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Eduardo Avila · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

Bolivia: Place to Study in El Alto

Marisol Medina of Lengua, Cultura y Sociedad [es] celebrates that many more people, especially indigenous women who still dress in traditional clothing, can now have a place to study at...

Colombia: March Against the FARC

Carlos from Liberal Colombiano [es] explains the reasons why he will attend the February 4th march in protest against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Guatemala: Ex-Minister of Education's Book

Ronald Flores reviews the newest book written by María del Carmen Aceña called “How to be Minister of Education in Guatemala, Implement Reforms and not Perish in the Process: Self-Help...

Chile: For Frustrated Journalists

“Don't Be a Frustrated Journalist!” is an information campaign launched by the Chilean College of Journalists. Notas Al Margen [es] takes a look at some of the statistics facing journalists...

Panama: 2008 Jazz Festival

Tatiana gives her review on the 2008 version of the Panama Jazz Festival [es] and notes that this year the festival featured delicious food booths.

Costa Rica: Environmental Rankings

Costa Rica ranked 5th in the world and 1st in the Americas according to an environmental index released by Yale and Columbia universities. The study, which looked at each country's...

Mexico: Conditions for Plan Merida

Enigmatario [es] wonders how much more access the US will request for its Drug Enforcement Agency in Mexico under Plan Merida to fight organized crime especially associated with drug trafficking.

Honduras: Victims and Witnesses of Crime

Crime continues to be a topic in Honduras, as a couple of local bloggers were a victim of a mugging and a witness to a extreme robbery. Aaron Ortiz of...

Guatemala: The First Day of School

The first day of school has arrived in Guatemala and Julio Serrano of Guate 360 [es] writes about the opinions from parents and from students.

Uruguay: Photography from Around the Country

Martin Balao of introduces a site comprised of pictures from 15 Uruguayan photographers [es].

El Salvador: Death Threats for Radio Cadena Mi Gente

Tim Muth writes about the death threats received by the journalists of the radio station Cadena Mi Gente.

Costa Rica: Continued Problems with the Bank

The blogger at Costa Rica en el Presente [es] continues to have problems dealing with the National Bank and wonders if this is a sign of the arrival of the...

Argentina: Playing Pro Basketball

Andrew Jackson of Argentina's Travel Guide interviews Chris Jeffries, a US citizen playing professional basketball in Argentina. Jeffries says, “I’ve had the chance to travel the world, get paid for...

Bolivia: Television Station Logo Knockoff

Rodrigo Serrate of La TeVelisión [es] notes the obvious similarities in the new logo of the Bolivian channel Gigavision and the Argentine station Telefe.

Bolivia: Preparations for Carnaval

Sandro Choque of the Cultural Center Sartañani Wasuru Qhanampi in Oruro, Bolivia writes about the preparations for this year's Carnaval, including rehearsals for the different groups that will present on...

Colombia: Disparity Between the Number of Male and Female Bloggers

Juliana Rincón provides some hypotheses as to why there are more male bloggers, than female bloggers in Colombia [es].

Paraguay: Guaraní in State Documents

Elyacare [es] writes about the campaign in Paraguay to include the indigenous language of Guaraní into the official state documents like identification cards and passports.

El Salvador: Private Citizen's Data

A recent newspaper article stated that the private data of all citizens of El Salvador is contained in a database belonging to a Guatemalan company. Hunnapuh [es] provides some tips,...

Guatemala: Potential Teacher Strike

The Union of Education Workers in Guatemala has announced a teacher's strike for January 31 if the administration of the new president Álvaro Colom does not attend to their demands....

Argentina: Rapid Trains to Rosario and Córdoba

TBA Me Mata [es] provides an opinion on the rapid trains from Buenos Aires to the Argentine cities of Rosario and Córdoba, including that it will be too expensive for...

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