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 December, 2011
Dominican Republic: The History of Bachata
Deepak Lamba Nieves, PhD student who investigates Dominican transnational migration, writes about the show in Boston of famous bachata singer Luis Miguel del Amargue, and also about the history of this music genre [es].
Cuba: The First Book on Afro-Cuban Women
NegraCubana interviews Daysi Rubiera and Inés María Martiatu [es], authors of the first comprehensive book on the “history, thought, and cultural practices” of Afro-Cuban women.
Puerto Rico: The Latest from El Macabeo
Orlando Vélez from the blog El Punto [es] interviews the lead singer of the salsa band Orquesta El Macabeo [es] about their most recent album “El Entierro” (The Burial).
Puerto Rico: Investigating Monsanto
The Center of Investigative Journalism published a three-part series on the little known operation in Puerto Rico of the multinational biotechnology corporation Monsanto, the principle producer of genetically engineered seeds.
Cuba: Waiting for Change
Yasmín Portales writes that she is still waiting for radical changes [es] and different governance strategies and practices in Raúl Castro's Cuba.
Cuba: LGBT Rights on the Way
Blogger and LGBT activist Paquito el de Cuba writes about the lastest news on the status of the bill [es] that will amend the Family Act in Cuba to include more rights for the LGBT community.
The blog El Microwave writes about the initiative #Twitsaneo [es], convened originally by El Taburete [es] and organized by a group of avid Cuban twitter users. #Twitsaneo was the name given to the event last December 26 when a group of people got together to clean sections of the coast...
Puerto Rico: The Local Music Scene Live
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie has launched “Archipiélago,” a series of videos of live sessions of some of the “best artists in the local music scene” in Puerto Rico. “Archipiélago 101″ features the band Campo-Formio.
Puerto Rico: Redefining Gender
Jorge “Yoryie” Irizarry embarks on a personal reflection on gender [es] and homosexuality.
Spain: Interview of “Arreglamicalle.com”
Periodismociudadano.com interviews Idoia Soto from Arreglamicalle.com [es], a website created to help municipalities and citizens collaborate in finding solutions to local problems.
Puerto Rico: Why Don't You Go Back?
In the digital magazine El Punto Es [es], author Nuria Net has convened exiled Puerto Ricans [es] to answer the following question: Why don't you go back to Puerto Rico? The question has already generated some interesting responses.
Puerto Rico: Feminist experiences at the “Encuentro”
Lawyer and blogger Verónica RT writes about her intense and wonderful experiences at two of the most important feminist regional meetings in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico: Henry Cole on the Drums
Puerto Rico Indie [es] interviews Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole on occasion of his first solo album “Roots Before Branches” and his presentations at La Respuesta, Santurce, next December 22 and 23.
Puerto Rico: Teatro Breve's Holiday Special
Mariángel Gonzales writes about the improv theatrical group Teatro Breve's holiday special.
Puerto Rico: #EnProfundo 51
The team behind the podcast #EnProfundo came back unexpectedly for a 51st edition [es], where they discuss, among other things, the bizarre official holiday card of the Mayor of San Juan, Jorge Santini.
Blogging carnival on the future of education
Internet en el Aula [es] invites everyone to take part of “The future of education” blogging carnival. The main issues revolve around the following questions: “How do you think education will be in 10 or 20 years? Will we still use textbooks? Will the use of digital media online be...
Puerto Rico: Mayor Makes Wild Holiday Decision
The official holiday card of San Juan's Mayor, Jorge Santini, and his family has been widely commented on social media networks. In the portrait, Santini and his family pose behind a violent wildlife scene, where a feline is mauling an antelope. Parodies of the image have sprung up [es] all over...