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Paola Nalvarte is a Peruvian journalist and documentary photographer living in Austin, Texas. She focuses on covering and writing about the Andes region. In Peru, Paola worked in the Lima office of the Italian news agency ANSA, on the economic news desk of the daily Expreso, and for ten years she has been working on different editorial projects doing picture editing and research for one of the oldest Spanish-language papers in the world, the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio. She also enjoyed writing for the newspaper weekly magazine Somos. Follow her on Twitter @paolanalvarte

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Recent Blog Posts:

With coffee and conversation, Efecto Cocuyo seeks to improve coverage of Venezuelan migration in the Americas

In Venezuela, the light coffee taken mid-morning or mid-afternoon to create space for conversation or relaxation is called a guayoyo. Read more »


‘We are a profession that has had to organize to resist,’ Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, Maria Moors Cabot Prize winner

She is a promoter and leader of collaborative projects. In one of those projects she investigated the 2010 execution of 72 mostly Central American migrants, and the forced disappearance of hundreds more, by drug traffickers and police in the deadly Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Her reporting revealed the hidden tragedy of massive disappearances in Mexico and exposed a vast number of clandestine mass graves in the country,” Columbia University said of Marcela Turati. Read more »


Honduran journalist who previously received death threats had gun put to her head outside home

Journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez, a journalist from Radio Progreso in Tegucigalpa, Honduras who has previously received death threats, said a man put a gun to her head as she arrived home in her car on Sept. 26. Read more »


Nicaraguan editorial group closes El Nuevo Diario and two other newspapers due to economic difficulties

In a statement, the board of directors of newspaper El Nuevo Diario reported that it decided to discontinue its digital and print publication due to economic, technical and logistical difficulties that make its operation "unsustainable" after four decades of circulation. Read more »


181 journalists sign statement against harassment of female colleagues in Chile

After a journalist covering Chile’s recent national celebrations was the subject of unsolicited touching and kissing while on camera, 181 journalists signed a letter expressing their firm rejection of sexual harassment and discrimination against female journalists in the country.


Cuban journalist detained in the United States receives asylum, but has yet to be released

Cuban journalist Yariel Valdés González was granted asylum by a U.S. judge on Sept. 18 after spending five months in detention centers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Washington Blade reported. However, the journalist has not yet been released. Read more »


Ojo Público’s reports on sex trafficking inspire traveling theatrical production in Peru

Between 2017 and 2018, Peruvian site Ojo Público published three investigative reports looking into the experiences of Peruvian girls and adolescents who were sexually exploited by traffickers. Now, those stories have been brought to the stage as the theater documentary ‘Delta.’ Read more »


Salvadoran journalists warn about lack of access to official sources and little tolerance for criticism from the new government

*This story has been updated. It was originally missing some translated paragraphs.

Since President Nayib Bukele took office on June 1, 2019, Salvadoran journalists in the country say public institutions and officials are increasingly less accessible as sources and social networks have become the favorite medium of the new government to communicate official matters or refute any criticism or comment. Read more »


Infobae joins Latin American media incorporating the position of gender editor in their newsrooms

A new role is emerging in newsrooms in Latin America and abroad as women’s movements like #NiUnaMenos and #MeToo take hold across the world. Read more »


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