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.
Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from June, 2007
Peru: New Video Website Portal
Juan Arellano is excited over a new website called Enlace Nacional [ES] that pulls together videos with a Peruvian focus.
Ecuador: Palms for Life Brings Computers to Elementary Schools
On its blog, the non-profit organization Palms for Life announces a partnership with Mercy Corps that will bring 200 computers to 37 elementary schools in Ecuador.
Paraguay: Upcoming Panel on Media, Power and Freedom of Speech
Elyacare [ES] writes about an upcoming panel about “Media, Power and Freedom of Speech” and their relation to each. The event scheduled to take place in Asuncion.
Uruguay: Three Goals Against – Just a Memory
¡Montevideo me mata! [ES] hears the word of Uruguayan coach after the 0-3 defeat at the hands of Peru in the opening match of the Copa America tournament.
Mexico: Monterrey is Much More than Industry
Ocho Cuartos [ES] writes that Monterrey is much more than being the industrial capital of Mexico, but it is also ranks highly in culture.
Peru: Sporting Cristal Coach Blogs on Copa America
Letra Suelta [ES] links to the new blog of Juan Carlos Oblitas [ES], the coach of the Lima football club Sporting Cristal, who comments on the ongoing Copa America tournament.
El Salvador: The Passing of Poet Liliam Jiménez
Hora Cero [ES] writes about the passing of Salvadoran poet Liliam Jiménez, who was known “for her unshakeable socialist affiliation, whose ideals were expressed in her poetry.”
Bolivia: Dangerous Television
Rodrigo Serrate of la TeVelisión [ES] criticizes the manner in which the Bolivian television channel Megavision shows graphic violent images all in the name of “journalism.”
Uruguay: Puzzling Things
Uruguay Dreaming lists “Things I Find Puzzling About Uruguay,” in which he does not mean to be impolite, but rather finds difficult to understand.
Guatemala: Hacking Congress’ Website
No Es Chisme [ES] writes about the constant hacking attacks on the website of Guatemala's Congress.
Bolivia: The Coldest Night of the Year
Bonfires and food are a big part of the celebration of San Juan, which takes place on the eve of June 24 and is considered to be the coldest night of the winter. In Bolivia, the contamination created by these fires draw criticisms from city officials and other residents. However, some Bolivian bloggers think that care for the environment should be a year-round affair. Others chose to celebrate the holiday with hot dogs and a blogger meet-up.
Ecuador: Taking Advantage of Holidays
Erebe.net [ES] is planning ahead thanks to a special governmental decree that has rearranged holidays for the next four years allowing for additional long weekends, so that the tourism industry can provide extra activities.
Nicaragua: State Involvement in Remittances
What would happen if the state made it cheaper for immigrants abroad to send money back to Nicaragua? Nica Living links to an interview by Managua mayor that ponders that very question.
Ximena Garcia of Say Something [ES] knows that election campaigns spend a lot of money, but hopes that much of that does not go into what she calls “anti-campaign” or negative campaigning.
Chile: Mapping Torture Sites
C.hileno writes about the government's plan to identify and map out the locations of more than 500 sites that were used to torture political opponents during the Pinochet era. He also wonders whether they might integrate it with Google maps.
Un Lugar [ES] looks at the new domains registered by Cristina Kirchner, Senator and wife of the current Argentine president. There is also speculation how she was able to register domains specifically set aside for special government projects.
Americas: Poll Numbers Roundup
Bloggings by Boz presents his latest installment of poll number roundups, which includes a new poll that finds that Costa Ricans would support the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
Argentina: Inexpensive Buenos Aires
Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES] writes about a recent study that found Buenos Aires to be one of the five most inexpensive cities for foreigners, and asks, “what do you think tourists buy when they visit our city?”
Argentina: Blogs About Facundo Macarrón
eBlog [ES] collects links to various blogs about Facundo Macarrón, a teenager accused of murdering his mother. Some blogs were created to pass as an official blog written by the young man, and others are written in defense.
Guatemala: World Refugee Day
Upon her arrival from the iSummit in Croatia, Renata Avila of Nothing is Permanent [ES] returns home to ponder about Global Refugee Day.
Bolivia: Rumors of a Coup
Rumors of a coup are running throughout Bolivia and Miguel Buitrago (MABB) summarizes the latest news.