Dan Collyns

Dan Collyns

Dan Collyns covers the Andean region for CGTN America.

Collyns joined CGTN America in November of 2011 and is based in Lima, Peru. He has also reported for CGTN from Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile.

Collyns was formerly the BBC’s correspondent in Peru where he has been based since 2006. He also worked for AFP as a video-journalist, The Guardian newspaper and for PRI, NPR and CBC among other networks. Dan has covered earthquakes, mine cave-ins, summits, elections, the drug war, human rights trials and he interviewed the last fugitive leader of Peru’s Shining Path guerrilla group.

Before moving to South America, Dan worked at BBC World Service radio as a writer and producer. He began his career in print, filing newspaper reports from Tanzania.

He studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College at the University of London.

Follow Dan Collyns on Twitter @yachay_dc

Dan Collyns


January 14, 2024

Ecuador stepping up to crack down on gangs

  Dubbed Plan Phoenix, the crackdown on Ecuador’s dangerous drug gangs is underway. Ecuador’s armed forces increased patrolling and searches in Guayaquil’s poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in response to days of gang violence.  Read More...
January 6, 2024

Bird diversity in Peru

  Peru says it has surpassed Colombia and Brazil as the world’s leader in bird diversity with nearly 1,900 species. After coordinating the count with the scientific community, it hopes to promote Peru as the premier bird-spotting destination. Read More...
December 19, 2023

Bolivia commercially taps its lithium reserves

Bolivia, which has the world’s biggest untapped reserves of lithium, has officially opened its first industrial-scale lithium plant. The initiative kicks off what the country hopes is a lithium export boom and move its economy forward. Dan Collyns shares the latest. Read More...
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