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Eduardo Avila · June, 2009

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 June, 2009

Paraguay: The Possibility of a New Bullet Train

There is speculation that a new bullet train could be built linking the Paraguayan capital city of Asunción with the Brazilian city of Paranaguá and which uses the energy from...

Peru: Interview with Peruvian Books

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] interviews the creator of the website Peruvian Books [es], which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. The site shares information about new books from Peruvian authors...

Honduras: Zelaya Arrested and Removed as President

The day started across Honduras with news that President Mel Zelaya was arrested in his home by armed soldiers on the same day of a controversial referendum. Days earlier, Zelaya...

Honduras: Still Heading to the Polls Despite Arrest of President

Despite the arrest of President Mel Zelaya and with military planes flying over the cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Juan Carlos Rivera of Mirada de Halcon [es] writes...

Honduras: The Arrest of President Mel Zelaya

Honduran President Mel Zelaya has been arrested and Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes about some of the swirling rumors, as well as the fact that one of the online newspapers...

Ecuador: Everything Ready for BarCamp in Guayaquil

Everything is ready for the next BarCamp in Guayaquil, Ecuador [es] that will take place on June 27. So far, there are more than 270 people registered for the event,...

Bolivia: Warnings of Scams in El Alto

Falling victim to scams in Bolivia is not uncommon. Attempts to swindle people out of money come in all shapes and sizes, and often come at times when people are...

Uruguay: Daily Users of Internet

Statistics in Uruguay shows a big jump in the number of users that access the internet on a daily basis from 11% to 33% in just six years, notes Gabriel...

Dominican Republic: Bicycles as Alternate Form of Transport

Joan Guerrero of Duarte 101 [es] asks whether bicycles could be an alternative form of transport for residents in the Dominican Republic. A commenter adds four points that could make...

Guatemala: The Mayan City of Nakum

Located in the Petén department of Guatemala, the Mayan city of Nakum is a little-known archaeological site not visited very often by tourists. El Blog de Rudel [es] writes that...

Ecuador: Eugenio Espejo, Precursor for the Independence Movement

Eugenio Espejo was a writer, journalist, and philospher in colonial Ecuador during the late 18th century. He is often credited for contributing to the precursor of the independence movement. Belén...

Peru: Marches of Support in Lima

Twitterer Omar 2312 has photos of the marches of support in Lima, Peru for those in the Amazon region caught up in the conflict with the police. Juan Arellano of...

Mexico: Mourning for the Children Who Died in Daycare Fire

Ana Maria Salazar is reporting from Hermosillo, Mexico where 43 children died in a fire at a day care facility. She writes about those who gathered at a mass to...

Peru: Teenage Web Programmer from Pisco

Juan Carlos Lujan of Sin Papel [es] profiles 19-year-old William Muro, a web programmer from Pisco, Peru, who is now making a living by designing applications for the iPhone.

Peru: Video Interview with Hilaria Supa

Carlos Quiroz interviews Peruvian indigenous Congresswoman Hilaria Supa on video during her recent visit to New York City for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Venezuela: Two Years Since RCTV is Off the Air

It has been more than two years since the Venezuelan television station RCTV had its transmission license cancelled. Kira Kariakin of K-Minos [es] looks back at the events, and notes...

Bolivia: The Operations and Role of USAID

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* writes about the controversy behind the operation of USAID in Bolivia. The post generated discussion and debate in the comments section.

Bolivia: Farewell to Aymara Hip Hop Artist Abraham Bojorquez

The sudden death of Bolivian hip-hop artist Abraham Bojorquez was especially hard on residents of El Alto, the city from which he hailed. A victim of a traffic accident, Bojorquez...

Costa Rica: Suspension of Activities by the Red Cross

The Red Cross in Costa Rica has decided to suspend services to urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of San José because two of its ambulances were attacked by delinquents. This...

Costa Rica: How to Prevent More Road Accidents

Worried about the fatalities as a result of car accidents on the roads of Costa Rica, Harol wonders what can be done and what punishments can help prevent even more...

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