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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · September, 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 September, 2011

Cuba: Historic Wedding

  25 September 2011

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

  25 September 2011

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

  23 September 2011

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

  23 September 2011

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.

Cuba: A Very Painful Issue

  17 September 2011

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

  17 September 2011

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].

Puerto Rico: Remembering 9/11

  12 September 2011

Anayra Santory [es], Carmen Rabell [es], and Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo write about 9/11 from different perspectives for various online publications.

Puerto Rico: From the Land to the Table

  7 September 2011

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: Santurce is Art

  7 September 2011

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

  7 September 2011

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

  7 September 2011

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.

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