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 March, 2008
Jorge Gobbi: Travel Blogs and Experiences From the Road
The grand city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a favorite destination for many tourists. It is also the home of Global Voices' author for Argentina, Jorge Gobbi, who has been able to combine his love for traveling with blogging about the subject, both personally and professionally. In continuation of the series of Global Voices Online author profiles, Jorge also describes some of his favorite, as well as most unusual experiences while on the road.
Mexico: Water News
Noticias del Agua [es] is a blog that links to various news articles related to the use and conservation of water, especially in Mexico.
Peru: Two Earthquakes Shake Lima
Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] reports on this morning's earthquakes in Lima and provides links to what bloggers and users of twitters have been saying.
Chile: Presidential Candidate Set to Back Children's Computer Campaign
Marcelo Trivelli, a pre-candidate for the Chilean presidency, has promised to promote the objectives of the campaign “One Computer Per Child,” [es] writes Luis Ramirez and will appear on TV with the XO computer from the OLPC project.
Cuba: Verifying Blocked Websites
Yoaní Sanchez of Generación Y [es] in Cuba details which blog and websites are currently being blocked within the island after verifying this fact at a local cybercafe.
Costa Rica: Campaign for Fans of Saprissa
Roy Rojas of News Star [es] writes about a campaign started by fans of the Costa Rican football team Saprissa, who are concerned by the violence and rudeness
Nicaragua: Inflation Difficult for Families
Inflation in Nicaragua, especially in basic goods and electrical energy, is causing distress for families writes Isabel Valdez González of McDonald [es].
Costa Rica: Government Program to Protect Water Resources
Out of Costa Rica [es] salutes the program Bandera Azul Ecológica, which has been in effect since 1996 to protect water resources throughout the country. Communities and beaches receive this accredition from the president after meeting certain standards.
Honduras: Cantaloupe Contamination
La Gringa's Blogocito reports on the current problems with contamination with Honduran cantaloupes and how the U.S. and Canada have already issued warnings.
Cuba: Blogs Blocked From the Inside
From Cuba, Generación Y [es] indicates that her blog and others on the Desde Cuba portal have been blocked within the island.
Bolivia: Easter Week in Santiago de Huata
Ruben Lipe of Rubensistem [es] writes about how the Bolivian Altiplano town of Santiago de Huata celebrates Easter, including a football tournament. He writes that it is surprising to see that some teams hire professional players from La Paz to play and compete for the $1,500 prize.
Venezuela: Chavez on Tibet Protests
Kira Kariakan of Anotaciones al Borde [es] comments on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’ suggestion that the U.S. was behind the Tibetan protests in order to destablize China.
El Salvador: Sand Carpets During Easter Week
On Holy Friday in El Salvador, many faithful continue the tradition of creating sand carpets on the streets of the cities. Hunnapuh [es] collects images of these colorful creations.
Colombia: Reyes, the New Che Guevara?
Carlos of Liberal Colombiano [es] writes a poster being displayed in Venezuela that shows fallen guerrilla leader Raúl Reyes as a symbol of peace and he writes whether Reyes in the “new Che Guevara”?
Bolivia: Air Quality in Santa Cruz
During the periods of slash and burn landclearings in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the air quality in that city lowered to the levels of some of the world's most contaminated cities such as Mexico City and Santiago, Chile writes Bolivida [es].
Uruguay: Pan de Azucar
From Uruguay writes about a tourist attraction in Maldonado called Pan de Azucar (Sugar Loaf), which boasts a national park, zoo, and picnic areas.
Colombia: Campus Party Rescheduled
Cafe Gua Gua [es] is reporting that the Colombian version of Campus Party has been postponed a week due to many requests from participants.
Bolivia: James Bond Visits Bolivian Territory in Chile
In the next James Bond film, the main character visits several real-life Chilean towns, but in the movie are said to be part of Bolivian territory causing some complaints. With the ongoing claim for access to sea by Bolivia, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] writes about the relationship between...
Uruguay: File Sharing Site Closed
Martin Balao reports that the popular file-sharing site Fotos de Uruguay has been shut down [es], and speculates that it may have been due to legal complaints from record companies.
Peru: Following Fujimori's Trial
Fujimori on Trial [en/es] is a bilingual blog that will follow the developments regarding the trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori.
El Salvador: Accidents on the Roadways
Holidays are often deadly places on the roads of El Salvador. It is no different during Easter Week writes Hunnapuh [es] and much of it can be attributed to drinking and driving, and a poor control by the police.