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 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 what has been suspended.
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 have captured videos on the streets.
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 tunnel would be free elections.
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 sales) at the markets.”
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 transport company TAM, after many failed attempts to continue flying as its own company.
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 months without contracts [es] and other accusations of corruption.
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, Bolivia.
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 reported by the blog Que Tal Raza [es].
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 become too complicated.
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 the law was passed.
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 calling the men heroes for their actions.
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 help spread their message.
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, but points to a message found the 2nd explosion calling for a halt to the construction of the new “megaprison.”
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 on purchasing arms.
Paraguay: Venting Sorrows on a Blog
In the group blog Somos Paraguayos [es] for Paraguayans abroad, David posts about a heartbreak story in Chile and writes, “I didn't know where to vent my sorrow until I found this blog.” He received 25 comments from others offering support and advice.