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

STORIES BY DAN COLLYNS

COVID-19 vaccination moves slowly in Peru
April 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination moves slowly in Peru

In Peru, record deaths and slow vaccine distributions. A second wave of infections is provoking fears of a prolonged battle. Officially, more than 1.7 Million infections, and at least 58,000 deaths. See the latest. Read More...
Pedro Castillo leads Peruvian elections in the first round
April 12, 2021

Pedro Castillo leads Peruvian elections in the first round

Election night came with a surprise in Peru as socialist candidate Pedro Castillo took the lead in the first-round ballot. The vote was held as coronavirus cases peaked in Peru with a battered economy and spiraling unemployment and poverty. The top two candidates will prepare for a second round in June. Read More...
April 11, 2021

Some 25 million Peruvians eligible to vote

Peruvians knew even before they voted this was not going to be a typical election with years of political scandals amid a coronavirus pandemic. Some 25 million Peruvians are eligible to vote in what analysts are calling the most fragmented election in the country’s history. […] Read More...
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