Stories about Migration & Immigration from December, 2010
An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen media users reported and analyzed this year. Let's take a look at these and other stories the Latin American team covered in 2010.
“During the Christmas and New Year period, little else animates Bahamians than showing vociferously where there hearts are in support for the groups that grace the annual street parades”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac blogs about Junkanoo.
Chris Silver, writing on Jewish Morocco, shares a rare recording in this post. It's a song by Haim Abitbol, from the time when Moroccan Jews performed popular music.
The Guyana Groove is convinced that true beauty comes from within.
Taiwan in Cycles looks at an article from CommonWealth magazine and discusses how cycling and leisure activities are used to construct culture and promote an ideology of Chinese nationalism in Taiwan.
A Good Treaty posts a detailed review of the Russian press coverage of the Manezh riots in Moscow.
Uncommon Sense has declared 2010 “The Year of Zapata”. Read the blogger's full Top 10 List of Cubans who made a difference this year, here.
Ararat Magazine features a post by Global Voices’ Caucasus editor, co-penned with a Global Voices author and Lingua translator, on ethnic Armenian and Azeri coexistence in Georgia. The post is made up of other guest entries originally written as part of a new media project to amplify alternative voices on...
Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top 10 Cubans who made a difference this year.
Mad Bull is excited that Jamaica will soon be having its Blog Awards!
Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top Ten Cubans who made an impact in 2010, here and here.
The Dominican blogger from the diaspora, Dino Bonao, writes about the two bodegas [es] close to his apartment in New York City.
Uncommon Sense begins his Top Ten List of Cubans who made a difference in 2010.
V V Ganeshananthan at Sepia Mutiny analyses the present and future role of the various Sri Lankan diasporas in influencing the Nation's future. Should their role be limited to economic contributions only?
The list of winners of the 2010 Philippine Expats/OFW Blog Awards is now posted online. OFW means Overseas Filipino Workers.
Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says that for Trinidad and Tobago to see a dent in crime, “we must first change the attitude of the people, not arm them with guns.”
Guyana-Gyal thinks that snow is beautiful, but according to her best friend, “There is only one place from which to view snow. The tropics.”
Ararat Magazine features a post by Global Voices’ Caucasus editor on Calumet, an ethnic lounge bar in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Offering a laid back environment for local civic activists, artists and musicians, as well as foreigners, to unwind in, it concludes that the recently opened venue is a breath...
Repeating Islands notes that “Guyanese born painter and sculptor Donald Locke passed away last week…after a long battle with cancer.”
“The European Union has backed off the full-fledged restoration of relations with Havana sought by the government of Spain, unconvinced that the Castro dictatorship has earned a change in treatment”: Uncommon Sense reasons that since the Cuban government “is unlikely to get…what it was seeking, why would it go ahead...
Distinguished Jamaican journalist John Maxwell has passed away; The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog pays him tribute, while Geoffrey Philp adds: “In this time of Wiki Leaks and other journalistic scandals, his ethics, wisdom, and courage are surely needed…”