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Eduardo Avila · October, 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 October, 2009

Ecuador: BarCamp Loxa 09

BarCamp Loxa 09 is scheduled for the end of November in Loja, Ecuador [es]. The event will culminate a series technology-related events at the Technical University in the city, which...

Peru: A Different Look at San Martín Statue in Lima

Juan Arellano of the blog Globalizado [es] has an up-close look at the Statue of General José de San Martín in Central Lima, Peru. As part of the events of...

Argentina: Victims’ Testimony Against Members of Military Dictatorship

The La Plata branch of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH of its initials in Spanish) recently opened a blog to translate and share the testimonies of victims and...

Guatemala: The Giant Kites of Santiago and Sumpango

Rudy Girón of Antigua Daily Photo recommends not to miss the giant kites that can be seen in the Guatemalan communities of Santiago and Sumpango.

Uruguay: Following Tabaré Vásquez

Uruguay's election is scheduled for October 25 and Juan Cruz Díaz of Americas Quarterly [es] wonders who will lead the country after outgoing President Tabaré Vásquez, who Díaz writes “was...

Ecuador: 7th Annual Gay Film Festival

Lesmode [es] is looking forward to the 7th Annual Gay Film Festival called “The Place Without Limts” to take place in 4 cities across Ecuador from November 21-28.

Ecuador: Hip-Hop Artist Equis

Ecuadorian hip-hop artist Equis recently performed in Guayaquil [es], and Princesa Quil was impressed the performance.

Paraguay: The Kidnapping of Cattle Rancher

The recent kidnapping of cattle rancher Fidel Santiago Zavala in Paraguay [es] has attracted criticism to President Fernando Lugo for his lack of courage to combat crime, as well as...

Peru: Mamainé, Afro-Peruvian Cooking Queen

Barb of American in Lima introduces Mamainé, the “Afro-Peruvian Cooking Queen,” who made a special appearance by cooking for Lima residents.

Cuba: Real-Time Aggregator Cubanoscope

Cubanoscope is a real-time news aggregator that publishes links to online newspapers, but also videos, tweets, and blogs about Cuba. The site was presented by David Chapet of Bloggers Cuba...

Argentina: Travelcamp Buenos Aires 2009

In Argentina, the First Travelcamp Buenos Aires took place on October 13. Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es] summarizes the event, and states that one of the most controversial...

Honduras: Miracle Qualification to World Cup

Irina Orellana celebrates Honduras’ qualification to the 2010 World Cup [es] and writes that for those that do not believe in miracles, then the goal scored by the United States...

Bolivia: Diversity of its Image Abroad

Citizen of La Paz [es] is discouraged that much of Bolivia's image abroad continues to be the Andean region and points out that there is much more diversity to be...

Bolivia: The Battle Over Machia Park

Located in the Cochabamba Tropics in Central Bolivia, Machia Park is home to the Inti Wara Yassi animal refuge. It is now under threat by a proposed road and many...

Guatemala: Reports of the Formation of Guerrilla Group

There are reports that a guerrilla group has been formed in Guatemala, and is being led by a Spanish citizen, who goes by the nickname “The Monk.” According to Guate...

Guatemala: The Caves of Candelaria Camposanto

The caves of Candelaria Camposanto are a tourist attraction in Northern Guatemala, and Nelson Benjamín Pérez shares photographs of a trip inside these caves [es].

Bolivia: National Team Plays to the Competition

“Bolivia is a small team that gets bigger with the big teams and gets smaller with the small teams,” writes Jaime Galarza of Once a Once [es] a day after...

Guatemala: Neighborhood Active with Popular Festivities

“My neighborhood is always active with popular festivities,” writes Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] in reference to a recent religious procession and local music in Villa de Guadalupe in...

Costa Rica: Photo Exhibit by Indigenous Children

In Costa Rica, Roy Rojas recommends a photo exhibit taken by children from the indigenous communities of Rey Curre and Las Vegas [es] called “The Community Through the Eyes of...

Uruguay: The Vote by the Diaspora

Mario Blanco of Asi ta'l mundo, Botija [es] wonders why Uruguayans living abroad have not yet been given the right to vote in elections. He also links to a campaign...

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