de début : 30 mars 2008. End Date: 31 juillet 2010.

  19. Jaraneros and Jarochas: The Meanings of Fandangos and Son Jarocho in Immigrant and Diasporic Performance

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    This paper analyses the different ways that two groups in the Los Angeles area use son jarocho, a musical practice from Veracruz, Mexico and the participatory values in a fandango, a communal gathering, to build community and to connect with their Mexican heritage. The first group is composed primarily of Mexican Americans and Chicanas/os who refer to themselves as jaraneros, or players of the main son jarocho instrument, the jarana. For the jaraneros, fandangos provide an opportunity for peo...

  20. Son jarocho entre México y Estados Unidos: definición “afro” de una práctica transnacional

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    Cardona, Ishtar; Rinaudo, Christian

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    International audience; Son Jarocho, a musical genre from Veracruz, Mexico, has been nationally regarded during the 20th century as one of the original components of the Mexican cultural heritage. The recent popularizers of Son Jarocho have drifted away from the historic styles in favor of new forms that may be more commercial. The Jaranero Movement —named so after the central use of the jarana, a small guitar of Spanish origin—, attempted to recover the tradition of Son Jarocho musical style...

  1. Design and Construction of a Live Insulator Washing System for Transformers

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    Lizama-Cámara Y.A.; Mendieta-Antúnez J.A.; Blanco-Brisset E.; Olivares Galván J.C.; Escarela-Pérez R.

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    Through the electrical industry history there have been developments of different cleaning methods to avoid the insulators flashovers due to pollution. This paper describes the principal cleaning methods applicable to transformers insulators, emphasizing the high pressure fixed-type live insulator washing method, which was applied for cleaning the insulators of 900 MVA transformer bank of the “Laguna Verde” power plant localized at the state of Veracruz in Mexico. We propose a transformer ins...

  2. Effects of floral display and plant abundance on fruit production of Ryncholaelia glauca (Orchidaceae)

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    Alejandro Flores-Palacios; José G. García-Franco

    2003-01-01

    Flowering plant density can increase number of visits and fruit set in multi-flowering plants, however this aspect has not been studied on few flower species. We studied the effects of individual floral display and plant density on the fruit production of the epiphytic, moth-pollinated orchid, Ryncholaelia glauca, in an oak forest of Chavarrillo, Veracruz, Mexico. Species is nonautogamous, and produced one flower per flowering shoot each flowering season. We hypothesized that orchids with mor...

  3. LA PERCEPCIÓN DE LOS ALUMNOS DE NIVEL PREESCOLAR SOBRE LOS HUMEDALES DE TUXPAN, MÉXICO: ANÁLISIS Y PROPUESTA DE INTERVENCIÓN EN EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL.

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    CUERVO LÓPEZ, LILIANA

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    [EN] Mangroves and wetlands of Tuxpan (Veracruz, Mexico) were declared in 2006, as a natural area with high scientific, cultural, landscape and educational value, in Ramsar Site. It is regarded as the leading provider of environmental goods and services in the region. Unfortunately this international recognition has not been enough to reduce the anthropic pressure on these ecosystems. The sustainable management of mangroves and wetlands of Tuxpan must be based on the participation of the l...

  4. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    ... A Sauceda-Carvajal1 P J García-Ramírez1 N Flores-Ramírez2. Centro de Investigación en Micr¸o y Nanotecnología, Universidad Veracruzana, 94292, Boca del Río, Veracruz, México; Faculty of Wood Engineering and Technology, University Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán 58060, México ...

  5. First Record of the Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus in Hidalgo State, Mexico.

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    Ortega-Morales, Aldo I; Cueto-Medina, Sarai M; Rodríguez, Quetzaly K Siller

    2016-09-01

    The occurrence of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus , has been reported in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila (northeastern), Veracruz, Chiapas, Quintana Roo (southeastern), Morelos, San Luis Potosí (middle), and Sinaloa (northwestern). In April and September 2012, Ae. albopictus was collected in a variety of habitats and landing/biting on the collecting personnel in 12 counties of Hidalgo state (middle). This is the first record of the occurrence of this species in Hidalgo state.

