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· February, 2009

Stories about Migration & Immigration from February, 2009

Paraguay: Why Do Fellow Citizens Leave the Country?

“Why do Paraguayans leave our country?” writes Jasy Moroti on Somos Paraguayos [es] and lists some of the reasons including not being given opportunities, sometimes based on the personal interests...

Jamaica: Passion

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Phlip republishes text from a lecture he gave about the importance of pursuing your passions.

Jamaica, Guyana: Action or Reaction?

Both Active Voice [Jamaica] and Guyanese blogger C.D. Valere (writing at Baiganchoka) continue the discussion about recent attempts by the Jamaican Broadcasting Commission to “clean up” the airwaves.

Cuba: BTTR Four

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense wants us to remember “the BTTR Four”.

Cuba: One Year Later

Blog for Cuba says that one year after Cuba signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Personal Rights, “human rights...

Sudan: Mourning a Great Novelist and Musings on the ICC

After a long absence, a number of fascinating Sudanese bloggers, return to the blogosphere to rant, share their thoughts on recent events and vent. They're included in this roundup along...

Armenia: Nationalist agitation in Georgia

Writing on the new Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus Regional Editor reports on plans to hold a demonstration outside the Georgian Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. The blog says...

Taiwan: The cost of investment

There has been a huge amount of Taiwanese investment in China over the past two decades. Michael Turton discusses the human cost of that investment.

Martinique: President Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has finally met with elected representatives of French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Réunion, regarding the crisis which has been shaking the French West Indies for the...

Paraguay: Mistake During Her Time as Nanny

L.M. shares her story with Somos Paraguayos [es] about her mistake of stealing from the family she had been working for as a nanny in Miami and the lessons she...

Canada: Rally Threatens Jewish Students at York University

An anti-Israel rally at York University in Toronto, Canada forced Jewish students to flee for cover. Threatening cries included: “Die, Jew, get the hell off campus,” and “Die… go back...

France, French Caribbean: Mobilization in Paris

It has often been said that l'Ile de France (Paris and its surroundings) is the Fifth French Overseas Department, due to its huge population of French Guianese, Guadeloupeans, Martinicans and...

Barbados: Anti-Money Laundering Authority

“I can find little evidence to suggest that AMLA is ‘fully operational’ or even that it exists”: Barbados Money Laundering Advisory has more questions than answers about the Barbados Anti-Money...

Armenia: Obama and the Genocide

Onnik Krikorian in Armenia wonders whether U.S. President Barack Obama will fulfill his campaign promise to recognize the 1915 massacre and deportation of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire as...

Guadeloupe, Martinique: Farewell Mr. N'Diaye

Martinican blogger Imaniyé and Guadeloupean B.World Connection both pay homage to Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, who recently passed away. He was the Conservator of Gorée Island and instrumental in making French...

Jamaica: Sex vs. Erotica

“I have no problem whatsoever with sex in fiction. But I do have a problem with erotica”: Jamaican author and blogger Marlon James explains.

USA: Marrying for Love and Country

Whether for love or for visa, deciding whether to marry is never an easy thing. In the United States, where more than 12 million people live as "undocumented" immigrants, falling...

Caribbean: Let's Talk About Love

The Caribbean has not historically been a region that celebrates Valentine's Day in a big way, but three bloggers (two from the diaspora) take the opportunity to share their perspectives...

Mongolia: Mongolians in the Czech Republic

Bilguun tells about unemployed Mongolian labor migrants struggling for survival in the Czech Republic, which has become the destination of choice for Mongolians hoping to earn in Euros.

Cuba, U.S.A.: True Colours

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense thinks that the powers that be in Cuba have shown their true colours this week by rejecting international calls for the release of political prisoners.

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