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Eduardo Avila · March, 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 March, 2010

Peru: Alarmist Report on Possible Earthquake in Lima

  30 March 2010

A recent report by the Peruvian Civil Defense finds that if an earthquake struck the capital city of Lima that 51,000 people would die. Blogger Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] criticizes the report calling it “alarmist” and “incomplete” for not thoroughly explaining its methodology and for not taking into...

Mexico: Chicken Foot Soup

  29 March 2010

Jesús Chairez recently went to enjoy chicken soup at a local café in Mexico City and was surprised to find a chicken foot in the bowl.

Chile: Curicó Province One Month After Earthquake

  29 March 2010

One month after the Chilean earthquake, Luis Alberto Cabello of the blog Vivimos la Noticia [es] takes a look at the Curicó province, one of the hardest hit areas. He highlights some of the dramatic stories that have emerged including the one of a 13-year-old boy who survived after withstanding...

Guatemala: Transport Blockades as Protest

  23 March 2010

Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] writes about the blockades placed by public transport drivers in Guatemala City, who are protesting the lack of security and crime often targeted at them. However, Figueroa writes that all people have a right to protest, but not with blockades.

Honduras: The Murder of Journalist David Meza

  16 March 2010

Honduran blogger “El Buscador” writes about the murdered journalist David Meza [es], and how he had received death threats for reporting on narcotrafficking. Meza is the 2nd Honduran journalist to be killed in 2010.

Chile: Communication Failure

  3 March 2010

Jorge Barahona writes about the digital communication failure by the Chilean government [es] after the earthquake, who did not make best use of the tools available. However, he praised channels like Twitter and his 3G connection that allowed him to access information.

Chile: Chaos in the Province of Curicó

  1 March 2010

“Chaotic continues to the situation that province of Curicó faces,” writes Luis Alberto Cabello of the blog Vivimos la Noticia [es] written from the Chilean province that was one of the hardest hit. He also adds photos of the scenes from the streets.

Chile: Earthquake Effects in Maule

  1 March 2010

The citizen newspaper Maulee [es] based in Maule, the epicenter region of the Chilean earthquake provides updates on how the region was affected, including fatalities, road conditions, and recommendations from authorities.

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