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Moving toward Sustainable Rice Production in Northwest Dominican Republic  [PDF]
Derek Sindler, Pilar Useche, Catherine Tucker, Xin Zhao
Natural Resources (NR) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/nr.2018.912029
Abstract: Pesticide runoff from the rice production area of Las Matas de Santa Cruz in NW Dominican Republic degrades biodiversity in the ecosystems of the Yaque del Norte River, Montecristi National Park, and Caribbean Sea. This degradation prompted the Dominican NGO AgroFrontera to develop a program for the creation of a new sustainable rice value chain, starting with the formation of a rice growers association in Las Matas. This project was to evaluate “organic” as a potential certification for the new growers association. The project found that while organic certification is years away, other barriers?to a sustainable rice value chain exist: competition with US rice imports due to Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement(DR-CAFTA),?an informal labor system, and access to credit. Recommendations for the new growers association include: to lower the cost of production to compete with imports, to formalize the labor system, to mediate financing for rice producers, and to maintain balanced leverage across the value chain. A recommendation for future research is the resiliency of farmer institutions against internal corruption and in-fighting.
Culture, ideology, and dwelling in two Dominican villages
Manuel Vargas
New West Indian Guide , 1996,
Abstract: Study of the contrasting response to modernization in 2 Dominican villages. Author demonstrates that this contrast is caused by the intentional use of 2 culturally specific ideologies aimed at achieving and maintaining existential security. He also shows that the constitution of the 2 ideologies was conditioned by the ideosyncratic constitution of cultural-ethnic identity, nationalism, and peasant consciousness.
Biomphalaria straminea and other planorbids in the Dominican Republic
Sodeman Junior, W. A.;Rodrick, G. E.;Paraense, W. L.;Gómez, M. Vargas de;
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz , 1985, DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02761985000400012
Abstract: in addition to previous records of biomphalaria glabrata in the dominican republic, the southern central communities of haina arriba and boca chica, in the national district, are reported as new localities for that species; other species collected were biomphalaria obstructa, b. helophila, drepanotrema lucidum and lymnaea viatrix. biomphalaria straminea, a potential vector of schistosoma mansoni, was found for the first time in the country, in the river iguamo, just outside of the community of san pedro de macorís.
The masking of history : popular images of the nation on a Dominican sugar plantation
Samuel Martínez
New West Indian Guide , 1997,
Abstract: Examines how popular, oppositional historical consciousness is formed and expressed among poor and marginalized rural proletarians of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic. Author addresses the incomplete and contested nature of hegemony in the Caribbean and raises questions about the relationship between 'vernacular' and 'official' knowledge about the past, whether they always oppose each other or whether there is overlap.
Perfiles y ruinas del primer hospital de América: Hospital San Nicolás de Bari, en Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Fajardo-Ortiz, Guillermo;
Gaceta médica de México , 2006,
Abstract: the first hospital services in america were created in the dominican republic -formerly known as the espa?ola- by a black woman at the beginning of the conquest. in 1503 fray nicolás de ovando, second governor of the espa?ola built what nowadays would be considered a hospital and named it hospital san nicolás de bari (saint nicholas hospital). during the colony, the poor and sick were cared for following the precepts of the catholic religion in the san nicolas de bari hospital. in 1586 the hospital was badly damaged due to a pirate's attack. during the xviii century the hospital cared for ill soldiers and so its name was changed to hospital militar (military hospital). between 1795 and 1865 the social and political conditions under which the hospital had to operate made running the hospital a tremendously hard task. today, the physical ruins of the hospital san nicolás de bari -built in typical spanish colonial style-, with thick fortress like walls and stone floors echoes a place where rustic beds were used to care for patients. the san nicolás de bari hospital operated for over 350 years. it finally disappeared during the second part of the xix century after undergoing severe financial restrictions and lack of supplies and personnel that in the end hampered its work.
Diferen?as de gênero na República Dominicana, 1994-2004: dois passos à frente, um passo para trás?
