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 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 in Bolivia.
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 of the collaborative website. Duran wonders if it was a case of censorship.
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 officials laying the first stone.
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 factory.
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 referendum.
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, I hop in a taxi, ask the driver to take me to his favorite place to eat, and chronicle my...
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 trade.
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.
Ecuador: Transportation Hub for China
¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! [es] writes about a proposal to convert the airport in Manta as an important transportation hub for travelers arriving to and from China.