  6. Winfield Scott’s 1847 Mexico City Campaign as a Model for Future War

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    2009-01-01

    the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, under the command of Brigadier General William Worth, entered Puebla (ele- vation 7,091 feet, population 80,000...order to garrison Veracruz, Jalapa, and now Puebla , he faced guerrilla bands that operated with impunity in the hinterland between out- posts. With... Puebla , left behind to care for the sick and wounded, linked Scott’s army to the sea. Initially, the march went unchecked. The Americans advanced to

  7. Baseline Analysis: American Class 1 Freight Railroads

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    1992-04-01

    the Midwest with grain and will be lifted by 3no barge out of Galveston to the Mexican ports of Altamira, Veracruz or Coatzacoalcos . From there the...petitioned the ICC for permission to merge in 1986. The ICC denied the request to promote competition in the Southwest. Rio Grande Industries then purchased...SP in 1987. The Southern Pacific and Rio Grande Railroad combination forged a 15,000 mile network from Los Angeles north to Portland and east VIgm 12

  8. A Synoptic Climatology of the Elevated Mixed Layer Inversion Over the Southern Great Plains in Spring

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    1991-08-01

    VER (Veracruz, Mexico), MTT ( Coatzacoalcos , Mexico), and MID (Merida, Mexico) ................ ....................... .. 155 Figure 5.4. Series of 850... Rio Grande valley, southeast Texas, and the Mississippi River delta region. Examination of individual days shows that the latter two locations are...longitude. In these cases, the moisture returns first into the Rio Grande valley, and only moves into the Gulf coastal regions of Texas and Louisiana

  9. A Qualitative Assessment of Lontra longicaudis annectens Aquatic Habitats in Alvarado, Mexico

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    Gilberto Silva-López,; María Remedios Mendoza-López; Jesús Samuel Cruz-Sánchez; Oscar García-Barradas,; Gabriela López Suárez; Luis G. Abarca-Arenas; Francisco Gutiérrez-Mendieta; Armando Martínez Chacón

    2012-01-01

    A laboratory screening study following USEPA SW-846 test methods allowed the detection of organic compounds in the aquatic habitat of the Neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis annectens), in the Alvarado Lagoon System, Veracruz, Mexico. The compounds detected included 2-chlorocyclohexanol, phenylethylene glycol, benzophenone, ethanol-2-butoxyphosphate, styrene, p-xylene, ethylbenzene, trans-1,2- cyclohexanediol, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, benzeneacetaldehyde, hexadecane, tetracosane, do...

  10. Joint Force Quarterly. Issue 76, 1st Quarter 2015

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    a car, the doctors, sales - men, lawyers, pilots, military officers (my father was enlisted in the Army), police, firefighters, and store managers...effective, as demonstrated by regular changes in JFQ 76, 1st Quarter 2015 Duvall and Renfro 67 arms sales policies to Taiwan, it is the two approaches...pandemic commonly known as Swine Flu, which had not appeared in society in equal magnitude since 1918, spread from the state of Veracruz , Mexico, to

  11. U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications

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    sales allowed to the domestic market increased over time as Mexico liberalized its trade regime. U.S. tariff treatment of maquiladora imports played a...maquiladora operations to increase maquiladora sales into the domestic market. Phase II made a significant change to the industry in that the new North...receiving Oportunidades benefits are in Mexico’s six poorest states: Chiapas, Mexico State, Puebla, Veracruz , Oaxaca, and Guerrero.35 Mexico’s Regional

  12. Telecommunications Growth in Latin America: A Comparative Analysis, the Development and Policy of Technologies in Emerging Markets

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    the telegraph continued to expand with further expansion of a telegraph line connecting Mexico City with Veracruz two years later and ultimately...situation of the country among which included the sale of the 51% ownership of Telmex. President Salinas de Gortari was very 23 familiar with the...opportunities in Mexico. With the announcement of privatization in 1989, the sale of Telmex was finalized in 1990. Along with the privatization of

