· August, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from August, 2006

ArubaGirl: Brain drain

  16 August 2006

ArubaGirl muses on the annual of exodus of students who leave Aruba to further their studies in the Netherlands and elsewhere: “I do wonder, however, how many of ‘Aruba’s future’ graduate? And of those who graduate, how many come back? And what do they come back to?“

Kurdistance: Three Week Update

After a brief hiatus, I'm back and clicking away…three weeks have passed and we have a lot to cover…. At the end of July it was announced that Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman would be doing a promotional tour of the US and Europe to talk about The Other Iraq- Iraqi...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Summer Rain

August 11th saw another weekly non-violent protest in Bil’in take a wrong turn as the Israeli army attacked protesters with rubber bullets and sound grenades as they marched toward the Separation Wall. International Solitary Movement reported fourteen people injured including an Israeli activist. Bethlehem Bloggers has a first hand account...

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome

I am holiday and in a flat with no Internet and no telephone. Yet I still get that urge that keeps drawing me back to the Internet café. My one-hour a day fix to feed my blogging habit. And the Iraqi bloggers are keeping me hooked. Hacked After an anonymous...

Bangladesh: Canada and the immigrants

  10 August 2006

A Bengali in TO has a discussion with a Bangladeshi woman in Canada who doesn't quite like the fact that Canada has a lot of immigrants and wants to push for a Canadian culture.

India: Lentils in the US

  9 August 2006

The rising cost of lentils in the US has quite a few people of Indian origin more than just a bit worried. Arzan on why lentils are such an important part of the Indian diet and why loopholes will be found.

Cuba, USA: Fidel's daughter and CNN

  8 August 2006

VivirLatino comments on CNN's hiring of Fidel Castro's daughter, Alina Fernandez, as a network contributor: “what this also clearly shows (in my not so humble opinion) is a bias in the media that is clearly pro-U.S. policy around the issue of Cuba. It seems to me that Alina has made...

Jamaica, USA: Independence jam

  8 August 2006

Nyasha Lang attends an event celebrating the 44th anniversary of Jamaica's independence: “The vibe was somewhere between a Negril dance hall and an open air roots reggae show, folks wearing white flowing garb bordered with red, green and yellow. Nuff dub poets and singers in the crowd.”

Cuba, USA: Santería, for better or for worse

  8 August 2006

Dominican Republic blog Remolacha.net links (ES) to a news article and a series of AP photos depicting Cubans in both Cuba and the US engaging in Santería (an Afro-Cuban religion) ceremonies designed to hasten either the death or recovery of ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Nepal: weather

  4 August 2006

Most people think that Nepal is very cold. British expatriate Claire of Claire's Nepal refutes the presumption and discusses Nepal's weather from her own experience.

China: tibet activist

  1 August 2006

Ohmynews citizen reporter, Munish Nagar, posts his interview with a Tibetan independent activist, Kalsang Phuntsok, a member of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC).

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