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 September, 2008
Paraguay: The Mennonite Community
Muna Annahas writes about the long history of the Mennonite community in Paraguay.
Mexico: Memories of Tijuana
JC Cortes of Cargamento [es] writes about his best memories of the Mexican border town of Tijuana. These memories especially include trips to his favorite taqueria to feast on shrimp tacos.
Mexico: Age of Terrorism
Mexico is entering the age of terrorism, write Daniel Hernandez of Intersections, especially after the recent grenade attack in Morelia during Independence Day celebrations.
Bolivia: One Year Anniversary of Voces Bolivianas
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [es] celebrates one year since the start of the Voces Bolivianas project and writes that it “planted an important seed so that young peopple and adult can begin to use blogs as an instrument to communicate realities, knowledge and feelings.”
Costa Rica: Daughter of Immigrant Running for State Senator
Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about Sonia Chang-Díaz, the daughter of a Costa Rican immigrant who is running for state senator in Massachusetts.
Dominican Republic: Schoolchildren Milk Found on Beach
Paolah of Ahi e Que Prende [es] writes about the discovery of milk used for schoolchildren on Juan Dolio beach in the Dominican Republic.
Paraguay: Trans-Chaco Rally Postponed
Every year, drivers from across the globe descend on Paraguay's Chaco Region to participate in the Trans-Chaco Rally, which has been running since 1971. This year, the region of the Grand Chaco has been especially hit hard by drought. A State of Emergency had been declared for the area. As a result, the government announced that it would be postponing the race citing the need to allow for aid workers to provide assistance to the region's 18,000 families.
Cuba: Rebuilding After Hurricane Ike
In spite of the damage caused by Hurricane Ike, residents in San Cristóbal, Cuba are trying to rebuild and helping their neighbors [es] writes Zenia Regalado.
Mexico: The City of Ideas Conference
La Ciudad de las Ideas (The City of Ideas) is a conference that will be held in Puebla, Mexico. Andrés Bianciotto already has his ticket and looks forwards to the ideas presented by a diverse group of speakers [es].
Costa Rica: Thoughts On Not Voting in Next Election
The blogger at 3CCV [es] lists possible scenarios and why he/she will not vote in the next elections in Costa Rica, including the fact that both the current government and opposition has left him/her disillusioned.
Peru: Remembering Yurimaguas
Gabriela García Calderón of Seis de Enero [es] reminisces about the town of Yurimaguas located in northeastern Peru and home of her ancestors.
Mexico: Suspects Arrested in Morelia Attack
Suspects in the grenade attack in Morelia, Mexico have been arrested thanks to an anonymous phone call, writes Vivir México [es].
Venezuela: Digital Workshop in Carabobo
Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] writes about the recent workshop of the use of web 2.0 in the community of Carabobo, Venezuela. Here, students learned the use of Google maps, Wikipedia and other participatory media tools.
El Salvador: The Diversity of Faces
Miguel Angel Servellón publishes some of his photography showing the diversity of faces from El Salvador [es].
Nicaragua: First Twitter Meetup Successful
The first Twitter meetup in Nicaragua was a total success [es] according to Juan Ortega.
Nicaragua: Software Freedom Day 2008
Fitoria [es] announces workshops for Software Freedom Day to take place in Managua, Nicaragua on September 20, which will also feature conference and installations.
Mexico: Aftermath of Morelia Explosions
Manuel Robles of Experto de Nada [es] collects some of his observations in the aftermath of the explosions in Morelia, Mexico, especially about President Felipe Calderon's behavior.
Mexico: Explosions in Morelia During Independence Day Celebrations
Two hand grenades were tossed into a crowd in the city of Morelia, Mexico during independence day celebrations. Eight people were killed, and more than 100 were injured. Authorities are blaming the attack on drug cartels, who have been responsible for brutal killings throughout the country. This concern also led to a recent protest march that attracted thousands. Mexican bloggers are mourning this latest tragedy and are calling on the government to act.
Bolivia: Lord of the Lakes Celebration in Oruro
The annual feast of Our Lord of the Lakes that takes place in the department of Oruro, Bolivia brings many surrounding communities to participate in a pilgrimage to the site, where the faithful can ask for one of many wishes [es] writes Virginio Sandy.
Peru: Bloggers Provide Thoughts on Conflict in Neighboring Bolivia
Peruvian bloggers provide their thoughts on the recent unrest in neighboring Bolivia. Juan Arellano of Globalizado rounds up the analysis.
Costa Rica: New Podcast for Northern Costa Rica
Norte En Linea [es], a digital magazine devoted to activities in Northern Costa Rica recently unveiled its first podcast, which includes music and interviews.