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· June, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2011

Cuba: Train Accident Injures 79

Babalu links to a story about a train crash that has injured nearly 80 people in Cuba, commenting: “The decaying infrastructure and transportation system in Cuba…continues to take a deadly...

Cuba: Methodist Pastor Replaced

“When Cuba is free, those who accommodated, appeased and apologized for the Castro regime to preserve their own standing will not be absolved”: Uncommon Sense blogs about the actions of...

China: Canadian expat's reaction to the real-name registration for train ticket

Lost Laowai posts a video showing how a Canadian expat lost his temper when the train ticket office demanded him to show his passport when buying a train ticket.

Cuba: Hunger Striker to Leave Island

Uncommon Sense reports that hunger striker Jorge Cervantes Garcia has ended his protest and “will be allowed to leave Cuba once he has recovered from the physical effects of his...

Jamaica: Call for End to Anti-Gay Violence

Labrish remembers the life and work of her cousin, who was murdered on account of “his outspoken efforts to bring about an end to homophobia in Jamaica”, saying: “It is...

China: Experience of Rural Migrant Worker

Trica Wang blogs about her experience of riding the Beijing subway disguised as a migrant worker while conducting fieldwork.

Russia: Yelena Bonner, Andrei Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Vladimir Kara-Murza of World Affairs‘ Spotlight on Russia and Vadim Nikitin of Foreign Policy Association‘s Russia blog write about Andrei Sakharov's widow Yelena Bonner, who died in the United States...

Myanmar: Labour registration form

Democracy for Burma uploads a labour registration brochure in Burmese and Thai languages provided by the International Organization for Migration. There are thousands of Myanmar migrants living and working in...

Haiti: The Other Side of the Martelly Story

Wadner Pierre refers to a mainstream media article about Haiti's new president, saying that the story fails to mention “the illegitimacy of the way in which he was elected, and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Markets & Monasteries

From “soots” to Benedictine monasteries, Chookooloonks photoblogs about a lovely day spent during her time in Trinidad.

Puerto Rico: Surviving the Puerto Rican Parade

Actor and writer Mikephillippe Oliveros shares his reflections on attending the famous Puerto Rican Parade [es] in New York City: “It was evident that the relationship they have with the island is totally different...

Trinidad & Tobago: Martelly's First Month

“He will need to learn how to build a coalitions and make compromises”: Toussaint on Haiti assesses President Michel Martelly's first month in office, noting that “there are some troubling...

Trinidad & Tobago: Warner's Resignation

Jumbie's Watch and Plain Talk share their thoughts on Jack Warner's resignation from FIFA.

Caribbean: Thanks, Dad!

Father's Day, that worldwide celebration honouring dads and their important role in the family dynamic, is marked in the Caribbean on the third Sunday of June and regional bloggers posted...

U.S.V.I.: The National Park on St. John

A Nation or Nobody blogs about a report on National Parks, Tourism, and Local Development, written 30 years ago, which he feels “should be required reading for every student in...

Guyana: Blogging Etiquette

“If somebody use work from you’ blog on their website, and make it look as if you’s writing for them, and they don’t link back you’ writing to you’ blog…you...

Angola: Past Meets Present in a Series of Photo-Chronicles

Throughout the month of June, António Trabulo, a portuguese doctor retired from work, on his blog De cá e de lá (From here and from there) [pt], has been publishing...

Cuba: Cervantes Continues Strike

“Protest by suicide is never an acceptable option,” says Uncommon Sense as he blogs about the failing health of a hunger striker, “but it is important to remember that Cervantes...

Cuba: Worry About Hunger Striker

“The regime cracked down on him once against after he assumed the posture of NOT ceasing his anti-government activities”: Pedazos de La Isla blogs about the hunger striker Jorge Cervantes...

China: Mass exodus of the rich

The Fool's Mountain has a blog post about the trend of the elite and the rich emigrating out of China since 2009.

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