Stories about Migration & Immigration from September, 2006
Serbia: A Yugo in the US
D.R. Fairday of A Yugo in the US is blogging about stereotypical Serbs in the United States – and about himself: “*You have 17 consonants and 2 vowels in your last name. Close. It's 6:4, but Amers can't pronounce two of them, and they never put the accent where it...
Antigua: Who should have a passport?
At Talk Antigua, Roxann takes issue with the fact that a US-born child of an Antiguan was able to get an Antiguan passport.
Caribbean: West Indian Day Parade
TrinidadJunction attends the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York on Labor Day: “every single island in the Caribbean is represented. Each island typically has their own truck and/or band and can choose to ‘parade’ anyway they see fit. Some islands, like Trinidad and Barbados, choose to bring...
Bangladesh: FOBANA and Friends
Drishtipat on attending a diaspora based event in the US. “Federation of Bangladesh Association of North America (FOBANA) just celebrated their 20th year over the long weekend (Sep 1, 2 & 3) in Cobb Galleria in Atlanta.”
Russia: Kondopoga and Thoughts on Illegal Immigration
A week ago, two ethnic Russians were killed in a restaurant fight with Chechens in the northwestern town of Kondopoga, Republic of Karelia. The deaths triggered riots and demands to deport all Caucasus people from the town. Reading Russian blogs now is a little like walking through a minefield: ethnic...
Russia: Kondopoga Riots
Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog analyzes the situation in the Karelian town of Kondopoga.
Haiti: Cell towers and perceptions
Nightshift reports on his visit to Haiti, where he notices an abundance of cellular service antennas and where family members tell him to “tell my family members in the states that Haiti is not as nightmarish. . . as they think.”
Jamaica: Helping deportees
A newspaper report about a group devoted to helping convicted criminals who are deported back to Jamaica inspires Francis Wade to try and get involved.
Bangladesh: In the Middle East
Given the large number of Bangladeshis in the Middle East, imperfect world 2006 scans the mainstream media to get a sense of what issues are connected with Bangladeshis there.
Bangladesh blog buzz
The latest opinions and views from the Bangladeshi blogs including refugees, gender equity, energy, human rights, politics, international relations, culture and cyber society etc. issues:
Cuba: Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Geoffrey Philp kicks off his series of “Five Questions” interviews with Caribbean writers by talking to Cuban-American author Ricardo Pau-Llosa.