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Eduardo Avila · April, 2007

Joined Global Voices in 2005 as a volunteer author. From 2007-2010, I was the Latin America and Spanish Language Editors at Global Voices, and now currently lead the Rising Voices initiative.

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Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from April, 2007

Venezuela: RCTV's Loss of License

RCTV (Radio Caracas Television), a private media station and critic of President Hugo Chavez will not have its license renewed by the government at the end of May. Oil Wars...

Chile: Vendors vs. Police

Chileno captures some footage of a tussle between police and street vendors, and follows up with an interview with the vendor involved. The city government of Santiago is trying to...

Colombia: Leading Cause of Death for Children in Bogota

Balada Del Elefante Azul [ES] is frustrated at the fact that the leading cause of death for children aged 12-17 in Bogota is by bullet or knife. He is also...

Argentina: The Maradona Rumor Mill

Juan Pablo Meneses of the Crónicas Argentinas [ES] blog, which compiles all things Diego Maradona, discusses the latest death rumor that caused quite a false alarm stir, which has become...

Bolivia: Screening of “Cocalero” in the Chapare

Much of the world's interest in Bolivia has to do with the first indigenous president, Evo Morales. He got his start as a union leader with the coca growers in...

Guatemala: Laundry Day!

A photo of day of life in Antigua, Guatemala brings readers of Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo a glimpse into life in this Central American country. The most recent photo shows...

Mexico: More Discussion on Abortion Decision

The decision by the Mexico City Assembly to legalize abortion angered many in a society where many practice Roman Catholicism. Some bloggers like Ciudad de Mexico [ES] presents arguments from...

Argentina: The Gated Community Divide

Ian from GoodAirs writes about the increasing trend of Argentines living in “countries”, which are gated communities protected by walls and razor wire. Even with the perceived protection, there is...

Peru: Tributes to a Peruvian Poet

At the age of 61, Peruvian poet José Watanabe succumbed to cancer and left behind many admirers of his work. The son of a Japanese immigrant father and a Peruvian...

Peru: Wolfy Passes Away

Alejandro of the Peru Food blog breaks the tragic news that blogger and “lover of Peru” Wolfgang “Wolfy” Becker died of a heart attack in Lima on April 20. Becker...

Costa Rica: Free-Trade Agreement Poll

Cristian Cambronero posts the current polling numbers in his blog Fusil De Chispas [ES] on how Costa Ricans would vote in the upcoming referendum on the proposed Free-Trade Agreement. In...

Peru: Machu Picchu, One of the 7 Wonders of the World?

Choloblog [ES] is drawn into the debate whether Peru's prized tourist attraction, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, should be voted as one of the 7 Wonders of the World....

Honduras: Chipping in for Gas

What happens when a patronato (head of the homeowners community) tries to help his own community in Honduras? He gets accused by fellow residents of pocketing the collected gas money....

Americas: MySpace for Latin Americans

Christian Espinoza of Tiempos de Blogs [ES] links to the two newest versions of the MySpace social networking site: MySpace Latinoamérica and MySpace En Español. Think Multicultural hears the message...

Peru: What Didn't Fit in Print

Freelance reporter C. J. Schexnayder paddled deep into the heart of the Peruvian rain forest to profile indigenous rights activist Julio Cusurichi for the San Francisco Chronicle. In his Klephblog,...

Panama: Effects on Food from Free-Trade Agreement

The Boquete Guide does not think that the major consequence of the new Free-Trade Agreement with the US will be lower safety standards from import food, but rather the higher...

Colombia: Al Gore's Snub

President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia has been attracting a lot of criticism for his alleged ties with paramilitary forces in his country. Because of these unclear links, former U.S. Vice-President...

Bolivia: Restrictions on the Import of Used Clothing

Beginning on April 21, the Bolivian government placed restrictions on the import of used clothing. After an agreement was reached with this sector, the deadline soon passed much to the...

El Salvador: Poet of the Revolution, Roque Dalton

Tim Muth of Tim's El Salvador Blog introduces us to Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton, who devoted his life to the overthrow of the ruling oligarchy. In addition to links to...

Mexico: What's the Reason for the Stable Exchange Rate?

Boz notices that the currency exchange of Mexico peso to the US dollar has remained stable during the past two years at a rate of 11 to 1. He wonders...

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