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· October, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2007

Guatemala: Missing Home

Migration either internally or to countries abroad is a usual phenomenon in Guatemala. During the armed conflict and the years of extreme poverty and violence several Guatemalans decided that there...

Poland: Islamic Cultural Center in Krakow?

The beatroot writes about plans to build an Islamic cultural center in Krakow.

Turkey: An Armenian in Istanbul

Despite warnings from fellow Armenians, Lara Aha at Life in Armenia visited Istanbul in Turkey last week to attend a seminar on women in conflict zones. The Diasporan blogger now...

Jamaica: Slave Mentality

“Sometimes I wonder if to be black in this world is to be absolutely unaccountable. For anything.” Marlon James picks apart the slave mentality.

Ecuador: Immigrant Girl Attacked on Barcelona Train

A 16-year-old Ecuadoran immigrant was sitting alone on the train in Barcelona, when a Spanish citizen who was talking on his phone, proceeded to repeatedly strike the girl for no...

Armenia: Bad News Day

Raffi K at Life in Armenia says that Friday was a day full of bad news for Armenia. However, he doesn't know which was worse — former president Levon Ter...

Peru: Memories, Re-encounters and Roots

Alejandro of Peru Food writes a in-depth summary post titled “Memories, Re-encounters, Roots” regarding his recent trip to his native Peru.

Armenia: Condoleezza Rice Against Genocide Bill

Oneworld Multimedia says that it comes as no surprise to discover that support for House Resolution 106 recognizing the Armenian Genocide is waning, with the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza...

Guyana: Give the People what they Want

“Guyanese people Abroad so home sick they does crave every juicy detail about things happening here. If ants belch, they need to know what decibel”…so Guyana-Gyal gives them what they...

Haiti: Constitutional Amendments?

“Is a Constitution a living document?” asks Bryan Schaaf at Haiti Innovation as he raises the issue of modifying certain sections of the island's existing constitution “for the betterment of...

Jamaica: That Jamaican Touch

“One of my biggest challenges has been to control what my wife calls my ‘Jamaican touch’,” explains Geoffrey Philp.

Armenia: Genocide Recognition or Democracy?

Raffi K and Arshineh, both bloggers from the Armenian Diaspora writing on Life in Armenia, post letters they've written to U.S. Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi praising her for House Resolution...

Russia: Mosques for Moscow Region's Muslims

Window on Eurasia writes about the lack of mosques for the growing Muslim population of the Moscow region and the reluctance of the governor to build new ones.

Jamaica: Chat With a Trini

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp talks with Trinidad-born writer and blogger, Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursi.

Armenia: Demise of Gay Organization

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that the Association of Gay and Lesbian Armenians (AGLA) in France has ceased to exist. In an exclusive interview with the Chairperson of the Diaspora-based organization,...

Armenian Genocide Resolution in the U.S. Congress — Righting a Historical Wrong?

It's not often that Armenia makes international headlines across the globe, but when it does it's usually because of one issue that remains fiercely debated until this day — the...

The War in Abkhazia – ‘Cyxymu’ Remembers

Blogger cyxymu - whose Russian-language blog is devoted to the “memories of Sukhumi, the war and the pain” - spent the second half of September marking the 14th anniversary of...

Jamaica: Art & Emancipation

Geoffrey Philp focuses on Jewish, Jamaican-born artist Isaac Mendes Belisario, whose lithographic series is part of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art commemorating the bicentenary of the...

Nepal: Non Resident Nepali

UWB! on double standards at play as no election is held for the Non Resident Nepali movement.

Former Soviet Union: Pyotr Grigorenko's Centenary

Window on Eurasia writes about the “neglected centenary” of General Pyotr Grigorenko: “People like the late general are a rarity. Anyone who met him – and I was fortunate enough...

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