Eduardo Avila · July, 2008

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 July, 2008

Mexico: Apology for Tragedy at Disco

  18 July 2008

The Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard publicly apologized for the tragedy in a local disco that left 12 people dead. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections provides some more background information regarding the incident.

Ecuador: Learning Kichwa

  17 July 2008

Angel Gualán provides two lessons on his blog for those interested in learning an Ecuadoran indigenous language of Kichwa, which is also spoken by his group the Saraguros.

Paraguay: Three Young Thieves Spending Their Bounty

  14 July 2008

Mike Silvero of San Ánimo de Ofender [es] recounts an eye-opening experience with three young thieves that had just returned from stealing at a local shopping center and spent the money on some delicious empanadas, which attracted suprise attention from the waitress and other onlookers.

Peru: Digital Rights Management Enforcement

  13 July 2008

Francisco Canaza of Apuntes Peruanos [es] is surprised by the authorization for the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies through a legislative decree from the Peruvian government and which will make it illegal to manufacture modified components for video games, for example.

Bolivia: Long Lines at Pharmacies

  11 July 2008

Dora Romero of Las Ideas Son Primero [es] is noticing many more pharmacies in the city of El Alto, Bolivia. She wonders whether long lines mean that more people are getting sick due to the cold weather or eating habits.

Colombia: The Release of Alf Onshuus Niño

  6 July 2008

Otra Expresión [es] reports that Colombian-Norweigan Alf Onshuus Niño was recently released by the FARC in an act unrelated to the recent rescue of 15 hostages. The blogger at Balada del Elefante Azul [es] also mentions this and is especially meaningful since he has blogged about the kidnapping of his...

Mexico: Tram in the Historical Center of the Capital

  6 July 2008

A new tram will be constructed in Mexico City capable of transporting 240 passengers and will begin in the historical part of the capital city. El Nahual is in favor of this new project because [es], “it is quiet, does not contaminate, promotes the use of public transportation, etc.“

Nicaragua: Ex-Sandinistas Part of Renovation Movement

  6 July 2008

Política Nica [es] writes about the Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS) of Nicaragua and writes that it is comprised of “ex-revolutionaries combing their gray hairs and willing to swear upon institutional laws..and for many years they had been stigmatized by the right as a group of leftwingers guilty of the destabilization...

Ecuador: LDU Crowned Winners of Libertadores Cup

  6 July 2008

Gabby Corsales celebrates the victory of the Liga Deportiva Universitaria football team in the Libertadores Cup [es], awarded to the best squad in South America and Mexico. LDU became the first side from Ecuador to win the prestigious tournament.

Americas: Region Celebrates Rescue of Betancourt and Other Hostages

  4 July 2008

The entire Latin American region celebrated with the people of Colombia upon hearing the news that ex-Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages were rescued. In the operation named “Jaque,” Betancourt, 3 U.S. citizens and 11 members of the Colombian forces were freed after the rescue attempt. Bloggers from many countries throughout Latin America shared the excitement and wrote their own personal reflections.

Colombia: Making Up for Lost Time

  3 July 2008

Tienen Huevo [es] celebrates the freedom of FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt in Colombia. He writes that “we are waiting to make up for lost time,” and previews her possible return to politics.

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