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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

  30 April 2008

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 vandalism during the Oaxaca protests.

Nicaragua: The Return of Silvio Rodríguez

  28 April 2008

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 between the countries at both of those times.

Nicaragua: Ranking on UNDP Human Development Index

  28 April 2008

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 take concrete steps to change this and compares its situation to its neighbor Costa Rica.

Peru: MRTA No Longer on US Terrorist List

  28 April 2008

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 its declassification was made with little fanfare.

Colombia: Memories of a Love Dashed by the Guerrillas

  28 April 2008

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 had arrived into the town spread like wildfire causing panic forcing everyone to flee home.

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Venezuela: Update on the Simpsons Controversy

  28 April 2008

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 time slot in the evening, but would allow for more children to see it because most are in school during...

Ecuador: Mines Back to the State

  27 April 2008

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 development.

Colombia: Latin American Web 2.0 Gathering

  27 April 2008

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.

Argentina: Suggestion for Charging Monthly Fee at the UBA

  27 April 2008

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 so that improvements can be made to the departments and so that students have greater duty to complete the work.

Argentina: Guaraní Youth Join Army

  24 April 2008

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.

Ecuador: Tragic Fire in Quito Disco

  23 April 2008

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 the public sector for not enforcing the laws.

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