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 March, 2009
Bolivia: Black List for Expulsion from El Alto
The Regional Worker´s Organization in El Alto, Bolivia announced plans to release “black list” of those people and institutions that should be expelled from the city. Mario Duán of Palabras Libres [es] is worried about this precedent.
Guatemala: Chico Zapote Fruit
The chico zapote, or also known as the sapodilla, is an exotic tropical fruit found in Guatemala and Rudy Girón of Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo publishes a close-up photograph that he took.
Dominican Republic: The South as a Tourist Destination
Duarte 101 [es] notes that the southern part of the Dominican Republic also is an attractive destination for visitors, but it is often forgotten by those on the tourist trail.
Bolivia: The Grape Harvest Fair
Juan Angel Tapia of El Miroscopio [es] visits La Vendimia in the Calamuchita region of Tarija, Bolivia. This fair celebrates the important grape harvest used in the wine industry famous in this part of the country.
Honduras: Can Family Gardens Improve Health?
Can family gardens help reduce hunger and improve health in Honduras? La Gringa's Blogicito hopes that families consider the option.
Bolivia: US Cooperation on Control of Narcotics
Miguel Buitrago of MABB takes a look at the 2009 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, and which the Bolivian government is complaining about the stance taken by the United States against the country. He writes which country has more to lose with any stop in international cooperation.
Paraguay: Ten Years Since Vice-President Argaña was Assassinated
It's been ten years since the assassination of Paraguayan Vice-President Luis María Argaña and Edgar Ruiz Diaz of Las Preguntas de Venerando [es] has a lot of questions that have never been answered in this unsolved case.
Venezuela: Blog for the Release of Germán
Libreren a Germán [es] is a blog dedicated to the release of kidnapping victim Germán Antonio García Velutini, who was abducted on February 25 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Mexico: Unsolved Feminicide Along the Border
Violence along the United States - Mexico border has reached staggering levels. The killings in border cities like Ciudad Juárez has already totaled 400 in the first two months of 2009. More than 370 women have been murdered in the cities of Juárez and Chihuahua “without the authorities taking proper measures to investigate and address the problem.” This crisis, often called feminicide, has been a cause for organizations and blogs to take to the internet to help raise awareness to the plight of the victims and their families.
Colombia: Convergentes Restarting Activities
The citizen media project, Convergentes in Medellín, Colombia, is restarting “with new spirit.” The site for HiperBarrio [es] has a summary of these latest activities.
Mexico: A Lack of Water in Mexico City
Mexico City is running out of water. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about what the local government is doing to address the situation, but officials say “drastic steps” may need to be considered including the possibility of turning off the water on the weekends.
Paraguay: Introduction to OLPC Paraguay
OLPC News introduces readers to the new project in Paraguay that is working with 10 schools in Caacupé through the distribution of XO laptops for children.
Honduras: Linux Tour in San Pedro Sula
Norman summarizes the Linux Tour in San Pedro Sula, Honduras [es]. A team of open-source software users are traveling around Central America to provide workshops and lectures on the possible uses of this type of software.
Paraguay: A Possible Agrarian Reform
An agrarian reform in Paraguay is possible writes Liam of Políticamente Incorrecto [es], but will take a lot of work and if the state corrects its errors.
Bolivia: Foreign Tourists Visiting San Pedro Prison
Foreign tourists had been visiting the inside of the San Pedro prison [es] in La Paz, Bolivia until an investigation put a stop to the unusual attraction writes Willy Jordan.
Honduras: Personal Opinion on President Zelaya
Ardegas of Born in Honduras provides his personal overview of his “controversial” president, Manuel Zelaya.
Bolivia: Day of the Sea Remembrance
“One of the first things they teach you in school is that we lost the ocean on March 23, 1879. Well they don't they say we lost it, but they say the Chileans stole it,” writes Vania Balderrama of Capsula del Tiempo [es] about the reasons behind the Day of...
El Salvador: Blogger and Twitter Gathering
Bloggers and users of Twitter from El Salvador are planning a get-together called Twittblogs on March 29 in El Salvador writes Queith [es]. The event strives to be inclusive of “those users of Twitter that don't have blogs and the bloggers that don't use Twitter.”
Honduras: President Zelaya Wants Referendum
Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve [es] catches a speech by Honduran President Mel Zelaya who said he would like a referendum to modify the Constitution allowing him to remain in power. However, he writes that chances are slim that it would pass.
Mexico: Reviews of Radiohead Concerts in Mexico City
British band Radiohead recently played two concerts in Mexico City to a crowd of 55,000 on each night. Miguel of We Shall be Free [es] reviews both shows.
Dominican Republic: The State of the Blogosphere
Testigo Uno [es] writes that the Dominican blogosphere now stinks and its quality has gone down due to “manipulative experts and reputation assassins..”