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· February, 2011

Stories about Migration & Immigration from February, 2011

Cuba: Calls to Demonstrate

Uncommon Sense and Antunez blog about two different calls to demonstrate in Cuba – one “to demand the freedom and democracy that have been taken from us” and the other...

Gabon: Students Protest, Army Deployed

Gabon's political crisis reached new heights on February 10, as students protested at Omar Bongo University in the capital city, Libreville. Whereas riots last week involved mainly the opposition, the...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Virtual Reality

“I wonder if people are somehow lulling themselves into a belief that the digital world is not real or somehow divorced from the real world”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac says...

Cuba: Church or State?

Uncommon Sense offers another example of why he thinks Havana's Cardinal Jaime Ortega “is on the wrong side” of the struggle.

Cuba: The Reality of Revolution

1Click2Cuba wonders whether Cuba will be the next Egypt, but Iván's File Cabinet reminds us that the Cuban reality is different.

Jamaica: Lessons from Marley

“One of the most striking aspects of Marley’s songwriting is his authenticity”: Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp wonders if bloggers can learn a few lessons from the late reggae great.

Colombia: British expat loves Bogotá

Vicki, a British journalist living in Colombia's capital, has posted her 101 reasons to love Bogotá, including “Streets are numbered, not named. You don’t need an A-Z,” “It is considered...

China: Afraid to go home for the New Year

ChinaHush has translated the lyrics of a popular Internet song, Afraid to go home for the New Year, written by He Puxian a drifter singer from Hubei.

Cuba: Pacheco Blogs From Exile

“Cubans, undeniably, have to find a path. We must keep one thing very present: only love can save us from human misery”: Pablo Pacheco, one of the prisoners of Cuba’s...

Jamaica: The Role of Social Media

“They add a different dimension to reporting of events, but to put them at the core of social movements is too strong”: Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac comments on the role...

Haiti: Martelly & Manigat Go Through

From New York City to Haiti weighs in on the first round election results.

Martinique: RIP Glissant

Regional bloggers pay tribute to the life and work of “the great Caribbean writer Edouard Glissant”, who passed away earlier today.

Haiti: Elections’ Second Round

Kiskeacity reports that Twitter has been “abuzz with speculations about what will happen tomorrow when the CEP (Electoral Council) announces which of the three main candidates moves on to the...

Jamaica: Patois Bible

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp is “surprised at the bangarang in Jamaica over the Patois Bible”.

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