Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from February, 2008
What started as a photo sharing site is now a site attracting thousands of visitors hoping to download mp3 files from Uruguayan musical artists. In an interview, one of the founders of the site Uruguay Photos talks about some of the controversy over hosting music files and his interaction with the artists, most of whom fully support the site as a way to reach more people. The interview was conducted by Martin Balao and is translated for Global Voices.
The Colombian digital online magazine, equinoXio recently launched a version in English.
After a 2-2 tie with the United States, Bucéfalo [es] thinks the Mexican national football team would be better off with another coach due to the 0-8-2 results over the past ten years on the road.
Colombia celebrated Day of the Journalist on February 9. Juan David Escobar of Reticente [es] and Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] salute and write about the challenges for journalists in Colombia.
In El Alto, Bolivia, Hugo Choque writes about a different type of garbage. Every morning between 4 am and 5:30 am, one can see individuals plastering walls of businesses and homes with flyers for every type of advertisement imaginable.
Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas [es] had been very critical of the young lawmaker from Costa Rica, Andrea Morales, for drawing too much attention to her appearance by posing for various national magazines. However, he has been pleasantly surprised to see her bypass politics as usual, regardless of her...
The presidential candidate for the FMLN, Mauricio Funes, is seeking the support of the indigenous communities in El Salvador. Mundo Farabundista [es] writes that Funes recently visited the town of Izalco, which has been considered a strong supporter of the rival ARENA party.
Rafael Monge writes about the continued crime spree in El Salvador and speculates that one would have a better chance of surviving a gunshot in his country, than in Finland [es]. Why? Because Salvadoran doctors would have more experience treating this type of wound.
Mexico Reporter visits the town of Santa Maria Aztahuacan, where residents celebrated the start of Lent with “dancing in the streets, tacos, tequila – and random gunfire.” Tradition has meant that the residents shoot their pistols as a way of showing their joy during the festivities.
Borderlandia writes about a couple of incidents in Ciudad Juárez involving radioactive cobalt 60, the US-Mexico border, and urbanism.
TBA Me Mata [es] posts a video of some graffiti artists tagging a Buenos Aires train in broad daylight and writes that there is “zero security.”
Cuadernos de Silicio [es] describes the events surrounding preparations for the Chinese New Year in Mexico City, and that 2008 corresponds to “the Year of the Rat,” a year that members of the Chinese community think “could be favorable for having a lot of children, as it is characteristic of...
Plan Colombia and Beyond provides some thoughts from the Center for International Policy Associate Paola Castro, who writes, “As a Colombian-American citizen I feel really glad that the pro-peace and anti-FARC rally went well today in Washington D.C. Around eight hundred people came together in Freedom Plaza [15th and Pennsylvania...
Bolivida [es] writes about the continued deforestation in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and provides a video of satellite images showing the difference in forest coverage from 1984 to 2000.
Grito Argentino [es] writes that approximately 300 people assembled to protest against the FARC in Argentina.
Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] shares some thoughts about Hugo Chávez that he wrote at various blog communities at traditional newspaper sites.
“There once was a green country presided by a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, where there were more teachers, than soldiers and universal social security [es],” writes Julia Ardón in response to recent protests and reports of police repression.
Juan Carlos Hidalgo applauds the decision by the Costa Rican government to extend and establish diplomatic relations [es] with the Palestine Authority.
Rod Hughes of Costa Rica Blogs writes about gruesome murders that took place in southern part of the country and that these types of crimes have rapidly increased since 2005.
From Uruguay, La Bitácora de Gelman [es] writes about the International Year of Languages.
Former president Alejandro Toledo is back in Peru for a few days, and Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [es] is pleased, and indicated that his presence as a professor at Stanford University and a lack of any charges of corruption or human rights abuses as had been typical of former...