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· January, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from January, 2011

Haiti: About “Baby Doc”

“Préval, who will complete his mandate which runs from 2006 to 2011, has betrayed the aspirations of the Haitian people. Now he organizes the return of a dictator who should...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Effects of Lifting Travel Limits

“President Barack Obama's decision to loosen limits on travel and remittances from the United States to Cuba is a gift the Castro dictatorship has not earned”: Uncommon Sense links to...

Jamaica: No More Calabash

Regional bloggers continue to say their farewells to Jamaica's beloved annual Calabash International Literary Festival, which has come to an end after ten years.

Azerbaijan: Remembering Hrant Dink

The Önər Blog [AZ] remembers Hrant Dink, the slain Turkish-Armenian journalist, editor and human rights activist who was murdered in Istanbul four years ago today. The post is also available...

Haiti: Duvalier Arrest Imminent?

From just before eleven o'clock this morning, Twitter has been rife with speculation that Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the banished former dictator who has been living in exile in France...

Haiti: Duvalier Visit Political Red Herring?

A little more than a year after a debilitating earthquake practically leveled the Haitian capital and destroyed innumerable surrounding towns, killing thousands and leaving survivors homeless (tent cities are still...

China: Tense days and nights in Tunis

Excerpts of a series of blog posts this week from a Chinese woman living and working in the Tunisian capital.

Jamaica, Guadeloupe, T&T, U.S.A.: MLK Day

“Dr. King's importance lies in his challenge to expand our moral imagination”: Geoffrey Philp and other regional bloggers pay tribute to the late American civil rights leader Martin Luther King...

Haiti: “Baby Doc” Back in P-a-P

From New York City to Haiti confirms the rumour that exiled dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has returned to Haiti this evening, saying: “I am shocked!” Several Twitter users...

France: Our Embarrassing Ex Friend, Monsieur Ben Ali

It has finally dawned. After decade of state amitié (friendship) with the Ben Ali regime, and total indifference from French politicians and mainstream media, French bloggers and twitterers are now...

Arab World: After Tunisia, Who's Next?

Following the events in Tunisia that forced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country, netizens across the Arab world are asking: “are we next?”

Maldives: Dominance Of The Expatriates

Mohamed Naahi wonders what can be done to reduce the growing number of foreign workers in Maldives.

Saudi Arabia: Fleeing, Tunisian Ex-President Ben Ali Lands in KSA

As news surfaces that fleeing Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has landed in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Twitter users take to the platform to express their thoughts on the...

Guyana, St. Lucia, Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?

Regional bloggers are reblogging posts that ask where all the Haiti relief money went, given that the country appears to be not much better off a year after the earthquake.

Taiwan: Responses to “Chinese mothers” article

An article in the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chua about the parenting practices of “Chinese mothers” provoked many strong reactions. Taiwan bloggers Taiwan-Born American and shu flies responded to...

Haiti: One Year Ago…We Remember

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Haitian bloggers are remembering and paying tribute to the survivors of the disaster, while acknowledging that there is still a...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Constitutional Rights & Wrongs

“The constitutional right to bear arms has had another of those unsurprising consequences…”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac thinks that the U.S. needs to “again look into its popular mirror.”

Russia: Internet for Tatar Diaspora

Paul Goble writes about the role of the Internet in connecting dispersed Tatar communities both in Russia and abroad. “… the Tatnet is thus serving as a virtual space in...

Armenia: Gay Russia

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reviews a documentary from three years ago on homosexuality in Russia. However, the blog notes, two of the gay men documented in the film are Armenians and...

Jamaica, Barbados: Caribbean Tales in Bim

Geoffrey Philp reports that Barbados will host this year's CaribbeanTales Film Festival.

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