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Eduardo Avila · February, 2010

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 February, 2010

Chile: Tsunami Scare on Easter Island

The Chilean territory of Easter Island is located 3500 km from the continental mainland. After the February 27 earthquake struck, the island was under a tsunami warning and where local...

Chile: The Legacy of the 1960 Earthquake in Valdivia

Fifty years ago, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in history rocked the city of Valdivia, Chile. The legacy that the earthquake has had on Chile's history was on the minds...

Chile: Powerful 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Country

At 3:34 a.m. local time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 struck off the coast of the Maule region in Chile. Extensive damage has been reported throughout the country,...

Mexico: Critique of the Media Coverage of the “Narco War”

Daniel Hernandez of the blog Intersections critiques the media coverage of Mexico's “Narco War” and provides examples of some recent cases.

Guatemala: Into the Capital City

Kara Andrade of New Maya writes about her recent trip into Guatemala's capital city, and writes “I grew up with a fear of Guatemala City as this monolith of chaos...

Honduras: Supporting Local Tourism

Honduran blogger Guillermo Anderson is a big believer in how local tourism can help his country. He has friends who have made great sacrifices to build their small businesses and...

Ecuador: Saraguro Culture Blog

Ecuadorian blogger Angel Gualán recently unveiled his new blog called Mashi Angel [es] where he will continue to write about the Saraguro culture.

Colombia: Slogans During Election Season

With the upcoming legislative elections in Colombia set for March 14, 2010, campaign signs and other ads are showing up across Colombia. Juan David Escobar of the blog Reticente [es]...

Peru: Police Officer Protest for Higher Salaries

De la Selva su Web On [es] admires the protest of Peruvian police officer Edward Casas, who protested in front of the Ministry of Economy, demanding higher wages for all...

Bolivia: Carnaval Celebrations Suspended Due to Bad Weather

In the city of Trinidad, Bolivia, Carnaval celebrations were postponed due to heavy rains [es] in the regions reports the blog from Radio Patujú.

Guatemala: Live Blogging Peace Accords Lecture

HablaGuate [en/es] live-blogged a lecture by Dr. Ricardo Stein titled “”Peace Accords, 14 years Later” that took place February 15 in Antigua, Guatemala.

Costa Rica: Presidential Election Photo Essay

The Costa Rican photography collective “Nomada Colectivo” (Nomad Collective) took to the streets to capture the scene from election day on February 7, 2010 and created a photo-essay of these...

Spain: Citizen Journalist Award

The Spanish citizen journalism site Bottup announces its 2nd Citizen Journalist Award. The winner, open to anyone in the world, will receive up to 1,800 euros towards a trip to...

Dominican Republic: Coop Marena Cooperative Hotel

The Coop Marena is a typical resort hotel in the Dominican Republic. However, blogger José Rafael Sosa notes that what sets this hotel apart is that it is a cooperative...

Ecuador: Creation of Colambo Yacuri National Park

The blog Voces Lojanas [es] writes about the creation of the Colambo Yacuri National Park located in the region of Loja, Ecuador.

Colombia: New Human Rights Watch Report

Plan Colombia and Beyond recommends the new Human Rights Watch report on Colombia about the ‘rise of emerging paramilitary groups.’

Paraguay: Footballer Salvador Cabañas Recovering After Shooting

In the early morning of January 25, Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas was shot in the head during an altercation in a Mexico City bar bathroom. Although he is slowly recovering,...

Latin America: Celebrating the Contributions of Afro-Latinos

During Black History Month, a group of Afro-Latino bloggers have started a collective blog to raise awareness of the contributions of Latin Americans with a Black African ancestry.

Argentina: The Street Photography Contest

Buenos Aires Lado B [es] announces the photography contest called “Buenos Aires Today, The Street.“

Dominican Republic: Mateo Morrison Wins National Literature Prize

The poet Mateo Morrison was recently awarded the 2010 National Literature Prize [es] in the Dominican Republic writes blogger Pedro Genaro.

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