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 June, 2008
Bolivia: The Unveiling of Bolivia OS
Hugo Miranda saw firsthand the unveiling of Bolivia OS, the open software operating system and features ABI Word in the indigenous languages Quechua and Aymara.
Uruguay: International Airport Website Tools
The international airport Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay has several tools on its website making life easier for travelers and paying more attention to customer service writes Tan Conectados [es].
Colombia: Conclusions from Blogger Gathering
Campus Comunicativo [es] writes about the recent Colombian blogger gathering and provides some conclusions from the event, such as the need to find ways to make blogs profitable through e-marketing and third-party financing.
Bolivia: Autonomy Referendum in Tarija
Miguel Centellas and Miguel Buitrago both write about the recent autonomy referendum in Tarija, Bolivia, which passed with approximately 80% in support.
Mexico: Food Products Price Fixed
Diego from Blog.com.mx [es] lists the 150 food products that were price-fixed by the Mexican government. He notes that many of these products are not necessarily consumed by many people.
Mexico: 12 Die at Nightclub Raid
During a nightclub raid in Mexico City, 12 people were killed by the stampede, including several policemen. Mexico Reporter writes that the police had gone to investigate whether drugs and alcohol were being sold to minors.
El Salvador: Bus Fare Hikes Cause Protests
Due to rising fuel prices, some bus operators in El Salvador have illegally raised fare prices to cover these costs. As a result, there have been critiques against the government for not enforcing these laws. The rising fares have also led to protests writes Tim Muth.
Costa Rica: The Active Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano near the Costa Rican town of La Fortuna de San Carlos has been especially active in recent weeks writes The Real Costa Rica Blog.
Paraguay: First Week Back Home
Muna Annahas reflects on her first week back in Paraguay and notes that the famous Hotel Guaraní in Asuncion has now reopened its doors after many years of abandonment. She also visits a local hospital and acts to help the patients in need.
Ecuador: Twitter Updates of Qualifying Game
The recent World Cup qualifying game between Colombia and Ecuador was covered by the newspaper HOY through the use of live twitter updates writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].
Bolivia: Launch of Adriana Gil's Political Party
Sebastian Molina of Plan B [es] writes about the launch of a new political party by Adriana Gil called Democratic Force. The 26 year-old Gil was once an ally of Evo Morales and MAS and had opened up doors for the politician in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Mexico: Possible Destruction Due to Construction of Tunnel
Blog Populi, Blog Dei [es] cites many of the possible environmental problems that might result from the construction of the Cerro de la Silla Tunnel near Monterrey, Mexico.
Paraguay: Victory Over Brazil
Viviana Benitez of Panambi News [es] recounts her experience listening to the Paraguay's 2-0 victory over powerhouses Brazil on the radio.
Costa Rica: Diesel Subsidy
Rigo of Tico Blog Libertad [es] is relieved that the Costa Rican government continues to subsidize diesel and which is what his car runs on, especially in light of the rising fuel prices.
Argentina: Restoration of Recoleta Cemetery
The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina continues with its restoration projects on various crypts and vaults writes AfterLife.
Paraguay: Producing a Bill Gates
Liam of Políticamente Incorrecto [es] reflects on the state of the Paraguayan educational system and cites a recent interview conducted with Bill Gates. The interviewer asked him whether he would have had the same success if he would have been born in another country like Paraguay.
El Salvador: Funes Continues to Lead by Wide Margins
The presidential candidate for the FMLN party in El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, continues to lead by nearly 19 percentage points over ARENA candidate Rodrigo Ávila. Hunnapuh [es] notes that this latest survey took place after the revelations of possible links between FMLN party members and the FARC noting that it...
Paraguay: Increasing the Use of Guaraní with New Lugo Administration
El Yacare [es] publishes a peticion sent to incoming Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo asking for an increased use of the indigenous language Guaraní specifically asking for the act of inauguration to be conducted in both the country's official languages.
El Salvador: A Photojournalist's Blog
Ethan James is a photojournalist in El Salvador, who provides a bit of background commentary with his photographs about life in the country.
Mexico: Border Fence Construction Protests
Activists are protesting the construction of a border fence between the United States and Mexico. Marisa Treviño of Latina Lista writes that the actions of the US government is uniting “diverse groups, who would never have before joined forces, to counter an enforcement policy that has nothing to do with...
Chile: National Network of Digital Citizenship
The National Network of Digital Citizenship is a newly formed group of interested Chilean organizations that seek to promote that advancement of new technologies. Luis Ramirez provides more information on the activities of this new network [es].