Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2015
After the American Civil War ended in 1865, members of the Confederacy fled to Brazil. Their ancestors still live in the region and continue to fly the Confederate flag.
In 2012, more than 181,000 Europeans left their countries for Latin America in comparison with the 119,000 Latin Americans who migrated in the opposite direction.
Even though the deadline date for deportations has been extended, the future of Dominicans of Haitian descent remains uncertain, with many calling the DR's stance an attack on human rights.
"How can CCTV deny [the government’s] responsibility? Isn't society accountable for four children choosing suicide by drinking pesticide?"
The growing migration crisis has recently also affected countries in southeastern Europe, with new issues arising almost daily. Reacting to the inhumane treatment of migrants who pass through Republic of Macedonia, renowned human rights activist Suad Missini started a hunger strike in front of the Parliament building in Skopje. He began...
In less than seven days, Hungarian journalist-activist Katalin Erdélyi and her team raised over 100,000 dollars to fight the government's new anti-immigrant campaign.
"Many will spew hate online to feel better about themselves but will genuinely be excited to meet a black person in real life."
“Humanely…” That is the sarcastic headline of a photoblog that narrates how the French police dismantled and evicted a large makeshift camp of migrants in Paris starting June 2. The camp occupied an open space underneath a railway viaduct near the Porte de la Chapelle in the northern part of the city. By...
20,000 Nigeriens took to the streets in Niamey, Niger on June, 6. There are multiple causes for the protests: endemic poverty, mediocre governance and restricted free speech are among the main grievances from Nigerien civil society. These protests come on the hill of similar uprisings in Burkina Faso, Burundi...