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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

Honduras: Uncertainty of the Crisis

  23 September 2009

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: Curfew Lifted During Day

  23 September 2009

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.”

Bolivia: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano Reappears Like Phoenix

  23 September 2009

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

  22 September 2009

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.

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Mexico: Shooting at Balderas Metro Station

  20 September 2009

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.

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Mexico: Spreading the Message of Islam

  17 September 2009

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

  17 September 2009

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

  17 September 2009

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: Venting Sorrows on a Blog

  16 September 2009

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.

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