Stories about Migration & Immigration from December, 2009
South Asia: Looking Back At 2009
The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some of the major events which took place this year in the South Asian countries seen through the eyes of the citizen journalists.
Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup
As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a difference. As my colleague Jillian York so succinctly put it, “We spread stories. We spread words.” We manage to do...
Trinidad & Tobago: Do the Math
Jumbie's Watch does the math on Trinidad and Tobago's murder rate: “While the CoP was bleating in public about the 3.65% murder solve rate (for last year), he neglected to mention that for the ‘known’ 508 victims of this year, there is a further 904 still missing!!!”
Cuba: History & Hope
“Hopefully, 2010 will bring, finally, an end to this sad, torturous chapter of Cuban history”: Uncommon Sense remembers Cuba's past and expresses his hopes for its future.
Guyana: Of Prosperity & Rice
Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana is bringing back traditional “cook up rice” for the New Year.
Trinidad & Tobago: Partly Solved?
Jumbie's Watch is not impressed with the solve rate for murders in Trinidad and Tobago.
Jamaica: Over Hills and Valleys
Trinidadian diaspora blogger Afrobella blogs about reggae superstar Buju Banton at his best and worst, prompting Jamaican Annie Paul to respond: “Just as you…have pointed out the good and bad sides of Buju…it's necessary also to nuance what homosexuality represents in cultures such as Jamaica, that homosexuality too has its...
Winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards
Meet the winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards
Philippines: Blogs of Overseas Filipinos
Kablogs is an online portal that aggregates more than 300 blog links of Filipino expats and overseas Filipino workers.
Trinidad & Tobago: 500
Trinidadian bloggers comment on the country's record murder rate – Jumbie's Watch: “The message is clear. We’re screwed.” B.C. Pires: “Not even when Mr Manning and Mr Panday achieve Trinidad's most vulgar historic event – the creation of an executive presidency by back-room trickery – will Trinidadians put their feet...
Cuba: Show of Support
Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports on “the arrests over the past several days of numerous activists attempting…to show their support for political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who has been on a hunger strike…to demand that his human rights be respected.”
Poland: Language and Identity Abroad
Raf Uzar writes about the Polish language and identity abroad – here and here.
Romania: Hungarian Minority Politics
Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian minority politics of the recent presidential election in Romania.
Trinidad & Tobago: Beginning of the End?
Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch wonders about Trinidad and Tobago's political future.
Israel: Defining Parenting Styles
“What defines Israeli parenting?” asks A Mother in Israel. Readers provide commentary about their impressions and experiences.
El Salvador: Images from the Campaign for External Vote
The blog Salvadoreños en el Mundo [es] collects images of the campaign to allow citizens of El Salvador the right to vote abroad.
Chile: Vote for Chileans Abroad
Centros Chilenos [es] released a statement calling for right to vote for those Chileans living abroad.
Armenia: Embracing multiculturalism
Ianyan hosts a guest post responding to nationalist perceptions of identity, culture and language. The entry concludes that all nations and ethnic groups absorb other influences, benefiting from such a reality greatly while also evolving into something with their own unique peculiarities.
Barbados, Guyana: Christmas!
Barbados’ Notes From A Small Rock and Signifyin’ Guyana are catching the Christmas fever.
Cuba, U.S.A.: American Arrested in Havana
The Cuban Triangle comments on press reports that “an American citizen working on a USAID contract was arrested in Cuba” for allegedly “distributing ‘cell phones, laptops, and other communications equipment’.”
Armenia: Music Awards
Ianyan covers the 10th annual Armenian Music Awards in Los Angeles. The blog also live tweeted the event on her Twitter account.