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Jorge Morales Pedraza

Jorge Morales Pedraza
Morales Project Consulting · Private company

University degrees in Mathematics and in Economics
Senior Researcher on international issues, founder, and main investor of Morales Project Consulting firm

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Introduction
I am now preparing new books and several papers on nuclear and conventional energy, and renewable energy, among others (105 papers). Morales Project Consulting, a company located in Vienna provides services advice to companies interested in Latin American and the Caribbean, and other markets. For any additional information go to www.moralesconsulting.at. Since 2020, I am working as external consultant for the Valencia International University in Spain.
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - December 2021
Valencia International University
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • My role is to speak on renewable energy source in a Seminar within the Master on renewables organized by the VIU
February 2016 - present
Morales Project Consulting
Position
  • Consultant
Description
  • The company provide project consulting advise to other companies interesting in investment in Cuba and in other Latin American and the Caribbean countries in different sectors of their economy.
August 2006 - present
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Independent Consultant on International Affairs
Education
September 1964 - June 1979
University of Havana
Field of study
  • Mathematics and in Economy

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Publications (205)
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The paper describes the process from the establishment of political-ideological-economic-military blocs to globalization and the return to the policy of blocs.
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The book titled "The Main Successes and Failures of the Trump Administration's Foreign and Domestic Policies" was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2022. The book, made up of 12 chapters, evaluated how the Trump administration implemented its domestic and foreign policies, and its impact on the US and abroad. Each of these chapters incl...
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The paper includes several alternatives to implement the IAEA Director General's recommendations adopted as a result of the IAEA mission to the Zaporiyia nuclear power plants in Ucrania.
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The chapter contains a reflection on the two treaties related to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and their prohibition.
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Tissue banking is an interdisciplinary medical practice more reliant than others in specialized fields and applying knowledge from other branches of science, particularly nuclear sciences. A further difference from other medical disciplines is the urgent necessity to include laws, norms, standards, and statutory regulations, which differ in their j...
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted in 2007 and approved officially in 2008, the document entitled "International Atomic Energy Agency Code of Practice for the Radiation Sterilisation of Tissue Allografts" (also known as the IAEA Code of Practice) after several years of intensive work carried out by a group of international expert...
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El presente libro tiene nueve capítulos, se han incluido 185 figuras y se han elaborado 44 tablas con abundante información sobre las opciones energéticas de diferentes regiones y países para que el lector pueda comprender la importancia de tener en cuenta, durante la elaboración de la matriz energética de un país o región dada, las diferentes opci...
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Many people believe that the root of the current war between Russia and Ukraine, called by the Russian government a “special military operation,” could be found in November 2013, when the then-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, suspended the signing of an association agreement with the European Union (EU), scheduled for signature on November...
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The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the World Economic and Energy Sectors Published on July 18, 2022 Edit article View stats Jorge Morales PedrazaStatus is online Jorge Morales Pedraza Independent Researcher on International Affairs 297 articles Abstract: Many people believe that the root of the current war between Russia and Ukraine, called by the...
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The donation of tissues and organs increases significantly when the community is convinced of the importance of such matter and when tissue banks and organ procurement organizations work together under a unified office to procure organs and tissues at donor sources. To achieve this important goal, national competent health authorities should consid...
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Abstract: The donation of tissues and organs increases significantly when the community is convinced of the importance of such matter and when tissue banks and organ procurement organizations work together to procure organs and tissues at donor sources. To achieve this important goal, national competent health authorities should consider establishi...
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The present book, made up of 12 chapters, evaluated how the Trump administration implemented its domestic and foreign policies and the impact on the United States (US) and abroad. Each of these chapters includes several actions that could be taken to seek fair, balanced, and long-term solutions to the various problems that are affecting internat...
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A guide to the current situation and the future role of non-conventional energy sources for electricity generation in the United States and Canada Non-Conventional Energy in North America: Current and Future Perspectives for Electricity Generation provides an in-depth analysis of the current state of non-conventional energy sources used for electri...
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During the last years, wind energy has become more competitive than other renewable energy sources and will be increasingly used worldwide for electricity generation during the coming decades. Wind energy capacity installed at the world level has grown swiftly over the past decade, rising from 180,846 MW at the end of 2010 to 622,408 MW at the end...
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Geothermal energy is a form of renewable energy source independent of the Sun having natural heat located inside the Earth. In other words, the geothermal energy source is the thermal energy generated and stored inside the Earth from the hot rocks present in it. The geothermal energy of the Earth's crust originates from the original formation of th...
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Today, society, already aware of the environmental problems generated by the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation and heating, faces the challenge of diversifying its energy matrix. The goal is to replace the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation and heating, particularly oil and coal, with all available renewable energy sources...
