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Eduardo Avila · November, 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 November, 2009

Bolivia: Citizen Coverage of Upcoming Election

A group of Bolivian bloggers have put together a site called Elecciones 2.0 Bolivia [es] which will provide citizen coverage of the upcoming general elections to be held on December...

Ecuador: Carlos Vega Book

In Ecuador, Eduardo Varas reviews the most recent book written by Carlos Vera [es] and its place in the current conflict between the government and the press.

Guatemala: Jumaytepeque Volcano

Guatezona [es] provides information about the tourist destination of Jumaytepeque Volcano in Santa Rosa department in Guatemala, including the time needed to climb and the routes to take.

Dominican Republic: Environmental Film Festival

Duarte 101 [es] writes about the 2nd Environmental Film Festival to take place November 27-29 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Ecuador: Teenagers in Unexpected Pregnancies in Guayaquil

When teenagers in Guayaquil, Ecuador find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy, Pitonizza [es] directs them to several resources in the city for counseling and assistance.

Ecuador: Power Outages Back Home

The blogger from Viviendo en Venus [es] , who is currently living in Germany, is concerned about her fellow Ecuadorians who are going through too frequent power outages.

Ecuador: Recent Protest Against President Correa

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es] has photos of a recent protest against Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

Peru: Belief in the Pishtaco

In light of the recent arrest of a Peruvian gang accused of killing their victims to sell their body fat and whose actions closely resemble that of the mythical character...

Costa Rica: Science Fiction Anthology called Possible Futures

Costa Rican writer Antonio Chamu writes that

Venezuela: Independent Film The Devil's Faces

Las Caras del Diablo (The Devil's Faces) is an independent film from Venezuelan director Carlos Malavé and Carlos Caridad-Montero of Blogacine [es] writes that it follows the local trend of...

Cuba: Ongoing HIV/AIDS Education Efforts

Even though Cuba has one of the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the region, there are still ongoing education efforts to reduce the number of new infections, as well as...

Uruguay: Film About Robots Invading Montevideo

The locally produced short film called Panic Attack! created by Fede Alvarez shows the science fiction story of robots invading the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. The blog El Bachural [es]...

Guatemala: The Streets of the Capital City

The look of the streets of Guatemala City has changed over the past 20 years. The blog Guate en los 80s [es] takes a look at the culture of that...

Guatemala: The Illustrations of Roberto Galvez

The Guatemalan blog Colectiva [es] writes and features modern art around the world, but it also provides special focus on local artists, including Roberto Galvez, whose illustrations were recently featured...

Papua New Guinea: Ursula Rakova Leads Relocation Efforts

Activist Ursula Rakova has been leading efforts to relocate the residents from the Cataret Islands in Papua New Guinea, where it is estimated that by 2015 all of the islands...

Paraguay: Indigenous Group Sprayed Aerially with Pesticides

In eastern Paraguay, 217 members of the Ava Guaraní indigenous community came down with health symptoms, believed to be caused by intentional aerial spraying with pesticide, after refusal to vacate...

Venezuela: BarCamp Caracas 2009

BarCamp Caracas 2009 is scheduled for November 27, and the blog No Suma Cero [es] writes about some of the topics to be addressed and how to connect to the...

Ecuador: X Biennial in Cuenca

The 10th Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador is showcasing artists from across Latin America, writes Darío Orellana of El Joven Darío [es].

El Salvador: The Blog Hunnapuh Moves to New Domain

The blog Hunnapuh [es], which covers many different issues relating to El Salvador, has moved to a new domain Hunna.org [es].

Americas: The Mayan Civilization Blog

Mayistas [es] is a blog that is dedicated to the Mayan culture, with a focus on anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, history and iconography, as well as upcoming educational confereces and seminars...

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