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Migration

Juan Mandelbaum presents: “OUR DISAPPEARED/NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS” airing on PBS Sept 21st

Juan Mandelbaum presents: “OUR DISAPPEARED/NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS” airing on PBS Sept 21st

Around the world the way to deal with the aftermath of past violence and police states has yet to come to a definitive closure or method to resolve crimes of the past. Often the ruling class in one era of a society remains in the next era, whether it be …

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Elderly Immigrants in the US: A Growing Population Faces Cultural Isolation

As with any change in life, growing older can present its challenges. Beyond relatively incipient social-networking programs like Twitter and Facebook, or newfangled cell phones to deal with, there is the transition from the workforce to retirement, and adjustments as some friends or spouses pass away. New routines must be …

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Rising Remittances During an Economic Downturn: At What Cost to Filipino Migrants?

Rising Remittances During an Economic Downturn: At What Cost to Filipino Migrants?

A recent Boston Globe article discussed the dramatic impact of the large-scale migration of workers from the Philippines, and the remittances that they send back home. Two major points are worth noting here:

1. Over 10 million Filipinos workers have migrated overseas, representing …

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From the Pages of FPA's Venezuela Blog: “Which Way Home”: The Journey of Undocumented Child Migrants Entering the US

From the Pages of FPA's Venezuela Blog: “Which Way Home”: The Journey of Undocumented Child Migrants Entering the US

FPA is proud to present one of its newest bloggers, David D. Sussman, who writes for  FPA’s Venezuela Blog. Below is a post by David on some movies dealing with Migration and Latin America. I encourage readers to check out

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Should Iran’s Bastille be Destroyed?

Should Iran’s Bastille be Destroyed?

Many stories of the fate of Iran’s young protestors, journalists, and academics have become front page news as allegations of rape and torture on those arrested this …

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The Prism of Human Rights: Irony and Power Compared in the Middle East and Latin America

The Prism of Human Rights: Irony and Power Compared in the Middle East and Latin America

This post can also be found on FPA’s Latin America Blog.
It came as no surprise to those who knew about the past rights abuses by Iran’s government when many Iranians, especially young Iranians, took to the streets in the last two …

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Voting for Change in the Middle East: A Dialogue on Diversity

Voting for Change in the Middle East: A Dialogue on Diversity

This post can also be seen in FPA’s Latin America Blog.
BBC World and BBC Persian services have done a remarkable job in the last two weeks highlighting the Muslim world after President Obama’s speech in Cairo, elections in Lebanon and today’s …

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Is Criticism of Mexico Warranted??

Is Criticism of Mexico Warranted??

This blog has also been posted in FPA’s Latin America Blog.
Mexico in 2009 has become the recipient of at least half of the most famous biblical plagues starting in 2008. This past week brought yet another earthquake to Mexico, the second …

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Europe's Immigrants Return Home

Europe's Immigrants Return Home

This Blog is also posted in the FPA Latin America Blog.
Europe and the United States had often inherited many benefits from economic growth in the pre-2008 era. One of those consequences, especially for those countries on the border or across the …

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A Quiet End to El Salvador’s Revolution

A Quiet End to El Salvador’s Revolution

This post can also be seen on FPA’s Latin America Blog.
This month marked a historic change for El Salvador and popular movements in Latin America as a whole. Central America in the late 70’s and early 1980’s was one of the …

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Fareed Zakaria on Canada: A North American Initiative

Fareed Zakaria on Canada: A North American Initiative

This post can also be seen on FPA’s Latin America Blog.
One of the greatest and diverse minds in public policy today is Fareed Zakaria. Once the host of a wonderful public policy show

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A Morsel of Iran

A Morsel of Iran

The BBC World Service this month broke from their usually news and debate programs and showed an interesting documentary series on Iranian culture and flavour, in a four part series called The Taste of Iran. The host, Sadeq Saba goes through …

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In the news…

Countries face new UK visa rules
South Africans visiting the United Kingdom will need a visa, under new rules issued by the Home Office. Bolivia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Venezuela also failed a test of the threat posed by …

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The Colombia Connection: Panel Discussion on TVO.org

The Colombia Connection: Panel Discussion on TVO.org

 This article has also been posted on FPA's Latin America Blog
TVO.org out of Ontario, Canada presented a show this week concentrating on Colombia, security, …

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Trying to return

Trying to return

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans fled their country when the Taliban was pushed out. They weathered the US invasion in Pakistani refugee camps and have been gradually returning to their home country. As the political situation stabilized, the wealthiest of these migrants returned to reclaim their land. This year, 300,000 …

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