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Hydroelectric power plants convert the kinetic energy contained in falling water into electricity. The energy in flowing water is ultimately derived from the Sun, and it is continually renewed. For this reason, hydropower is the most common renewable energy source used for electricity generation all over the world. The participation of hydropower p...
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Solar energy is a clean energy source useful for electricity generation and heating in sunny countries. Solar power is a costly energy source and cannot be considered efficient as other renewable energy sources, reaching between 18% and 30% efficiency. In the USA, solar park capacity installed in 2019 reached 264,504 MW. Solar electricity generatio...
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A country's potential economic capacity is bound by its energy capacity to meet its power needs. For this reason, all countries should carry out comprehensive assessments of what type of energy source they should use to fulfill their power needs to have the best possible energy mix. Nuclear energy is an option to satisfice the energy necessities of...
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Bioenergy – in the form of solid fuel (biomass), liquids (biofuels), or gases (biogas or biomethane) – can be used to produce heat for cooking and heating residential spaces and water, either in traditional stoves or in modern appliances such as pellet-fed central heating boilers. At a larger scale, bioenergy can provide heat for public and commerc...
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Renewable energy has increased its share in many countries' energy mix in the last years. The reasons are falling in their electricity generation cost and the rise of their efficiency. To increase solar energy's role in the countries' energy mix in the future, it should reduce its weather dependency and the amount of land needed to build solar park...
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The chapter explains China’s Role in the Expansion of Nuclear Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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The current world energy crisis revives the debate on the importance of using nuclear energy for electricity generation to implement the Paris agreement on climate change. The announcement by France, which will build new nuclear power plants to gain sovereignty and reduce emissions, is joined by the plans of the UK, the Chez Republic, among others...
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The preprint talks about the possibility that the seventh round of the Vienna negotiations could be the last one
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The JCPOA negotiations in Vienna in the past few weeks are currently at a standstill. If the tone of the political declarations of the USA and Iran governments over the Vienna negotiations is taken into consideration, then there is little hope that a way out of the current paralysis can be found acceptable for both parties. If these negotiations co...
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Regrettably, the idea of a world without nuclear weapons under current political conditions is an illusion. The US and Russia want to maintain their current status as nuclear superpowers at any price. They have that military superiority because they are the holders of the world's largest and most powerful nuclear and conventional arsenals. Can anyb...
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Different approaches on how to avoid that political differences impede or hinder the cooperation between countries
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It has become common practice for the US administration to apply sanctions to countries that adopt policies to defend their political, economic, and military interests but affect or are against those of the US. The application of the US sanctions policy has been extended in recent years to include even friendly or allied countries. When is the US s...
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A brief analysis of the current situation of the JCPOA and Iran position.
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Undoubtedly, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a central role in many countries' economic development. They are a major source of entrepreneurial skills, innovation, and employment account for most businesses worldwide. MSMEs are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing 90% of busine...
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The reincorporation of the US into the JCPOA
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Since the US left the JCPOA in 2018, much has been said about this sensitive issue for international peace and security, particularly for the Middle East's stability. Some experts and politicians have said the JCPOA is dead; others have said it is not worth keeping it alive without being changed; others believe that still is a change to keep it ali...
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The departure of Donald Trump from the United States' presidency has created the minimum conditions to solve the main conflicts that are affecting the international community. These conflicts cover several issues, from trade wars between the USA and a group of countries to the rejection of all nuclear-weapon states to sign the new Treaty prohibitin...
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En esta primera parte del episodio, el Embajador nos explica el contexto, las bases históricas y legales en el que se desarrolla y adopta el Tratado; identifica con una claridad única los artículos de mayor relevancia del TNP, al igual que la clasificación de sus Estados Parte, y las obligaciones (y derechos) de cada uno de los grupos de Estados re...
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Abstract: Without a doubt, Latin America and the Caribbean will significantly contribute to the continuous global solar capacity expansion during the coming decades. The whole region could grow its current installed solar power capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050. It is expected that by 2050, solar power would represent the second-largest power sour...
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The paper is on the current trade war between China and the US and its impact on world trade
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The idea of establishing a human tissue bank in Bangladesh was started in 1985. However, in 2003, with the active cooperation of international atomic energy agency (IAEA) and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, a tissue bank laboratory was upgraded as a unit for tissue banking and research. Due to increasing demand of allograft, this unit was tran...
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Since the end of World War II, the world has experienced periods of ideological confrontation, economic crisis, rivalries between countries and groups of countries, local wars, aggressions, pandemics, among others. During this period, the nuclear age began with the production and use of a new type of destructive weapon, nuclear weapons, the only on...
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Wound excision and temporary coverage with a biologic dressing can improve survival for patients with large burns. Healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) rarely have access to allografts, which may contribute to limited survival of patients with large burns in these settings. Therefore, we aimed to describe the lessons learn...
