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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

  23 February 2011

The team of Esoez.com 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 [es], and the satire blog El ñame [es] are among the winners.

Puerto Rico: Conflictive One Day Walk-Out

  23 February 2011

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 [es], but they declared a one day walk out today as part of their protest initiatives against the imposition of...

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

  22 February 2011

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 of a federal class suit against the Bar Association of Puerto Rico, an institution that has been practically dismantled by...

Puerto Rico: Congressman Condemns Human Rights Abuses

  18 February 2011

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 Island, the imposed restrictions on free speech at the University of Puerto Rico,  and the crisis of the Bar Association,...

Puerto Rico: A Travelling Girl

  18 February 2011

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 posting her photos. Yes, her parents are helping her out!

Equatorial Guinea: Writer on Hunger Strike

  18 February 2011

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 his family have ruled the ex Spanish colony since 1979.

Puerto Rico: “I Support My Alma Mater”

  12 February 2011

“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 some of the most pressing issues facing Puerto Rico, and is not beholden to the whims and stratagems of politicians...

Puerto Rico: UPR President Resigns

  12 February 2011

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 Desde Adentro/Rojo Gallito informs [es] that De la Torre resigned one day after sending the Police Superintendent, José Figueroa Sancha,...

Puerto Rico: Human Rights Organizations With Eyes on UPR

  11 February 2011

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 the administration of the University of Puerto Rico. The American Civil Liberties Union is compiling testimonies [es] of protesters who...

Puerto Rico: UPR Professors Walk Out

  11 February 2011

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 protest against the Police's occupation of the campus. The student blog Desde Adentro/Rojo Galito informs [es] that the protest effectively...

Puerto Rico: Another Violent Day at the UPR

  10 February 2011

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 University of Puerto Rico.  The chancellor has prohibited protests and demonstrations on the campus, which has been occupied by the...

Puerto Rico: Protest Against Harrasment

  2 February 2011

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 in acts of civil disobedience against the University of Puerto Rico's decision to impose an annual special tuition fee.

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