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· May, 2012

Stories about Migration & Immigration from May, 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Discuss Mariela Castro's US Visit

On the heels of United States President Barack Obama's support for gay marriage, Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and Director of the country's Centro Nacional de...

China: Netizens Want Confucius to Return Home

A new visa policy was announced on May 17, 2012 by the U.S State Department which put the Confucius Institute under the spotlight in the Chinese blogosphere. Chinese netizens take...

Palestine: Remembering the Nakba

May 15 is Nakba Day, when Palestinians commemorate the displacement and dispossession that took place at the time of Israel's establishment in 1948. In this post we look at how...

Cuba: The State of Human Rights

The recent request for information by the United Nations‘ Committee Against Torture with regard to alleged abuses in Cuba has got bloggers talking about the human rights situation on the...

Video: How Societies Work – a Look at Unconventional Arrangements

The VJ Movement has partnered with the London School of Economics to bring us videos and stories that attempt to show how societies in conflict and crisis-affected areas across the...

China: Campaign to Clean ‘Foreign Trash’ Out of Beijing

A campaign to rid Beijing of illegal foreign residents has created controversy in China, with Chinese people expressing widely differing viewpoints on social media. A famous television host has labelled...

Guadeloupe: “Political Manipulation”

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

Israel: Increase in Racism Against African Asylum Seekers

In the past few weeks two cases of rape of Jewish women by Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers have been reported in the Israeli media, prompting a new wave of...

Mayotte: Capsizing Boat Kills at Least 5 Economic Refugees

Cape Verde: Encouraging Storytelling and Creative Writing

Set over the course of seven weeks, a creative writing competition promoted by the young Cape Verdean journalist Odair Varela on his blog, has led a dozen word lovers to...

China, Singapore: Reaction on Ferrari Crash

Spain: “Neighbor, Wake Up, Evictions at Your Doorstep!”

As part of the profound socioeconomic crisis, home foreclosures and evictions are rampant in Spain. Author Elena Arrontes covered the eviction of a Bangladeshi family from its home in the...

China: Foreigner beaten by Beijingers for sexually assaulting a woman in public

Singapore: Population, Migration, and Women

Greece: Police Violence Against Immigrants on the Rise

Greek social media has been in uproar over a video posted on Facebook and Twitter, showing police officers overtly abusing a detained immigrant in downtown Athens. Racist and police violence...

Cuba: Remembering the Dissidents

This week, members of the Cuban diaspora have been blogging about two main things: the one-year anniversary of the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, and the re-arrest of human...

Venezuela: Video ‘Caracas, City of Farewells’ Sparks Discussion on Emigration

It only took a matter of days before the Venezuelan blogosphere heaped an avalanche of criticism and mockery on the video documentary "'Caracas, ciudad de despedidas" ("Caracas, City of Farewells")....

Europe: Economic Crisis Fuels Rise in Anti-Immigration Politics

The French presidential election may be over, but the fact that outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy chose immigration as the core theme of his campaign is still the subject of much...

Trinidad & Tobago: Three Score and Ten

Two Trinidadian bloggers - one living on island and the other a member of the diaspora - have come to the difficult realisation that their parents are growing old. In...

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