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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · February, 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 February, 2011

Puerto Rico: Best Blogs 2010

The team of gave out the Esoez Awards to the best blogs [es] of Puerto Rico in 2010. The podcast En Profundo [es], the music blog Puerto Rico Indie...

Puerto Rico: Conflictive One Day Walk-Out

In a general student assembly yesterday, a majority of students of the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico voted in favor of ending the strike for one month...

Puerto Rico: “I Do Not Belong to That Class”

A group of Law professors of the University of Puerto Rico have opened a section of their blog, Derecho al Derecho [es], to provide information on how lawyers can opt-out...

Puerto Rico: Congressman Condemns Human Rights Abuses

Blogger and lawyer Hiram Meléndez has posted the video in which  Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez appears before Congress forcefully condemning the human rights abuses against students and protesters in the...

Puerto Rico: A Travelling Girl

Kanchita, a seven-year old girl from Puerto Rico, has started a blog [es] in which she is recording her thoughts during her wonderful travels through South America. Kanchita is also...

Equatorial Guinea: Writer on Hunger Strike

The writer and poet from Equatorial Guinea, Juan Tomás Avila Laurel [es], has gone on a hunger strike [es] in protest against the dictatorship of Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Obiang and...

Puerto Rico: “I Support My Alma Mater”

“I stand behind my country’s public university and what it should be: an accessible institution that promotes the advancement of different types of knowledges, provides spaces to discuss and  solve...

Puerto Rico: UPR President Resigns

In the midst of a severe crisis, the president of the University of Puerto Rico, José Ramón de la Torre, resigned allegedly due to “personal reasons.” The student digital publication...

Puerto Rico: Human Rights Organizations With Eyes on UPR

Amnesty International has petitioned the government of Puerto Rico [es] to investigate the use of excessive Police force against students who are protesting against a special tuition fee imposed by...

Puerto Rico: UPR Professors Walk Out

The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors (APPU in Spanish) held a walk out yesterday, February 10, 2011 at the Río Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico in...

Puerto Rico: Another Violent Day at the UPR

The collective student blog Desde Adentro/Rojo Gallito [es] and the monthly Diálogo Digital [es] report the events of yet another day of violence at the Río Piedras campus of the...

Puerto Rico: Let's Talk About Movies

In the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es]. @sire_damiano and @redod offer a look at the creative force of the director and video artist Michel Gondry.

Puerto Rico: Protest Against Harrasment

The feminist coalition Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres [es] reacts to the videos and images circulated through social media [es] that show police officers inappropriately touching women protesters arrested for participating...

Puerto Rico: Mainstream Media and Art Blogs

Artist and blogger Javier Martínez acknowledges that the mainstream newspaper El Nuevo Día [es] covers arts and culture, but he invites them to redesign and rethink [es] their website.

Dominican Republic: Remembering Luis Días

Puerto Rican blogger and music scholar Raquel Z. Rivera reflects on her admiration [es] for the recently deceased Dominican musician and artist Luis Días.

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