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 July, 2007
Brazil: Comparison of Runways Around Latin America
In the aftermath of the airline accident in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ricardo Carreon compares the length of the runway at Congonhas Aiport, the site of the tragedy with other airports in Latin America and around the world.
Venezuela: Private Education Under Siege
Venezuela News and Views states that private education in Venezuela continues to be “under siege,” because of the state belief that “nobody should be allowed to develop a dissenting perception of life, the only one being allowed is the one from the state.”
Argentina: Farewell to Roberto Fontanarrosa
Mariano Amaratino of Denken Über [ES] says goodbye to Roberto “El Negro” Fontanarrosa, an Argentine cartoonist and writer.
Honduras: Attending Sandinista Celebration
Aaron Ortiz of Pensieve writes about President Mel Zelaya's decision to attend the festivities of the 28th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, which drew the criticism of an ex-president.
Guatemala: What if the Lights Go Out on Election Day?
Lately Guatemala has suffered from electrical outages, and Elecciones Guatemala [ES] wonders whether the government has a contingency plan should the outages happen on election day.
Uruguay: High Rates of Suicide
¡Montevideo me mata! [ES] writes about the subject of suicide in Uruguay, which has the highest rates in Latin America and also provides resources for prevention.
Bolivia: Happiness Index
Miguel Centellas of Pronto* writes about the new “happiness economics” and where Bolivia ranks on these surveys.
Argentina: Bilingual Travel Blogs
The city of Buenos Aires recently launched a Buenos Aires travel blog calledViajá Buenos Aires [ES] and its english language companion Traveling Buenos Aires.
Americas: The Region's Latest Poll Numbers
In his regular feature, Bloggings by Boz provides an extensive summary of the region's poll numbers
Americas: A New .lat Domain?
Isopixel [ES] wonders whether the proposal to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to create a .lat domain for Latin America will really be beneficial for the region.
Uruguay: New Tax Reform Plan
Gabriel Lopez of From Uruguay is still reserving judgement on the new governmental tax reform plan called Uruguay Advances.
Peru: Tarata, 15 Years Later
Jose Alejandro Godoy of Desde el Tercer Piso [ES] writes about the 15th anniversary of the attack on Tarata Street by the Shining Path, which left 25 dead and 155 wounded.
Argentina: Site for Unfiltered Candidate Information
Fabio announces the launching of a wiki-like project, which has been several years in the making, and seeks to create a space where Argentine voters can obtain unfiltered information about political candidates.
Argentina: Using Facebook to Cater to Tourists
Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [ES] writes about the use of Facebook in relation to the offer of apartment rental
Peru: The Opening of the Lima Book Fair
Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] writes about the 12th annual Lima Book Fair that runs from July 19 – 29.
Americas: Intel and OLPC to Team Up
As head of Intel in Latin America, Ricardo Carreon is very pleased that Intel and the One Laptop Per Child Project will join forces because, “we have dozens of millions of kids that deserve to get the best education they can get.”
Colombia: Ten Years After the Mapiripán Massacre
Adam Isaacson of Plan Colombia and Beyond reflects on the Mapiripán Massacre, which took place ten years ago and up to now, “very few people have been punished for what happened in Mapiripán. Nearly all of those who tortured civilians, chopped up their bodies and threw them in the Guaviare...
Argentina: Reader Comments Now Allowed on La Nación Online Edition
Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES] writes that the newspaper La Nación is now allowing reader comments on all of its online content, including opinion columns.
Uruguay: Rest in Peace for Football Team
Montevideo Me Mata! [ES] declares that Uruguayan football has died after witnessing tough losses to Brazil and the United States.
Peru: Prayer of Daily Strikes
Cuaderno de Borrador [ES] writes her own play on the “Our Father” in response to the wave or protests and strikes currently taking place in Peru.
Chile: Video Art in Santiago
Chile From Within writes about Yael Rosenblut's newest exhibition and Video Art in the capital city of Santiago.\