Stories about Migration & Immigration from November, 2015
Stranded Migrants, Syrian Refugees and Street Sexual Harassment Hit Costa Rican Headlines
Three events have caused Costa Rica to hit the headlines in Central America in mid November. Let's see what it was about.
Molenbeek, the Complex Reality of a Community Vilified by the Media
In the heart of the Belgian capital lies Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a low-income community with a connection to those suspected of carrying out the attacks on Paris and other acts of violence.
The Struggle of More Than One Thousand Cuban Immigrants Stranded in Central America
Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."
Amsterdam’s Sahand Sahebdivani and His Storytelling Phenomenon
In this two-part conversation with Global Voices, Sahand Sahebdivani talks about cultural encounters, female heroes in Persian mythology, the power of storytelling, and the idea of hybrids of cultural exchange.
The Refugees Stopping at Vienna's Train Station of Hope
A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.
The Two-Country Journey One Student Takes Every Day to Get to School
At one US high school, 70 percent of its students cross the border with Mexico each day to attend classes. It's a commute that is far from routine.
After the Paris Attacks: For It to Be Unity, It Can't Be Partial
"Scrolling up and down Facebook, reading impressions, testimonials, opinions, statistics, I see that the main victims of the attacks are people of all colours, and over 15 nationalities."
Calls to Sack New Zealand House Speaker Over Sexual Assaults Fiasco
"Trivalising rape is easy, coming forward is hundreds times harder #SackTheSpeaker #HoldKeyAccountable"
Indigenous Communities Live Complex Lives in a Disputed Corner of South America
Around 159,542 sq. km (61,600 sq. mi) of territory is disputed by Guayana and Venezuela. Indigenous groups pay a high price for living in this no man's land.
Is an Award-Winning Photo of a Haitian Immigrant Bathing in Brazil Unethical?
"The objective of the media in the middle of these crises is to pressure the state to take a stand, not to embarrass those who need help the most."
Five Facts About Mexico's Día de Muertos
The celebration is appearing more and more in the United States, home to a large Mexican community.
Iran to Provide Universal Public Healthcare to Refugees
Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.
A School in the US Teaches Korean Dads ‘How to Hug’
The Duranno Father School is designed to transform stoic Korean dads into more loving and involved parents. The program includes a literal lesson on "how to hug."