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· November, 2010

Stories about Migration & Immigration from November, 2010

Cuba: The Remaining 11

  30 November 2010

As the Cardinal of Havana declares that the release of the remaining political prisoners is not in his hands, Uncommon Sense says: “The difficulty he faces in understandable. But what is indefensible is that at least publicly, he never comes across as a champion for those Cubans…”

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Haiti: Election Day

  28 November 2010

Today, Haiti goes to the polls in an election that has been fraught with controversy and affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic. With the country's most popular political party being barred from contesting, some bloggers can't help but feel that today's process is really more of a “selection” than an election.

Lebanon: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

  28 November 2010

Adon posts (Ar) that the demonstration which took place to protest the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Lebanon last week, should have included all of the Lebanese and not only Armenians. He asserts that the demand to recognize the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide should not be...

China: Conditions in Tibet Since 2008

  27 November 2010

In an interview with Asia Pacific Memo, Dr. Robert J. Barnett talks about what life has been like in Tibet since 2008 and the obstacles to talks between exiled Tibetans and China.

Haiti: Cholera & Elections

  26 November 2010

HAITI, Land of Freedom notes that several human rights groups have expressed concerns about the country's upcoming elections in the midst of the cholera epidemic.

Jamaica: Funeral of the “Cool Ruler”

  22 November 2010

Active Voice attends the funeral service for Gregory Isaacs and observes: “Considering how big Gregory was abroad it was surprising to see how small the crowd that came to send him off in Kingston was.”

Guyana: Writers’ Challenges

  22 November 2010

“I wonder…if being categorized as ‘Caribbean writer’ helps or hurts a book's promotion and sales”: The Signifyin’ Woman blogs about some of the challenges Caribbean writers face.

Haiti: Misrepresenting the Facts

  18 November 2010

The Haitian Blogger takes on the U.S. media, which “is playing fast and loose with the facts…painting a misleading picture of the situation in Haiti.”

Haiti: Elections, Cholera & Aristide

  18 November 2010

“As the date for Haiti holding its General Elections approaches, more political leaders speak out over the credibility of the upcoming Elections”: Wadner Pierre explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Infringement on Privacy

  18 November 2010

KnowTnT.com argues that the fundamental issue surrounding the illegal wiretapping controversy is that “while we need electronic surveillance as a security option, it needs to be properly regulated because of its impact on individual privacy.”

Mexico: How Can Mexico Help Migrants?

  17 November 2010

Gancho writes: “Amnesty [International] says that 20,000 immigrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico. With all the other security problems in Mexico, it's going to be hard to make threats to poor Hondurans and Guatemalans a major focus without periodic massacres, but Mexico can do a lot to alleviate this...

Russia: Pictures of Eid al-Adha Holiday in Moscow

RuNet Echo  16 November 2010

Bloggers Drugoi [RUS] and Ottenki_serogo [RUS] share photos from the Qurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) religious holiday. After Moscow accepted tens of thousands of guest workers from Central Asia, Muslim holidays are gathering more and more people. Aleshru contributes an interesting example [RUS] of “mixture of religions.”

Ecuador: Short Film About Migration Available Online

  16 November 2010

Forced Migration Online shares a link to a short film by Simon James called “Ecuador: Migration and Remittances”: “This short video offers a general overview of current Ecuadorian migration to Europe and the United States. The work touches on relationships between migrant and employer and the impact on the Ecuadorian...

Haiti: Will Elections Proceed?

  15 November 2010

Wadner Pierre says that as “Haiti prepares to hold controversial elections, natural disasters and disease may force the Haitians authorities to reschedule…”

Cuba: A Call to Keep Up the Pressure

  12 November 2010

Uncommon Sense re-posts “an extraordinary interview” with one of the Damas de Blanco, who “calls on the international community to pressure the Castro dictatorship to free her husband and 12 other prisoners who have refused forced exile as a condition of their release.”

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Illegal Monitoring

  11 November 2010

As news breaks that illegal interception of private conversations was taking place within Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Ministry, Barbados Underground wonders whether the same thing could be happening in Barbados and asks: “Who is guarding the guards?”

Haiti: Tweets on Cholera Outbreak

  10 November 2010

Twitter updates on the cholera outbreak: @carelpedre gets news that the disease is spreading, while @MissionMANNA tweets a quote from the director of Haiti's health ministry suggesting that the situation is “now a matter of national security.”

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