  13. U.S. Military Engagement with Mexico: Uneasy Past and Challenging Future

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    touchy, military ties in several areas and far more robust projections for IMET fund grants along with limited military sales .28 A year and a half...Guerrero, and two each in Tabasco, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Veracruz .34 In a further expansion of Special Forces type units, the Sedena announced in late...Guatemalan atrocities.45 Equipment sales and support complemented training provided to Mexico. U.S. military sales to Mexico have included a spectrum of

  14. U.S. Global Defense Posture, 1783-2011

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    Bajadas ( Veracruz ), Carmen, Campo Juanes (Merida), Cozumel, Chetumal, and Tehuantepec fields, Mexico; Camaguey and San Julian (Guane) fields, Cuba...payment often takes the form of eco- nomic or security assistance, especially arms sales . For instance, while mutual security considerations were the...granted the basing rights to the United States. Rather, the presence of economic assistance and arms sales often derived from the existence of an external

  15. Original Long War: Supply-Side Strategy in the War on Drugs

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    Juarez, Tijuana, Sinaloa, Veracruz , Durango, etc.)24 to Colombian bloodshed in the 1980s and 1990s.25 This nearsighted comparison ignores the existence...delivery and sales to others, to reduce risk and simplify their organizations. “Assassination, intimidation and extortion work”40 has similarly been sub...indisputable; no other commodity provides a “gross mark-up, from production to retail sale , of up to 700 to 900 percent.”111 The unprecedented quality of coca

  16. Narcocultura: A Threat to Mexican National Security?

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    bands account for approximately two-thirds of domestic Latin music sales .132 The style of the narcocorrido is an institutionalized tradition in...derribado aviones que nos han caído al campo a quemarnos los plantíos donde sale el polvo blanco con bazucas y metrallas los hemos mandado al Diablo...legitimacy of the Mexican government’s actions. In August 2011, the Veracruz state government arrested two individuals who falsely reported the kidnapping

  17. The Lens of Power: Aerial Reconnaissance and Diplomacy in the Airpower Century

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    Norfolk, Virginia.63 In April 1914, Lieutenants Patrick Bellinger and Melvin Stolz made the first aerial sortie over the port of Veracruz , Mexico...trade partner (PNTR) status based on the PRC’s indignant way of handling the crisis.1380 Other legislators proposed robust improvements in arms sales ...Secretary Powell publicly de-linked Taiwanese arms sales from the EP-3 incident very early, saying he did not want to exacerbate tensions unnecessarily

  18. NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in US-Mexico Security Coordination

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    of the United States Government is not subject to copyright, however further publication or sale of copyrighted images is not permissible. iii...but Wilson directed a Marine invasion at Veracruz .149 Two years later, in response to Francisco “Pancho” Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico, Wilson...Intel.204 Illicit profit flows, too, rival those of global corporations. Estimated earnings from drug sales to the United States range from $19 billion

  19. Fighting Corruption in Mexico: Lessons from Colombia

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    military assistance programs, international narcotics control programs, and foreign military sales .43 An example of the close Colombia/U.S. anti-drug...January 27, 2011, Mexican authorities ordered the arrest of over 115 ex- municipal employees from the Mexican gulf coast state of Veracruz . Of those...Cycle of Corruption in a Neighborhood Plaza 30 3. Official Theft and Fraud This tool of corruption refers to the unauthorized use or sale of

  20. In America’s Wake: A Comparison of Rising Power Foreign Policies

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    Spanish warships arrived in Veracruz to 27 enforce the loan terms.169 After terms had been reached, the French forces failed to withdraw, and...strengthened and reinforced a commitment by both countries to multi-polarity.139 Russian arms sales to China increased, as well as cross-border trade. At...China’s military modernization suffered a setback in 2006 as Russian arms sales largely stopped, in part after complaints by the U.S. that they were

  1. SUSTENTABILIDAD FINANCIERA: EL CASO DE UNA EMPRESA GANADERA DE BOVINO DE DOBLE PROPÓSITO

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    Ruiz Guevara, Carlos; Garcia Hernandez, Luis Arturo; Avila Bello, Carlos Hector; Brunett Perez, Luis

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    This analysis examines financial structure, costs, profits, and economic equilibrium with productivity level and economic feasibility to assure continuity in beef cattle double purpose system. Productivity and accountant information from an enterprise Veracruz south state in a year were caught. Enterprise structure shows that work with own resources, and has a $111,709.19 profit and $21,492.49 loss; 67% incomes from dairy sale and 33% come from beef sale. Steady costs are 52%, and variable co...

