South Florida Journal of Development https://ojs.southfloridapublishing.com/ojs/index.php/jdev <p>The <strong>South Florida Journal of Development (SFJD)</strong> arose from the perception of some professors about the lack of means of disseminating the theme of development in scientific articles. It is a bimonthly publication whose objetive is to disseminate knowledge in the area of development by means of the publication of scientific articles that present original contributions, both empirical and theoretical.</p> <p>Prof. Daniel Molina Botache, PhD, is editor-in-chief of the South Florida Journal of Development.</p> <p>ISSN: <strong>2675-5459</strong></p> <p>SFJD DOI prefix: <strong>10.46932</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&amp;view_op=search_venues&amp;vq=%22south+florida+journal+of+development%22&amp;btnG=">H Index Median (Google Metrics) - 10</a></strong></p> Daniel Molina Botache, PhD en-US South Florida Journal of Development 2675-5459 Evaluación del consumo de ácidos grasos eicosapentanoico (EPA) y docosahexanoico (DHA), sobre la rigidez matinal articular, en pacientes con artritis reumatoide activa https://ojs.southfloridapublishing.com/ojs/index.php/jdev/article/view/3795 <p>El aumento del consumo de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados (AGPI) omega-3, favorece la síntesis de eicosanoides menos proinflamatorios que los derivados del Ácido Araquidónico (AA), pudiendo utilizarse en Artritis Reumatoide (AR). El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el consumo de ácido eicosapentaenoico (EPA) y ácido docosahexaenoico (DHA), en el proceso inflamatorio de adultos con AR activa. Se realizó un ensayo clínico aleatorizado en población (n=17) seleccionada con AR, un grupo control (n=9) al que se le otorgó dieta, y un grupo experimental (n=8) al que se le indicó la misma dieta más 6 cápsulas diarias de aceite de pescado (AP) (1.7 g de EPA/DHA) durante 12 semanas. Se evaluaron al inicio y al término de las semanas 2 y 14, la escala DAS28, peso, talla e IMC. Se obtuvo una disminución significativa (p&lt;0.001) en las mediciones intragrupo del grupo experimental en DAS28 e IMC. No se halló diferencia al comparar entre grupos (p&gt;0.05), sin embargo, se logró remisión de la enfermedad en dos participantes del grupo experimental. En conclusión, la adición de cápsulas de AP mostró un mayor efecto que el consumo de AGPI omega-3 de la dieta. Se sugiere aumentar la dosis y el tamaño de la población para futuras intervenciones.</p> Oscar Fernando Ruiz Vázquez José Alberto Ariza Ortega Esther Ramírez Moreno Zuli Guadalupe Calderón Ramos Carlos Enrique Cuevas Suárez Tito Emilio Ariza Ortega José Rodolfo Rodríguez Peña María Fernanda Escamilla Rosales Lorena Trinidad Fernández Cortés Araceli Ortiz Polo Alejandro Chehue Romero Copyright (c) 2024 2024-04-03 2024-04-03 5 4 e3795 e3795 10.46932/sfjdv5n4-001 Percepción social de inundaciones en Colima, México: hacia una gestión integral de riesgos de desastres https://ojs.southfloridapublishing.com/ojs/index.php/jdev/article/view/3796 <p>El presente artículo analiza la percepción social del riesgo a inundaciones en tres ciudades del estado de Colima, México. La metodología fue cuantitativa, transversal y descriptiva, mediante una encuesta a 452 habitantes, así como la revisión documental y levantamientos de información relacionada con las diferentes vulnerabilidades, para determinar los factores asociados con la recurrencia del riesgo de inundaciones. Se crearon bases de datos de inundaciones históricas. Entre los resultados obtenidos, se encontró que las zonas de estudio se encuentran en alto riesgo de inundaciones y la población está consciente de la importancia del problema, debido a su recurrencia. Se estudiaron otras variables relacionadas como pendientes topográficas mínimas, impermeabilidad del suelo y falta de infraestructura pluvial, que provocan que el agua de lluvia corra por las vialidades, lo que genera escorrentías superficiales, encharcamientos e inundaciones. Se encontró que existe una correlación entre lo que percibe la población, con las zonas recurrentes de inundaciones. En ese sentido, se pretende visibilizar el problema para tomar acciones. Además, se documentó que las estructuras de Protección Civil siguen actuando de manera reaccionaria y no preventiva. Por lo tanto, se requiere establecer estrategias de Gestión Integral de Riesgos de Desastres.</p> Jorge Armando Gutiérrez Valencia Reyna Valladares Anguiano Martha Eugenia Chávez González Raymundo Padilla Lozoya Francisco José Martín del Campo Saray Copyright (c) 2024 2024-04-04 2024-04-04 5 4 e3796 e3796 10.46932/sfjdv5n4-002 Conflicts Beyond Borders – Possibilities for International Alternative Conflict Resolution https://ojs.southfloridapublishing.com/ojs/index.php/jdev/article/view/3797 <p>Mediation is one kind of procedures to solve a conflict. Mediation is based on the voluntary participation of the parties. Mediation is a voluntary process in which an impartial person (the mediator) helps with communication and promotes reconciliation between the parties which will allow them to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. It is a procedure, in which an intermediary without adjudicatory powers systematically facilitates communication between the parties with the aim of enabling the parties themselves to take responsibility for resolving their dispute. The procedure has the character of confidentiality and the neutrality. Mediation is a negotiation procedure facilitated by a neutral third-party who assists the parties in moving to resolution. The neutral third party has no control over the outcome of the case and conflict, but controls and directs the process itself, he or she is responsible for the procedure. While court proceedings are authoritative, formalised and claim-oriented, mediation offers a flexible, self-determined approach in which all aspects of the conflict -independent of their legal relevance- may be considered. Against this background, mediation -in contrast to court proceedings- is described as alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The question is: to solve the conflict and find a solution or to transform a conflict and reshape the connection between the parties? What is the matter when the mediation process has to be conducted between parties, who live in different countries or when one person of the parents just want to go abroad with the common child or children. How can cross-border mediation help? This publication tries to show a possible answer.</p> Mizser Csilla Ilona Copyright (c) 2024 2024-04-04 2024-04-04 5 4 e3797 e3797 10.46932/sfjdv5n4-003 Environmental legislation and policy: from national to municipal https://ojs.southfloridapublishing.com/ojs/index.php/jdev/article/view/3804 <p class="dadosautoress" style="text-align: justify;"><span lang="EN-US">The elaboration of the research project consisted in tracing a brief history of Brazilian environmental legislation since the colonial period, in presenting the nuances of the Constitutional chronology of Environmental Law in Brazil, in listing the laws that provide for National Policies aimed at the national environment. , in criticizing the judicial and administrative flexibility of environmental rules, in presenting the teleological bias to the dismantling of the state apparatus of environmental defense, as well as the reflexes of the institution of National Policies in the municipal legal system with a focus on the Municipality of Valença-Ba. Finally, the understanding of the reflexes of the National Environmental Policy in the Legal Order of Brazilian Municipalities was critically concluded.</span></p> Juliano dos Santos Lago Copyright (c) 2024 2024-04-10 2024-04-10 5 4 e3804 e3804 10.46932/sfjdv5n4-004