Eduardo Avila · May, 2007

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, 2007

Brazil, Uruguay: Videos of OLPC's XO Computer in Action

  26 May 2007

One Laptop Per Child News, an independent blog that provides “news, information, commentary and discussion” of the XO recently added videos of children in Uruguay and Brazil test driving their new laptops. The post's author, Charbax, writes, “I think that the OLPC foundation just needs to make sure that a...

Colombia: Nostalgia for Colombian Television

  26 May 2007

Carlos Raúl van der Weyden takes a trip down nostalgia lane after finding several YouTube channels devoted to old Colombian television programming. News programming and telenovelas are some of the programs featured in his roundup on the Colombia Herald.

Americas: Reproductive Rights Blog

  25 May 2007

Rh Reality Check is an “online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The site recently launched a series on its blog written by men and women from across Latin America, where they discuss their own country's reproductive rights policies. Recent...

Argentina: Recap of Mayoral Debate

  25 May 2007

Robert of Line of Sight had plenty to say about the recent Mayor of Jefe de Gobierno debate for the June 3 elections. The three candidates participated in a forum on the political program “A Dos Voces,” which led to some chaos during the open floor debate.

Ecuador: The Views of a Taxi Driver

  25 May 2007

Marco Chinchero, a local taxi driver, has plenty to say about the direction of his country. At ¡¡¡Cambiemos Ecuador!!! [ES], the blogger asked Mr. Chinero about his views and recorded it as a podcast. Hear his views on various subjects here.

Peru: Dust into Gold

  25 May 2007

A entrepreneurial neighbor of blogger C.J. Schexnayder aka Kleph collects the refuse from the floors around jewelry stores in Miraflores, and puts it through a process to remove the gold specks. The entire process was also documented on Klephblog and presented in a slideshow titled “Dust into Gold.”

Ecuador: The President Pushes Free Software

  24 May 2007

The use of YouTube to disseminate messages has now reached the presidential palace in Ecuador. President Rafael Correa last month spoke about the use of free software and its benefits for his country. The video was featured on the channel used exclusively for videos coming from his office. Bloggers, not only in Ecuador, but bloggers all across the region applauded this new use of technology.

Argentina: New Citizen's Media Project, Grito Argentino

  24 May 2007

Pablo Mancini looks forward to the launch of the new site [ES] Grito Argentino on May 25. LamarK! also reveals more details about this new site, described as [ES], “the first citizen's participatory project of its kinds in our country, which originates completely from the web. The idea is sponsored...

Venezuela: Glover's Film to be Financed by Government

  24 May 2007

Tomas Sancio reacts to the news that the Venezuela government will help finance a movie project by Danny Glover about the Haitian revolution led by Touissant L'Overture. He writes in his blog, Venezuelan Politics, “You have to be really irresponsible to approve such an expense when the same newspaper reports...

Americas: Copa America Blog

  23 May 2007

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog will feature news and stories about the South American national teams and guests, that will participate in this tournament in...

Venezuela: Growing Blogosphere

  23 May 2007

ALD [ES] links with interest a recent article written by Victor Solano, who states that the Venezuelan blogosphere will be one that grows the most. ALD believes that “blogs will the medium that grows the most as the supposed repression of information increases by the government.”

Guatemala: Insight into Polls

  23 May 2007

Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [ES] notices the decline in polls for Alvaro Colom, who has participated in the past three elections. Also of note, is that Nobel Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú, has risen from 1.4% in January to 6.2% in May. He believes that her numbers could be higher...

Argentina: Election Coverage on Mobile Phones

  23 May 2007

Election coverage in Argentina is moving to mobile phones according to the blog Prixma [ES]. The daily La Nación, in addition to publishing a regular website with election news, will now offer election news via text messages. Interested individuals can even follow elections results in these formats.

Mexico: The Other Definition of Boycott

  23 May 2007

The word “boycott” means different things to different people. Mark in Mexico sees the tendency of some that limits the actions of others through their “boycott.” “A ‘boycott’ in Mexico, as well as other Central and South American countries, is to blockade. That is, the boycotters not only refuse to...

Brazil: How Falling Dollar Affects Missionaries

  23 May 2007

Comings Communiqué, a blog written by a missionary living in Brazil, has noticed the steady decline of the dollar conversion rate to the Brazilian real. This has taken its toll and he lists the good, the bad, and the ugly effects on his work as a missionary.

Peru: A Recommendation for Sonia

  23 May 2007

Mouth watering descriptions of the popular Peruvian dish ceviche, the specialty of Lima restaurant Sonia, are featured in this review on Klephblog. In addition to recommending the fish-based dish, he also recommends several other items on the menu and provides helpful directions to the eatery.

Bolivia: Morales Takes on the Church

  22 May 2007

Miguel Buitrago of MABB wonders why the Catholic Church in Bolivia chose to criticize the Evo Morales administration when previously they had good relations. Martin Gutierrez of Vitrina de Realidad Bolivia posts the text of Cardinal Julio Terrazas’ words of criticism.

Peru: Increasing Interest in Information Technologies

  21 May 2007

An empty auditorium to hear an interesting lecture leaves the blogger at Sin Papel [ES] perplexed. What can be done to get Peruvians more interested in information technologies? The lecture given by a university professor was not well attended, and not because of high registration costs. It was free. The...

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