Latest posts by Juan Arellano
"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."
Lebanese blogger and GV volunteer Thalia Rahme talks about what makes her, her city of Beirut and Global Voices unique.
"Whenever someone asks me what Global Voices is like, I say it is the kindest place in the world." A crowsourced interview of managing editor Sahar, curated by Juan Arellano.
19th-century waltzes, blind saxophonists, musical saws: Lima, Peru resident Juan Arellano pays tribute to the musicians who bring delight and texture to the streets of his city.
Here we share some Storify stories that sum up what happened on the first day of NETmundial, the conference on the future of Internet governance in São Paulo, Brazil (April 23 and 24, 2014). In English: – @APC_News: #NETmundial officially kicks off – First impressions of #NETmundial. – @PdF_Europe: NetMundial...
The first time Juan Arellano visited Quito was quite by chance. After a fourth visit he realises he can't deny it: he's head-over-heels in love with Ecuador's capital.
We are pleased to announce that, as of a few weeks ago, Sesión de Control, an online Spanish political affairs magazine, is republishing articles from Global Voices on its website.
After the payment raise scandal [es] of Peruvian congressmen, disguised under the rubric of expenses, in Sesión de Control, journalist Martin Hidalgo makes a comparative analysis [es] of the salaries of deputies in Latin America. “At the top of the highest paid legislators are Chileans, who earn a salary of...
Global Voices in Spanish editor Juan Arellano interviews GV contributor and world traveller Janet Gunter, on her work in our community and on various projects.
During his visit to Peru for the Third Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) from October 1-2, 2012, the King of Jordan, Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein, took a leisure trip [es] from Lima to Cusco on his motorcycle. During the trip, two vehicles from the king's convoy forced a team of...
Peruvian bloggers Juan Arellano [es] and Paco Bardales [es] report on the murders of 14 shamans in the amazon town of Balsapuerto. The main suspect is the mayor of Balsapuerto, Alfredo Torres, and his brother, who are reportedly evangelical Christian and see these shamans as “devils”.
Ibis Liulla at CiComunica asks [es]: “How can the media help citizens make an informed vote, if they are polarized and so outrageously biased in favor of a candidate at the expense of the other?” in relation to the Peruvian run-off elections next June.
Juan Diego Gómez posts in his blog about Fractal'11, an event about fiction, art, science and technology that will take place in Medellín, Colombia, on April 8-9, 2011. Juan Diego introduces [es] some of the speakers: awarded Science Fiction writer Kij Johnson (@kijjohnson), cyborg anthropologist Amber Case (@caseorganic), researcher Johanna...
Jonathan Sánchez examines [es] how the media should face a viral campaign against them, in connection with a recent Facebook campaign [es] organized against Philip Butters, a journalist at Capital Radio who aired some statements that were considered homophobic during his radio program. Jonathan indicates that the radio's Facebook page...
@coloresmari posts in her blog [es] that she feels inspired when she watches videos by @juancanola and says: “I see people from different communities and regions in Colombia really working, taking advantage of the possibilities that digital media gives them.”
Let's meet a translator from Global Voices in Spanish: Adriana Gutiérrez. In this interview she tells us about her activities, how she got involved with the Lingua project and of course, about her beloved country: Venezuela.
Silvio Rendón from GranComboClub analyzed [es] the book “Between economic growth and social dissatisfaction. Social protests in contemporary Peru” [es] by Romeo Grompone and Martin Tanaka. Aside from reviewing the interesting material on the case studies presented, Silvio thinks the conclusions the book reaches try to distort the social conflicts...
There seems to be a concern among Colombian women about defending their rights and about increasing the number of women who can use the Internet and new media to express themselves and take advantage of the benefits this medium offers, like other women do in other countries. This is evident after going over 21 posts submitted for the first carnival of blogs organized by Global Voices in Spanish: Blog Carnival: Colombia, Women on the Web. Take a look at what these bloggers had to say.
After more than 11 months in exile in Nicaragua following the events and conflicts in the region of Bagua, indigenous leader Alberto Pizango returned to Peru on May 26, sparking different responses from Twitter users and bloggers supporting or criticizing him.
The funeral industry in Peru appears to be cornered by Afro-Peruvians, where clients specifically request and prefer their services. Many are wondering whether this might be reverse-discrimination against other ethnicities.
In Puerto Rico, the art blogs have become vital spaces of discussion, debate, deliberation, critique and information. They have obtained what other virtual entrepreneurs anxiously desire: to convert their spaces into necessary references and centers of a type of information that you simply can't find in any other place.