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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:

Guatemalan congressman arrested, accused of being mastermind behind murder of two journalists in 2015

After being investigated by authorities for several months, and recently stripped of his parliamentary immunity, a Guatemalan congressman aligned with the ruling party was arrested for allegedly being the intellectual author of the 2015 murders of Danilo Zapón López, journalist of Prensa Libre, and Federico Salazar, journalist at Radio Nuevo Mundo. Read more »


Peruvian Congress assesses bill that would prohibit private media from receiving state advertising

The Permanent Commission of the Peruvian Congress is evaluating a new bill that attempts to restrict state advertising only to national media and social networks. Private media would no longer receive state advertising. Read more »


Politicians and drug traffickers suspected in murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach

During the recent oral hearing of the accused mastermind of the murder of Miroslava Breach Velducea, audio was presented allegedly linking two members of the National Action Party (PAN, for is acronym in Spanish) with the March 23, 2017 murder of the correspondent from La Jornada. Read more »


In unprecedented ruling, Chilean Supreme Court decides the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten

In a unanimous and unprecedented ruling in the country, the Supreme Court of Chile defended that the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten. The court decided in favor of the Center for Investigative Reporting, CIPER, against a doctor's request to remove a report about medical malpractice from CIPER's site. Read more »


Journalists are brutally repressed by law enforcement and protesters in Argentina while covering demonstrations

More than a dozen journalists were wounded by security forces and protesters during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 14. According to various Argentine media outlets, this was one of the most brutal repressions against the press and citizen protesters so far under the government of current Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Read more »


Research on media concentration in Uruguay reveals numerous cases that must be adapted to the communications law

Despite the approval of a new communications law in 2014, historic media concentration in the hands of a few economic groups persists in Uruguay, according to a recent investigation. Read more »


Journalist duo travels seven Latin American countries to tell the story of violence and murders in the region

* This post has been updated to include information about the team at Dromómanos.

For three years, journalists Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza and José Luis Pardo Veiras traveled more than 34,000 miles through 18 Latin American countries in a third-hand Volkswagen Pointer. Their objective: to tell the story of the region’s cocaine route. Read more »


Honduran journalists face aggression and harassment after controversial presidential elections

*This post has been updated to include new of three international journalists who were deported in the aftermath of the elections. Read more »


La Bot, Chile’s first conversational news bot, wins thousands of followers during country’s elections

Inspired by the power of messaging applications to create personal relationships with news readers, a trio of veteran Chilean journalists set out this year to offer a news bot that would keep voters informed during the country’s upcoming elections. Read more »


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