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.
Latest posts by Firuzeh Shokooh Valle from December, 2010
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.
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 the state secretary Kenneth McClintock. As a result of the meeting, the Governor decided to remove a special unit of...
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 an annual $800 tuition fee that will be imposed in January. Bloggers in Puerto Rico have analyzed and commented on this recent strike and the crucial moment the student movement confronts.
Contributors and friends of the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] present their last virtual round table titled “2010.”
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 to sexual orientation from the periodic resolution condemning extrajudicial, arbitrary or summary executions.
In Destino Cuba [es], Carlos Alvarez writes about his beloved Havana, the capital of Cuba.
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 of the protests at the University of Puerto Rico.
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 rights in Cuba.
Yohandry lists the ten most read blogs of journalists [es] in Cuba, according to the national Center of Information for the Press.
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.
The Dominican blogger from the diaspora, Dino Bonao, writes about the two bodegas [es] close to his apartment in New York City.
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 by WikiLeaks that mention the Caribbean island. Blogger Rocío Díaz comments on the repercussions [es].
Blogger Joan Guerrero comments on 15 online projects [es] that appeared in the Dominican web in 2010.
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 January. Follow the hashtag #huelgaUPR in Twitter, the student blog Desde Adentro [es], and the digital magazine 80 grados [es]...
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 the main campus of the University): “We are a small group of people who attempts to inform the public about...
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. There have already been violent incidents. Follow the latest news on today's stoppage under #huelgaUPR [es] and #paroUPR [es].
Yohandry Fontana [es] has been commenting and updating on the impact in Cuba of the diplomatic cables disclosed by Wikileaks.
Journalist and blogger Carmen Enid Acevedo comments [es] on the most recent accusations against legislator Iván Rodríguez Traverzo for acts of corruption.
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 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.