Venezuela is a country of beautiful landscapes and surprising sights, from the coast to the mountain tops. Magnificent waterfalls tumble off table top mountains, and coastal towns and offshore islands offer pleasant escapes and soft-sand beaches. Significant clusters of annual Plasmodium falciparum incidence (red-red) in Bolívar state (south-eastern Venezuela), from 2008–2016. Percentage of deforestation and accumulated malaria (P. vivax + P. falciparum cases) in Sifontes Municipality and Gran Sabana Municipality in Bolívar State. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the top Open Access tropical medicine journal, featuring an International Editorial Board and increased support for developing country authors.

The brightest month of the year in Ciudad Guayana is March, with an average of 6.9 kWh. Temperatures in Ciudad Guayana are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year. Definitions which of the following is true regarding industry-sponsored research? of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year . The average of mean hourly wind speeds , with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from May 25 to December 21.

Following the rise of political literature during the Venezuelan War of Independence, Venezuelan Romanticism, notably expounded by Juan Vicente González, emerged as the first important genre in the region. Although mainly focused on narrative writing, Venezuelan literature was advanced by poets such as Andrés Eloy Blanco and Fermín Toro. The indigenous and African influence is limited to a few words, food names, and place names. However, the Africans also brought in many musical influences, especially introduction of the drum. The Spanish influence predominantes due to the colonization process and the socioeconomic structure it created, and in particular came from the regions of Andalusia and Extremadura . Spanish influences can be seen in the country’s architecture, music, religion, and language.

While sellers see a shift to hard currency as necessary, buyers sometimes blame them for speculating. Food sellers, dental and medical clinics, and others are starting to charge in dollars or their black market equivalent – putting many basic goods and services out of reach for a large number of Venezuelans. Join ResearchGate to discover and stay up-to-date with the latest research from leading experts in Venezuela and many other scientific topics. Errors in data entry, as well as a failure to consistently provide geographic coordinates. Small-scale mining points are approximate locations of mining communities.

In their view, the majority of weapons and drugs that enter the prisons are brought in by visitors. The director of El Rodeo prison cited the example of a grenade that was reportedly found in a woman visitor’s vagina in January 1996, and that of a pistol that was reportedly found in a woman visitor’s vagina in December 1995. The director of Sabaneta said that in 1995 a woman tried to smuggle in a dead baby with drugs inside it.

Women prisoners suffer from the same disasterous lack of health care as do men, and complaints on this topic were frequent. Besides the general lack of qualified medical practitioners and medical provisions, appropriate gynecological care is rare. At the time of the visit by Human Rights Watch/Americas, neither Ciudad Bolívar nor Tocorón had a gynecologist on its medical staff, although each held approximately fifty women inmates. Nor does the possibility of women prisoners becoming pregnant negate the fact of discrimination. Pregnancy as a condition is inextricably linked and specific to being female. By targeting a condition only women experience, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy is itself a form of sex discrimination.