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.
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 to take action.
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 of the aftermath, which he describes in a recent post in his blog Ventana de Homero.
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 Guatemala.
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? We will as usual.”
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 that period. He also writes about the recent rumors that a group of investors are planning to restart operations.
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 Ministry of Education. He writes that hopefully the media would stop being ‘spokespersons’ for the government as had been 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 were shot in the back.
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 fact that the country's deforestation rate is 20 times the global average.
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.
Featured Author: Lina Ben Mhenni
Lina Ben Mhenni is a Tunisian blogger and has been writing about the Tunisian blogosphere for Global Voices. She is also an activist using the internet to raise awareness of the recent cases of a jailed student.
El Salvador: Pixels Animation Awards
In El Salvador, the winners of the Pixels 2009 animation awards were recently awarded and Dulce Limón Partido [es] features the winners.