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Eduardo Avila · May, 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 May, 2008

Peru: Café Tacuba in Lima

Laslo Rojas of Sintonizando [es] posts videos and photos of the recent concert by the Mexican band Café Tacuba in Lima, Peru.

Bolivia: Bloguivianos 2008 Website

The organizers of the 2008 version of the Bloguivianos bloggers conference recently launched their website [es]. The 2nd annual Bolivian bloggers conference will take place over two days in El...

Argentina: Commemoration of the Cordobazo

Argenautas [es] commemorates 39 years since the “Cordobazo” in the Aregentine city of Córdoba which featured, “the largest mobilization of workers and students and marked the beginning of the end...

Bolivia: Blog for Camiri

Camiri Digital [es] is a new blog for residents of Camiri, a Bolivian town in the southeastern part of the country. It also helps unite those residents who now live...

Paraguay: The Creation of a People's Union

Edgar Ruiz Díaz of Las Preguntas de Venerando [es] writes about the change in power in Paraguay, and how many public workers will now try to convince the new administration...

Peru: Rate of Poverty Reduction Difficult to Believe

Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] and other analysts are doubting the Peruvian National Statistic and Information Institute's announcement that poverty has decreased 5.2% over the course of the past...

Nicaragua: Chacón Wins National Poetry Prize

Sergio Simpson congratulates Nicaraguan poet Ninozka Chacón for being awarded the 2008 National Poetry Prize, “Mariana Sansón.” [es]

Argentina: 400 New Courses to Be Offered at Cultural Centers

The Argentine Ministry of Culture has announced that 400 additional new courses, such as drama, tango and photography will be offered at neighborhood cultural centers in Buenos Aires, wries Argentina...

Costa Rica: Local Film on YouTube

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the short film called Rápido y Engañado (Fast and Fooled) which has been posted on YouTube and has been one of...

Peru: Andean Film Conference in Arequipa

Gabriel Quispe of Cinencuentro [es] provides information regarding the next Andean Film Conference to be held in Arequipa May 29-31. The gathering will show examples of “the regional filmmaking, where...

Honduras: Peace Rally Followed by Riots

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve posts a video of a peace rally in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, which was ironically followd by riots in the capital city of...

Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Increases Activity

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has been more active in the past few weeks writes La Voz de Guamote [es].

Chile: How To Read Smog Map

Chileno provides an in-depth look at the Chilean government's smog map and what it says about the levels of contamination in the capital city of Santiago.

Uruguay: Upcoming Performances of La Yunta Trío de Tango

La Yunta Trío de Tango is a Uruguayan tango group, which recently recorded its first album. Café Montevideo [es] writes a little more background information and provides dates of upcoming...

Mexico: Responsible Disposal of Batteries and Cell Phones

Chilanga Banda [es] posts information about the campaign launched by the government of Mexico City regarding the reponsible disposal of batteries and mobile phones.

Chile: Spanish Photographer Injured While Covering Protests

A Spanish photographer was injured after being hit by a Chilean policeman, while covering protests in the city of Valparaíso. Fernando Meza of Periodismo Globa [es] has the full story.

Ecuador: Internet Access Lacking in Countryside

Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es] cites figures regarding internet access in Ecuador and notes that more than 60% of the toal internet users are based in Quito. He writes,...

Peru: Little Coverage About Languages Day

Isabel Guerra of Palabras Van y Vienen [es] writes that very little was written by Peruvian bloggers about Languages Day held last month.

Peru: Too Much Media Attention Given to Tula Rodríguez

De La Selva Su Web [es] is repulsed by the excess attention given by the media (including blogs) to the pregnancy of Tula Rodríguez, a well-known model and host on...

Argentina: Image of Kirchner in a Soy Field

Cristina en El Campo [es] documents the process behind the work of a group of individuals that created an image of Argentine president Cristina Kirchner in the middle of a...

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