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 December, 2007
Argentina: Manu Chao Concert at Psychiatric Hospital
Argentina's Travel Blog witnessed a unique concert held by Manu Chao at a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital sponsored by the patient-run radio station called La Colifata.
Bolivia: Polls Related to the Constitution
Miguel Centellas of Pronto* provides the latest polls in Bolivia, including approval rates for the president and prefects, as well as others related to the new Constitution.
Uruguay: Fusion of Tango and Electronica
For fans of Tango, From Uruguay introduces readers to Bajofondo, a Uruguayan-Argentinean group that fuses tango and electronic music.
Peru: Controversy in the Vote for Best Blog 2007
Peruanista [es] objects to the vote for “Best Peruvian blog of 2007″ held at the blog Utero de Marita [es], saying that there is a huge difference between best blog and the most popular blog, among other reasons.
Mexico: Giant Crack in Ice Rink
A huge crack appeared in the middle of the ice rink that was set up in the zócalo of Mexico City. Isopixel [es] has the latest photo.
Americas: Year in Review
Plan Colombia and Beyond reviews what took place in Colombia and Latin America in 2007.
Brazil: OLPC After First Round of Bidding
OLPC News provides information on the status of bidding for the purchase of 150,000 laptops for children in Brazil and also links to an interview with David Cavallo, OLPC representative in that country.
El Salvador: Deportation in the News
Tim's El Salvador Blog lists many examples of stories about immigrants and deportation in the media.
Peru: Traveling and Photography
Luis Yupanqui Mesías of Peru Viajero [es] recounts some of the sites that he visited and photographed in 2007 and thanks his readers for accompanying him along the way.
Colombia: The Discovery of a New Gold Mine
A new gold mine was recently discovered in Colombia and can place the country in the top 10 producers in the world writes Proyecto Colombia.
Cuba: The Divorce Rate
Regalado [es] writes about the divorce rate in Cuba, in which it is reported that 6 out of every 10 marriages end in divorce
Bolivia: Interview With Pedro Montes
Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] interviews Pedro Montes, Executive Secretary of the Bolivian Worker's Union. Montes has enclosed himself inside the union's headquarters in protest of the government's lack of progress in investigating the bombing attack of the union's offices.
Bolivia: Just Say Yes to the New Constitution
Like the political crisis in Bolivia, blogs have also taken a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays. After the new year has passed, debate regarding the new Constitution and regional autonomies may find itself on the new collective blog site called El Taparaku, which has pledged to support the new document and campaign for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum.
Colombia: Letter to Emmanuel
Bogotá Subterranea [es] writes an open letter to four-year old Emmanuel, the son of FARC captive Clara Rojas, who is reportedly due to be set free soon.
Argentina: Maradona Hopes to Meet Ahmadinejad
Argentine football star Diego Maradona expresses an interest to meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad writes El Rejunte.il [es]
Colombia: Blogs from Semana.com
Machete [es] wonders about the fate of the blogs from Colombian magazine Semana.com.
Americas: Open Source and Free Software in Latin America
Free Software in Latin America is a blog devoted to open source and free software movement in Latin America.
Venezuela: Lesson to Be Learned from Bhutto
Daniel from Venezuela News and Views says that there is a lesson in leadership to be learned from Benzir Bhutto.
Venezuela: Where to Eat Pan de Jamón in Caracas
Caracas Café [es] recommends places on where to eat the dish Pan de Jamón.
Guatemala: Changes in Adoption Laws
Guatemala Adoption Blog provides an update regarding the changes in Guatemalan law regarding adoptions.
Mexico: Elvira Arellano on Al Jazeera
Mexico Monitor provides information that Mexican immigration activist Elvira Arellano will appear on Al-Jazeera English television.