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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

Ecuador: Carlos Vega Book

  29 November 2009

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

  28 November 2009

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.

Ecuador: Power Outages Back Home

  28 November 2009

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.

Peru: Belief in the Pishtaco

  27 November 2009

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 the “Pishtaco,” J. Francisco Canaza of Apuntes Peruanos [es] writes that many people in the Andes region still believe in...

Venezuela: Independent Film The Devil's Faces

  27 November 2009

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 producing film “with a small budget, taking advantage of the latest technological advances.”

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Cuba: Ongoing HIV/AIDS Education Efforts

  27 November 2009

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 to break down the stigma of the disease.

Uruguay: Film About Robots Invading Montevideo

  19 November 2009

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] enjoyed the short because it showed his city in a different light.

Guatemala: The Streets of the Capital City

  19 November 2009

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 decade, and includes this video of a drive through the city and notes the differences to how it appears now.

Guatemala: The Illustrations of Roberto Galvez

  19 November 2009

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 at the Arte La Fabrica gallery in Guatemala City.

Venezuela: BarCamp Caracas 2009

  12 November 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 various social networks for coverage.

Americas: The Mayan Civilization Blog

  10 November 2009

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 around the world. The Mayan civilization covers parts of Mexico and Central America.

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