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 July, 2008
Bolivia: The Custom of El Poro
Camiri Digital [es] proudly writes about the use of the drink “el Poro” in Camiri, Bolivia, and its customs such as pouring the drink to your right.
Peru: Movie Places Machu Picchu Incorrectly
Luis Ramos of Cinencuentro [es] complains about another movie that mistakenly places Machu Picchu in another country. This time it is placed in Mexico.
Paraguay: Recent Photos of Asuncion and Luque
Muna Annahas posts recent pictures from her visit to her home in Asuncion and Luque, Paraguay.
Ecuador: Guayaquil Celebrates its Past and Present
“Cheers, Guayaquil on your Anniversary!” writes Alex Anazco of Cambiemos Ecuador [es]. He writes about its past, but also about its present, which boasts the best airport in Latin America according to an international business magazine.
Panama: Proposal of Life Sentences for Murderers
Tu Política [es] writes that PRD candidate for president in Panama is proposing life sentences for murderers, which would move towards a tough stance on crime.
Panama: Passion and Disappointment of the Football Fan
Rob Rivera recommends to ask a Panamanian about his football team and, “what it’s like to see their team play beautifully to the point of making them proud, only to have them succumb at the last minute and ruin all the good will they garner from the fans by playing...
Paraguay: Breaking Cycle of Corruption
Liam of Políticamente Incorrecto [es] writes that the new Paraguayan government's biggest challenge is to break the cycle of corruption and “that the corrupt has become someone to be imitated, a role-model, a person that is admired because of success, money, living well, and they are no longer scrutinized for...
El Salvador: Photographer Nominated for Journalism Prize
Photographer Álvaro López was recently nominated for the prestigious Ibero-American New Journalism prize for his series called Terrorism in El Salvador. His photos showed a violent confrontation between a protestor and police, placing the photographer in danger while capturing the images writes Solavá of Hora Cero [es].
El Salvador: Unemployment Rates for Young People
A young person in El Salvador does not have the same opportunities than in other countries writes JJ Mar at Hunnapuh [es] and in addition they represent the sector with the highest rates of unemployment.
Guatemala: Helping Senior Citizens During Food Crisis
Rudel M. Alvarez of El Blog de Rudel [es] participated in a campaign to distribute food to senior citizens in response to the rising food prices in Guatemala and he also provides some data on the increase.
Uruguay: Fundraising for Pereira Rossell Hospital
The Pereira Rossell hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay is where the greatest number of children are born each year. Parte Pagana [es] writes about a fundraising campaign that benefits this busy hospital.
Costa Rica: Indigenous Communities in the Media
Alejandro Vargas Johannsen publishes a list of recommendations created by students from the Costa Rica University for communicators in how they write about indigenous communities without negative stereotypes [es] and to, “remember their contributions to natural medicine, spirituality, arts, and the conservation of natural resources, especially water.”
Colombia: Continued Support for Suso
Catalina Restrepo of Cosas del Alma [es] updates readers on the continued efforts by members of the ConVerGentes blogging community in Medellín, Colombia in support of Suso, a local resident who had been living in poor conditions.
Chile: Media Produced by Residents of Colón Oriente
Chilenos Todos [es] writes about the action taken by residents of the neighborhood Colón Oriente in Santiago, Chile. They published a newsletter called “La Chicharra” that seeks to combat disinformation about this poor area through the use of interviews, testimonials and news.
Dominican Republic: Tires as Toys
Children in the Dominican Republic can be seen playing with tires for a lack of other toys. Reynaldo Brito of Imagenes Dominicanas [es] writes about his experiences in the Herrera neighborhood.
El Salvador: A Visit to El Mozote
Tim Muth recently visite the site of El Mozote in El Salvador, which had been the site of a massacre during that country's civil war. He writes, “intellectually I knew what had occurred almost 27 years ago, but the impact of actually being at the site of such horror was...
Colombia: Google in Support of Colombia
Google displayed a Colombian flag on its main search page in support of peace in the country notes Café GuaGuau [es].
Costa Rica: Towards a Lay State
Sergio from La Foto Salio Movida [es] believes that Costa Rica should become a lay state, which “would help us improve the political and social maturity….and that this would not attack Catholicism at all, or the free exercise of religion, and on the contrary, it would help treat others equally...
Mexico: Withdrawn Claim of Mexican Cartels Receiving Training in Iran
A recent article in the newspaper El Universal indicated that members of somd Mexican drug cartels had been traveling to Iran to receive training in the use of arms and explosives. México Para Los Mexicanos [es] writes that the same newspaper later published another story saying that the story was...
Bolivia: Blogging from El Alto
Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es], who has been blogging for the past three years from El Alto, Bolivia, writes about how he started his personal blog and other projects.
Colombia: 60th Anniversary of Professional Football
Rafa XII of equinoXio provides some historical details regarding the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Colombian Professional Football league.