As Spain Protests Austerity, Catalonia Pushes for Independence

As workers from throughout the country converge on Madrid for protests, a second, altogether different movement is gathering strength in Catalonia.

Wenzhou in Italy

The Chinese underground economy grabs headlines in Europe

Dual citizenship in the cross-hairs?

In its drive to charm ultra-nationalist voters, members of Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party are taking shots at dual citizenship in France. But the latest debate on French hides a different and more worrying trend.

Carthaginians at the gate

After managing to handle the free movement of 400 million Europeans, the entry of 20,000 Tunisians lead Sarkozy and Burlesconi to call for the "reform" of the Schengen area.

Migrations, or the uncomfortable part about fighting poverty

An introduction to the blog, and a look at the world of economic migration.

Mexico, the route of death for Central and South American illegal immigrants

Central American illegal immigrants on top of "La Bestia" (Train) Foto El Mundo daily
The massacre of seventy two Central and South Americans undocumented immigrants killed in hands of one of the most violent Mexican drug gangs, ‘Los Zetas’ has outraged the Mexican society and the international community. The Mexican Government immediately condemned the atrocious crime and were surprised that illegal immigrants heading to the U.S are also a target for the organized crime; despite that they already had some knowledge that they were being mistreated, sold to traffickers or recruited as hit-men.

Calderon's bluffs on immigration and the war on drugs


On Wednesday President Felipe Calderon met with President Barack Obama at the White House.  The top issues that both presidents discussed were obviously  the war on drugs and immigration, the latter got to the agenda, if it wasn’t for the anti-immigration law SB1070 that was approved last month in Arizona, causing outrage in all sectors of the Mexican society, otherwise this state visit was going to focus only on the war on drugs and border security.