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 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 vandalism during the Oaxaca protests.
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 between the countries at both of those times.
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 take concrete steps to change this and compares its situation to its neighbor Costa Rica.
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 its declassification was made with little fanfare.
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 land.
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 had arrived into the town spread like wildfire causing panic forcing everyone to flee home.
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 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
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
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 this price differential has yet to be implemented.
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 so that improvements can be made to the departments and so that students have greater duty to complete the work.
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 along their routes.
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 controversial topics that may create debate.
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 laptop bags, rather other less conspicious bags.
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 States, and twin brother Oscar will fight for Mexico.
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 the public sector for not enforcing the laws.
Mexico: Sales of Tobacco Products Fell After New Laws
According to a recent survey, cigarrette and other tobacco products sales fell 42% following the passage of new laws prohibiting smoking in public spaces in Mexico, writes Vivir México [es].