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.
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 May 31.
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 Grocott's Mail have examined many of these issues and how they will impact their local community.
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 of suggestions on how to improve visitor services, including providing vegetarian options, improved web presence for the hotels in the...
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 the central government.
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 be a false accusation, Luis Figueroa of the blog Carpe Diem [es] still has a lot of unanswered questions about...
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 by Isidora Barroso.
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 Rodas of the blog Colombian Passport.
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 of the 5 Chilean blogger finalists. The winning post will be featured in another GV post.
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 to the spreading of news.
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 of this microblogging tool.
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 one Mexican and one foreign observer were killed. YouTube user Guerreradelavida also has a audio/photo essay in memory of those...