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Eduardo Avila · November, 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 November, 2008

Mexico: High Service Fees for Radiohead Tickets

  29 November 2008

In Mexico, there are complaints regarding the high Ticketmaster service fees tacked on to the price of Radiohead tickets for the concerts to be held in Mexico City in March 2009 writes El Nahual of México Para Los Mexicanos [es].

Bolivia: Used Batteries End Up in Regular Landfill

  29 November 2008

The city of Cochabamba launched a campaign to collect waste, such as used batteries which were supposed to be disposed of properly, but Gustavo Cardoso of Observancia [es] notes with pictures that they ended up in the regular landfill defeating the purpose.

Colombia: Pitching In for Suso

  29 November 2008

Xady of Expresate [es] provides the latest update on the campaign in the Medellín, Colombia neighborhood of La Loma, where local bloggers from the Convergentes project are pitching in to build a house for one of their community members, Suso.

Paraguay: Summer Visits to San Bernardino

  27 November 2008

The Paraguayan town of San Bernardino attracts many visitors especially during the summer holidays. Mirtha González Schinini of Cuerpo y Alma [es] writes about some of the activities that can take place under the sunshine.

Ecuador: Christmastime for the Saraguro

  27 November 2008

Angel Gualan provides descriptions on how the indigenous group of the Saraguros celebrate Christmas in the Loja region of Ecuador [es]. Much of it sits on the shoulders of the “Marcantaitas” who are the “owners” of the feast and makes sure everything turns out fine.

Chile: Construction of a Zoo in Curicó

  25 November 2008

Marcelo Aliaga of Bloggeando la Vida [es] opposes the construction of a zoo on the Condel Hill located in Curicó, Chile. He believes that the construction would not be a creative alternative to help promote tourism.

Guatemala: 3,000 XO Computers to Be Donated

  25 November 2008

Three thousand XO computers will be donated to the Guatemalan government for distribution to schoolchildren through the offices of the Ministry of Education and the Secetariat of Social Works of the First Lady, writes Interactiva Web [es].

Guatemala: The 5th Annual Jilotepeque Festival

  25 November 2008

The 5th Annual Jilotepeque Festival will take place on November 29-30 in the Guatemalan municipality of San Martín Jilotepeque. The Casa de la Cultura Sanmartineca is coordinating the event and more information can be found on its blog [es].

Argentina: Created By Immigrants?

  25 November 2008

Juan Pablo Meneses starts his latest series of blogs posts at Crónicas Argentinas [es] by asking the question, “Was Argentina Created by Immigrants? [es]” and receiving dozens of responses, many from those who share their stories of being children and grandchildren of immigrants.

Bolivia: Elderly Not Collecting Their Government Pension

  25 November 2008

Willy Jordan writes that many elderly Bolivians are not collecting their “Dignity Pension,” which is a government plan that provides a small stipend to Bolivians 60 years and older. [es] It is primarily because they simply do not know about the benefit or are lacking the proper identification.

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Nicaragua: The Growing Blogosphere Through Collaboration

  24 November 2008

The Nicaraguan blogosphere has been growing thanks to collaboration between various bloggers and users of Twitter. This is a short interview with Alvaro Berroteran, who started a project called Nicaragua y Su Blog, which has been promoting Nicaraguan blogs. He is also working with others to establish a new blog community site and Facebook group.

Chile: Returning Historical Documents to Peru

  24 November 2008

The Chilean government recently returned some historical documents that had belonged to Peru. The act was facilitated by the Chilean Office of Libraries, Archives and Museums of which Enzo Abbagliati of Cadaunadas [es] is a part and of which he is proud to be associated.

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Bolivia: Recent Lynchings Cause Concerns

  21 November 2008

A string of lynchings around Bolivia has caused concern around the country. The latest case in Achacachi involved 11 accused thieves, who were set ablaze by town residents. Defenders of the indigenous tradition of "community justice" argue that what took place in Achacachi was very different and it should not involve taking another's life, although others see any acts of taking justice into one's own hands can lead to these types of tragedies.

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