MALENA MARCHAN (CHILE/ECUADOR/USA)
Journalist, graduated with honors from the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. Currently heads COTOPAXI COMMUNICATIONS, an independent production and media services company based in Miami. Also writes for EL NUEVO HERALD and is a producer for MARIA ELVIRA LIVE, a news and analysis television program broadcast all over the United States.
In 2008 UNIVISION NETWORK where she was part of the team that produced the entire 2008 presidential election coverage.
IN 2006 visited GUANTANAMO BAY DETENTION CENTER for special news coverage on the war on terror for Tiempos del Mundo newspaper.
Has worked for agence FRANCE PRESSE and NHK JAPANESE TELEVISION, in New York City as well as a correspondant for CHANNEL 13 from Chile.
From 2002-2005 worked for BBC WORLD SERVICE BUREAU in Miami and was stringer for RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL.
In 2001 covered the WORLD TRADE CENTER bombings for VISTAZO MAGAZINE in Ecuador.
Social Communicator and Journalist of the University of La Sabana. Graduated in written journalism in the University of Miami, with 17 years of experience as an editor and journalist for various printed media.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay.
1982 to 1984 – Publisher & Editor of the weekly newspaper SOMOS IDEA.
1984 to 1994 Director og the ngo CIIDU focusing on development issues and social communication
1991-1002 Institutional Coordinator of the Social Investment Program PRIS of Uruguay
1992-1995 Director of the state television in Uruguay
1995-2002 Director of Consultora Datos-Gallup International Association in Montevideo, Consultant work for international agencies such as the United Nations Development Program UNDP, the Inter-American Development Bank IADB and the World Bank.
1996 to 2003 Marketing manager of the panamerican weekly publication Tiempos del Mundo in the office in Uruguay
2004-2007 Manager for Hemispheric Special Publications based in Miami, United States. The weekly publication stops printing in 2007.
2006- Became Active Member of Amnesty International.
2007-2010 President of BJORGAN CONSULTANTS INC. in Norway
2010-present CEO of Global Security Services LLC
2008 – Founder and Publisher of Bloggers of The Americas and http://www.TheAmericasPost.com