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Eduardo Avila · May, 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 May, 2007

Bolivia: A Country Unites Behind FIFA Ban on Stadiums at High Altitudes

Stadiums located at 2500 m above sea level are no longer able to host international football matches according to a recent FIFA ban. This move sent the Bolivian government into...

El Salvador: Preliminary Census Figures

Early returns from the first Salvadoran census since 1992 have found that there are less citizens in the country than expected. Tim Muth provides the prediction that “you can expect...

Bolivia: Residents of El Alto Fed Up With Bars

Residents of the city of El Alto took the streets and forcibly “closed” clandestine bars that were said to contribute to the rising delinquency of the city. Mario Duran, GV...

Peru: Interview with Archaeologist Guillermo Cock

C.J. Schexnayder of Kleph's blog recently sat down with famed Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock, who led the effort to unearth thousands of mummies and tens of thousands of artifacts in...

Venezuela: More Protest Photos

GV Author Luis Carlos Díaz continues his on-the-ground coverage of the post-RCTV closure and adds another Flickr photoset.

Peru: Bloggers Featured for the First Time?

Bloggers Juan Carlos Luján and Vladimir Terán Altamirano were interviewed on the radio station Radio Libertad. Podcasts of the interview were posted on the Grupo Periodisimo Digital [ES] blog. This...

Mexico: Shakira Concert in the Zocalo

More than 200,000 fans of the Colombian singer Shakira packed Mexico City's Zocalo to attend a free concert. Many of the fans waited the day before for a chance to...

Chile: Smog Makes Santiago Unlivable

C.hileno continues to write about the smog in the city of Santiago. On the days that it does rain in the city, he highly suggests to take advantage and watch...

Ecuador: Video of Candidate for Constituent Assembly

Ecuador Elige [ES] posts a YouTube video of an interview with Marcelo Ruiz, a pre–candidate for the Constituent Assembly.

Venezuela: RCTV Protest Photos

Luis Carlos Diaz posts a Flickr photo set featuring images from the May 28 protests against the closing of RCTV.

Honduras: Getting Used to a Kissing Culture

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes about Honduras and each city with their own “Kissing Culture.” Arriving in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, he was not used to greeting women with...

Argentina: Kirchner and Twitter

Could it be? LamarK! was recently added by President Nestor Kirchner as his friend on twitter or at least someone passing as the Argentine leader. However, he didn't fall for...

Guatemala: Asking About Guatemala

A poem called “Today, they me asked about you, Guatemala,” led Jorge Cabrera to reflect on the state of affairs in his native country [ES]. He writes, “Let's talk about...

Mexico: Hanging Cables a Concern for Tourist Bus in Mexico City

Chilanga Banda [ES] writes about the newly unveiled southern circuit of the tourist double-decker open air Turibús in Mexico City. Even though this new route may attract up to 200,000...

Colombia: Global Voices Author Featured on Blogging TV Show

Juliana Rincon Parra, one of Global Voices authors, was recently featured on a Medellin television program called BloggersTV to talk about her work with that city's blogosphere and her blog...

Ecuador: Railway Company Keeps Public Informed

Luigi Salas [ES] had never traveled on a train in Ecuador. However, after reading the blog El Tren mas Dificil del Mundo [ES] (The Most Difficult Train in the World)...

Chile: Broadband Internet at Cheap Prices

The Chilean technology blog, Fayer Wayer [ES]disputes the data that states that Chile is one of the two countries in the region whose residents are able to access the cheapest...

Mexico: Abortion Figures After First Month

After the controversial decision that allows abortion to be practiced in Mexico City, Chilanga Banda [ES] breaks down the numbers. In the past month 215 abortions took place, and the...

Guatemala: Touristic Image from the Outside

Voces de Guatemala [ES] recalls the debate regarding the new logo and slogan promoting tourism in Guatemala. Roberto Lone recently picked up a brochure in a consulate in the United...

Honduras: President Orders Private Media Stations to Air Government Propaganda

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya recently announced that all private media stations will be required to air messages from the government in order to counterbalance the incorrect and unfair information provided...

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