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Eduardo Avila · July, 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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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