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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · August, 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 August, 2011

Puerto Rico: New Cultural Magazine

  28 August 2011

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Communications of the Universidad Metropolitana (Umet) has launched Revista Cruce [es] focused on contemporary sociocultural critique.

Puerto Rico: My Life with Irene

  27 August 2011

Writer Mayra Santos Febres narrates her storm story: “Gasping and Sweating Post-Irene” [es]: “There have been so many rainy days that I have lost count of how infrequent are the days with sun.”

Puerto Rico: The Secret Lives of Politicians

  27 August 2011

Law professor and blogger Erika Fontánez analyzes the public debate [es] that has ensued after the revelation of intimate details of two prominent politicians: the “out-of-wedlock” daughter of the president of the Senate, Thomas Rivera Schatz [es], and the photos of a naked man posted on a gay site that...

Puerto Rico: State Funding of Religious Campaigns

  11 August 2011

The site of the online radio station Bonita Radio [es] publishes an interview [es] with members of the  feminist coalition Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres de Puerto Rico [es] about the recent state funding of the US based religious campaign Promise Keepers, which purports to fight against domestic violence.

Cuba: What is a Terrorist Organization?

  11 August 2011

Osmany Sánchez from La Joven Cuba responds [es] to a post written by fellow blogger Miriam Celaya, which has stirred a tremendous debate in the Cuban blogosphere. In his response, Sánchez assures that some bloggers in Cuba have connections with terrorist organizations from the Cuban exile community.

Cuba: Interview of Ted Henken

  9 August 2011

Luis García Méndez interviews [es] US academic Ted Henken about the Cuban blogosphere. The interview has caused an interesting debate [es] within the Cuban blogging community.

Cuba: “Voces” Magazine 9th Edition

  9 August 2011

The online publication Revista Voces has published its ninth edition [es] [pdf] with articles by Natacha Herrera, Dimas Castellanos, Reinaldo Escobar and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, among many others.

Puerto Rico: Monologue Instead of Dialogue

  9 August 2011

The satirical online publication El ñame (The Yam) comments, with their typical parodical style, on the recent dismissal of the director [es] of the University of Puerto Rico's monthly newspaper Diálogo [es] (Dialogue in English), which recently won a journalistic award for their multimedia coverage of the student strike [es]. El ñame...

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