Stories about Migration & Immigration from January, 2008
Caribbean Beat Blog turns the spotlight on Jamaican-born Annmarie Morais’ first feature film.
The celebration of Epiphany Day causes Liza Sabater to have an epiphany of her own: “The blogosphere needs more of the cowbell that is Puerto Rico.”
CINA comments on the South Korean government's report on the ‘Internet Broadcast for Migrant Workers’: Foreign workers in Korea can now speak their minds more than before… if they're not hunted, arrested and deported..
Living Dominica says the Iowa caucuses remind her of Dominica “where everyone is passionate about politics.”
Shooosh at Life in Armenia says she was surprised to discover that when she lost her wallet in Yerevan it was found and turned in. Despite many bad stories about ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora being ripped off when they visit the country, she concludes that there are honest people...
Windows on Eurasia writes about the impact of post-Soviet diasporas.
Blogian comments on news that a new ballet based on an old Armenian tale of love and tragedy will be written and performed in Turkey. However, the Armenian blogger says that while he supports Armenian-Turkish reconciliation, he is concerned by what appears to be a major historical inaccuracy written in...
As another year passes, we all raise our toasts for a better year. Following is what the Syrian bloggers had to say about 2007, and the young 2008.
Tiger temple has a photo essay showing how a group of ethnic minority lives in Beijing (zh).
“I want to make a li’l wish for everybody. Salut. Sante. Warm hugs on cold days. Nice cool drinks when your life-pot get too hot”: Guyana-Gyal wishes everyone a fulfilling 2008.
Dan Schweissing mixes traditional New Year's festivities with Caribbean cultural traditions, “making for a truly cross-cultural celebration.”
The murder of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan has shocked Xin Haiguang and he realizes that women have played a very special role in Asia politics. Most of them pick up the mission of their fathers and husbands and become symbols of reform, however usually end in exile or death (zh).
The holidays are a time for families to gather and share in one another's company. In Guatemala, many have relatives that have migrated outside of the country for better opportunities and as a result, many are not able to return to Guatemala or deportations have separated loved ones. For those that are able to and choose to return home, the sights at airports are memorable.