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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · June, 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 June, 2011

Dominican Republic: The Ubiquity of Violence

Blogger Luijo comments [es] on how violence and crime have become a daily reality in Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico: Fortuño Campaign vs. Al Jazeera Documentary

Technology and news blog Qiibo [es] launches an interesting debate [es] by comparing a video of governor Luis Fortuño's 2012 campaign and Al Jazeera's Fault Lines documentary “Puerto Rico: The...

Cuba: Women in the Cuban Blogosphere

Yasmín S. Portales has been posting her research [es] on women's voices in the Cuban blogosphere.

Spain: Manuel Castells at #AcampadaBCN

Ivan Chaar-López posts the videos of sociologist and communications scholar Manuel Castells [es] speech on “Communications, Power and Democracy” which he offered during his visit to activists in Barcelona, Spain.

Puerto Rico: A Picture a Day

Blogger Maite Ramos has been posting a picture a day on her blog Elucubraciones de Amaranta [es] as part her participation in two different photo contests.

Puerto Rico: Angelamaría Dávila Reads Her Poetry

Youtube user atavarez honors the memory of Puerto Rican poet Angelamaría Dávila [es] with a video in which the poet reads some of her very intense writings.

Spain: Massive Demonstrations on June 19

The blog #Acampadasol, launched during the days of massive demonstrations in Madrid last May, chronicles [es] the most recent protests that flooded the streets of many cities in Spain last...

Puerto Rico: Interview of Le Butcherettes

Music blogger @redod interviews Terri Gender Bender (born Teresa Suárez) [es], leader singer of the Mexican garage-punk band Le Butcherettes.

Puerto Rico: Surviving the Puerto Rican Parade

Actor and writer Mikephillippe Oliveros shares his reflections on attending the famous Puerto Rican Parade [es] in New York City: “It was evident that the relationship they have with the island is totally different...

Cuba: Avidly Expecting #Twitthab

Blogger Iroel Sánchez (@iroelsanchez) comments on the controversies and expectations [es] surrounding the first offline meeting of Twitter users (#Twitthab) to be held in Havana on July 1st.

Puerto Rico: New Online Fashion Magazine

There is a new online magazine dedicated to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle in Puerto Rico: Fashion Vitrine [es]. There will also be updates, headlines, and more shared through @fashionvitrine.

Puerto Rico: Indignation and Action

The online publication El Punto Es reports about an incipient social movement in Puerto Rico [es] that is following the example set by protesters in Spain, who denounced unemployment, corruption,...

Puerto Rico: What Happened to the .pr Domain?

The non-profit Center for Investigative Journalism published an investigation [es] on the history and many problems that have surrounded the acquisition of the .pr domain.

Puerto Rico: Disappointment, Frustration, and Laughs Over Obama's Visit

On Tuesday June 14, 2011, United States President Barack Obama visited Puerto Rico. It was the first official visit of a US president since John F. Kennedy visited Puerto Rico...

Puerto Rico: Barack Obama Visits the Island

Netizens can follow the discussion on US President Barack Obama's flash visit today to Puerto Rico under the hashtags #obamapr and #obamaenpr.

Puerto Rico: Poverty and Democracy

Feminist activist, lawyer and blogger Amárilis Pagán opines [es] that poverty reduction should be a central part of any democracy.

Latin America: Online Freedom of Expression

Global Voices author Ellery Biddle comments on online freedom of expression in Latin America: “One of the reasons that Latin America (perhaps with the exception of Cuba) is often left...

Cuba: Remembering History

Osmany Sánchez remembers the attacks on Cuba during the 1960s and 1970s [es], some organized and perpetrated by the groups that welcomed Reina Luisa Tamayo in Miami [es]. Reina Luisa...

Cuba: Media Critique

In La Pupila Insomne [es], Iroel Sánchez criticizes [es] the Spanish newspaper El País [es] for its coverage of Cuba, and the protests in Madrid.

United States: On being a “Nuyorican”

Blogger and journalist Nuria Net reflects [es] on the meaning of being a Puerto Rican, and a Nuyorican, as a Puerto Rican living in New York City.

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