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Eduardo Avila · November, 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 November, 2007

Mexico: Chicano Film Festival in the Capital

DFinitivo [es] writes about the first Chicano Film Festival that took place in Mexico City.

Venezuela: Constitutional Reform Referendum

With the Constitutional Reform Referendum right around the corner, Bloggings by Boz provides an overview of various polls and their possible meanings.

Bolivia: Sensationalist Media

Joaquin Cuevas of El Inofensivo Chico Larva [es] contributes a cartoon showing his thoughts on the sensationalist nature of the media following the controversial photos showing the ex-Minister of Water...

Honduras: Christmas in the Air

Christmas is in the air around Teguciagalpa, Honduras, writes Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve.

Honduras: Import Oil From Venezuela

Honduras Daily News writes about plans to begin to import oil from Venezuela, which will take place after 15 years.

Ecuador: Ultimas Noticas Collaborative News Site

Ultimas Noticias [es] is a new collaborative news site that seeks to attract participation from citizen journalists in Ecuador.

Bolivia: Tactics Used

Miguel Buitrago of MABB wonders whether the tactics used by President Evo Morales in Bolivia will pay off or whether it will produce undesirable results.

Argentina: Mar Del Plata Blog Day

Mar del Plata, Argentina, recently celebrated its Blog Day and its blog recaps the day's activities with reactions from bloggers.

Bolivia: Writing For Indymedia

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] writes about a correspondence exchange with member of Indymedia Bolivia regarding articles that Duran contributed that may not be in agreement with the positions...

Colombia: The Future Freedom Plaza in Medellín

President Uribe was recently in Medellín to mark the beginning of construction of the future Freedom Plaza. PISO TR3S [es] does not understand the point of the old-fashioned traditions of...

Argentina: Roads In and Out of Uruguay Cut Off

De Todo un Poco [es] writes about the roads that have been cut off at the border between Argentina and Uruguay as a result of the dispute over the paper...

Costa Rica: Unions Threaten Strike over Free Trade

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the unions that are threatening to strike if the Costa Rican Congress approves the Free-Trade Agreement, which was passed by nationwide...

Colombia: Philips to Move Offices from Venezuela

The multinational corporation Philips has decided to move its offices from Venezuela to Colombia writes the blog Liberal Colombiano [es].

Argentina: Foreign Taxi Drivers

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] writes about the lack of taxi drivers from other countries.

Costa Rica: Draw for Qualifying for World Cup

The World Cup qualifying draw was announced and My Dos Colones writes that Costa Rica must be really pleased with their chances.

Argentina: Restaurant Recommendations from Taxi Drivers

Who better to know where the best places to eat than a cabdriver? Go Where the Taxista Takes You is a blog by freelance writer Layne Mosler and “each week,...

Colombia: The Breakdown of Negotiations

Adam Isaacson of Plan Colombia and Beyond provides a thorough analysis of the hostage mediation that was called off by Colombian president Álvaro Uribe.

Bolivia: Goodbye to Oscar Sanchez

Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] says farewell to Bolivian football player Oscar Sanchez, who recently passed away due to liver cancer.

Peru: One of the Few Remaining Blacksmiths

From the city of Huánuco, Orlando Bravo writes about one of the last blacksmiths in the district of Panao, Peru [es]. Photos are included in the description of this dying...

Paraguay: Ice Cream on a Hot Afternoon

As a child, Muna Annahas of Muna's Blog recalls the ice cream vendor that would visit her neighborhood on those hot Asuncion, Paraguay afternoons.

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