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Eduardo Avila · April, 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 April, 2008

Mexico: Release of Oaxaca Protest Leader

Franc Contreras of Mexico Monitor writes about the release of Flavio Sosa, who was held in jail accused of being one of the “masterminds” of some of the violence and...

Nicaragua: The Return of Silvio Rodríguez

On the blog of Radio La Primerísima [es], Luis Enrique Godoy reviews the two concerts of Silvo Rodríguez, who returned to Nicaragua after 25 years. and he compares the contrast...

Argentina: Bloggers at Buenos Aires Book Fair

Fabio provides a list of bloggers scheduled to appear [es] and speak at the Buenos Aires book fair through May 10.

Nicaragua: Ranking on UNDP Human Development Index

Nicaragua currently is listed 110 out of 154 countries in the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index. Isabel Valdez González of McDonald [es] wonders why the government does not...

Peru: MRTA No Longer on US Terrorist List

Silvio Rendon of Gran Combo Club [es] notices that the guerrilla group MRTA (Revolutionary Movement Tupac Amaru) is no longer listed on the U.S. list of terrorist groups, and that...

Ecuador: Food Prices and Demand Might Help Farmers

ABA of Cambiemos Ecuador [es] wonders whether the rise in food prices and higher demand might be beneficial for some Ecuadoran farmers, who might be able to begin cultivate unused...

Colombia: Memories of a Love Dashed by the Guerrillas

Uhelmdn of Airsounds [es] remembers an episode in his hometown of Ciudad Bolívar, Colombia, where an encounter with a platonic love had to be forgotten as word that the guerrillas...

Venezuela: Update on the Simpsons Controversy

Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] provides an update on the controversy involving the Simpsons in Venezuela. Turns out that the show will be moved to “supervised” prime...

Ecuador: Mines Back to the State

In the Ecuadoran Constituent Assembly, there is a proposal to revert the mines back to the state, and Libertad Ecuador [es] thinks that is a bad idea for the country's...

Colombia: Latin American Web 2.0 Gathering

Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] provides a post-event evaluation of the First Latin American Web 2.0 Gathering held in Bogotá, Colombia, which attracted 160 attendees and another 130 virtual participants.

Honduras: Report on Melon Contamination

La Gringa's Blogicito provides continuing coverage of melon contamination in Honduras and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent report on their investigation into the matter.

Argentina: Price Differential in Travel for Tourists and Nationals

Foreign tourists and Argentine nationals pay different fares for internal flights in the country. Argentina's Travel Guide provides some background information on the policy and that the law to eliminate...

Argentina: Suggestion for Charging Monthly Fee at the UBA

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is free for its students, but Esteban Grinberg of De Todo Un Poco [es] suggests that a small monthly registration fee should be applied...

Bolivia: May 4th Referendum

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* provides an overview of the May 4th Referendum to be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Panama: Doing Their Part to Keep the Country Clean

Rosa Ivette applauds and writes about two “heroines” in the community of Clayton, Panama [es] that during their daily walk also help keep the streets clean by picking up trash...

Dominican Republic: First Trip on the New Metro

Lara from Blog Santo Domingo [es] recounts her first experience on the new metro in the Dominican capital and that it is not permitted to talk about politics or other...

Argentina: Guaraní Youth Join Army

María Florencia Puente of La Misionera [es] writes about Guaraní indigenous youth that recently joined the Argentine Armed Forces. The agreement will help both groups learn from one another.

Chile: Laptop Robberies on Interprovincial Buses

There have been reports of organized bands of criminals that have been preying on laptops in interprovincial buses in Chile writes Maulee [es] and suggests that one does not use...

Americas: Twin Brothers to Fight for Different Countries in Olympics

Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes that he will be rooting for twin boxers, who will represent two different countries in this summer's Olympic Games. Javier Molina will represent the United...

Ecuador: Tragic Fire in Quito Disco

A tragic fire that killed 15 people in a Quito, Ecuador disco due to the improper use of fireworks indoors. Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] places blame on...

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