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Juan Arellano

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.

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Latest posts by Juan Arellano

25 March 2010

Peru: Cries of Animal Abuse in Defense of Surfing Alpaca

Images of "Pisco," the surfing alpaca have sparked cries of animal abuse because the Peruvian animal was taken out of its natural habitat, prompting speculating that its trainer was only...

18 March 2010

Peru: The Pardon of José Enrique Crousillat

Former Peruvian television businessman José Enrique Crousillat had been serving a jail sentence for accepting bribes, when he was granted a pardon by President Alan García for humanitarian reasons, and...

4 March 2010

Peru: New Floods in Cusco Region

When it was believed that the disaster situation caused by rains and flooding in Cusco, Peru and surrounding areas had gotten better, on March 1st strong rains once again caused...

9 February 2010

Peru: Cusco Bloggers Cover the Rain Disaster

After two weeks of heavy rain and non-stop rainfall, and following floods of Cusco, Puno and Apurímac, the citizen media has thoroughly covered the disaster in South Peru.

1 February 2010

Peru: Aid and Rescue for Flood Victims in Cusco

The situation in Cusco, Peru remains difficult as the rains have not ceased. Aid is being distributed, but many are calling for more transparency. There have even been reports that...

27 January 2010

Peru: Heavy Rains and Mudslides in Cusco

Heavy rains and flooding have been affecting the region of Cusco, Peru, leaving thousands of local residents affected. The tragedy has left unanswered questions about the region's preparedness for these...

Peru: The Loss of Local Rock Radio Stations

Peruvian radio stations catering to fans of rock music are being taken off the air, with business reasons often cited as the reason. However, many bloggers say there is still...

17 November 2009

Peru: Air Force Officer Charged with Spying for Chile

Peruvian Air Force Officer Victor Ariza Mendoza was arrested and charged with spying for Chile, which has increased the tension between the two countries, leading some to call for the...

7 November 2009

Peru: One Hundred Years of Writer Ciro Alegría

Peruvian writer Ciro Alegía was born 100 years ago, and his best-known novel "Broad and Alien is the World" focuses on the struggles of an indigenous community in the northern...

3 November 2009

Peru: Chimbote in Blogs

The Peruvian coastal city of Chimbote may be best known for its fishing industry, but there is a lot of cultural activity taking place. Blogs from Chimbote have played an...

26 October 2009

Peru: The Abortion Debate

Conversations for a Better World

The abortion debate in Peru has reemerged due to a bill that has been approved in the Special Committee of the Penal Code in the Peruvian Congress, which would decriminalize...

24 October 2009

GV Blogger Interview: Sylwia Presley

Sylwia Presley is a name which pops up regularly on Global Voices Online. Her interactions spark discussions and ignite new ideas which helps our community develop. Juan Arellano catches up...

11 October 2009

Peru: Renewed Attention on the Shining Path

Seventeen years after the capture of Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Peruvian terrorist organization Shining Path, a new movie and book, as well as several suspicious attacks, have brought new...

26 September 2009

Peru: Preservation Efforts in the Chan Chan Archaeological Site

Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in Northern Peru and suffers from the negative effects of looters and natural phenomena. A number of preservation efforts are taking place, including...

15 September 2009

Peru: Looming Problem of the Inambari Hydroelectric Power Station

A 4-billion dollar hydroelectric power station is planned for the Peruvian Amazon, which will provide energy to neighboring Brazil. However, there is concern how the construction will affect the Amazon...

24 August 2009

Peru: Contamination in Mining Town La Oroya

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recently declared the petition admissible against the Peruvian State for committing human rights abuses against the residents of the mining city of La Oroya.

21 August 2009

Peru: Proposal Shortens Time for Media to Correct Inexact Information

The Peruvian Congress has begun to debate a bill that shortens the time for “inexact information” to be corrected by the media. Many journalists and bloggers are wondering who will...

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