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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

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...

Costa Rica: Electronic Waste Pick-Up

The Q-dra project is launching a campaign to collect electronic waste, such as old computers and televisions in San José, Costa Rica writes Bloqueverde [es].

Bolivia: Used Batteries End Up in Regular Landfill

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...

Colombia: Pitching In for Suso

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...

Paraguay: Summer Visits to San Bernardino

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...

Ecuador: Christmastime for the Saraguro

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...

Bolivia: One Year Since Sucre Conflict

It has been one year since Bolivians confronted one another in the capital city of Sucre. Ciudad de Patas [es] remembers the fallen.

Chile: Construction of a Zoo in Curicó

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...

Guatemala: 3,000 XO Computers to Be Donated

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...

Guatemala: The 5th Annual Jilotepeque Festival

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...

Ecuador: High Monthly Salary for Assembly Members

Libertad Ecuador [es] does not agree with the monthly salary of Assembly members, which is many more times higher than the average monthly salary of ordinary Ecuadorans.

Argentina: Created By Immigrants?

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...

Bolivia: Elderly Not Collecting Their Government Pension

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]...

Nicaragua: The Growing Blogosphere Through Collaboration

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...

Chile: Returning Historical Documents to Peru

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...

Peru: Against Child Pornography and Prostitution

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] is joining in the international campaign against child pornography, and links to some blogs that talk about child prostitution in Peru.

Colombia: Indigenous March Arrives to Bogotá

The indigenous march has arrived to Bogotá and Bogotá Subterranea [es] is welcoming them with open arms.

Bolivia: Recent Lynchings Cause Concerns

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...

Costa Rica: Earthquake Felt and Reported on Twitter

Cristian Cambronero of @fusildechispas [es] felt the recent earthquake in San José, Costa Rica and noticed others on Twitter did too, “16 tweets in the first minute after a strong...

Bolivia: Challengers in Next Presidential Elections

Miguel Buitrago of MABB speculates on some possible challengers to Evo Morales in the presidential election scheduled for December 2009 in Bolivia.

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