  2. American Grand Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Historical Strategy to Balance Liberty and Order

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    2012-06-15

    negotiate a settlement of the Rio Grande border dispute and the sale of New Mexico and California, Mexico severed diplomatic relations with the United...America launched a punitive expedition to invade Mexico through Veracruz in March 1847. The strategy was to ―force Mexico to the negotiating table‖ by... sale of New Mexico and California. 80 In a brilliant and aggressive punitive expedition lauded bynone other than the Duke of Wellington, General

  3. Latin America Report: Tables of Contents, JPRS-LAM-85-OOl, 2 January 1985 - JPRS-LAM-85-O56, 28 June 1985.

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    Growth of Barter Arrangements (NOTIMEX, 16 Nov 84) .................................... 38 Veracruz Students, Citizens Beat Officials, Burn Town... Sales To Help Overcome Military Budget Cuts (LA NACION, 21 Dec 84) , . 6 Briefs Manufacture of Minicomputers 8 BOLIVIA Briefs Soviet $220...Decline With USSR Biogas Technology Program Computer Exports to PRC Fishing Companies’ Sales , Profits Down From 1983 (EL MERCURI0, 8 Nov 84) • C0RF0

  4. Summary of Training Workshop on the Use of NASA tools for Coastal Resource Management in the Gulf of Mexico

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    Judd, Chaeli; Judd, Kathleen S.; Gulbransen, Thomas C.; Thom, Ronald M.

    2009-03-01

    A two-day training workshop was held in Xalapa, Mexico from March 10-11 2009 with the goal of training end users from the southern Gulf of Mexico states of Campeche and Veracruz in the use of tools to support coastal resource management decision-making. The workshop was held at the computer laboratory of the Institute de Ecologia, A.C. (INECOL). This report summarizes the results of that workshop and is a deliverable to our NASA client.

  5. The impact of raising Cattle in The Totonacapan region of Mexico: historical development and approaches for a sustainable cattle ranching

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    Ortiz Espejel, B.; Jiménez Marce, R.

    2014-01-01

    The development of animal husbandry in the northern region of the state of Veracruz, known as the Totonacapan, produced major environmental changes. The highlights of this development are the introduction of cattle in the sixteenth century and African grasses in the second half of the nineteenth century. Environmental changes rapidly ensued between the years of 1940 and 1970 when livestock operations were intensified. The analysis of three case studies allowed us to estimate the impact that l...

  6. Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions from Mexican intensive ...

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    Nov 8, 2017 ... 1 Coordinación Académica Región Altiplano Oeste e Instituto de Investigación de Zonas Desérticas Universidad. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, 78000, S.L.P. México. 2 Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia. Universidad Veracruzana, 91710, Veracruz, México. 3 Department of Animal Science.

  7. Comparative Phylogeography of Neotropical Birds

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    2009-05-01

    BRAZIL: Sao Paulo, minutus vn 52760. 37 Figure 3.3 Attila spadiceus. LSUMZ specimens, all males: 1) MEXICO: Oaxaca , pacificus voucher...Lane. Figure 3.4 Vocalizations of Attila spadiceus. 39 Figure 3.5 Tityra semifasciata. LSUMZ specimens, all males: 1) MEXICO: Oaxaca ...W Pan Mexico Veracruz 18.000000 -94.900000 5 MZFC CHIMA027 trans North CA & W Pan Mexico Oaxaca 17.066819 -94.118333 6 MZFC CHIMA107 trans North CA

  8. Cartagena : puerto comercial (1533-1800

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    Nicolás del Castillo Mathieu

    1979-02-01

    Full Text Available Dos flotas zarpaban cada año de Sevilla (y en el siglo XVIII de  Cádiz. Se la primera, con destino a Veracruz, en el Virreinato de Nueva España, se separaban algunos pocos barcos para el comercio de las Antillas Mayores y se desgranaban otros dos hacia los puertos de Caballos, Trujillo y Bodegas del Golfo Dulce con el propósito de surtir a Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador.

