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· February, 2008

Stories about Migration & Immigration from February, 2008

Colombia: More Reactions to the March Against FARC

Reactions continue to emerge regarding the February 4 demonstration against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, for its initials in Spanish). Many bloggers provide their thoughs on why they...

Russia, Georgia, UK: Badri Patarkatsishvili

Siberian Light writes about the death of Badri Patarkatsishvili.

Saudi Arabia: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story

Mochness from Saudi Arabia discusses a new documentary on living in the Kingdom, entitled: Home – The Aramco Brats’ Story.

Serbia: A Tribute to Desimir Tošić

Dejan Đokić posts a tribute to Desimir Tošić at East Ethnia: “He was a unique and somewhat unconventional figure in modern Serbian history. Tošić was a politician who placed ideas...

Sri Lanka: Tamil Culture and a Matchbox

Tiny Little Fractures isn't too pleased about a students’ association in Canada using the motifs of the LTTE's flag from Sri Lanka.

Nepal: Migrant workers

With 600 people leaving Nepal everyday for jobs abroad, Nepal Monitor makes the case for better services for migrant workers.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Obama Sweeps

“Darwin Day was good for Barack Obama,” writes Trinidadian blogger Further Thoughts, adding: “He looks set to win by a similar margin in Maryland.”

Kyrgyzstan: Neo-Nazis in Russia Target Central Asians

The Azamat Report says that many people in Kyrgyzstan are learning more about neo-Nazism in Russian because of increasing number of cases of murder and violent attacks againsts Kyrgyz immigrant...

Cuba: Student Fallout?

The Cuban Triangle finds “two unusual elements in the story” of the Cuban student who questioned Ricardo Alarcon at the recent university meeting, while Uncommon Sense, on learning that the...

Slovenia: Poetry, Green Views, Cuisine and More

Slovenia is a country with a very healthy blogosphere, which includes blogs from expats. Here's a roundup of what some of them have been talking about in the last few...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands: American Politics

“American Politics! Didn't I exorcise you back in College?” asks Jamaican Marlon James, while Trinidadian blogger Further Thoughts reports: “With almost 89.9% of the votes, Obama has swept the U.S....

Uzbekistan: Uzbeks most attacked in Russia

Jamiyat reports that Uzbeks are most attacked by organized groups of ultra-nationalists in Russia. Saint-Petersburg and Moscow remain the major hotspots of hate crime.

Japan: Japanese bloggers on Super Tuesday

While Super Tuesday has come and gone in the U.S., conversations carry on in its wake among bloggers in the booming Japanese blogosphere. What do bloggers in the world's second...

Cuba, Jamaica: Parable Hunting

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp features Cuban-born writer Ricardo Pau-Llosa in his own words, as he talks about his latest book.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA: Sparrow Backs Obama

“The Mighty Sparrow is comparable as a lyricist only to Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff in the Caribbean,” writes Abeng News Magazine – and proceeds to post a song by...

Mexico: Chinese Community Celebrates New Year

Cuadernos de Silicio [es] describes the events surrounding preparations for the Chinese New Year in Mexico City, and that 2008 corresponds to “the Year of the Rat,” a year that...

Cuba: Students Ask Questions

“Why are Cubans barred from freely using the Internet? Why are those few who are lucky enough to get access to the Internet then banned from using Yahoo?” Child of...

India: Etiquette for Migrants

A proposal in the U.K to educated migrant communities on etiquette doesn't sit very well with The Brat, The Bean and Bedlam.

Jamaica: Marley's Birthday

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp realised early on that “good writing, like a good life, cannot be built solely on negation” – and credits that awareness to Bob Marley's “ability to transform...

Serbia: President Tadic Gets Re-Elected

The presidential election in Serbia had some bloggers fearing that a decisive victory for the extreme-right nationalism represented by the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) could result in violence. One bloggers...

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