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Introduction Wound excision and temporary coverage with a biologic dressing can improve survival for patients with large burns. Allograft skin possesses many of the ideal properties of biologic dressings and can play a major role in the management of large burns when autologous tissue is not available or the patient’s condition does not allow safe...
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Fossil fuels were considered in the past by many countries as a reliable source of energy. Despite the measures already adopted by many countries to reduce the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation, the use of this type of energy source will continue to play an essential role within the energy mix of these countries at least until 2050. Bu...
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It is crucial to complement national activities carried out by governments for the procurement, processing, sterilization, distribution, storage, and use of human tissues in specific medical treatments with activities carried out by international and regional organizations as well as professional associations in the field of tissue banking and tran...
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Electricity consumption is an essential component of modern life. It not only provides clean and safe light throughout the day, but in many countries refreshes homes on hot summer days, and in others warms them in winter. In all states, it allows the use of electrical and electronic equipment in which the use of electricity is essential to ensure i...
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Cuba, a small island in the Caribbean Sea with a total land area of 109.884 km 2 and a population of around 11.423 million, has no significant proved oil, gas and coal reserves. Also use, in a very limited manner, some of the four main renewable energy sources available in the country for electricity production, generating just 50,1 GW/h or 4,04% o...
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The donation of human tissues and organs increases significantly when tissue banks and organ transplant organizations work together in the procurement of human organs and tissues at donor sources (hospitals, coroners’ system, organ procurement agencies, and funeral homes, among others). To achieve this vital goal, national competent health authorit...
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It is an undeniable reality that electricity generation and sustained growth constitute indispensable elements to ensure the economic and social progress of any country. Like all other energy sources, the use of nuclear energy for electricity generation is not free from accidents and has some advantages in comparison with other energy sources, but...
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Cuba, a small country in the Caribbean Sea with a total land area of 109,886 km2 and a population of around 11.2 million, has no significant proved oil, gas and coal reserves and use, in a very limited manner, some of the four main renewable energy sources available in the country, generating just 50.1 GW/h or 4.04% of the total electricity consume...
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Professor Phillips began his involvement in the implementation of this important IAEA programme, insisting that there were advantages to be gained by using the ionizing radiation technique to sterilize human and animal tissues, based on the IAEA experience gained in the sterilization of medical products. The outcome of the implementation of the IAE...
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Most hospitals, clinics, and other medical and research medical institutions within the public and private sector established in many countries, are now required to have an ethics committee. In the US and in several other countries, many of these ethics committees provide an ethics consultation service as well. An ethics committee is a group of ind...
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In the Latin America region, only 4 percent of electricity in 2016 came from nuclear energy sources. However, if current nuclear power expansion plans in Argentina and Brazil succeed, the nuclear power program in Mexico will be expanded, and plans for the construction of new nuclear power plants in other countries from the region, such as Chile and...
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The situation of nuclear-weapon states not parties to the NPT is different from the situation of the nuclear-weapon states parties to that treaty. This last group of countries has signed and ratified a treaty that encourage them to begin negotiations in good faith for the discussion of concrete measures that lead them to nuclear disarmament, while...
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Disarmament measures included in the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) are, for most of the nuclear-weapon states, an objective to be reached in a very long-term. Based on this position, the current nuclear-weapon states parties to the NPT believe that they do not have to show, at this stage, the necessary political will to begin the nuclear disarmame...
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A tissue establishment, also called " tissue bank " , is a unit or service, inside or outside of a public or private hospital or, in some countries inside a nuclear institution, generally operated by public or non-profit-making bodies, or in some countries by private profit-making institutions that procure, process, sterilize, store, and distribute...
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After missing the opportunity to eliminate all nuclear weapons between 1945 and 1949, when only one country had this type of weapons in its military arsenal, consecutive U.S. Presidents have made important political statements warning about the danger of nuclear weapons for the existence of mankind. They have also indicated the urgent need to elimi...
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Despite the fact that several hundreds of reactors were built all over the world and many European countries generate most of their electricity from it, nuclear power has faced continuing questions over cost, safety, waste disposal, and proliferation. In addition, after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, environmental movement has adopted in s...
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Without doubt, Asia and the Pacific is the region of the world with the largest nuclear power programme to be implemented in the coming decades. The countries with the largest nuclear power programme are China (36 units), the Republic of Korea (25 units), and India (22 units). China has the largest nuclear power construction programme in the world...
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Employment and supporting the use of nuclear energy for electricity generation suffered a significantly reduction in several countries after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident occurred in March 2011 in Japan due to the fear to a new nuclear disaster. Nowadays, nuclear energy has demonstrated that it is a secure energy source and it use for electric...

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The behaviour has been examined of two samples of Berea and Vosges sandstones submitted to the circulation of solutions of different natures, at different temperatures. Solutions of CaCl2 and NaCl at ionic strenghts I = 0.01, I = 0.1 and I = 1, taken in the increasing and then decreasing directions, were heated to temperatures of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90°C. These temperatures were taken in the increasing and then decreasing directions.