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Eduardo Avila · July, 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 July, 2009

Mexico: Free Events Around the City

Gratis Hasta Puñaladas [es] is a new blog dedicated to sharing information about events and activities around the city that are free.

Mexico: The Santa Fe District

The Mexico City district of Santa Fe is “Mexico's Dubai” and characterized by its commercialization boom and high-end shopping, but which is also surrounded by many of the city's slums...

Paraguay: Typical Food Called Sopa

The blog Camino al Paraguay [es] continues by showing foods from the country with 2 posts showing Paraguayan Sopa, which is cooked in a mud oven called a Tatakua.

Peru: Oral Storytelling Festival in August

The 3rd National Festival of Oral Storytelling will take place throughout the month of August in Lima and Lambayeque, Peru. Elizabeth Lino Cornejo of Te Voy a Contar [es] writes...

Paraguay: The Government's Negotiations in the Itaipú Dam

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] is pleased with the negotiations between Paraguay and Brazil regarding the binational project of the Itaipú dam. He applauds the actions of President Fernando Lugo...

Mexico: The Subway Economy

Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles [es] takes a look at the “subway economy” and those vendors who ride the trains with the hope of selling products to passengers.

Bolivia: Attack Attempt on Potosí Prefect

Wilfredo Jordán writes about the recent attack attempt on the home of Mario Virreira, the departmental prefect of Potosí, Bolivia.

Latin America: Vendors Aboard City Buses

The following scene may take place in any number of large cities across Latin America. A person, of any age, man or woman, steps aboard a city bus, provides a...

Guatemala: International Book Fair Starts July 24

The 6th International Book Fair will take place in Guatemala City starting on July 24 writes Asato Ma Sat Gamayo [es]. This year's special guests will be authors from Costa...

Peru: Ex-President Fujimori Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 7 years in prison for corruption writes César Reyna of Reserva Moral [es].

Peru: The Move of Bolivian Textile Companies

Renatto of Real Politik [es] writes about the move of Bolivian textile companies to neighboring Peru to take advantage of its Free Trade Agreement with the United States, after Bolivia...

Ecuador: Reactions After a Bus Robbery in Guayaquil

Crime can be a daily reality for many Ecuadorians, whether it be on the streets or during routine parts of one's day. For blogger José Andrés López Alvarez, he encountered...

Peru: Economic Impact of Canceling Events Due to H1N1 Virus

In order to slow down the spread of the H1N1 virus, the Peruvian government is considering canceling events in which a large number of people congregate such as the upcoming...

Nicaragua: Thirty Year Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution

On the 30th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, Homero looks back at some of the challenges over the years and the need for a “second revolution, ethical and...

Ecuador: National Gathering of HIstorians

The 4th National Gathering of Historians recently met [es] in Manabi, Ecuador writes Joselías Sánchez.

Ecuador: National Day of the Andean Condor

Ecuador recently celebrated the Day of the Andean Condor on July 7 [es]. Fausto Marcelo writes about the symbolic importance that the bird has throughout the region.

Dominican Republic: Wikiproject to Create Content

Leon Taveras has been organizing a Wikiproject via Twitter to help create and improve upon the Wikipedia content relating to the Dominican Republic.

Honduras: 7 Point Document Allows for Zelaya Return

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve [es] writes about the seven-point document written by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who is acting as a mediator in the Honduras crisis. The terms do...

Peru: Informing the Public About H1N1 Virus

El Blog de Que Tal Raza [es] writes about the recent deaths due to the H1N1 virus in Peru and hopes that the Health Ministry finds the right balance between...

Costa Rica: Launch of Promises 2010 Site

Marcial Cambronero announces the launch of the Promesas 2010 (Promises 2010) site [es], which will help hold Costa Rican politicians accountable for their campaign promises.

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