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· May, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from May, 2011

Bahamas, Jamaica: Caribbean Climate Change

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe is “all for going green voluntarily…and in time”, while Labrish Jamaica warns: “There is no debate anymore about climate change. It is here. If sea level...

Jamaica: Garvey's Good Name

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp has begun an online movement to clear Marcus Garvey's name – his aim is “to get 10,000 signatures and to deliver the petition to President Barack...

Africa, France: Who is Nafissatou Diallo? Victim or Conspirator?

In the debate over the alleged sexual assault by French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a Guinean hotel chambermaid in New York, attentions from France to Africa have now shifted to...

Germany, Ukraine: Implications of the Demjanjuk Ruling

Alexander J. Motyl writes at Ukraine's Orange Blues/World Affairs about the implications of the May 12 sentencing of John Demjanjuk “for being an accessory to the murder of 28,060 Jews...

Cuba: Repressive Action

Cuban bloggers cite numerous cases of the authorities cracking down on dissidents, calling the arrests “part of a vicious series of repressive moves by the dictatorship to target the opposition.”

China: French Students Encountered Chinese Chengguan

Fanua from ChinaSMACK translated a local news about two French students selling crepes in Shanghai – the chengguan came, and the French street vendors fled like everyone else.

United States: A Blog for Rethinking the Hispanic World

In New York, the Hispanic cultural and artistic dynamism can be felt. Global Voices spoke with journalist and cultural critic Claudio Iván Remeseira about his blog Hispanic New York Project,...

Cuba: Prisoner & Dissident Deaths

Uncommon Sense links to a report which alleges that the death of a prisoner was at the hands of prison guards, while Babalu links to new medical reports of the...

Cuba: Rojas Detained

Cuban bloggers focus their attention on Luis Felipe Rojas, who was reportedly detained this past weekend, allegedly for blogging about the beating of three women.

Russia: EU’s Roma to Move to Russia?

Window on Eurasia wrote in early May that “rising tensions between the Roma and the titular nationalities of the European Union have sparked reports in Moscow that some of this...

Caribbean: Reflections on the Rapture

So the world was supposed to end this past Saturday - at least according to some religious sects. Caribbean bloggers write about how one man's delusion had an impact on...

Puerto Rico: New digital magzine

Students, activists, journalists and bloggers have launched the digital magazine El Punto [es] to foster a transnational conversation between Puerto Ricans living on the Island and those who belong to...

Jamaica: A Lucky Poem

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem by diaspora writer Shara McCallum.

Russia: “Work and Shelter in Migrant Moscow”

Madeleine Reeves writes at OpenDemocracy.net about migrant workers in Moscow and their “daily struggle […] to stay ‘legal’, and survive.”

U.S.V.I.: “The Caribbean Writer”

A Nation or Nobody is enjoying his new copy of The Caribbean Writer: “The topics…rang[e] from the Virgin Islands’ place in the Caribbean community to concerns over the homicide rate...

Guyana: Caribbean Law

Signifyin’ Guyana interviews regional legal expert Abiola Inniss about her new book and possible “solutions to some of the major issues which plague Caribbean law today.”

Hong Kong and China: Immigrant discontent

Lucia Lou from China Hush translates a local news story about Hong Kong society's reactions towards the influx of mainland Chinese new immigrants to the city.

U.S.V.I., St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Caribbean Through a Camera

A Nation or Nobody admires the work of Nadia Huggins, whom he describes as “one of the artists who is bringing an authentic Caribbean voice to digital photography.”

Nigeria: 15 year old Nigerian teenager gets admission to Harvard

Naija Feed reports that a 15 year old Nigerian girl who has been offered admission to 13 prestigious universitires in the United States has become the latest media sensation: “She...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision Pride

Scary Azeri comments on her country's success in this year's Eurovision Song Contest by saying that she doesn't understand how ecstatic many of her fellow Azerbaijanis are about their victory....

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