  9. Population Biology and Life History of the North American Menhadens, Brevoortia spp.

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    Ahrenholz, Dean W.

    1991-01-01

    Four recognized species of menhaden, Brevoortia spp., occur in North American marine waters: Atlantic menhaden, B. tyrannus; Gulf menhaden, B. patronus; yellowfin menhaden. B. smithi; and finescale menhaden, B. gunteri. Three of the menhaden species are known to form two hybrid types. Members of the genus range from coastal waters of Veracruz, Mex., to Nova Scotia, Can. Atlantic and Gulf menhaden are extremely abundant within their respective ranges and support extensive purse-seine reduction...

  10. Interoceanic occurrence of species of Aristocleidus Mueller, 1936 (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) parasitizing the gills of gerreid fishes in the Neotropics.

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    Mendoza Franco, Edgar F; Violante-González, Juan; Roche, Dominique G

    2009-09-01

    During investigations of fish parasites in the Neotropics (including the state of Veracruz and the Yucatán Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico, the Chautengo Lagoon on the Pacific coast of the state of Guerrero in Mexico, and Lake Gatun in the Panama Canal), three monogenoidean (Dactylogyridae) species were found parasitizing the gills of gerreids (Gerreidae): Aristocleidus hastatus Mueller, 1936, was recovered from Eugerres plumieri (Cuvier) and Diapterus auratus Ranzani in Veracruz, from D. auratus and Diapterus rhombeus (Cuvier) in Yucatán, from Eugerres brasilianus (Cuvier) in Panama (all new hosts and geographical records), and from D. peruvianus (Cuvier) and Gerres cinereus (Walbaum) in Guerrero; Aristocleidus lamothei Kritsky and Mendoza-Franco, 2008, was recovered from E. plumieri in Veracruz and from D. rhombeus in Yucatan (new hosts and geographical records), and Aristocleidus sp. was recovered from G. cinereus in Guerrero. Results from this study suggest that species of Aristocleidus exhibit wide host specificity within gerreid fishes and that geminate species within this parasite genus may have originated with the formation of the Isthmus of Panama (3.1 to 3.5 ma). Evidence is also presented suggesting the potential role of the Panama Canal as a passageway allowing the interoceanic dispersal of Aristocleidus species across the isthmus.

  11. Radiocarbon in Surface Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean as Recorded in Hermatypic Corals

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    Bratcher, A. J.; Guilderson, T. P.; Slowey, N. C.; Cole, J. E.

    2004-12-01

    Radiocarbon measurements of hermatypic corals from near the Cariaco Basin and Veracruz, Mexico are used to reconstruct the D14C of surface waters in the Caribbean Sea and western Gulf of Mexico. These results will be used to investigate the carbon flux from the atmosphere into the ocean in these regions. Coral chronology was resolved using x-radiography to determine annual density bands deposited during the warm summer months. Sub-annual and annual samples were obtained from 1943-1996 using a microdrill and radiocarbon composition was determined using accelerator mass spectrometry. The corals were sampled at annual intervals from 1945-1955 and average values from the two sites are similar (-52 ±4 per mil at Veracruz and -53 ±3 per mil at Cariaco). Due to the production of 14C as a consequence of nuclear weapons atmospheric tests in the 1950s and 1960s, the D14C in the coral skeletal material began increasing in the late 1950s and reached a maximum in 1978 of 165 ±4 per mil at Veracruz and 127 ±3 per mil in 1973 at Cariaco Basin. These data and additional radiocarbon measurements of corals from the Flower Garden Banks (northern Gulf of Mexico) and published data from the region will be used to investigate the processes controlling radiocarbon concentrations in the surface waters of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

  12. The Taste in Veracruzan Bodies: Culinary and Sexual Rhetorics and Practices

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    Flores Martos, Juan Antonio

