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.
Latest posts by Firuzeh Shokooh Valle from May, 2011
Cuba: On Emails and Blogs
Due to limited acces to the Internet in Cuba, blogger Yasmín Portales Machado has decided to publish on her blog En 2310 y 8225 [es] the comments on her posts that have been circulated through email, which is more easily available in Cuba.
Cuba: Reflections on the Conference Against Homophobia
Blogger and gay activist Francisco Rodríguez Cruz reflects on the most recent Cuban Conference Against Homophobia [es].
Cuba: Five Intellectuals Analyze the 15-M
The blog La Pupila Insomne [es] has convened five intellectuals [es] to discuss and analyze the social movement 15-M (May 15) that has developed in Spain in recent weeks.
Puerto Rico: Fractal is Looking for an Intern
The art blog The Fractal [es] is looking for an intern [es] to work on their project “Be Kind, Digitalize” [es].
Puerto Rico: Book by Julieta Munoz
The digital magazine 80 Grados [es] publishes a fragment of Julieta Muñoz Alvarado's most recent book [es] “Tarareando en clave el son de los 70.”
Puerto Rico: Debate on Media and Politics
Journalist Sandra Rodríguez Cotto analyzes the recent debate [es] on the alleged donations of the largest and most influential newspaper in the Island, El Nuevo Día [es], to the politician Jorge De Castro Font, convicted of federal charges on corruption.
Puerto Rico: Video on the Gas Pipeline Route
Historian and blogger Ivonne Acosta posts the video of a reportage on the beautiful route [es] through which a proposed gas pipeline will run through. Environmentalists and community activists are opposing the state-sponsored project.
Puerto Rico: Bloggers Conference
Read the reflections, opinions, and posts on the most recent Bloggers Conference [es] in Puerto Rico.
Spain: Website #tomalaplaza
Protesters in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, have posted their manifesto, communiques, and other information on their daily activities at the website Madrid #tomalaplaza [es].
Puerto Rico: Review of Performance “Esquina Periferia”
The artist, professor and blogger Bernat Tort reviews the most recent artistic performance [es] created by the actor, dancer, and musician Eduardo Alegría, titled “Esquina Periferia.”
Puerto Rico: New digital magzine
Students, activists, journalists and bloggers have launched the digital magazine El Punto [es] to foster a transnational conversation between Puerto Ricans living on the Island and those who belong to the diaspora in the United States.
Spain: Photos of Protests
The photographer Juan Luis Sánchez (@juanlusanchez) of the digital magazine Periodismo Humano is sharing his photos of the protests in Madrid, Spain.
Puerto Rico: A Cry for Justice, No More Violence Against Women
This year in Puerto Rico, 15 women (two more cases are under investigation) have been murdered by their partners or ex partners. In the context of a population of almost 4 million people, the Caribbean country has one of the highest rates in the world of women murdered by their partners, spouses, ex partners or ex spouses.
Puerto Rico: “Fast track” Designations
Law scholar and blogger Hiram Meléndez Juarbe analyzes the worrisome velocity [es] with which the Legislature, dominated by the pro-statehood party, has confirmed two additional judges to the Supreme Court.
Puerto Rico: Honoring Ismael Rivera
In 80 Grados [es] César Colón Montijo honors the memory [es] of one of the greatest salsa singers of all times, Ismael Rivera, “El Sonero Mayor.”
Puerto Rico: New Documentary
@sire_damiano interviews musician and filmmaker Guillermo Gómez Alvarez [es] about his most recent documentary “Una identidad en absurdo” for the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es].
Cuba: Bloggers, Period
Elaine Díaz reflects on how Cuban bloggers have been artificially divided [es] into two bands: the “pro-government” and the “mercenaries,” erasing the plurality of this small, yet vibrant, blogosphere.
Cuba: Activities Against Homophobia
Blogger and journalist Francisco Rodríguez Cruz discusses [es] the history of, and his participation in, the Cuban Symposium against Homophobia [es], which celebrates it fourth edition this May with events all over the island.
Cuba: Low Birth Rates
“What is the problem of low birth rates? That soon there will be very few working age people to maintain many old people. Well, let's try and solve this,” says Rogelio Díaz Moreno in Bubusopía [es] regarding the decrease in birth rates in Cuba.
Cuba: Osama Bin Laden's Death
Journalist and blogger Vladia Rubio comments on United States politics [es] and the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Cuba: Remembering Martí
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo reflects [es] on the figure of José Martí, considered the founder of the Cuban Republic.