Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from April, 2009
The US military base currently located in Manta, Ecuador is being transferred to Colombia. “This is a violation of national sovereignty with the aim to maintain a certain level of privileged relationship with the government of the United States,” writes Colombia Hoy [es].
Bolivian police killed three foreign nationals in a Santa Cruz hotel. What is not entirely clear is the connection between the men, who national authorities say were a part of a terrorist cell that had been planning to assassinate President Evo Morales, as well as others from the opposition. One man has emerged as the ringleader of the group, Eduardo Rózsa-Flores, a Bolivian-Hungarian citizen with a long history. The media, as well as bloggers, have been trying to piece together his background to draw conclusions.
During Easter Week, drivers of public mini-buses to the Bolivian Altiplano raise ticket prices much to the helplessness of residents that have no other choice than to pay in order to reach their destination writes Edgar Yana Lisme of Nuestra Cultura Primero [es].
Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] unveils the free and community wireless internet connection in the Rio Seco neighborhood of El Alto, Bolivia.
Six hurricanes are predicted in 2009 and may leave Honduras vulnerable writes Honduras Daily News.
The Unapologetic Mexican thinks that the controversy around a recent Burger King advertising campaign should be targeted at how Mexicans are being portrayed, rather than the criticism of how the Mexican flag is being used.
In light of the campaign “spam” being distributed by politician Laura Chinchilla [es], Marcial Cambronero has recommendations on how politicians should take advantage of the web 2.0 tools to reach potential voters in Costa Rica [es], and avoid the mistakes of those that send out too much information to the...
Andrés Rojas, the Bolivian journalist who was threatened with expulsion from working in the city of El Alto by the Regional Worker's Union for what they perceived to be negative portrayals of the city, resigned from his position at Channel 57 based on anonymous death threats to him and his...
The volcano Fernandina located on the Ecuadorian Galapagos archipelago continues to erupt writes La Voz de Guamote [es].
In the Chillogallo neighborhood of Quito, Ecuador, Andrés Rodríguez of Modestamente Humano [es] has photos of workers supporting the campaign of Alvaro Noboa handing out bags of oats to “supporters” during a signature drive.
Over the course of the Holy Week holidays, 57 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents in the Dominican Republic. Rocío Díaz of Monaco [es] notes that 70% were alcohol-related and that people use the days off “as an excuse to drink like they never have in their lives.”
With the sentencing of Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori, Eland Vera of Comunicación y Desarrollo Peru [es] has some unanswered questions such as, “Is it possible that history repeats itself if we elect a person like Fujimori?”
Camino Al Paraguay [es] has photos of Chipa, a typical kind of bread from Paraguay.
Open-source software enthusiast in Ecuador, Rafael Bonifaz, writes about the impact [es] that the Latin American Installation Festival (FLISOL) has had on his country.
Even though Nicaragua was the 2nd Latin American country to get the internet, a recent 406 page study shows that it has failed to take advantage of the use of ICTs. Juan Ortega writes that Nicaraguans themselves are to blame, but provides some suggestions for initiatives for how to improve...
The only solution to halt the wave of violent crime in El Salvador is to restore the death penalty writes MPITES [es] and does not think that human rights groups have a right to provide their opinion because they are not the ones caught in the middle of “the daily...
The younger brother of Andrés Rodríguez of Modestamente Humano [es]
iPab [es] announces the Blogs, Twitts and Beef get-together in Quito, Ecuador scheduled for April 18.
Carolina Botero of equinoXio introduces the copyleft publishing house “Dream Traffickers,” which recently was in Bogotá, Colombia for a talk at the National University of Colombia.
Piso Tres [es] compares the business rivalry between a smaller supermarket and a larger supermarket chain in Medellín, Colombia to a battle between David and Goliath. Many thought that the smaller store would close, but credits its determination for its success.
Planeta Cordósfera [es] publishes the list of Holy Week cultural activities in Córdoba, Argentina including the dramatic interpretation of the Passion.