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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

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Chile: Tsunami Scare on Easter Island

  28 February 2010

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 residents and tourists used Twitter to inform about the situation.

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Chile: The Legacy of the 1960 Earthquake in Valdivia

  28 February 2010

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 of many around the country, including many Twitter users in that city.

Guatemala: Into the Capital City

  19 February 2010

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 that swallowed up people…” However, at the end of the day, she came away with a different view of the...

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Honduras: Supporting Local Tourism

  17 February 2010

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 hopes that Hondurans can support this industry.

Colombia: Slogans During Election Season

  17 February 2010

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] took out his camera to capture some of the slogans that are being used in the ads.

Spain: Citizen Journalist Award

  4 February 2010

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 anywhere in the world where he or she will be a “Special Correspondent” for Bottup.

Dominican Republic: Coop Marena Cooperative Hotel

  4 February 2010

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 [es], and does not belong to a corporation or single individual.

Peru: La Teta Asustada Nominated for Oscar

  3 February 2010

The blogs Sophimanía [es] and Habla Sonia Luz [es] are extremely proud that for the first time in history, a Peruvian film has been nominated for an Oscar for the Best Foreign Film, when La Teta Asustada received the honor.

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