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· April, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2011

Guyana: Unsolved Murder

Last week marked five years since Government Minister Satyadeow Sawh was was murdered in Guyana; The Caribbean Camera interviews his family, who are still searching for answers.

Cuba: Ferrer Held

According to Uncommon Sense and Babalu, Dr. Darsi Ferrer and other activists were arrested today “during a protest in which they were calling for the Castro dictatorship to allow Cubans...

Cuba: Bosch Dies

Cuban bloggers note the passing of Orlando Bosch, with Machetera saying: “There are good terrorists and bad ones, and clearly the mainstream media have settled on the fiction that Bosch...

Jamaica: Honesty in Poetry

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp notices “a brutal honesty” in his featured poem by Kei Miller.

Malaysia: “Stateless Children of Sabah”

Anne Baltazar writes about the situation of poor children in Sabah in Malaysia whose migrant parents came from Indonesia and Philippines.

Ukraine: “Twenty-five years ago – Chornobyl – Where were you?”

uaMuzik and Nash Holos blog about the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Cuba: The “Queen of Incredulity”

1Click2Cuba profiles Claudia Cadelo, “one of the best-known members of the Cuban blogging community.”

China: The Rich Are Fleeing

A new survey conducted in part with one of China's biggest banks suggests that large numbers of wealthy Chinese have over the past two years begun moving their assets overseas,...

Haiti: Amnesty or Justice?

Toussaint on Haiti shares his thoughts about the possible granting of amnesty to Jean-Claude Duvalier and Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the new President-elect.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Tamayo to Leave with Son's Remains

Bloggers are monitoring the impending departure from Cuba of Reina Luisa Tamayo, who is reported to be going into exile, but not without the remains of her son, “murdered Cuban...

Guyana, St. Lucia, T&T: Literary Achievements

Lots of literature in the regional blogosphere today – Signifyin’ Guyana asks, “You going Trinidad for Bocas?”, while Caribbean Book Blog notes that Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace “has been awarded...

Argentina: Croatian Community Reacts to Sentence of General Ante Gotovina

On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) handed down sentences to the Croatian generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markač and Ivan Cermak. Gotovina and Markac...

Belarus, Ukraine: “Chernobyl: The First Month”

At OpenDemocracy.net, Barys Piatrovich, a Belarusian writer and journalist, recalls the first month after the Chernobyl catastrophe of April 26, 1986: “It was difficult for me to write this text....

Russia: “Navalny's Nationalism”

A Good Treaty went through the archives of Alexey Navalny's blog and other RuNet sources and wrote about this prominent Russian anti-corruption activist's nationalism.

Jamaica: Walcott's Work

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp features a poem by Derek Walcott, saying: “I swear, [he] makes writing verse look so easy…a poet whose oeuvre shows a deep love for the Caribbean–its language,...

Cuba: Fonseca Released

“The publicity on Facebook, Twitter and blogs only intensified…”: Uncommon Sense says that the release of Cuban human rights activist Sara Martha Fonseca “is a victory for freedom.”

Cuba: Communist Party Ushers in Entrepreneurism and Term Limits

For the minority of Cubans who are within it, the blogosphere provides a space to exchange ideas. And there were plenty prompts for discussion this week, with the Castro brothers...

Cuba: The More Things “Change”

Uncommon Sense finds recent announcements about reform in Cuba ironic in the context of developments like these.

Memories of Portuguese Decolonization

“In their dreams they still revisit Africa”, and they share their memories on the blog Retornados da África [pt]. Read the stories of those who returned to Portugal from the...

Haiti: The Democratic Process

Toussaint on Haiti suggests that the recent election “is a sign we still believe in democracy and that these elections might have breathed new life into to Haiti’s nascent and...

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