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 January, 2010
Global Voices Online Nominated for Game Changer Award
Global Voices Online was recently nominated as a Community Choice Finalist for the 2010 We Media Game Changer Award. Please consider voting for GVO, as winners will be selected through an online vote.
Chile: Emapanadas of Con Cón
In Chile, Pancho Araya of Santiago en Picada [es] recommends the empanadas of Con Cón, which are filled with cheese and various fillings, including oysters.
Guatemala: Cartoonist Fo Shares Drawings
Fo is a Guatemalan cartoonist who has been drawing for the past 23 years about local issues. He shares his cartoons on his blog called En Clave de Fo [es].
Guatemala: The Jocote de Corona Fruit in Comapa
Professor Luis Ernesto Grijalva created a blog [es] to showcase the municipality of Comapa in the Guatemalan Orient. In this entry, he shares information about the “Jocote de Corona,” which is small fruit collected as winter arrives.
Featured Author: Hisham
As a practicing medical doctor based in France, “Hisham” (Hisham Khribchi) is a Global Voices author for Morocco. He is also one of the founding members of the site Talk Morocco.
Paraguay: Vintage Postcard Collection
Muna Annahas shares her collection of vintage Paraguayan postcards in this YouTube video.
Bolivia: Ex-Beauty Queen Named Candidate for Governor of Beni
Bolivian President Evo Morales named ex-Miss Bolivia Jessica Jordan as the MAS candidate for governor in the Department of Beni, which has traditionally been controlled by the opposition.
Bolivia: Bicentennial Mural in La Paz
Blogsasa [es] writes about the unveiling of a mural in La Paz, Bolivia to commemorate the city's bicentennial. There are pictures of the mural that includes 187 historical figures represented, but there is some controversy about who was chosen to be included.
Bolivia: International Poetry Festival in La Paz and Oruro
The International Poetry Festival is scheduled for February 8-13, 2010 in the Bolivian cities of La Paz and Oruro, writes Claudia Michel of Estante Boliviano [es].
Bolivia: The Life of a Taxi Driver in El Alto
Blogger Wilfredo Jordán takes a closer look at the life of a taxi driver in El Alto, Bolivia. In addition to the long working conditions for little pay, they often face dangerous situations from passengers.
Featured Author: Layal Al Khatib
Global Voices author and translator Layal Al Khatib from Beirut, Lebanon has a special interest in making sure that languages right to left (RTL) look attractive when viewed on computer screens.
Bolivia: Mining Industry Growth in 2009
Despite the global economic crisis, Bolivia experienced a 13% growth in the mining sector in 2009 writes Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es].
Costa Rica: Santa Lucía Wildflowers for Good Luck
In January, there is a tradition in Costa Rica where one gives wildflowers called Santa Lucía [es] to one another, which according to blogger Julia Ardón the flowers “will be the talisman that allows one to have good luck and prosperity throughout the year.”
Dominican Republic: Along the President's Caravan Route
Orlando Jorge Mera profiles the military assistants who provide security for the President of the Dominican Republic. One of the duties of these assistants is to remain along the route before, during, and after the presidential caravan passes by [es], which may take between 2-5 hours.
Argentina: Canciones Pegajosas Volume 2 Now Available
Volume 2 of the Creative-Commons licensed album called Canciones Pegajosas (Sticky Songs) is now available thanks in large part to the efforts Fernando Casale of the Argentine indie-music blog Zona Indie [es] .
Guatemala: Best Athlete for 2009
Guatezona [es] runs down the nominations for the Best Guatemalan Athlete for 2009, and which includes competitors from sports such as cycling, taekwondo, as well as the popular sport of football.
Honduras: The Year 2009 in Review
The year 2009 was eventful for Honduras, and Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve looks back at the topics written on his blog over the past year including the political crisis, elections, and the country's qualification for the 2010 World Cup.
Bolivia: Coca Colla Energy Drink Made from Coca Leaves
Renzo Colanzi of Mientras Estás Aquí [es] finds it humorous that the Bolivian government plans to manufacture the drink Coca Colla Energy made from the coca leaf.