Finding the right balance for immigration to Brazil
If we look from the country perspective, is it always an advantage having foreigners? Well, not always. We just have to remember the genocide suffered by indigenous people in all Americas. However, over time, immigrants came to Brazil and helped build a country. Nowadays, the country began to receive both low and high skilled workers, like Haitians and Germans. How are their lives here?
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Migrating for love: the personal, economic and cultural challenges
In our globalised world, it is becoming easier to cross borders but many nations, including Australia, maintain exclusive policies that prevent migrants from participating fully in society. Like my husband, many migrant workers face racism when seeking employment – a reflection of broader nationalistic sentiments in response to […]
Economic Immigrants: Cultural Conservation through Food
As economic immigrants, where do we find our cultural identity? The answers are probably as unique as every immigrant that arrives into a new country. So I decided to ask a few of my Latin American friends who have also migrated and ask them about the ties that connect them to their home culture.
Work to live? Or live to work?
I want to forestall any idea that the view expressed in this blog might possibly trigger controversy. I am talking for the most part on behalf of a more privileged third generation of immigrants to Germany. This however is not supposed to belie my awareness of the variety of other, […]
Egypt: Heaven or Hell for Syrian Refugees?
Out of the one and a half million Syrians living in Egypt, more than 300,000 have recently come here seeking a safe haven from the never ending shelling and bombing in their homeland. Thousands of Arabs, mostly Muslims, believed that Egypt is where they could start all over again and […]