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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · January, 2011

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 January, 2011

Puerto Rico: Best Culture Blog

The Coalition of Artists of Puerto Rico gave the award of best cultural blog for the month of January to El Naufragio de las Palabras [es] maintained by Carlos Antonio...

Puerto Rico: “The Love of My Life”

Blogger and lawyer Verónica RT looked up the Facebook status [es] of Zacha Hernández Alemán, a recent victim of domestic violence in Puerto Rico. It said: “I am engaged with...

Puerto Rico: Working with Needles

El Faktor [es] posts a video portraying the work of Puerto Rican tattoo artist Krystel Ivannie.

Puerto Rico: More Arrests and Civil Disobedience

The student blog Desde Adentro [es] and the monthly Diálogo [es] are offering live coverage of the most recent round of arrests at the University of Puerto Rico. About 30...

Puerto Rico: Second Round of Civil Disobedience

The student blog Desde Adentro [es] is covering the arrests of approximately 30 students who were participating today in the second round of organized acts of civil disobedience to protest...

Dominican Republic: WikiLeaks Revelations

In Ahiqueprende [es], José Ernesto Devárez hijo comments on the content of the cables revealed by WikiLeaks related to the Dominican Republic.

Cuba: Gay Club in Havana

Paquito writes [es] about the first gay club in Havana. The restaurant El Sótano, in Old Havana, becomes a gay club during weekend nights when it hosts “La Fiesta de...

Puerto Rico: First Mobile News Service Launched

The first exclusively digital and mobile news outlet in Puerto Rico has just been launched: Noticel [es]. Reporters will be covering breaking news and features.

Puerto Rico: A Blog for Local Talents

The blog El Faktor [es] has a mission: to interview and display the work of talented people who are under the radar.

Puerto Rico: Arrests for Acts of Civil Disobedience

Dozens of students of the University of Puerto Rico and other activists have been arrested today while participating in acts of civil disobedience at the main campus in Río Piedras...

Puerto Rico: Reflections on 2010

Artist and blogger Javier Martínez reflects [es] on the best and the worst of 2010.

Puerto Rico: Ex Alums and Professors Question Violence

The digital magazine 80 Grados republishes the expressions [es] of professors and ex alums of the University of Puerto Rico who have criticized a group of alleged students who damaged...

Puerto Rico: More Students Arrested

The student blog Desde Adentro [es] informs that eight students of the University of Puerto Rico were arrested today for distributing fliers and leaflets in the classrooms. Students of the...

Puerto Rico: Interview of Esoez TV Team

In the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es], @redod interviews @nerdote and @fetoso [es], the team behind the blog and performance project Esoez TV [es].

Puerto Rico: School Away from School

Poder, Espacio y Ambiente [es] informs about the initiative “Universidad sin paredes” (University without Walls), that aims to offer classes outside the physical space of the University of Puerto Rico,...

Puerto Rico: Blogs go Mainstream

The tech blog Qiibo has posted the audio of the interview [es] journalist Jonathan Lebrón Ayala did with various bloggers in Puerto Rico for the mainstream radio station WKAQ/Univisión.

Cuba: Essays on Cuba

In Octavo Cerco [es], guest author Boris González Arenas publishes the first part of a trilogy of essays on the political situation of Cuba.

Puerto Rico: Students Use Social Media

The Committee of Student Representatives (CRE in Spanish) used social media networks to transmit their message in favor of having a dialogue to end the student strike at the University...

Puerto Rico: Stolen Art

In Trance Líquido [es], Lilliam Nieves analyzes the recent theft of three masterpieces of the Puerto Rican paintor José Campeche from the National Gallery.

Puerto Rico: Poetry is Busy

Poet and blogger Yarisa Colón comments on the event “Poetry is Busy” [es] at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan: “It was a wonderful night. I read in...

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