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Eduardo Avila · August, 2009

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 August, 2009

Guatemala: Study to See if Metro Train is Realistic

GuateZona [es] writes about an upcoming study to see the if an unground metro or surface train is realistic and possible.

Uruguay: Day of the Domestic Worker

Mariolo of Asi ta’l mundo, Botija [es] writes that August 19 was “Day of the Domestic Worker” all across Uruguay and presents some facts about this occupation and adds in...

Peru: Identifying with Presidential Candidates

Politikha [es] cites a recent poll that found that 47% of Peruvians want a new presidential candidate, and that 45% do not feel represented by any current candidate.

Chile: Personal Site of Leo Prieto Hacked

The personal website of Chilean web entrepreneur Leo Prieto was recently hacked in which he lost 7 years of posts [es] and comments.

Guatemala: The Production of Cobán Wine

Through photographs, Nelson Benjamín Pérez documents the production of Cobán wine made by Faustino Padilla Carrillo [es] in Central Guatemala. He primarily makes 250-300 bottles per year for artisanal purposes...

Panama: New Ambassador to the United States

TuPolitica [es] writes about the possession of the new Panamanian ambassador to the United States, Jaime Alemán.

Bolivia: Honoring Dogs on the Feast of St. Roch

Bolivians recently celebrated the Feast of St. Roch, the patron saint of dogs. On this day, many people give extra attention to pets that have given them so much throughout...

Bolivia: Price for a Stand at Book Fair

Willy Jordan writes that the price for each square meter of a stand at the latest La Paz Book Fair [es] costs Bs. 600, approximately 85 USD, which makes it...

Paraguay: President Fernando Lugo's First Year

Despite some of the difficulties over the past year, Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] writes that Paraguayan President’ Fernando Lugo's first year “was positive and was worth it.”

Colombia: The Other Side of the Flower Fair

The Flower Fair in Medellín, Colombia is a highly anticipated event, which attracts many visitors to the city. However, Xady of Expresate [es] shows another side to the fair, which...

El Salvador: President Mauricio Funes’ Honeymoon

The President of El Salvador Mauricio Funes currently enjoys an 86% approval rate, but Tim Muth writes that his “honeymoon will be challenged by the economy.”

Mexico: Anniversary of Fall of Aztec Empire

On August 13, Jesús Chairez commemorates the 488th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec empire in Mexico by visiting Tlatelolco, also known as the Plaza of Three Cultures, which...

Dominican Republic: Cyber-Journalism Olympics

The third Cyber-Journalism Olympics will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where participants will learn how to write for the internet according to Luijo of Ahí é Que Prende...

Bolivia: Divided Opposition

In the upcoming December elections in Bolivia, Miguel Centrellas of Pronto* writes that the dozen opposition candidates will divide the vote when facing the incumbent President Evo Morales.

Cuba: Blogging Event in Spain

Even though probably no bloggers from Cuba will be attending the event, David Chapet of BloggersCuba [es] still thinks it is important to follow the event Blogueando a Cuba [es],which...

Guatemala: Educational Portal for K'iche’ Community

Guatezona [es] writes about the new educational portal called Skoool, which offers bilingual resources in Spanish and Maya K’iche’ targeted to the indigenous community K’iche’.

Mexico: The Effect of the Victory of the U.S.

Mac of El Rincón No Poético [es] is not impressed by Mexico's 2-0 football win against the United States. He would be content if the win would solve some of...

Peru: Robbery of National Geographic Crew in Nasca

Barbara Drake of An American in Lima recaps the recent robbery of members of a National Geographic film crew, who were in Peru to document the famous Nasca Lines.

Dominican Republic: The Film Sugar About Young Baseball Player

José Rafael Sosa gives a thumbs up to the movie “Sugar,” [es] which chronicles the life of a young baseball player from the Dominican Republic trying to make it in...

Mexico: Second Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Mexico's second annual human rights film festival is underway in its capital and organizers hope to attract more viewers this year writes Mexico Reporter.

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