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, 2008
Colombia: Campus Party Speakers
Campus Party – Colombia is about a month away and Carolina Botero provides an update on some of the activities and speakers planeed for the week-long event.
El Salvador: Musical for Victims of Civil War
Salvadoran-American musician Carlos Colón-Quintana presents his musical in honor of those killed in the civil war in El Salvador, especially the victims of El Mozote. He posts clips ans lyrics on his bilingual blog [es/en].
Argentina: Poll Numbers of Buenos Aires Mayor
Lucas Carrasco of Artepolitica [es] provides the latest poll numbers for Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri. Overall he remains popular, but residents indicate that security remains their number one concern.
Argentina: Maradona's Hand of God Lego Recreation
eBlog [es] writes about the lego recreation of the infamous “hand of God” goal scored by Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.
Mexico: Construction of New Sumaya Museum
The new Sumaya museum is being constructed in Mexico City thanks to billionaire Carlos Slim. México Para Los Mexicanos [es] examines some questions about the museum's location and whether proper thought has been given to how this increased traffic will affect the neighborhood's residents.
Bolivia: Radio Station Website Hacked
In Bolivia, the website of the radio station where political analyst and government critic Carlos Valverde holds his radio station was recently hacked. Renzo Colanzi of Mientras Estás Aquí [es] has the screenshot of the hackers’ message that states that it was done for Bolivarian integration.
Mexico: Number of Speakers of Náhuatl Decreasing
Náhuatl is the indigenous language most spoken in Mexico. Vivir México [es] writes that the number of speakers of this language is decreasing due to the migration to other areas and the need to be integrated into a new society.
Guatemala: Local Handicrafts
Guate 360 [es] takes a look at local handicrafts in Guatemala and the people behind the creation of these works.
Mexico: Announcement of the Launch of ALAS
Mexico Reporter [es] posts a video of the press conference held in Mexico City with singer Shakira and the announcement ofthe launching of ALAS, an initiative aimed at helping child development.
Paraguay: First Actions for Lugo
Edgar Ruiz Diaz of Las Preguntas de Venerando [es] provides his thoughts on the first steps that Paraguayan President-elect Fernando Lugo should take upon taking office, such as lowering his own salary, as well as of senators and deputies.
Costa Rica: Lecture for Entrepreneurs
Costa Rica Valley [es] posts information about a lecture called “One Idea = One Business” to be held for potential entrepreneurs in San José.
Honduras: Regional Summit on Climate Change
Honduras will host a Central American summit on the effects of climate change on the region's economies and what can be done about the issue writes Honduras News.
Mexico: Attempts at a US Tourist Visa
Mexican Reporter documents the experience of a Mexican friend and his attempts to receieve a tourist visa to the United States, and where he was denied.
Argentina: Ñoquis on the 29th of the Month
Argentina's Travel Guide provides a bit of background history of why Argentines eat ñoquis on the 29th of every month.
Argentina: Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Nominated for Nobel Prize
The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an Argentine organization, were recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize writes Victoria Tischik of Grito Argentino [es].
Argentina: Protest of Demolishment
Basta de Demoler [es] (Enough with the Demolishment) posts video of the recent gathering in protest of an illegal and clandestine destruction of a historic building with colorful mural in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Paraguay: Marginalized Sectors Drawing Attention to Demands
As the start of Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo's government approaches, many marginalized sectors of society are making their demands heard. RESCATAR [es] writes that there are “positive social tensions”, as some groups such as the landless movements are occupying lands in order to draw attention to their demands.
Paraguay: Mass Celebrated in Guaraní
Guillermo Verdún of Paraguayo [es] presents photographs of a mass in Asunción, Paraguay, which was celebrated in the indigenous language of Guaraní. The service was celebrated with the participation of various choirs and orchestras.
Dominican Republic: The Defeat of the PRD
The Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) suffered a defeat in the recent elections in the Dominican Republic. Some residents of Las Caobas commemorated the defeat with by “burying” the party. Reynaldo Brito of Imágenes Dominicanas [es] has a photo.
Argentina: High Speed Train a Bad Idea
The constuction of a high speed train linking the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario and Córdboa is ready to begin at a cost of 4 billion dollars. Fabio M. Baccaglioni provides a lengthy list of reasons why this is a bad idea and will negatively affect many groups....
Venezuela: World Day Against Homphobia Events in Caracas
Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] writes about the events that will take place in Caracas, Venezuela on the World Day Against Homophobia.