I'm peruvian, blogging since 2001 and founder of Blogsperu.com, the first directory of peruvian bloggers. I also contribute or have contributed to: Periodismociudadano.com, informacioncivica.info, Futurechallenges.org.
Latest posts by Juan Arellano
25 May 2016
Demonstrators gathered in front of hospitals and health centers in Medellín last week, trying to pressure the authorities into addressing persistent and pervasive shortcomings in the local healthcare system.
24 May 2016
The legal case of Santa Clara Uchunya against the Pucallpa Plantations is emblematic because its outcome will have far-reaching consequences for the future of the region and its indigenous peoples.
23 May 2016
The Arkana Alliance: An Organization that Builds Bridges with the Shipibo Communities of Ucayali in Peru
Meet the Arkana Alliance, an organization that is working in the Peruvian Amazon to empower the Shipibo people and help them preserve their environment.
21 May 2016
14 May 2016
"Buy orange juice from the young guy on the corner and then medicine at the neighbourhood pharmacy, reactivate the economy, everyone's happy."
12 May 2016
6 May 2016
On Twitter, @MonedasColombia shares facts about Colombia's currency. For example, did you know that 100 years ago, the National Bank released a 25 peso bill with a dog on it?
The marine phenomenon known as a red tide has killed a wide range of sea species in Chiloé, costing many fishermen their livelihood. They blame the salmon industry.
20 April 2016
Neither corruption nor human rights are core issues for the average voter, who's more interested in the economy and not returning to the era of hyperinflation.
13 April 2016
Who are the movers and shakers of online life in Pucallpa, a medium-sized city with a little over 200,000 inhabitants in the Peruvian Amazon? We talk to some of them.
9 April 2016
This year's presidential election in Peru has been a doozy. Global Voices presents a guide to the candidates and the race's national significance.
31 March 2016
The Special Electorate Jury of Lima has dismissed a request to exclude from Peru's presidential race the most controversial candidate, Keiko Fujimori, leading to a national legitimacy crisis.
24 March 2016
Throughout all the campaign, Keiko Fujimori's leading position was unquestionable, but things started to change as the authoritarian governing style of her father returned to Peruvians' memory.
18 March 2016
26 February 2016
"The only other matter that reliably inflames the passions of Peruvians are the attempts by our southern neighbors to claim the Pisco Sour or the Suspiro Limeño as their own."
23 February 2016
"Incredible! Petroperú contaminates rivers in the Amazon and the 59 million sol fine will be paid by all of us Peruvians"
20 February 2016
The many booksellers that occupied the busy Quilca street have been evicted and uncertainty looms over the future of not only the traders but also the greater area.
18 February 2016
What is it about life in Manchay that makes the residents protest so energetically against a fare rise that would to others seem negligible?
14 January 2016
The Global Voices in Spanish volunteer translator community published 2,384 translations in 2015. In this article, some members of the community share what translating means to them.
28 October 2015
The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.