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 February, 2009
Paraguay: Why Do Fellow Citizens Leave the Country?
“Why do Paraguayans leave our country?” writes Jasy Moroti on Somos Paraguayos [es] and lists some of the reasons including not being given opportunities, sometimes based on the personal interests by some.
Bolivia: Donations Other than Ambulances
With the recent crisis involving dengue fever throughout Bolivia, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] writes that there are more pressing health concerns in which donations other than ambulances are needed.
Mexico: Criticizing Wasteful Government Spending
The Mexican federal government recently updated information about its expenses and its budgets for various public institutions on their transparency portal. Using this public information, many bloggers have identified expenses for questionable recreational activities that have cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of pesos.
Uruguay: Key Findings in Report on OLPC in Villa Cardal
OLPC News summarizes the key findings of a report that analyzed the pilot program of the One Laptop Per Child in Villa Cardal, Uruguay.
Costa Rica: Radio Santa Clara Celebrates 25 Years
Radio Santa Clara in northern Costa Rica is celebrating 25 years of programming writes Jaguar del Platanar [es].
Uruguay: Gathering of Web Designers and Entrepreneurs
Martin will be attending Punta del Este 2009, an international gathering of entrepreneurs and web designers in Uruguay [es]
Mexico: War on Drugs Becoming Weirder
Mexico's war on drugs is getting “so surreal, absurd, and downright twisted” according to Daniel Hernandez of Intersections. He cites some recent incidents, including the claim that the drug cartels are organizing street protests against the Mexican military.
Peru: Seven Star Hotel in Cusco
Tourism in Cusco, Peru will get a luxurious boost with the building of a new 7-star hotel writes Israel Ruiz of Living in Peru.
Chile: Faces Along Commute Using Transantiago
Andrea Zamora narrates her daily commute to the Municipality of Peñalolén in Santiago, Chile [es] and some of the people she observes riding the Transantiago public transportation system.
Peru: Cholesterol Levels Rising for Lima Residents
Cholesterol levels for Lima residents are rising according to a report cited by Letra Suelta [es].
Chile: Parking Spaces for Disabled Drivers
Mario Carrasco Berrios describes some of his recent experiences in the city of Talca, Chile with the lack of parking spaces for disabled drivers [es], as well as the problem of drivers who are not disabled that take these reserved spaces.
Dominican Republic: A Tsunami of Garbage
Duarte101 [es] writes about a planned urban art event called “Urban Solid Residue” which will show the reality of the amount of garbage in the form of a “tsunami of trash” in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Colombia: Drawing Attention to the Cause of Minority Groups
Minorities in Colombia, such as indigenous groups, have not been given much importance and Carlos Correa of Palimpsesto [es] suggests that they follow the example of the Cauca indigenous community which marched to Bogotá drawing attention to their cause and promised solutions.
Paraguay: Mistake During Her Time as Nanny
L.M. shares her story with Somos Paraguayos [es] about her mistake of stealing from the family she had been working for as a nanny in Miami and the lessons she learned.
Costa Rica: The Budget for 4 Public Universities Cut
Costa Rican president Oscar Arias recently cut the budget for four public universities and La Foto Salio Movida [es] writes that this will affect scholarships and infrastructure.
Honduras: Zelaya's Drive Around San Pedro Sula
Honduran president Mel Zelaya took a ride around the streets of San Pedro Sula on one of the tractors that were donated by the government of Venezuela writes El Sampedrano [es].
Costa Rica: Epsy Campbell Seeks Nomination
Epsy Campbell announced her intention to seek the nomination of her political party Partido Acción Ciudadana for the Costa Rican presidential elections and Marco Blanco of ¡Que Clío nos guarde! [es] writes that “the time has come for Epsy Campbell.“
Peru: Blogging From Lower Income Sectors of Society
Dego of Nadie Lee Lo Que Escribo [es] writes about the use of internet especially among the youth in the Peruvian capital of Lima, and about how most access the web via crowded, yet relatively inexpensive public terminals. However, he writes that the ability to blog is still out of...
Argentina: Justice for Daniel Jadra
The family of Daniel Jadra has a blog calling for justice [es] in his unsolved murder. Jadra was killed in a robbery attempt in Nequén.
Cuba: Download Nova Baire
Bloggers Cuba [es] provides the link for those interested in downloading the version of Nova Baire, the open-source operating system in Cuba.
Argentina: Solidarity with Tartagal
Tartagal is a town in Northern Argentina that suffered flooding due to heavy rains. A group of bloggers created a site of solidarity [es] to collect donations and share information about the disaster.