Eduardo Avila · September, 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 September, 2009

USA: Use of the Term “Illegal Immigrant”

  15 September 2009

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.

Panama: The Arepa Buzz

  15 September 2009

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

  13 September 2009

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...

Argentina: Tax Dollars for Football Television Rights

  2 September 2009

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...

Peru: Taking Care of the Amazon River

  1 September 2009

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

  1 September 2009

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.

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