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 September, 2011
Cuba: Historic Wedding
Paquito el de Cuba celebrates and narrates the historic wedding [es] in Havana between a man and a transgender woman: Ignacio and Wendy.
Puerto Rico: Lecture on Planning and Development
The International Development Group (IDG) and the Community Innovator's Lab (CoLab) at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) will be hosting a lecture by renowned planner Lucilla Fuller Marvel, titled “Planning in Puerto Rico since 1940: An Examination of Opportunities Presented and Choices Taken.”
Spain: Crowdsourcing Democracy
The website 100 medidas (100 measures) [es] is a crowdsourcing project that is collecting citizen's recommendations on how to improve the government. People will vote for the best 100 measures, which will be sent to the government elected on the November 20, 2011 general elections.
Puerto Rico: Santurce is Law
The art blog Fractal [es] covered what seems to have been a wonderful night during the event Santurce es Ley, a collective artistic movement dedicated to revitalizing and connecting the Santurce community, a sector in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: “Occupy Wall Street”
Sofía Gallisá writes about the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in the digital publication 80 Grados [es].
Puerto Rico: Photojournalists on the Web
The websites of photojournalists Luis Alcalá del Olmo, Xavier Araújo, Andre Kang and Tonito Zayas showcase their beautiful and intense photographs from Puerto Rico and around the world.
Puerto Rico: Photos of Hello Seahorse!
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] has a photo gallery of the concert of the Mexican band Hello Seahorse! [es] at La Respuesta, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Marcela Lagarde on Women and Citizenship
Verónica RT posts a summary and the video of the conference “The Body and Women's Citizenship” [es] offered by the Mexican feminist scholar Marcela Lagarde.
Cuba: A Blogger Says Goodbye
Boris Leonardo Caro says goodbye to Cuba and to his blog El rumor del elefante [es].
Cuba: A Very Painful Issue
El Taburete [es] reposts singer-songwriter Vicente Feliú's statement on the controversy ensued after renowned artist Pablo Milanés publicly criticized the Cuban government.
Cuba: In Solidarity with World Bloggers
Yasmín Portales supports [es] fellow blogger Elaine Díaz's idea [es] of reuniting Cuban bloggers in Havana at the same time of the first world meeting of bloggers in Brazil next October [pt].
Cuba: Thoughts on “Habanastation”
Negra Cubana [es] comments on Habanastation, a Cuban fim about two kids from Havana.
Cuba: Rotilla Festival Canceled
Journalist, blogger and GV author Elaine Díaz has written a series on the controversial cancelation of the electronic music festival Rotilla [es].
Puerto Rico: Remembering 9/11
Anayra Santory [es], Carmen Rabell [es], and Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo write about 9/11 from different perspectives for various online publications.
Puerto Rico: Miguel Zenón and his “Alma adentro”
Journalist Mariana Reyes Angleró interviews Puerto Rican saxophonist and musician Miguel Zenón about his most recent album “Alma adentro.”
Puerto Rico: Campo-Formio is Back
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] presents the latest from the alternative local post-punk band Campo-Formio.
Puerto Rico: From the Land to the Table
Prensa Comunitaria features [es] the project Departamento de la Comida [es], founded by Tara Rodríguez Besosa and Olga Casellas, dedicated to supporting local agriculture by distributing fresh organic produce to consumers in the island.
Puerto Rico: “Machismo” and the Judicial System
Aníbal Rosario Lebrón analyzes [es] the gender biases entrenched in Puerto Rico's judicial system.
Puerto Rico: Santurce is Art
The collective of independent artists Santurce es Ley [es] celebrates the third edition of their festival this Saturday September 10 dedicated to promoting the arts in the community of Santurce, in San Juan.
Spain: Interview of Leila Nachawati
Journalist, blogger and Global Voices contributor Leila Nachawati talks about the Spanish and Syrian protest movements in an interview by David Sasaki previous to her participation at the festival of art and technology Ars Electronica.
Puerto Rico: A Puerto Rican in Berlin
Mariángel González from the digital magazine El punto es [es] interviewed the Puerto Rican jewelry designer Lucía Nieves, who lives in Berlin, Germany. You can see her beautiful collection “Snou” here.