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THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: BASEBALL

Dominican Republic.com: Baseball >
An overview of the country's obsession with baseball.

Yahoo: Dominican Baseball Players' Sites >
Includes a section on Ricardo Rodriguez.

Ricardo Rodriquez stats and bio >
From Major League Baseball's Big Leaguers site.

Ruck, Rob. The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic >
(Bison Books Corporation, 1999)

RECRUITMENT OF FOREIGN ATHLETES

Dominican Republic, Yours to Discover: Baseball >
General overview of the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic with a discussion of player recruitment for the American Major Leagues.

Stealing Lives: The Globalization of Baseball and the Tragic Story of
Alexis Quiroz >

The first chapter of the book presented in PDF format.

Baseballguru.com: Worldwide Draft >
Article on proposed changes in Major League Baseball's foreign recruitment process.

Viva Baseball! Latin American Players and Their Special Hunger >
Hispanic Magazine's review and excerpt from the first chapter of the book.

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INDIA: TECHNOLOGY

ZDNet India >
Technology news portal with an India focus.

DataQuest India >
Technology news portal with an India focus.

Wired Magazine: "The New Face of the Silicon Age" >
How India became the capital of the computing revolution.

India Times: "Brain Drain Costs India Billions" >
"A brain drain of highly-skilled professionals to well paid jobs in the first world costs Asia billions of dollars each year."

IndiaExpress.com: "U.S. media notes India's economic growth, reverse brain drain" >
"Indian firms are now able to lure away employees of Western companies to bring bigger contracts."

Dataquest India : "The Reverse Brain Drain" >
More about India's "reverse brain drain."

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MEXICO: IMMIGRATION

Time.com: La Nueva Frontera >
Special in-depth feature focusing on the U.S. border with Mexico covers economy, politics, crime and culture.

Interhemispheric Resource Center Border Information Clearinghouse >
Available in Spanish and English, this site includes a library index of U.S.-Mexico border related publications, extensive statistical information and more.

Frontera Norte Sur >
Provides daily news coverage and analysis of events taking place in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

The Borderlands Encyclopedia >
This University of Texas at El Paso site links to contemporary U.S.-Mexico border issues.

United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce >
Get information on NAFTA, U.S.-Mexico economic relations and an outline of Mexico's political system.

At the Crossroads: Latinos in the New Millennium >
The American-born child of immigrant parents, Rubén Martínez takes a look at his community and what it means to be Latino.

Beyond the Border >
Traces the painful transition made by four sons who leave their family in Mexico and fight cultural, class and language barriers in the United States.

The Sixth Section >
Cross-border organizing is explored as a small band of Mexican immigrants in upstate New York raise money to rebuild the town they left behind.

Martinez, Ruben. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2001.

Nevins, Joseph. Operation Gatekeeper: The Rise of the "Illegal Alien" and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Perez, Ramon Tianguis. Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1991.

Suro, Roberto. Strangers Among Us: Latinos Lives in a Changing America. New York: Vintage Books, 1999.

ISSUES FACING MEXICAN FARMERS

Inter-American Water Resources Network >
Case studies, articles and links to information about water management, water privatization and sustainable water solutions in Mexico and elsewhere.

"Farm Subsidies Rightly Inspire Third World Trade Revolt" >
Article on global economics and farm subsidies with focus on the effects on Mexican farmers after NAFTA.

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NIGERIA: THE OGONI STRUGGLE

Post-Colonial Web: Ken Saro-Wiwa >
A primer on the man and his work.

Sierra Club: International Campaigns: Nigeria >
Background and information on the Ogoni struggle against Shell Oil and the Nigerian government.

Earthlife Africa: Nigeria / Shell Oil Fact Sheet >
Includes the Ogoni Bill of Rights.

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THE WEST BANK: ARAB AMERICAN IMMIGRATION

Arab Culture and Civilization-Arab Americans >
This comprehensive Web site includes a large section on the Arab American experience.

Arabs in America: The Arab Immigrant Experience >
Six chapters of essays from the book Arabs in America: Building a New Future, edited by Michael W. Suleiman.

"Muslim Integration in the United States and Canada" >
Mohamed Nimer, Ph.D., of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, on the obstacles to integration.

Now with Bill Moyers: Muslims in America >
A number of Arab and Islamic scholars and public figures discuss what it means to be Muslim and American.

Caught in the Crossfire: Arab Americans in Wartime >
Follows the lives of three Arab American New Yorkers after the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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