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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · July, 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 July, 2011

Puerto Rico: Blogger's Research on Femicides

  28 July 2011

Feminist activist and blogger Verónica RT continues her project of updating the national statistics of femicides in Puerto Rico, which do not necessarily coincide with the numbers provided by the Police. According to her research, 22 women have been murdered this year, and three more cases are under investigation [es].

Puerto Rico: Science and Ethics

  28 July 2011

Miguel Adrover discusses and contextualizes [es] governor Luis Fortuño's recent comments about the need to develop more engineers, scientists and mathematicians.  The blogger, a science teacher himself, stresses that what needs support is a scientific culture with a profound ethical commitment within an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Puerto Rico: PR Indie's LAMC Coverage

  28 July 2011

Redod, the editor of the alternative music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es], reflects on the amazing and intense coverage [es] they offered of the Latin American Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City. Check it out!

Puerto Rico: Bicycle Hang Out

  28 July 2011

The blogs Bicijangueo [es] and PR Fixed [es] are posting texts, videos, and audio on everything and anything related to the new urban cycling trend in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico: Puerta de Tierra Website

  19 July 2011

The legendary neighborhood Puerta de Tierra, in the outskirts of the walled city of Old San Juan, has a website with a wealth of information [es] on its history, people, and activities.

Dominican Republic: 93 Women Murdered This Year

  19 July 2011

Remolacha.net [es] briefly comments on a news story in which the director of the feminist non-profit Colectiva Mujer y Salud [es], Sergia Galván, denounces that 93 women have been murdered by their partners or ex-partners this year in the Dominican Republic.

Cuba: Project Rainbow

  19 July 2011

Feminist blogger and LGBT activist Yasmín Portales Machado [es] has launched Project Rainbow (Proyecto Arcoiris) focused on LGBT advocacy in the island: “The reason? There is not a single LGBTI group in Cuba that completely satisfies me.”

Cuba: BloggersCuba is back

  19 July 2011

The digital project BloggersCuba [es] has made a come back: “BC returns for those inside and outside the digital network, inside and outside Cuba, for those who are part of the island and want to live it with us. BloggersCuba has reborn, again, deeply spontaneous and free.”

Cuba: Freedom of Press

  19 July 2011

Rogelio Díaz Moreno offers a profound analysis on recente debates [es] on access to information and freedom of press in Cuba.

Cuba: New Movie “Habanastation”

  19 July 2011

El Taburete [es] comments that the US documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will present the new Cuban movie “Habanastation” in Michigan. The movie tells the story of the friendship of two boys from Havana who come from different socioeconomic classes.

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico at the Biennale

  17 July 2011

Melanie Pérez Ortiz comments on the fact that the artists [es] representing the United States at the art Biennale in Venice are based in Puerto Rico: Jennifer Allora, from the United States, and Guillermo Calzadilla, who was born in Cuba.

Dominican Republic: Gender Equality?

  10 July 2011

María Isabel Soldevila questions if gender equality has truly been achieved [es]. She wonders how the newly elected director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, would be treated if she dated one of her employees, like her predecessor Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Dominican Republic: On Sacredness

  10 July 2011

Blogger Jhonatan Liriano reflects on what he considers is sacred in life [es]: “The working men and women are on my altars, as are the strangers and acquaintances who do not negotiate with justice.”

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