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Eduardo Avila · August, 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 August, 2008

Americas: Celebrating BlogDay

August 31 is BlogDay around the world, which is an event where bloggers recommend 5 blogs to be discovered by others. The Latin American team from Global Voices Online is...

Guatemala: Pizza and Blogs 2008

Javier Aroche invites Guatemalan bloggers to gather at Pizza and Blogs 2008 [es] on August 30.

Dominican Republic: Visit by Junot Díaz to Santo Domingo

Junot Díaz is a Dominican-American writer, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Joan Guerrero writes about the recent visit to Santo Domingo by the author [es].

Chile: Trolley Bus in Valparaíso

Contenidos Locales [es] covers the recent publication by Jacqueline Gonzalez from the Chilean city of Valparaíso, who writes about the trolley bus that has been running since the 1950s.

Paraguay: President Lugo to Forgo Salary

Fernando Lugo's presidency started with an announcement that he would forgo his monthly salary. "I don't need that salary, which belongs to the poor," said Lugo. Different local bloggers see...

Mexico: Protests About Insecurity in the Capital

A large crowd assembled outside the National Palace in Mexico City to protest the insecurity in the city. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections [es] was present and writes that “they were...

El Salvador: The Strategy of Fear in the Presidential Elections

Hunnapuh [es] compares the current FMLN candidate for the Salvadoran presidency, Mauricio Funes, with the late Shafick Handall and how the rival party used the strategy of fear to defeat...

Mexico: Thoughts from A Grandfather

Soron of La Vida es Sueño [es] writes a tribute to his grandfather, Germán, who spoke about life in Mexico City back when, “one could see on a daily basis...

Dominican Republic: Gold Medal in Boxing

Duarte 101 [es] celebrates the gold medal of Félix Díaz for his win in the Olympics. It was the first time since 1984 that a boxer from the Dominican Republic...

Mexico: Attempt to Close Radio Ñomndaa

Notilibertas [es] posts a video about the attempt by federal police to close Radio Ñomndaa, an indigenous radio station in Guerrero, Mexico.

Colombia: Narcotours in Medellín

In Medellín, Colombia, “narco”-tours are being offered for foreigners to visit sites associated with the drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, writes Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es].

Chile: Campaign Propaganda Out of Season

Elections are fast approaching in Chile, and Marcelo Aliaga of Bloggeando La Vida [es] is noticing the ways that candidates are getting around the regulations for the dates in which...

Uruguay: 2nd Ceibal Jam for the XO Laptop

Pablo Flores announces the 2nd Ceibal Jam in Montevideo, Uruguay [es], which is an informal get-together of programmers in order to develop open-source applications for the XO laptops.

Nicaragua: Otakus, the Community of Fans of Anime

Nimrod of Y ahora ¿de qué vamos a hablar? [es] thinks that the recent article in La Prensa is a positive step forward for the growth of the community of...

Bolivia: Bloguivianos 2008

The 2008 version of the national bloggers conference called “Bloguivianos [es]” will be held in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia on August 29 and 30.

Bolivia: No Strike in Yapacani

The blogger Idolo from Yapacani, a province in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia writes that “there is no stike here [es]” and that the majority of his town did...

Dominican Republic: Overview of Twitter

Claudia Chez of My 2 K Cents [es] provides an overview of the 231 Dominican users of Twitter. Approximately 45% have their own blogs or other personal pages.

Peru: Children's Play Inside a Moving Bus

Perú Vas? presents Pequito and the Key of Seven Years, which is the first children's play that will take place inside a moving bus, writes Elizabeth Lino of Te Voy...

Venezuela: No Gas to Cook

RomRod [es] writes that Venezuela is a petroleum state, yet he does not have gas in order to cook. The cost of gas is inexpensive, but it is difficult to...

Costa Rica: Cancer Patient Update

The anonymous cancer patient from Costa Rica that has been documenting his illness at Diario de Un Enfermo de Cáncer [es] updates his readers after his recent surgery, which indicated...

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