Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2009
Sammuel from Thanks for loving Haiti has launched [En/Fr/Fr Cr] a video contest for the best Haitian National Anthem singer. The best video will be chosen by the readers and the winner will probably be announced on January 1st 2010, National Independance day in Haiti.
Blogger Imaniyé from Martinique reports the creation of a Facebook group [Fr] by people who are eager to defend the rights of Martinicans to comb their hair as they want and above all to twist it into dreadlocks, without being discriminated against.
Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole picked up a news story about police's cracking down of foreign gangs and gave an introduction to the character of different foreign gangs.
China Hush has a translation of a report from Southern Metropolis Daily on the suicide of Tu Xuxin, a civil engineering PhD who returned from the U.S.A to China to develop his career in a local university.
On the same day as the Presidential elections in Uruguay, voters did not pass two plebiscites that would have given Uruguayans abroad the right to vote and the annulment of the Law of Expiration.
Amreekan Desi has some practical information for the non resident Indians who are trying to go back to their motherland to settle there.
Individualism and free expression are made up of much more than clothing. Signifyin’ Guyana explains.
Hungarian Spectrum writes about “a recurrent theme in Hungarian politics”: dual citizenship.
Serendipity opines that many in Sri Lanka want to leave the country for various reasons and the government is doing nothing to stop this exodus.
“In the Caribbean you’re more likely to wake up one day in summer and find it snowing than find a writer or poet who believes that the way to get ahead in the book trade and the literary field is to look to the governments for support”: St. Lucia-based Caribbean...
Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.
A foreign man who spent the last seven months in the Beijing No. 1 Detention Center sent DANWEI a detailed account of his daily life in Jail.
“We are a society that publicly cries corruption but privately upload mega-project photos on Flickr with misguided pride”: This Beach Called Life uncovers “the hidden truth” about Trinidad and Tobago.
“Press conditions were considered worse only in Burma, Iran, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea”: Uncommon Sense refers to the latest Reporters Without Borders index of press freedom around the world, noting that once again, Cuba is low on the list.
“Trinidadians and queuing? what is that?” Know TnT.com explains.
Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp gets thinking “about publishing, the Internet, and Caribbean writers.”
Taz at Sepia Mutiny informs that the 3rd Street between Alexandria Ave and New Hampshire Ave in Los Angeles, USA will be officially called as ‘Little Bangladesh’ from now on.
Jumbie's Watch is “vex enough to fart fire” over developments in a court case involving the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, which he believes “was a set up designed to have the case thrown out.”
Asylum in Bardak – Africans in Russia reports that Joachim Crima (a Guinea-Bissau native aka “Russian Obama”) did not get elected to the post of district chief or to the local parliament of the Srednyaya Akhtuba district in Volgorgad region.