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 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 the public university in El Alto, without having to worry about discrimination.
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 Manual.” Flores recommends this “useful” book about Aceña's experience in the Guatemalan government.
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 in Chile, such as that there are approximately 1,000 new members entering into this profession each year.
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 policies in preserving the environment is celebrated by the blog Out of Costa Rica [es]
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 Pensieve [es] had his wallet and laptop stolen on one of the safest parts on his daily route to his...
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 “mega-banks.”
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 it, and learn two (Spanish, French) new languages. To me that’s amazing.”
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 February 2.
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, some extreme, to hide in a clandestine fashion, including,
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. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] states that the union is sizing Colom up and may determine how the next...
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 ordinary citizens, who will continue to use alternative forms of transport.
Chile: Hunger Strike by Mapuche Activist
The Latin Americanist writes about a Chilean Mapuche activist that has been on a 100-day fast protesting her ten-year jail sentence.