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 January, 2012
Puerto Rico: The Art of Sound
Julieta Muñoz interviews artist Carola Cintrón Moscoso for Revista Cruce [es] on the art of sound: “There was light, but something was missing: sound!,” says Carola who works with audio in her pieces. Please check out the video in which Carola talks about her art, and herself, in an interview...
Puerto Rico: Debating Maripily
In 80 Grados [es], Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia responds to a controversial column written by Nelson Rivera in the same digital publication on the supposed virtues and failings of the model Maripily.
Puerto Rico: Fear or Loathing?
Blogger Ed Morales reacts to the column published in Huffington Post Latino titled “Fear and Loathing in the Island that Doesn't Exist,” by Mónica Gutiérrez, which has stirred controversy on how Puerto Rico is depicted, imagined, and constructed.
Cuba: Collapse of a Building in Havana
Miriam Celaya writes about the collapse of a building [es] in the center of Havana in which four teenagers died.
Cuba: On the Death of Wilmar Vilar Mendoza
Regina Coyula reflects on the death of the jailed dissident Wilmar Vilar Mendoza [es], who died following a 56 day hunger strike. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo also blogged [es] about Vilar Mendoza's death.
Cuba: TV and “Women's” Programs
Blogger and activist NegraCubana offers a reflection and a critique of the TV program [es] Ecos de Mujer (Echoes of Women) being transmitted on the state-run channel Cubavisión.
Cuba: “Free Isn't Easy”
Blogger and Global Voices author Ellery Biddle reflects on freedom of speech in thinking about the recent struggle against the United States proposed anti-piracy bill Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) and Cuba: “As I juxtapose SOPA and Cuba’s limitations on free speech, it may sound like I’m comparing apples and mangoes—on...
Puerto Rico: The 365 Project
The online edition of the magazine Cruce has published some of the photographs the photojournalist José Rodrigo Madera [es] shot as part of his 365 project: a photo for every day of the year 2011. (All of the photos were originally posted on his Facebook account)
Puerto Rico: The Latest in High School Sports
The website Activao [es] offers the most complete and best news and pictures on high school sports in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Reflection on Violence
Angel Javier reflects on the year 2011, the most violent year in Puerto Rico's history [es] with over 1,100 murders.
Puerto Rico: #Esoez Awards
The deadline to vote for the best blogs in Puerto Rico at Esoez [es] is January 17.
Puerto Rico: Controversial “Joke” about Puerto Ricans
Ed Morales analyzes the recent outrage after the character played by Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco in the ABC program “Work It” said: “I’m Puerto Rican. I’ll be great at selling drugs.”
Puerto Rico: Bloggers Make It to the Supreme Court
Controversy has ensued after a Supreme Court judge cited posts written by legal scholars Erika Fontánez and Esther Vicente [es] in a dissident opinion of a ruling that left a victim of domestic violence without legal protection.
Puerto Rico: Mima and Balún in Concert
Music blog Puerto Rico Indie reviews the concert held by two of the most beloved independent artists [es] of the Island: Mima and Balún.
Puerto Rico: Beautiful Old San Juan
Blogger Yésica Isabel offers her readers another beautiful photo-essay of her neighborhood: Old San Juan.
Puerto Rico: A Legendary Bar
The music blog Mala Vida, Buena Música publishes an ode to the legendary bari El Batey [es] in Old San Juan.