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
Ten years after its first appearance, Periodismo Ciudadano, an organization devoted to user-generated content, reflects on the evolution of online media and the cases that moved readers and witnesses.
"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"
On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.
A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.
The parade has taken place in many different settings. It now takes place in centric Brasil Avenue, with some spectators arriving before sunrise to ensure they get seats.
The Peruvian Amazon is revealed as an area of great potential for the community of software 'developers' in the region.
The phenomenon known as the “red tide,” seen across the country has claimed the lives of more than 24 million salmon and hundreds of other marine species.
Days before presidential elections in Peru, a report revealed the DEA would be investigating the Secretary General of Fuerza Popular, the political party of candidate Keiko Fujimori, for money laundering.
In the middle of the presidential runoff campaign in Peru, cyber armies from both sides face off in a merciless battle online... and it appears Fujitrolls are in the lead.
It's not perfectly clear why, but one of Colombia's left-wing leaders was shot out last month. She escaped unharmed, but the same can't be said for the country's peace talks.
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.
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.
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.
Chile, a mining country, has a large number of mine tailing deposits that are potential contamination risks.
"Buy orange juice from the young guy on the corner and then medicine at the neighbourhood pharmacy, reactivate the economy, everyone's happy."
"Perhaps the only way to see the wax palm in the future will be on stamps and banknotes #NoToMegaMiningInSalento"
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.
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.
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.
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.