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Eduardo Avila · September, 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 September, 2009

Paraguay: Favorite Places to Party in Asunción

Muna Annahas shares her favorite places to party in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción.

Honduras: State of Exception Suspends Constitutional Rights

The Honduran government recently declared a State of Exception and suspended many Constitutional rights because of reports of a planned mass uprising. Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve has a rundown on...

Honduras: Citizen Videos from a Country Under Curfew

A curfew has been imposed by the interim government in Honduras while clashes between protesters and police persist after the return on September 21 of ousted president Mel Zelaya. Citizens...

Honduras: Scenes in El Carmen Colonia

HablaHonduras [es] posts videos of scenes in El Carmen Colonia in San Pedro Sula.

Honduras: Uncertainty of the Crisis

David Morán of El Catracho [es] does not know “where and when this conflict will end, and more importantly, how..” and believes that the light at the end of the...

Honduras: Ports and Airports Closed

Honduras Daily News writes that all ports and airpots are closed today due to the continuing crisis in Honduras.

Honduras: Curfew Lifted During Day

Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes that the Micheletti government in Honduras is lifting the curfew today so that people can buy groceries to “expect incredibly long lines, ‘venta loca’ (mad...

Ecuador: Festival of Independent Art in Pillaro

Gabo of Ambato Loco [es] posts a video from the Festival of Indpendent Art in the city of Pillaro, Ecuador.

Bolivia: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano Reappears Like Phoenix

Erika Pinto writes that the former state airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano continues to reappear like a “phoenix” [es] now that it is continuing to fly in partnership with the military...

Ecuador: Protests Against Sports Federation in Azuay

Dario Orellana came across some signs of protest at the Sports Federation of the Ecuadorian province of Azuay. Many of these signs say that coaches have been working for three...

Bolivia: Using the XO and Classmates with Community WiFi

The project WiFi El Alto has been experimenting with using the OLPC XO and Classmate laptops with the community wifi signal [es] in the Rio Seco neighborhood in El Alto,...

Peru: Antauro Humala Sentenced for 2005 Attack

In Peru, Antauro Humala, the brother of opposition leader Ollanta Humala, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2005 attack on a police station in Andahuaylas, as...

Ecuador: Quito Twestival Supporting Social Causes

In Ecuador, the Quito Twestival is starting to attract a lot of interest as a way to support a social cause, writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].

Uruguay: The Trouble with Buying and iPhone

Marcos Crispino has had recent problems trying to purchase an iPhone in Uruguay [es]. Between unsuitable data plans and continuously out of stock in the stores, he thinks it has...

Bolivia: 43rd Anniversary of “Constructing Progress” in Santa Cruz

Andrés Pucci celebrates the 43rd anniversary since Santa Cruz, Bolivia “began constructing progress” [es] with the 11% of revenue sharing given to the 9 departments, which was 21 years after...

Mexico: Shooting at Balderas Metro Station

A man opened fire at a Mexico City Metro Station killing 2 people, including one civilian attempting to subdue the gunman. The video soon appeared on television and many began...

Mexico: Spreading the Message of Islam

According to recent Census figures, there are 25,000 Muslims in Mexico, which represents .02% of the population. However, this community is using advertisements on public transportation and digital media to...

Argentina: Decline in Tourism

Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es] writes about the decline in tourism in Argentina and attributes much of it to the H1N1 effect and economic crisis.

Mexico: Recent Explosions Around Capital

El Nahual of México para los Mexicanos [es] takes a look at some of the recent explosions around Mexico City. He writes that no one knows with certainty the motive,...

Paraguay: No Funds for Education, but Funds for Arms

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] refers to complaints from the Paraguayan Ministry of Education who says that there are no funds to purchase school supplies, yet the country spends money...

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