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 April, 2009
Puerto Rico: Blog Gathering in Caguas
Michael Castro of Poder 5 [es] announces a blog gathering to take place on May 6 in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Honduras: No Cases of Swine Flu Yet
No cases of the swine flu have been reported in Honduras, but with suspected illnesses in neighboring Guatemala, Leonidas Mejia of Janpedrano Blog [es] writes that it may be a matter of time that it reaches his country.
Ecuador: Reminiscing About Guayaquil
Raul Farias of Al Lado del Camino [es] takes some friends on a tour of the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador and reminisces about his days as a child in the neighborhood of Las Peñas.
Mexico: Update on Swine Flu Outbreak
“The Infection is Fear” is the title of a regularly updated post on his blog Intersections about the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico City.
Mexico: Concern Over Swine Flu Outbreak
Mexican health officials have become concerned with an outbreak of swine flu, which has caused the deaths of 68 in Mexico City, and another 1,000 have fallen ill. The outbreak prompted the closure of schools and the cancellation of many cultural events. On the streets of the capital, residents are taking precautions to avoid the virus and others are waiting to see if it spreads.
Mexico: Cancellation of Important Football Matches Due to Swine Flu
Esta Maraña de Contradicciones [es] writes that she is worried about the swine flu spread in Mexico City because two important football matches were cancelled. Considering how important the sport is to many, then the problem must be very serious.
Mexico: Face Masks to Prevent Spread of Swine Flu
Face masks are being distributed in some Metro stations in Mexico City to prevent the spread of swine flu write Jessica Uribe of Vivir México [es].
Bolivia: Popular Sayings in Aymara Language
Nancy Condori of El Chairo [es] provides examples of popular sayings in the Aymara language.
Mexico: Zona Maco Art Fair
Zona Maco is Mexico City's annual art fair begins this week and Daniel Hernandez of Intersections has options for the various activities taking place.
Ecuador: Animal Protection in Loja
The Ecuador Animal Protection was created in Loja to protect and defend animals from abuse and mistreatment writes Voces Lojanas [es].
Nicaragua: Protesting Flor de Caña Rum For Poor Working Conditions
Groups are protesting the Pellas company, which produces the Flor de Caña rum in Nicaragua because of the health problems reported by its workers said to have been caused by the pesticides used. Barricada [es] posts videos of some of these protest and speeches by some of the movement's leaders.
Ecuador: Introducing the Presidential Candidates
Inka Art [es] introduces the presidential candidates in the upcoming Ecuadorian elections.
Mexico: The San Juan Market in the Capital
Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles documents a visit to the Mercado San Juan, one of the oldest markets in Mexico City, where among the items she saw were fried grasshoppers, ant eggs, sharks, ducks and skinned baby goats.
Paraguay: Open-Source Software Festival
Guri of Paseando con Guri [es] writes about the upcoming open-source software installation festival to be held across Paraguay on April 25.
Cuba: Open Letter About the Relationship with the United States
Bloggers Cuba [es] writes an open letter regarding the differences between Cuba and the United States and hopes that change can happen now with the hope that both countries’ leaders “establish a sincere dialogue soon” and that “we need to look ahead, together.”
Cuba: National Football Team to Skip Gold Cup
Even though it qualified, the Cuban national football team will not participate in the Gold Cup to be held in the United States in July because of “technical and organizational” reasons according to the Association, writes Miguel Gómez of Mi Columna Deportiva [es]. However, one commenter notes that the reason...
Bolivia: New Electoral Law for December
Miguel Buitrago of MABB provides an overview of the new electoral law that will guide the structure of the December general elections in December.
Ecuador: Social Web Conference in Quito
A conference called “Setting and Culture of the Social Web + 10 Suggestions for the Media that Wants to Change” was held in Quito, Ecuador with the participation of many well-known actors in the field writes Abelsuing [es].
Guatemala: The Manatee Under Threat of Extinction
The manatee, which draws tourists to Guatemala, is in danger of extinction writes Jorge Morales of Guate Zona [es] .
Costa Rica: Internet Cost Structure
Mirando en Marcelo [es] has a two-part series on the fee structure for internet in Costa Rica and how the costs will be lowered through a partnership with cable providers.
Mexico: Theater Documentary Recounts Testimonies of Relatives of Women Killed
Women of Sand is a theater documentary that chronicles the testimonies of relatives of victims of the feminicides of Juarez, Mexico and has been performed by more than 30 groups worldwide writes Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa [es].