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Eduardo Avila · December, 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 December, 2009

Peru: Damage to Inca Walls Due to Construction of Hotel

Concerned about the damage being caused to ancient Inca walls by the construction of a new hotel in Cusco, Peru, Carlos Quiroz of Peruanista writes a detailed post with steps...

Nicaragua: The Aftermath of the 1972 Earthquake

On December 23, 1972, a 6.2-scale earthquake struck Managua, Nicaragua killing 5,000 and leaving 250,000 homeless. Nicaraguan blogger Homero was a young child at the time, but he holds memories...

Mexico: Increase in Price of a Ride on Metro

The cost of a ride on the Mexico City metro will rise from 2 pesos to 3 pesos starting on January 2, 2010 writes Jess from Vivir México [es].

Guatemala: Ongoing Search for Remains of the Disappeared

James Rodríguez of Mi Mundo documents one of the ongoing searches in the community of Villalobos for the remains of some of the disappeared victims during the armed conflict in...

Uruguay: Too Many Governmental Employees

There are too many governmental employees in Uruguay, which only adds to the overall budget writes the blogger at Qué Pasa Uruguay? [es], adding, “Who will pay for all this?...

Uruguay: The Best Blogs from School-Aged Children

The blog from Plan Ceibal in Uruguay shares links to the best blogs from school-aged children [es] across the country as part of the campaign, “Your Ideas are Valued.”

El Salvador: President Funes Enjoys Very High Approval Rate

El Salvador's President, Mauricio Funes has remained very popular with an approval rating of 88.2% six months after taking office writes Tim Muth.

Honduras: Pope Benedict XVI Refers to Coup in Christmas Address

Honduras en el Mundo [es] writes that Pope Benedict XVI made reference to the Honduras coup during his Christmas address.

Paraguay: 18 Deaths in Asunción Over Christmas

Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] notes the high number of deaths in Asunción, Paraguay between December 24-25, which includes 10 traffic accidents and 5 murders.

Peru: The History of the Airline AeroPerú

Arturo of the blog Crónicas del Basurero [es] takes a look back at the Pervuian state airline AeroPerú, which was in operation from 1973-1999 and which had been privatized during...

El Salvador: The Role of the Media as Watchdogs

In El Salvador, Willian Marroquín writes about the role of the media as watchdogs for the new programs of the administration of President Mauricio Funes [es], including those from the...

Peru: Deaths in Huancabamba Protests

Two residents of the Peruvian province of Huancabamba were killed during a recent protest against mining activity, and Caviar de Cianuro [es] writes about the recent investigation findings that they...

El Salvador: Images from the Campaign for External Vote

The blog Salvadoreños en el Mundo [es] collects images of the campaign to allow citizens of El Salvador the right to vote abroad.

Honduras: Christmas Songs

Nacer en Honduras [es] shares Christmas music from Honduras, including an album by the group The Speeds, which released the Christmas album in 1969.

Chile: Vote for Chileans Abroad

Centros Chilenos [es] released a statement calling for right to vote for those Chileans living abroad.

Bolivia: Deforestation Rate Twenty Times Global Average

With the end of 2009 fast approaching, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] takes a look back at some of the economic and environmental issues in Bolivia, including noting the...

Guatemala: Restaurant Review Blog

La Papila Gustativa [es] is a blog that has been reviewing a wide variety of restaurants in Guatemala City.

Mexico: Gourmet Food Fair

Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles visits a gourmet food fair in Mexico City.

Colombia: National Radio Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Colombian National Radio celebrates its 80th anniversary on the airwaves and Colombia Passport looks back at its history.

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