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This contribution is framed on the theory and current anthropology of the senses, and in particular, tries to explore the sense of taste —the sensual taste— in the urban culture of Veracruz, Mexico. The article is an ethnographic study about the place that rhetorics and practices, related to food and sex, have in the society and social imagination from Veracruz. For this purpose, I take as reference my fieldwork during the 90s in this city. Stories and discourses are analyzed in an approach to understand the singular and hegemonic “cosmo-tasting” among the people from Veracruz. I focus my analysis on sociability, gastronomy and sexuality that engage the senses in veracruzan daily life. In particular, I study the sensory as identity rhetoric, the veracruzan meals as cultural world maps, the ambigu taste, the compound pleasure and the libertine taste from veracruzan males. Finally, I identify the main categories of morphological Veracruzan taste

    Esta contribución se enmarca en la teoría y corriente de la antropología de los sentidos, y en particular, intenta explorar el sentido del gusto —el gusto sensual— en la cultura urbana de Veracruz, México. El artículo es un estudio etnográfico sobre el lugar que las retóricas y prácticas referidas a comidas y al sexo tienen en la sociedad e imaginación social veracruzana, a partir de mi trabajo de campo realizado en los años 90 en esta ciudad. Historias y discursos diferentes son analizados en una aproximación para comprender la “gustación del mundo” hegemónica y singular entre las gentes de Veracruz. Centro mi análisis en los campos de la sociabilidad, la gastronomía y la sexualidad que comprometen los sentidos en la vida cotidiana veracruzana. De modo especial, estudio lo sensorial como retórica identitaria, los platos veracruzanos como mapamundis culturales, el gusto de ambigú y el placer compuesto y el gusto libertino de los varones veracruzanos

  13. Intelligent investment; Inversion inteligente

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    In this presentation the company called Energia Renovable De Mexico SA de CV (ERDM), shows not only its obtained objectives but also its wanted objectives. This company is manufacturer and consultant of photovoltaic modules. In the first part, it is given a description of the following issues: the beginnings the company, the implemented marketing strategy, the signed agreement between ERDM and Q-CELLS AG in German, the construction of the San Andres Tuxtla's office as well as the PV module, the reasons why this company is considered a leader not only in Mexico but also in Latin America. Then, It is briefly explained the company's mission, which is mainly focused on the network-connected system that are currently allowed according to the Mexican laws. Besides, there are mentioned the key pieces that have made possible the success of this company. At the same time, there are briefly explained the plans for Mexico, in which there are found the use of both photovoltaic systems and wind turbines in order to feed the electric network. Such plans have as targets to reduce the energy cost in Mexico and to open the profitable market to potential investors. Finally, there are mentioned the future plans that are going to help the company's expansion and to improve some issues related to the energy. [Spanish] En esta presentacion la compania Energia Renovable De Mexico S.A. de C.V. (ERDM), describe tanto los objetivos alcanzados como los que desean alcanzar en el futuro, fungiendo no solo como fabricantes sino tambien como consultores de modulos fotovoltaicos. En la primera parte, se da una descripcion de: los inicios de la compania, las estrategias mercadologicas utilizadas, el acuerdo con Q-CELLS, Alemania; la construccion de la oficina de San Andres Tuxtla y del modulo PV, las causas que la han llevado a ser una empresa lider. Enseguida, se explica escuetamente la mision de la compania; ademas, se mencionan las piezas clave que la han llevado al exito

  14. Selection and geographic isolation influence hummingbird speciation: genetic, acoustic and morphological divergence in the wedge-tailed sabrewing (Campylopterus curvipennis

