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 September, 2009
Panama: Demolition of Historic Buildings
Orlando Acosta of Estación Tropical [es] is worried about the demolition of several “emblematic buildings” in Panama City, Panama.
USA: Use of the Term “Illegal Immigrant”
Marisa Treviño of Latina Lista takes a look at President Obama's recent use of the term “illegal immigrant,” and his change from earlier usage of “undocumented immigrant,” and what the ramifications.
Costa Rica: Media Portrayal of African Immigrants
Alejandro Vargas Johannson criticizes the Costa Rican media for the manner in which they portrayed African immigrants that recently arrived by boat as criminal delinquents, and not as victims [es].
Panama: The Arepa Buzz
In Panama, Rob Rivera writes that the shop in Via España that sells arepas, a popular food in the country, is deserving of all the buzz that it has been receiving as of late.
Paraguay: The Use of the Chapulín Colorado on Campaign Materials
Much to the dismay of Guillermo Verdún of Paraguayo [es], the Colorado Party in Paraguay was found to be using the image of “Chapulín Colorado” (Red Grasshopper), a famous comedic character from Mexican television, on some of its campaign materials. As a result, Verdún wrote to the actor who played...
Chile: Presidential Candidate Sebastian Piñera and his “Digital Revolution”
In Chile, the blog from the campaign “One Computer per Child” has a video from Presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera, [es] who explains his positions and presents his project called the “Digital Revolution.”
Ecuador: Guayaquil Plans to Produce Biogas from Waste
With the amount of organic waste produced in the municipality of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Xavier Márquez of Tecnodatum [es] reports that the local government has solicited bids in order to use the waste to produce biogas.
Ecuador: Ombudspersons Needed in National Newspapers
According to Xavier Flores, only one newspaper in Ecuador employs an ombudsperson [es] to provide this service to the readers, which according to him, is especially needed in the country.
Argentina: Tax Dollars for Football Television Rights
David of Artepolítica [es] does not care about football, and does not worry that his tax dollars are being used to purchase the television rights to the Argentine football season. However, he does not buy the argument that the government will make money from the expenditure because of the poor...
Costa Rica: TEDx Event Planned for March 2010
Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about the planned TEDx event for Costa Rica scheduled for March 19, 2010.
Peru: Taking Care of the Amazon River
The ongoing problem of the trash contamination of the Amazon River is a concern to De la Selva Su Web On [es], who writes that the river should be taken care of, especially as it is being promoted as a Wonder of the World.
El Salvador: The Issue with Street Protests
Street protests in El Salvador are of a concern for Chambita Hernandez of Gatos Frentudos [es], who writes that everyone has the right to free speech, but that it should not interfere with others’ right to free transit.
Cuba: National Team to Compete in Baseball World Cup
Mi Columna Deportiva [es] analyzes the roster for the Cuban national baseball team that will participate in the 2009 Baseball World Cup. Many of the players are returning from the Olympic and World Baseball Championship teams.