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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · December, 2010

Former editor of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Spain and Latin American/Caribbean diasporic blogospheres. Puerto Rican journalist specialized in human rights issues. PhD research focuses on social movements, digital technologies, gender, and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. I tweet here: @firuzehsv.

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Latest posts by Firuzeh Shokooh Valle from December, 2010

Puerto Rico: Videos for a Cause

The digital magazine 80 Grados [es] posted another video of their series “UPR, a common cause” [es] which aims to present different voices of the University of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico: Dialogue with Students on Strike

Student activist Arturo Ríos Escribano used social media networks to inform the public about the dialogue [es] between student leaders of the University of Puerto Rico, governor Luis Fortuño and...

Puerto Rico: Violent Clashes at the University of Puerto Rico

Students on strike at the main campus of the state-run University of Puerto Rico were beaten and arrested last Monday, December 20, after violent clashes with the Police. Students oppose...

Puerto Rico: Best of 2010

Contributors and friends of the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] present their last virtual round table titled “2010.”

Cuba: Change of vote on LGBT Rights

The LGBT activist and blogger Paquito commends [es] the Cuban government for changing its vote at the United Nations after having previously supported an amendment to remove the explicit reference...

Cuba: An Elegy for Havana

In Destino Cuba [es], Carlos Alvarez writes about his beloved Havana, the capital of Cuba.

Puerto Rico: The Politization of the Supreme Court

Law professor and blogger Hiram Meléndez Juarbe analyzes the institutional crisis the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico [es] is facing, and its recent decision to restrict the space and place...

Cuba: Mariela Castro Espín on LGBT Rights

Vladia comments [es] on Mariela Castro Espin's –director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, and daughter of President Raúl Castro– opinions and analysis on the future of LGBT...

Cuba: Ten Most Read Journalism Blogs

Yohandry lists the ten most read blogs of journalists [es] in Cuba, according to the national Center of Information for the Press.

Dominican Republic: 4% for Education

Blogger and journalist María Isabel Soldevila supports the grassroots campaign [es] that is demanding the government to  invest 4% of the national budget in education.

Dominican Republic: Two Bodegas

The Dominican blogger from the diaspora, Dino Bonao, writes about the two bodegas [es] close to his apartment in New York City.

Dominican Republic: Wikileaks cables released

The ex ambassador of the United States in the Dominican Republic, Robert Fannin, said two ex Dominican public officers were “corrupt,” as stated in one of the 1600 cables released...

Dominican Republic: Fifteen Online Projects

Blogger Joan Guerrero comments on 15 online projects [es] that appeared in the Dominican web in 2010.

Puerto Rico: Second Student Strike

Students of the University of Puerto Rico have started the second strike in less than a year, this time in protest against a special tuition fee to be charged in...

Puerto Rico: Original version of Wikileaks

An anonymous team has founded the website Iupileaks [es] in which they are posting documents of the administration of the University of Puerto Rico (Iuipi is the colloquial name of...

Puerto Rico: Violence at the University of Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico is in crisis again. Students are opposing a special registration fee to be charged in January that the administration imposed to alleviate a fiscal deficit. ...

Cuba: The Impact of Wikileaks

Yohandry Fontana [es] has been commenting and updating on the impact in Cuba of the diplomatic cables disclosed by Wikileaks.

Puerto Rico: Corruption in the Legislature

Journalist and blogger Carmen Enid Acevedo comments [es] on the most recent accusations against legislator Iván Rodríguez Traverzo for acts of corruption.

Puerto Rico: On Statehood and Identity

Rafael Franco comments [es] on Puerto Rican author Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá's most recent column [es] on statehood and identity, which has stirred a controversy in the Caribbean island.

Puerto Rico: Interview of Writer Lolita Bosch

Puerto Rican writer and blogger Marta Aponte Alsina interviews fellow Spanish writer Lolita Bosch [es] on literature, violence in Mexico, and promoting reading in prisons in Latin America.

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