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    Ornelas Juan

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mesoamerica is one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world, yet we are far from understanding the geologic history and the processes driving population divergence and speciation for most endemic taxa. In species with highly differentiated populations selective and/or neutral factors can induce rapid changes to traits involved in mate choice, promoting reproductive isolation between allopatric populations that can eventually lead to speciation. We present the results of genetic differentiation, and explore drift and selection effects in promoting acoustic and morphological divergence among populations of Campylopterus curvipennis, a lekking hummingbird with an extraordinary vocal variability across Mesoamerica. Results Analyses of two mitochondrial genes and ten microsatellite loci genotyped for 160 individuals revealed the presence of three lineages with no contemporary gene flow: C. c. curvipennis, C. c. excellens, and C. c. pampa disjunctly distributed in the Sierra Madre Oriental, the Tuxtlas region and the Yucatan Peninsula, respectively. Sequence mtDNA and microsatellite data were congruent with two diversification events: an old vicariance event at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (c. 1.4 Ma, and a more recent Pleistocene split, isolating populations in the Tuxtlas region. Hummingbirds of the excellens group were larger, and those of the pampa group had shorter bills, and lineages that have been isolated the longest shared fewer syllables and differed in spectral and temporal traits of a shared syllable. Coalescent simulations showed that fixation of song types has occurred faster than expected under neutrality but the null hypothesis that morphological divergence resulted from drift was not rejected. Conclusions Our phylogeographic analyses uncovered the presence of three Mesoamerican wedge-tailed sabrewing lineages, which diverged at different time scales. These results highlight the importance of the

  15. Microzonation in Urban Areas, Basic Element for Land-Use Planning, Risk Management and Sustainable Development

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    Torres Morales, G. F.; Dávalos Sotelo, R.; Castillo Aguilar, S.; Mora González, I.; Lermo Samaniego, J. F.; Rodriguez, M.; García Martínez, J.; Suárez, M. Leonardo; Hernández Juan, F.

    2013-05-01

    This paper presents the results of microzonification of the natural hazards for different metropolitan areas and highlights the importance of integrating these results in urban planning. The cities that have been covered for the definition of danger in the state of Veracruz are: Orizaba, Veracruz and Xalapa, as part of the production of a Geological and Hydrometeorology Hazards Atlas for the state of Veracruz, financed by the Funds for the Prevention of Natural Disasters FOPREDEN and CONACYT. The general data of each metropolitan area was integrated in a geographic information system (GIS), obtaining different theme maps, and maps of dynamic characteristics of soils in each metropolitan area. For the planning of an urban area to aspire to promote sustainable development, it is essential to have a great deal of the details on the pertinent information and the most important is that that has to do with the degree of exposure to natural phenomena. In general, microzonation investigations consider all natural phenomena that could potentially affect an area of interest and hazard maps for each of potential hazards are prepared. With all the data collected and generated and fed into a SIG, models were generated which define the areas most threatened by earthquake, flood and landslide slopes. These results were compared with maps of the main features in the urban zones and a qualitative classification of areas of high to low hazard was established. It will have the basic elements of information for urban planning and land use. This information will be made available to the authorities and the general public through an Internet portal where people can download and view maps using free software available online.;

  16. Calling Behavior, Copulation Time, and Reproductive Compatibility of Corn-Strain Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) From Populations in Mexico.

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    Cruz-Esteban, Samuel; Rojas, Julio C; Malo, Edi A

    2017-08-01

    The calling behavior, mating time, and the reproductive compatibility of virgin adults of fall armyworms, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), were studied in this work. Larvae were collected on maize (Zea mays L.) from six states located on the Pacific coast (Chiapas, Michoacán, and Sinaloa), on the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz and Yucatan), and in central Mexico (Morelos). Before the experiments, insects were reared under laboratory conditions for one generation. We recorded the age at which females called for the first time, the onset time of calling, the duration of calling, the onset time of copulation, and the duration of copulation. The calling rhythms of the six populations were dissimilar. Females from all populations began to call in the second or third scotophase. The time for onset of calling and the duration of calling were significantly different among the S. frugiperda populations studied. Spodoptera frugiperda pairs from Sinaloa, Veracruz, Yucatan, and Morelos started to copulate earlier than the pairs from Chiapas and Michoacán. Pairs from Veracruz and Yucatan copulated longer than those from Michoacán, Morelos, Chiapas, and Sinaloa. Our crossing experiment using females and males from the six populations showed that individuals from different populations could copulate and produce fertile offspring. Thus, although the S. frugiperda populations showed variability in the timing of reproduction, the populations were not reproductively incompatible, which indicated that geographic distance has not led to reproductive isolation in corn-strain populations of S. frugiperda in Mexico. © The Authors 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Entomological Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  17. Metacercarias del tipo Paramonilicaecum (Digenea: Didymozoidae, parásitos accidentales de elasmobranquios (Elasmobranchii del golfo de México e identificación de metacercarias (Didymozoidae de la Colección Nacional de Helmintos Metacercariae of the type Paramonilicaecum (Digenea: Didymozoidae, accidental parasites in elasmobranchs (Elasmobranchii from the Mexican Gulf of Mexico and identification of metacercarias (Didymozoidae of the Colección Nacional de Helmintos

