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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · March, 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 March, 2011

Cuba: Implications of the Alan Gross trial

In half-wired, blogger Ellery Biddle analyzes the Alan Gross case and the potential of ICT's in Cuba: “First, who decides what constitutes a crime? While Cuban courts say that Gross...

Puerto Rico: Interview of La Acera's team

Listen to the interview of the team behind the collective blog La Acera [es] in which they talk about the Puerto Rican blogosphere, and the Internet as a potential space...

Puerto Rico: Documentary on the UPR

The art blog The Fractal [es] features Osvaldo Budet's documentary “More than 800 Reasons” on the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico. The title refers to the protest...

Puerto Rico: The art of Aslan

The collective blog El Faktor, dedicated to showcasing unknown and underground artists, features the art of Aslan [es].

Puerto Rico: Controversial Supreme Court decision

Blogger and Law scholar Erika Fontánez Torres [es] analyzes the recent decision [es] of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico that denies “adulterous” women the protections guaranteed under the Law against...

Puerto Rico: 2010 Census figures

Doctoral student and blogger Deepak Lamba-Nieves is starting to analyze the latest release of 2010 Census figures for Puerto Rico:  “Although the main story has been the population loss registered...

Puerto Rico: Unique traditions

The team of #EnProfundo have posted their 41st podcast titled: “Unique and Innovative Traditions” [es]. They talk about a recently launched political candidate, the earthquake in Japan, and a new...

Puerto Rico: Tite Curet Alonso at the Plaza

Art blogger Javier Martínez celebrates the installation of a life size sculpture [es] honoring the life and music of composer Tite Curet Alonso in the central square Plaza de Armas...

Puerto Rico: Students, professors and solidarity

Artist, professor and blogger Alejandro Carpio analyzes and contextualizes the recent debates [es] on the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico: On the film “América”

In 80 grados [es] film director Sonia Fritz reflects on her latest film “América,” based on the novel by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago, and the challenges and the joys...

Puerto Rico: Al Jazeera in Puerto Rico

Journalist Dalila Rodríguez Saavedra reflects on the recent visit of a team of Al Jazeera to the Island [es] to film a documentary on the severe economic crisis. Rodríguez Saavedra,...

Cuba: Confessions of a digital fan

“I am not a digital native, but I consider myself part of the Generation 2.0. I am a facebook girl and intense blogger,” says Cuban journalist Katia Monteagudo [es] about...

Dominican Republic: Violence is not love

Blogger María Isabel Soldevila writes about the high rates of violence against women [es] in the Dominican Republic, and warns that love can never be expressed through violence.

Cuba: “I miss Bloggers Cuba”

Blogger and journalist Elaine Díaz reflects on the disappearance [es] of the collective Bloggers Cuba, of which she was a member.

Puerto Rico: Virtual campaign against violence

Lawyer, feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT has launched a virtual campaign through her blog [es] and Facebook [es]that documents every case of women murdered by their partners or ex partners...

Puerto Rico: Another senator convicted of corruption

Historian and blogger Ivonne Acosta reflects [es] on the recent conviction in the federal district court in Puerto Rico of the pro-statehood senator Hector Martínez on charges of corruption.

Puerto Rico: Professors debate student strike

Blogger and law student Mariana Iriarte comments [es] on the debate among professors of the University of Puerto Rico on the effectiveness of the strategies proposed by students as part...

Puerto Rico: Violence in the University

The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors of Puerto Rico (APPU) condemned the physical attacks [es]  a group of students perpetrated against the Provost of the Río Piedras campus, Ana Guadalupe....

Equatorial Guinea: Writer ends hunger strike

Writer and poet Juan Tomás Avila Laurel decided to end a hunger strike [es] in protest against the rule of Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who siezed power of Equatorial Guinea in...

Puerto Rico: World Day of Solidarity with the UPR

Sympathizers with the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico will stage simultaneous demonstrations in solidarity with the UPR in cities around the world on Friday, March 11, 2011....

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