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Eduardo Avila · May, 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 May, 2010

Mexico: 165 Mexicans Die Each Day Due to Smoking

The blog Vivir México [es] notes that 165 Mexicans die each day due to smoking-related illnesses and reflects on that statistic as the World Day Without Tobacco is upcoming on...

Guatemala: Cleaning Up the Ash from Pacaya Volcano

Gustavo Reyes posts this Twitpic of workers cleaning the ash from the Pacaya volcano eruption in Guatemala.

South Africa: The World Cup is Coming to Grahamstown

This year in Grahamstown, South Africa, the World Cup coincides with the annual National Arts Festival, which is expected to increase tourism and opportunities for residents. Citizen journalists from the...

Peru: Film “Octubre” Wins at Cannes Film Festival

Following the success of the Peruvian film “La Teta Asustada,” another film called “Octubre” won a Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival notes the blog Marcamasi [es].

Chile: Suggestions from Tourists

In the city of Arica, Chile, blogger Tomás Bradanovic says “we should listen to the tourist [es],” because he has been receiving emails from tourists visiting and who have plenty...

Bolivia: Autonomy Transition

Miguel Centellas of the blog Pronto* writes about some of the issues behind the transition to departmental autonomies and the conflict that some of the new governors are having with...

Bolivia: New Coliseum in El Alto

Letras Alteñas [es] posts photos of the new coliseum that is being built in the Senkata neighborhood of El Alto, Bolivia.

Peru: Lima Electric Train Project Resumes

The Lima electric train project has resumed, and as a result, 26 cement pillars have been demolished because of a new project design writes Living in Peru.

Guatemala: One Year After Death of Rodrigo Rosenberg

One year after the death of Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg and his post-humous video that accused President Álvaro Colom of being behind his death, but which was later found to...

Chile: The Rebirth After the Earthquake Tragedy

The 2010 Global Voices Citizen Media Summit sought to engage Chilean bloggers through a blogging competition organized in collaboration with the organization OCD Iberoamérica. Here is the winning post written...

Ecuador: Science and Technology Fair in Catacocha

The 5th Science and Technology Fair recently took place in Catacocha in the Ecuadorian province of Loja, writes Voces Lojanas [es].

Colombia: Indigenous Communities of Cauca Caught in Middle of Clashes

In Colombia, the indigenous communities of Cauca have been caught in the middle of clashes between guerrilla forces and the army, but has not received much media attention writes Albeiro...

Mexico: High Temperatures in the Capital

Mexico City has been experiencing high temperatures, writes Daniel Hernández of Intersections, with some reports of 50 C temperatures inside some Metro stations.

Chile: Thoughts About the Earthquake and Reconstruction Process

The 2010 Global Voices Citizen Media Summit sought to engage Chilean bloggers through a blogging competition organized in collaboration with the organization OCD Iberoamérica. Here is a look at 4...

Mexico: The Popularity of Local Wines

Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles blogs about the increasing popularity of Mexican wine with more and more producers entering this market.

Costa Rica: Day Should Honor All Communicators

May 30 will be Day of the Journalist in Costa Rica. However, Adriana Vargas writes that the day should honor the work of all communicators [es] because of their contributions...

Colombia: A Look at Twitter Use Around the Country

Over the course of two months, the community site Twitter Colombia analyzed 3 million Tweets from 20,000 users in the country, as way to take a snapshot of the use...

Panama: Lucy Cristina Chau Wins Central American Literature Prize

Panamanian writer Lucy Cristina Chau was recently awarded with the Rogelio Sinán Central American Prize for Literature, notes the blog Literatura Panameña Hoy [es].

Mexico: Attack of Caravan en Route to San Juan Copala

The Mex Files blog writes about the attack of a caravan carrying supplies to the community of San Juan Copala in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, in which at least...

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