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, 2009
Cuba: Cultural Events on World Day Against Homophobia
Bloggers Cuba [es] publishes information regarding the cultural events to take place on the World Day Against Homophobia on May 16 and 17.
Paraguay: Mala Visión in Guaraní Mythology
Mala Visión is a nocturnal spirit that lives in the forest and is part of the Guaraní mythology in Paraguay. Al Paraguay [es] tells about the beliefs held by his wife's family and her uncle's experience with the spirit.
Dominican Republic: Number of Twitter Users in the Country
There are more than 1,000 Dominicans currently using Twitter and it is growing in popularity according to Joan Guerrero of Duarte 101 [es].
Colombia: Day of the Internet Activities in Bogotá
Carolina Botero writes about some of the Day of the Internet activities in Bogotá [es], Colombia.
Guatemala: Tenor Mario Chang to Star in European Opera
The Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang recently won a contest in Italy and will star in the opera “Love Elixir” writes Guate 360 [es].
Bolivia: Early Poll for December Elections
Miguel Buitrago of MABB analyzes one of the first surveys for the upcoming December general elections that indicate that 41% of Bolivians would vote for Evo Morales, and the next candidate comes in at 7%
Peru: Flooding in Iquitos
Floods continue to be a major problem in the city of Iquitos, Peru with the rise of the Amazon River and its tributaries. Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] has photos of how the water is affecting houses built in flood-vulnerable areas in the Punchana district.
El Salvador: A Broke Government for Funds
When incoming president-elect Mauricio Funes takes office in the beginning of June, he will inherit a Salvadoran government without any money writes JJmar of Hunnapuh [es].
Paraguay: Experiences of an Immigrant in Rosario, Argentina
Elizabeth Gonzalez writes about her experience as a Paraguayan immigrant in Rosario, Argentina at the blog Somos Paraguayos [es] (We Are Paraguayans). She adds that many refer to her not by name, but by the nickname “Paraguas” which is often used in a disparaging manner.
Mexico: Elvira Arellano To Run for Congress
Elvira Arellano, a migrant and activist woman who had been deported from Chicago back to her native Mexico has decided to run for Congress representing Baja California writes Franc Contreras of Mexico Monitor.
Mexico: Economic Costs of the H1N1 Virus
The economic cost of the H1N1 virus is outlined by México Para Los Mexicanos [es] who adds that poverty can help explain the number of deaths attributed to the virus.
Ecuador: The Plight of the Andean Condor
Worried about the reduction in the habitat for the Andean condor in Ecuador, La Voz de Guamote [es] writes about the critical situation for this national symbol in danger.
Ecuador: Local News from Cuenca Absent from National Newspapers
Esteban Mendieta wonders why news from the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca rarely makes the national newspapers [es], such as the important long distance running race “Las Cruces” that is celebrating its 45th edition. Much of the coverage is devoted to the larger cities of Quito and Guayaquil
Ecuador: Municipal Palace of Guayaquil
La Plegaria de un Pagano [es] provides a historical overview of the of the Municipal Palace in Guayaquil, Ecuador, which was constructed 70 years ago.
Americas: Carter Center Blogging Regional Visit
Jennifer McCoy of the Carter Center Americas Programhas been blogging while accompanying former US President Jimmy Carter during his visit to Latin America where they met with several of the region's leaders.
Americas: Region Responds to the H1N1 Virus
Even though the epicenter of the H1N1 virus outbreak has been in Mexico, other countries in the region are finding ways to prevent and combat it. Bloggers have been keen on taking a close look at what their governments are doing to alleviate fears, or whether they are responsible for adding to the panic by some. Others Latin American bloggers are observing the behavior of their fellow citizens, often using humor to cut through some of the tension.