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 August, 2010
Peru: Protests in La Convención Over Export of Gas
The export sale of natural gas from the Camisea project continues to cause social conflicts in Cusco, Peru. Local residents are demanding that a part of the production remains in the region at a reasonable price. Bloggers react to the news of the conflicts.
Paraguay: Speculation on Succession
After Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo announced that he has cancer, blogger Enrique Ramón Galeano observed that many local newspapers were already speculating on presidential succession [es].
Honduras: Blog Community Site
Honduras Blogs [en/es] is a new bilingual community site to promote and collect information about the work of Honduran and ex-pat bloggers.
Argentina: Distribution of XO Computers in La Rioja
OLPC News notes that Argentine President Cristina Kirchner recently distributed approximately 2,000 XO computers to children in the province of La Rioja.
Venezuela: Promoting Folk Art Through Blogs
The visibility of folk art in Venezuela has been given a boost due to efforts of artists who have been using blogs to promote their work and the work of their colleagues.
Mexico: Possible López Obrador and Cárdenas Family Reconciliation
The Mexican politics blog Aguachile writes about a possible reconciliation between Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Cárdenas family.
Venezuela: Blog Carnival and Freedom of Online Expression
Global Voices is sponsoring a Blog Festival and invites Venezuelan bloggers to write about the topic "freedom of expression on the internet." This post provides all of the details on how to participate.
Venezuela: Parkour in Caracas
Mitchele Vidal of the blog Imágenes Urbanas [es] has pictures of a group of teenagers practicing Parkour around a Metro station of Caracas, Venezuela. She asked them if the police ever told them to stop, and they said “this is a public place and we are practicing a sport.”
Paraguay: Information for Attendees of Americas Social Forum
The Paraguayan digital magazine E'a [es] is providing regular updates for people planning on attending the Americas Social Forum that will be held in Asunción from August 11-15. Updates include requirements for entry to the country and the planned program for the event.
Honduras: Drinking Coffee in Surcagua
Irina Vanessa Orellana reminisces about the “power of coffee” to bring friends together in Honduras, as she reminisces about a recent trip about to drink a cup of coffee with some friends in the small town of Surcagua [es] located 20 minutes from Tegucigalpa.
Paraguay: Salvador Cabañas Using Guaraní To Express Himself
Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas continues to recover from the bullet that is lodged in his brain after an altercation in a Mexico City bar. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] notes that Cabañas has been reverting back to his mother tongue of Guaraní as a way of adapting after the injury,...
El Salvador: The Beatification Cause of Archbishop Romero
From El Salvador, the bilingual blog Super Martyrio [en/es] has been maintained by Polycarpio and provides “the inside track on the beatification cause of Archbishop Romero,” who was assassinated in 1980. Many of his followers are calling on the Roman Catholic Church to make him a saint.
El Salvador: The Festivals Month of August
August is a month for festivals in El Salvador and blogger Tim Muth has a summary of some of the events, including the Parade of the Mails.
Guatemala: The Ruins of La Recolección
Rudy Girón has published images of the ruins of La Recolección, which stand untouched in Antigua, Guatemala as a testament of the 1773 earthquake the struck the country and remain as a sort of “time capsule.”
Dominican Republic: Long Lines at Santo Domingo University
In the Dominican Republic, students wanting to register and pay for their semester at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo must face long lines, as shown in a photo slideshow by Rull Fernández of Duarte 101 [es].
Guatemala: Sustainability of Forests in Totonicapán
Blogger Manuel Bolom of Semilla de Maíz [es] recently visited the indigenous community of Totonicapán in Guatemala, where he saw firsthand how they are using sustainable ways of maintaining their natural forests.
Bolivia: Hacked Website of the Office of the Attorney General
The blogger from La Mala Palabra [es] notes that the website for the Bolivian Attorney General was hacked by a well-known Peruvian hacker, and regrets that the web security for government websites is still lacking.
Colombia: The Clear Path for President-Elect Santos
As Juan Manuel Santos prepares to assume the presidency in Colombia on August 7, Jaime Restrepo of the blog Atrabilioso [es] writes that Santos has a clear path ahead because of the clear mandate provided by the voters and because of the almost unanimous support for fellow party member Armando...
Uruguay: “Your Ideas Matter” Blog Competion for Schoolchildren
The 2010 version of the blog competition “Your Ideas Matter” is now open [es] and Uruguayan schoolchildren are eligible for the contest. There are special categories for blogs created by schoolchildren with the XO laptops that have been distributed to the country's children as part of the Ceibal Plan project.
Honduras: Fines for Not Destroying Mosquito Breeding Grounds
Dengue fever continues to be a serious health issue in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. David Morán of the blog El Catracho [es] criticizes the decision of the local government to places fines on individuals that do not destroy the places where the mosquitoes breed, saying the money may end being used for...
Ecuador: Guayaquil Protest Against Informal Sale of Pets
In Ecuador, Pitonizza announces a protest in Urdesa Park in Guayaquil against the informal sale of pets [es], which often live in unhealthy conditions and if customers buy these pets from the street, then it provides an incentive for the vendors to continue this practice.