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Eleanor Staniforth

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20 October 2013

363 Coffins Close, Reopening the Debate on Illegal Immigration in Europe

The shipwreck of a boat full of immigrants off the coast of Lampedusa, which caused more than 360 deaths, reopens the debate in Europe on illegal immigration.

16 October 2013

‘Thinking with Our Own Heads, Walking with Our Own Feet’ in Guinea-Bissau

Youth collective Movement of Citizen Action was created last year to channel indignation in Guinea-Bissau.

14 October 2013

Fresh Air for Guinea-Bissau: A Country in Search of Prosperity

In a country isolated by coups d'etat, political tensions and economic imbalances, what are the future alternatives for the people of Guinea-Bissau?

5 October 2013

Exhibition of Fascist Paraphernalia in Public School in Spain

The mayor of the locality denies having seen the fascist paraphernalia displayed on the market stalls, although she admits that she spent an hour at the exhibition.

16 July 2013

São Tomé Pulls ‘Rotten Rice’ After Protests

The rice was part of a 900-ton order worth about two million US dollars imported from Cameroon using public money.

14 March 2013

Assault Against Immigrant Causes Outrage in Spanish Town

Moulaye Ndiaye, a street vendor from Senegal, was thrown from a bridge in Buñol, Valencia, Spain. There has been a large civilian mobilisation to condemn the attack and find the...

5 March 2013

Venezuela: Hugo Chávez has Died

This evening, vice-president Nicolás Maduro announced the death of the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías. Twitter users reacted immediately to Maduro's announcement.

15 January 2013

Cuba Implements Long-Awaited Migration Reform

The implementation of the long-awaited migration reform on January 14 could put an end to the terrible human drama which the decision to stay or leave Cuba used to entail....

11 January 2013

Nobel Peacemaker Ramos Horta's Mission to Guinea Bissau

The political chaos in which Guinea Bissau finds itself embroiled - and more so since the April 2012 coup d'etat - may be a little closer to finding a resolution...

31 December 2012

“Cousins” from São Tomé and Príncipe Unite the Diaspora Through Online Radio

They say that "We Are All Cousins" and they make use of online tools and social media to unite virtually the people of São Tomé and Príncipe in the diaspora...

21 December 2012

Transparency in Extractive Mega Projects in Mozambique

Mozambique's richness in natural resources has placed the country at the centre of large international investment in the African continent. While the economy is growing at 7% per year, the...

17 December 2012

Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil

On December 2, a protest organised by foreigners residing in São Paulo took to the streets demanding full access to basic rights like health, security and decent work. The participants...

3 December 2012

Brazilian Immigration Policy Faces New Challenges

Whereas the subject has long been debated in Europe and the USA, the issue of immigration has only recently gained prominence in Brazil. This new Brazilian reality throws up a...

18 October 2012

United States: Hispanic Perspective on Second Presidential Debate

The second debate which took place in New York's Hofstra University on October 16th showed a much more energetic Barack Obama than in the first debate. Twitter saw high levels...

15 October 2012

Angola: Elinga Theatre, from Glory to Oblivion

For 24 years the Elinga Theatre kept its doors open to promote and develop theatre and the imagination in Angola. Like other historical buildings in Luanda, the Elinga is also...

13 October 2012

Spain: Government Insults Judge for Exonerating Protestors

Judge Pedraz's writ, which closes the case against eight people detained at the 25-S protests, has not gone down at all well in government circles. The Congress spokesperson, Rafael Hernando,...

United States: Immigration Absent in Vice-Presidential Debate

In the debate between the vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan there were, as was to be expected, differences on issues such as the economy, foreign policy, health care...

5 October 2012

Spain: Police Violence During Protest Outside Congress

The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police...

Spain: The Banks Win, the People Lose

The consulting firm Oliver Wyman, which assesses the solidity of the main Spanish banks, has made public its conclusion: the banks will need 52 000 million euros to get out...

25 September 2012

Cabinda: Black Gold of Angola

Cabinda, the eighteenth and most disputed province of Angola, has been waging an ancient struggle for its independence. The majority of the Angolan population says that Cabinda is part of...

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