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· July, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from July, 2011

Mexico: Improvements in Education Decreasing Emigration Rates

The second post on a series about immigration throughout the Americas on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Blog focuses on “Mexico's Improving Education and Declining Emigration”.

Cuba: MSM Paying Attention

Pedazos de La Isla takes heart in the fact that “various English-language news sources have been brave enough to publish the truth about the Caribbean island”, saying: “In Cuba, there...

Cuba: Internet Restrictions

Uncommon Sense says that despite the arrival of “an underwater cable reached Cuba from Venezuela” designed to improve Internet access to the island, ” the regime has intensified its control...

Haiti: Martelly's Promises

Toussaint on Haiti suggests that Haitians who voted for a Martelly presidency may now be suffering from buyers’ remorse.

Cuba: Differences of Opinion are Healthy

“‘The People's Path‘ is…a vision statement of what the movement for a free Cuba should be striving for,” writes Uncommon Sense, who, along with Babalu, thinks that despite Dr. Oscar...

Cambodia: #camlabor hashtag

Cambodians tweeting about migration, labour and trafficking issues in Cambodia are urged to use the #camlabor hashtag

Jamaica: Public Outbursts from Diasporan Women

“How can we not say to ourselves – was any enterprise ever so doomed to failure? Was anything ever so sad?”: An eye-opening post from Under the Saltine Flag about...

Cuba: Attacks vs. Women

Pedazos de La Isla blogs about violence against women in Cuba, here, here, here and here.

Jamaica: OCD Ghosts?

Could it be that “the world of the supernatural [is] ordered not by the rules of metaphysics, but the rules of mathematics”? Under the Saltire Flag considers the possibility by...

Cuba: “The Lion of the East” Passes On

Cuban bloggers mourn the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Pedro Meurice Estiu, who died in Miami at the age of 79. Uncommon Sense calls him “a Cuban patriot and a true...

U.S.V.I., St. Kitts: On Belonging

A Nation or Nobody “wonder[s] about the place of writers like Phillips within the Caribbean literary community, and what they might be able to tell us about belonging and diaspora.”

Grenada: Justice Isaac Dies in Canada

The Caribbean Camera acknowledges the passing of “the honorable Julius A. Isaac, Canada’s first black Chief Justice”, who “ironically…died on the eve of one of the festivals he helped formulate...

Cuba: Activists Under Pressure

Cuban bloggers report on several arrests and attempts at intimidating independent journalists and activists, here, here and here.

Barbados: Murdoch Madness

“Who say recession not hitting dem big multi-millionaire/billionaire fellas an dem ain't tightening dem belt like de small man? Even a media mogul like Murdoch cut back and now he...

Azerbaijan: Culinary Competition

Scary Azeri comments on the tendency for her fellow Azerbaijanis living in England to outdo each other when it comes to preparing meals for get-togethers. The blog says that this...

Cuba: Defending “Las Damas”

Cuban bloggers continue to update their posts about the most recent attack on Las Damas de Blanco, in which members of the group were reportedly “attacked and brutally beaten…by agents...

Haiti: Student Murdered in DR

BELTIFI INC. republishes a news release about the murder of a Haitian student in the Dominican Republic, saying: “Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Lindor family.”

Caribbean: Carnival in Toronto

The Caribbean Camera posts a photo album of the 2011 Kiddies Carnival Toronto Parade, here.

Cuba: Female Activists Reportedly Beaten/Detained

Reports of harassment of the Ladies in White and other female activists, here and here.

Jamaica: Rivers & Mountains

“One of my favourite Caribbean proverbs comes from Haiti…‘Deye mon genmon’. Translated: behind the mountains there are mountains. It is such a fantastic description of the landscapes of both Jamaica...

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