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 August, 2007
Chile: Budgetary Needs for OLPC Project
The One Laptop Per Child project in Chile outlines the budgetary needs for their upcoming public information campaign [ES], which includes letters and outreach to schools.
Venezuela: Preview to Referendum Election Campaign
Venezuela News and Views writes about the preview to Hugo Chavez’ referendum election campaign where it will be “once more set on him, his persona, his character. Love it or leave it, literally.”
Argentina: Protesting Demolishment of Hotels
Line of Sight looks in on a protest in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, where residents protested the demolishment of a hotel. The amateur protests did little to get others involved and many were there for the photo-ops.
Argentina: A Book About Propaganda in Kirchner Government
A new book written by Maria O'Donnell about the Kirchner administration's use of propaganda will soon be on sale. eBlog [ES] recently spoke with the author and posts the interview.
Peru: The Profile of the President's Son
el útero de marita [ES] uncovers the profile of Alan Raúl Simón García, the son of the current Peruvian president of the same name, at the social networking site hi5.
El Salvador: Media Coverage of MS-13
Tim's El Salvador Blog responds to the assertion from a recent news program guest, who claimed that media coverage of the Mara Salvatrucha gang has helped drawn more attention and glamorized the gang to some youth.
Colombia: Video Channel on Blog
Medallo Bloguero [ES], through the use of Custom Player, has placed a Video Channel on its page and features Colombia-related videos.
Honduras: Relations with Taiwan
El Catracho [ES] analyzes the reasons behind a recent visit to Honduras by the president of Taiwan.
Uruguay: Taxes on Churches
From Uruguay writes about the Brazilian Pentecostal churches and its practice of relocating to old theaters in Uruguay. There are additional questions regarding the church's tax exemption status.
Paraguay: The Soybean Wars
In conjunction with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Charles Lane is in Paraguay blogging at The Soybean Wars about the “human, political, and environmental impact” of the soybean industry.
Americas: Poll Numbers From Across the Region
Bloggings by Boz has the latest poll numbers from across the region, which includes uncertainty in Ecuador regarding the Constituent Assembly vote and Colombian support for an Uribe third term.
Bolivia: The Latest in Blogs
Actualidad Boliviana [ES] continues its broad overview of what Bolivian bloggers are talking about in its weekly summary.
Argentina: Videos Por Vos
Mariano Amartino of Denken Über [ES] talks about the Argentine video sharing platform Videos Por Vos and its attempt to compete with YouTube.
Cuba: Obama's Viewpoints
Bloggings by Boz takes a closer look at U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's statements regarding policy towards Cuba.
Peru: Remembering Pisco
Alejandro García takes a break from discussing food on his blog Peru Food to remember the city of Pisco, which was recently destroyed in the August earthquake.
El Salvador: Idiosyncrasy and Culture
El Salvador Post [ES] is a new blog that takes “a snapshot of the Salvadorean idiosyncrasy and culture (if any, you decide.”
Bolivia: Following the Swiss Example
Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [ES] comments on a recent speech by President Evo Morales, who stated his desire for Bolivia to follow the example set by Switzerland. Machiado writes, “The reactions have been favorable because it is good that we want to be like Switzerland, and not like Venezuela...
Nicaragua: Photos of August Festivities in Granada
Nicaragua y Su Blog [ES] snaps some photographs during the August festivities in the city of Granada.
Peru: Slideshow of Destruction in Pisco
C.J. Schexnayder posts images and a special slideshow on his blog Andean Currents documenting the destruction in the city of Pisco.
Peru: Fragile Tourist Destinations
Touristic patrimony is often fragile, writes Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [ES] in reference to the destruction of some of the natural formations in Paracas, Peru.
Peru: Collection of Goods in Lima
Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] took a stroll down to the Plaza de Armas in Lima and snapped these photos of Lima residents collecting goods for the earthquake victims.