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Eduardo Avila · April, 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 April, 2010

Paraguay: Journalist Santiago Leguizamón Murdered 19 Years Ago

Paraguay recently celebrated its annual Day of the Journalist on April 26, which is also a dark day for the profession because Santiago Leguizamón was murdered by hitmen in the...

Honduras: Journalists Using Bullet-Proof Vests and Prayer

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas blog writes that Honduran journalists have been using bullet-proof vests and their faith in prayer [es] in light of the number of their...

Ecuador: New Technology Blog Editor Milton Ramírez

GeeksRoom [es], a technology blog in Spanish, welcomes Ecuadorian blogger and Global Voices author, Milton Ramírez as one of its newest editors.

Ecuador: Don Bosco in Manta

The relic of the Roman Catholic Saint “Don” Bosco has been making its way around Latin American, and Joselias Sánchez Ramos writes about the stop of the “guest of honor”...

Ecuador: The Price of Milk

Even though government subsidies to Ecuadorian milk producers have increased, the savings are not passed along to consumers, where the price has gone up, notes the blog La Voz de...

Guatemala: Live Streaming Video of Central American Conference

The citizen media site HablaGuate [es] is currently live streaming the Conference Post Conflict: Social and Economic Challenges in Central America currently being held in Guatemala City.

Nicaragua: The Uses of Twitter

Juan Ortega is launching a survey to examine how Nicaraguans use Twitter [es].

Uruguay: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Verdún Shrine

Uruguayans participate annually in a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Verdún in the town of Minas, and 2010 marks 109 years since the faithful have been making...

Panama: Writers Association at Buenos Aires Book Fair

The blog Panamanian Writers [es] details the participation of the Panama Writers Association in the International Book Fair in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mexico: Chicharito Goes to Manchester United

Twenty-one year-old Mexican football sensation Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was recently signed by Manchester United notes Gancho, but he wonders whether he might not get enough playing time “if being parked...

Guatemala: 5th Edition of BarCamp

Gustavo Reyes writes about the preparations for the 5th edition of BarCamp Guatemala [es], which will take place on April 17, 2010 in Guatemala City.

Uruguay: Online Entry and Exit Forms for Travelers

There are now online forms on the website of the International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, making it easier for travelers to fill out entry/exit and customs forms in advance. However,...

Bolivia: Electoral Court Accused of Fraud by Government

After the April 4th local elections in Bolivia, Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] writes that the National Electoral Court is under fire accused of fraud by the national government...

Peru: Terminating Mobile Phone Contracts

Starting July 1, mobile phone users in Peru will have the option to terminate their service contracts without having to complete its duration, should they not be satisfied with the...

Uruguay: Pictures of Painting a Mural

The blog Con la Cámara en el Bolsillo [es] (With a Camera in my Pocket) is dedicated to capturing images around Montevideo, Uruguay. Fonzi recently published photos of the process...

Dominican Republic: Fresh Crabs for Sale

In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Duarte 101 [es] has a photo of a young street vendor selling fresh crabs that come from San Juan de la Maguana.

Colombia: 62 Years After the Bogotazo

Patricia Quintero Barrera of the blog Etnicografíca [es] writes about the 62nd anniversary of the “Bogotazo,” which is a period in Colombian history where there were “protests, disorder, and repression”...

Paraguay: Naturalization of Foreign Footballers

There is a wave of naturalizations of foreign footballers in Paraguay, enabling them to play on the National Team. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] does not agree with this, and...

Colombia: Motorbikes in Medellín

Colombia Passport takes a look at the role and statistics of motorbikes in Medellín, Colombia.

Uruguay: Praise for Tupamaros During Venezuela Visit

Much to the dismay of blogger from Qué pasa Uruguay? [es], that during Uruguayan President José Mujica's visit to Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez praised the Tupamaros, the Uruguayan guerrilla group...

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