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Firuzeh Shokooh Valle · January, 2012

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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