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· December, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from December, 2007

Jamaica: Friends for Life

“Moving home to live in Jamaica has revealed to me that American friends are for a reason, but Jamaican friends are for life”: In Francis Wade‘s experience, West Indians and...

Dominica: Bhutto's Son

Living Dominica is touched by the words of Benazir Bhutto's son and wonders “what the world would be like today if American leaders had spoken words like this in the...

Caucasus: 2007 Blog Review

With 2008 less than a day away at time of writing, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the blogging highlights in the Caucasus for 2007. Certainly,...

Armenia: Traffic Rules

With traffic congestion now adding to the insanity that is usually driving in Armenia, Raffi K at Life in Armenia offers his readers some tongue-in-cheek rules for motorists. Ironically, they...

El Salvador: Deportation in the News

Tim's El Salvador Blog lists many examples of stories about immigrants and deportation in the media.

Antigua: Fixing Crime

Talk Antigua thinks that crime is destroying the country “and no one seems to be doing anything about it.”

Jamaica: Qualified Unemployment?

Francis Wade republishes a letter to the editor by a returning Jamaican national who can't get a job in order to make a point about why educated Jamaicans remain abroad.

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Armenia: Come on-a My House for New Year

Armenian Food reminds its readers of the 1951 hit by Rosemary Clooney, aunt of actor George Clooney, Come On-a My House. Written by two ethnic Armenians, one of which was...

Trinidad & Tobago: Slang

Jumbie's Watch responds to a Letter to the Editor that he finds “doltish”.

Cuba: Freedom and Environment

Babalu Blog disagrees with a New York Times article that suggests the ending of the US embargo could mean the end of environmental preservation in Cuba.

Mexico: Elvira Arellano on Al Jazeera

Mexico Monitor provides information that Mexican immigration activist Elvira Arellano will appear on Al-Jazeera English television.

India: Photographs from abroad

Glimpses of life abroad in the 70s (or so) at Sepia Mutiny. Beautiful photographs.

Armenia: Aeroflot

Now that airline ticket prices have increased in Armenia, one ethnic Armenian from the Diaspora finally journeyed back home for Christmas via Moscow on Aeroflot. Raffi K at Life in...

Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica: Caribbean Christmas

“Not only do we enjoy warm weather when most of the rest of the world is cold, but we also have a way of making the season festive”: Living in...

Bahrain: The debt owed to the Indians of the Gulf

This is the second post from Bahrain this week; the first covered various celebrations, and demonstrations. In this post we'll be examining the official population statistics, hearing about a frustrating...

Ukraine, Russia: On Tymoshenko, Yanukovych and Putin

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's TV address and Viktor Yanukovych's “shadow opposition government” – as well as Vladimir Putin's misrepresentation of Ukraine's Russophone population in his Time Magazine interview...

Serbia: Kosovo Roma

TOL's Romantic writes about about Kosovo's Roma and a new blog about this minority group.

Cuba: Show Me Your Friends…

Child of the Revolution describes the United Nations resolution expressing concern at reports of human rights violations in North Korea “surprising” – and notes that “the usual suspects” (including Cuba)...

Jamaica: Blogging

Francis Wade thinks that blogging changes everything.

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