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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

  26 January 2011

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 Otero.

Puerto Rico: “The Love of My Life”

  26 January 2011

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 the love of my life…”

Puerto Rico: More Arrests and Civil Disobedience

  25 January 2011

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 students and protesters have been arrested today for engaging in civil disobedience against the imposition of a special tuition fee....

Puerto Rico: Second Round of Civil Disobedience

  20 January 2011

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 against the imposition of an annual special tuition fee.

Cuba: Gay Club in Havana

  20 January 2011

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 los Tuix.”

Puerto Rico: Arrests for Acts of Civil Disobedience

  19 January 2011

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 against the imposition of a special tuition fee. The student blog Desde Adentro [es] and the student radio station Radio...

Puerto Rico: More Students Arrested

  12 January 2011

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 UPR are on strike.

Puerto Rico: School Away from School

  9 January 2011

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, where students are on strike.

Puerto Rico: Blogs go Mainstream

  9 January 2011

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

  4 January 2011

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

  3 January 2011

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 of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico: Stolen Art

  3 January 2011

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

  2 January 2011

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 front of people (40+) as if I was reading to my sister in the room, comfortably. I read with happiness....

Puerto Rico: In 102 words

  2 January 2011

Students of the University of Puerto Rico have launched the blog 102 Palabras [es] (102 Words) where they narrate the everyday difficulties they will confront to be able to afford the $800 fee imposed by the administration.

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