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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

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...

Dominican Republic: Bohemian Nights

Dino Bonao writes about the Dominican bohemian nights [es].

Puerto Rico: Science and Ethics

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...

Puerto Rico: PR Indie's LAMC Coverage

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...

Puerto Rico: Violence Against Children

Blogger Rima Brusi writes a post full of emotion [es] on the recent case of a man who murdered his four-year old daughter in yet another incident related to domestic...

Puerto Rico: Bicycle Hang Out

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

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...

Dominican Republic: 93 Women Murdered This Year

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...

Cuba: Project Rainbow

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...

Cuba: BloggersCuba is back

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...

Cuba: Freedom of Press

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”

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...

Puerto Rico: Remembering Ricardo Alegría

Writer Mayra Santos Febres honors the memory of Ricardo Alegría [es], the famous Puerto Rican scholar, cultural anthropologist and archaeologist.

Puerto Rico: DJ Marcos Boricua in Madrid

El Punto Es [es] publishes an interesting interview with the Puerto Rican DJ Marcos Flores, who lives in Madrid, Spain.

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico at the Biennale

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...

Spain: More Information on tomalaplaza.net

The website tomalaplaza.net [es] now offers sections (labeled with the names of cities) with information on all the local civic movements that have developed in Spain since last May 15...

Cuba: Silvio Rodríguez Remembers Facundo Cabral

Iroel Sánchez comments that Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez [es] honored in his blog Segunda Cita [es] the memory of the recently murdered Argentinian artist Facundo Cabral.  

Dominican Republic: Gender Equality?

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...

Dominican Republic: On Sacredness

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...

Puerto Rico: Research on Public Art

The art blog Fractal [es] published the first part of a series on public art in Puerto Rico [es] by graduate student Edén Bastida Kullick.

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