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    Erick Rodríguez-Ibarra

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Como parte de un estudio sobre los helmintos parásitos de rayas (Elasmobranchii, se colectaron 12 ejemplares en 3 localidades del estado de Veracruz, México: Laguna de Tamiahua, Laguna de Tampamachoco y un arrecife de la costa del golfo de México. Se encontraron metacercarias identificadas como parásitos accidentales del tipo Paramonilicaecum (Digenea: Didymozoidae en la válvula espiral de Dasyatis say (raya látigo chata, Gymnura micrura (raya cola de rata y Rhinobatus lentiginosus (guitarra diablito. De manera complementaria, se actualizó la identificación de material perteneciente a Didymozoidae depositado en la Colección Nacional de Helmintos en el Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Éste es el primer registro para México de metacercarias del tipo Paramonilicaecum en rayas.During an ongoing study of the helminths of stingrays (Elasmobranchii, 12 stingrays were collected from 3 localities in the state of Veracruz, Mexico: Laguna de Tamiahua, Laguna de Tampamachoco, and a costal reef in the Gulf of Mexico. Metacercarias were collected from the spiral valves of Dasyatis say (bluntnose stingray, Gymnura micrura (lesser butterfly ray, and Rhinobatus lentiginosus (Atlantic guitarfish. The metacercarias, accidental parasites, were assigned to type Paramonilicaecum (Digenea: Didymozoidae. Material (Didymozoidae previously deposited in the Colección Nacional de Helmintos, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, was re-identified. This is the first report of a species in larval phase of the "Type" Paramonilicaecum from the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz, and the first report from a Mexican stingray.

  18. Los indígenas en ciudades de México: el caso de los mazahuas, otomíes, triquis, zapotecos y mayas

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    Patricia Noemí Vargas Becerra

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo sintetiza los resultados de la investigación Perfiles de los Indígenas en Ciudades de México diseñada para conocer las características demográficas, sus condiciones de vida, la persistencia cultural y la cultura de la identidad de los mazahuas, otomíes, triquis, mayas y zapotecos en tres configuraciones urbanas distintas: la gran metrópoli, la ciudad de México y su zona metropolitana; zonas industriales como el corredor industrial Minatitlán-Veracruz, y una ciudad turística: Cancún, Quintana Roo.

  19. Pronóstico de la velocidad del viento utilizando modelos de arima y redes neuronales artificiales.

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    Jiménez Mejía, Miguel

    2012-01-01

    México cuenta con un gran potencial eólico, en el Istmo de Tehuantepec se estima que se podrían instalar más de 6,000 MW eólicos. Otros sitios con gran potencial eólico están localizados en Baja California, Zacatecas, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Sinaloa y Yucatán. Instituciones gubernamentales como Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) y el Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (IIE), estudian estos sitios con gran potencial energético y desarrollan proyectos para la explotación de l...

  20. Bibliografía

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    1. ARCHIVOS Archivos históricos del FSLN (AH-FSLN), Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua, Managua. Fondos Zeledón, Sandino y Guardia Nacional. Archivo Nacional de Nicaragua (ANN), Managua. Fondos Sandino, Moncada y Sacasa. Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), México. Fondos Obregón, Calles y Portes Gil. Archivos personales de la esposa de Constantino González. León, Nicaragua. Archivo del Estado de Veracruz, Jalapa, México. Fondo Tejada. 2. OBRAS GENERALES Benítez Juarez, Mirna. Organización y l...