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· March, 2012

Stories about Migration & Immigration from March, 2012

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

Brazil: Irregularities Denounced in the Council of Representatives of Emigrants

Founded at the end of 2012, the Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior [Council of Representatives of Brazilians Abroad], or the CRBE, linked to the Ministry of External Affairs,...

Guadeloupe: A Cuban-born Mulatto, Mayor of Paris

Guadeloupean blogger B.World Connection posts about the release of a book about the first non-white Mayor of Paris, who accomplished much towards secularity and social progress in the 19th century...

Cuba: Pope Arrives Today; What Will His Visit Bring?

Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive today in Cuba, even as bloggers chronicle the “wave of arrests and threats” preceding the papal visit. But top of mind for most...

United States: Solidarity Against Censorship of Latino Literature

The elimination of the curriculum of Mexian-American Studies, and the censorship of Latin American books from the district of Tuscon, Arizona, has led to actions of solidarity in New York...

Russia: Moscow's Modern Muslim Experience – In Context

Moscow's growing Muslim population exemplifies the modern experience of Russia's ethnic and religious minorities amid the backdrop of historical events that have molded the Russian perception of outsiders and thus...

Argentina: Documentary on Indigenous People in Buenos Aires

The documentary 'Runa Kuti, Urban Natives' shows us the stories of four descendants of indigenous communities living in the city of Buenos Aires, and how they struggle with reclaiming their...

United States: Case of Colombian Student Revives Immigration Debate

Daniela Peláez is a Colombian student based in Miami who made headlines recently for being another case of a student with a bright future without a legal status in the...

A Documentary of the History of Black People in France

The blog Afro Europe reports on a new film about the black community in France: ” Noirs de France” (“Blacks of France”) is a new documentary of the history of black people...

Hong Kong: UNHCR's Subsidy Cut and Donation Black Hole

The UNHCR in Hong Kong is being questioned by several non-governmental bodies regarding its reduction in the day-to-day financial aid for refugees in Hong Kong, in spite of the huge...

Video: Plural+ 2012 Contest Call for Youth Entries

Three winners between the ages of 9 and 25 will get to travel to New York City to present their short films on Migration, Social Integration and Diversity in the...

Brazil: Story of a 93 Year-Old Syrian Migrant

'Sito Badia', 'Grandmother Badia' in Arabic - as her grandsons like to call her - was born in the Western Syrian province of Homs. She immigrated to Brazil with her...

Singapore: Domestic Workers Finally Get A Weekly Day Off

After a four-year campaign initiated by migrant worker NGOs, foreign domestic workers in Singapore will finally get a day off a week starting next year. But not everyone is happy...

Cuba: Diaspora, Las Damas & the Pope

More discussion about the Pope's visit to Cuba – Havana Times reports that members of the Cuban diaspora plan to come to the island “to participate in Masses that will...

Hong Kong: What Can Be Done to Stop Birth Tourism from China?

One of the major conflicts between Hong Kong and China stems from birth tourism. According to official statistics, 95,337 babies were born in Hong Kong in 2011 and as much...

IDEA Asia Youth Forum 2012

Migration is the chosen theme for the very first Asia Youth Forum organized by the International Debate Education Association, which will be held in Thailand this coming May

Cuba: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 2)

The United States embargo (or blockade) against Cuba is now 50 years old. In this second part of a two part series on Cuban perspectives on the 50th Anniversary of...

Colombia: Film Festival Award Goes to Indigenous Film

The Cartagena International Film Festival [es] awarded one of its India Catalina awards in the category of New Creators in Short Films to the documentary short Mu Drua (My land)...

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