Kelly, Jana Morgan;Espinal, Rosario;Hartlyn, Jonathan;
Opini?o Pública , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-62762006000200002
Abstract: the slowly changing nature of the gender gap responds both to significant social changes, such as urbanization, education, the entry of women into the labor force, and democratization, as well as to concerted efforts by social movements and political leaders to broaden women's right. these factors have clearly played an important role in the dominican republic over this past decade, impacting the country's gender gap. we assess the nature and evolution of the dominican republic's gender gap over the 1994-2004 period employing data taken from four nationwide public opinion surveys in the dominican republic - the demos surveys - conducted in 1994, 1997, 2001, and 2004. the analysis of these surveys indicates that elements of what has been termed a traditional gender gap remain in place in the country with regard to civic engagement, political interest, and attitudes toward democracy. at the same time, this gap disappeared with regard to voter participation in elections and a modern gender gap emerged for the first time with regard to attitudes about the role of women in politics. age and education have consistent and substantial differential effects across the attitudinal profiles of dominican men and women over this time period.
Transición demográfica y arreglos residenciales de los adultos mayores en República Dominicana y Argentina
Peláez, Enrique;Féliz-Ferreras, Jafmary;
Papeles de población , 2010,
Abstract: this paper describes and compares living arrangements of older adults in 2 latin american countries in different stage of demographic transition, such as argentina and dominican republic. the sources of information used were the microdata census of population, demographic bulletins (eclac/celade), system of indicators with comparable information for countries of latin america and the caribbean. the impact analysis of differences in the demographic transition between argentina and dominican republic on the living arrangements of the elderly is the main objective of the study.
La política del poder: Alianzas e interacciones partidistas estratégicas en República Dominicana
Revista de ciencia política (Santiago) , 2010, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-090X2010000300008
Abstract: the objective of this paper is to suggest that in the "third dominican transition" (the one of the democratic consolidation), emerges a specific type of plural presidentialism characterized by the exchange and inter-party cooperation. these practices have been responsible for stability and democratic governability. this article presents the commitments (formal and informal) of the dominican political elite and the institutional/partisan variables that support them.
Sistema de salud de República Dominicana
Rathe,Magdalena; Moliné,Alejandro;
Salud Pública de México , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0036-36342011000800020
Abstract: this paper describes the health conditions in dominican republic and the characteristics of the dominican health system, including its structure and coverage, its financial sources, the health expenditure, the physical, material and human resources available, the stewardship functions developed by the ministry of public health and the generation of health information. the participation of health care users in the operation and evaluation of the system and the most recent policy innovations, including the new general health law, the new social security law and the decennial health plan are also discussed.
Revision of the New World Panthea Hübner (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) with descriptions of 5 new species and 2 new subspecies
Gary Anweiler
ZooKeys , 2009, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.9.157
Abstract: The New World species of Panthea Hübner are revised. Five species and two subspecies are described as new: Panthea apanthea sp.n., Panthea reducta sp.n., Panthea greyi grayi sp.n., Panthea judyae sp.n., Panthea guatemala sp.n., Panthea furcilla australis ssp.n., and Panthea acronyctoides nigra ssp.n.. Lectotypes are designated for Panthea leucomelana Morrison and Panthea furcilla (Packard), and a neotype is designated for Platycerura gigantea French. Panthea pallescens McDunnough, syn. n. is synonymized with P. furcilla (Packard), P. acronyctoides albosuffusa McDunnough, syn. n. is synonymized with P. acronyctoides acronyctoides Walker, P. portlandia Grote, syn. n., P. portlandia suffusa McDunnough, syn. n., and P. angelica (Dyar), syn. n. are all synonymized with P. virginarius (Grote). Adults of all New World Panthea are illustrated in color, and black and white illustrations of the genitalia of both sexes are provided where known. A key to adults of both sexes and dot maps showing distribution for all species are provided.
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