Monthly Archives: March 2011

Valerie Bouloudian McCaffrey’s Film “Lost and Found in Armenia” is Currently in Production in Armenia

FRESNO — Filmmaker Valerie Bouloudian McCaffrey is getting back to her roots for her latest film project. The Roosevelt High School graduate, who is of Armenian descent, is the producer and casting director for the feature film “Lost and Found … Continue reading

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Armenia Among Fastest Growing Naturalized Citizens in California

WASHINGTON — Natives from Armenia are among the fastest growing groups of naturalized citizens in Southern California, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Last Thursday, March 24, more than 4000 immigrants who live in Southern California were sworn in … Continue reading

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Gatto’s Genocide Victims Bill Passes in Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO — The Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously passed AB 173, a bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and co-authored by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo). AB 173 extends the deadline for the families of victims of the … Continue reading

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Volunteers Present Ararat Home with $222,500

MISSION HILLS — Ararat Home’s annual membership meeting was highlighting with the donation of $222,500 handed to the Chairman Nazar Ashjian. Sunday, March 13, in the afternoons, volunteers from the community including women’s guild chairmen from all over Southern California … Continue reading

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Armenian Assembly Statement Regarding Motion for New Trial in Armenian Genocide Museum Case

WASHINGTON –It has come to the Armenian Assembly’s attention that Mr. Gerard L. Cafesjian and the Honorable Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly who oversaw the trial late last year appear to have failed to disclose that they were familiar with each other. … Continue reading

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Most Tourist Are From Russia

YEREVAN — Tourism round figures indicate that 45% come to Armenia by airplane, 37% by train, and 33% by car or bus. The largest group of tourists are from Russia — 35% Georgian tourist make 28%, Iran 8%, and 4% … Continue reading

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Lara Setrakian Joins Bloomberg TV in Expanded Dubai Bureau

NEW YORK –Bloomberg announced last Friday (March 18) that Lara Setrakian has officially joined Bloomberg Television as a reporter based in Dubai. Setrakian, who joins Bloomberg from ABC News in Dubai, has extensive expertise covering the Gulf. Most recently, she … Continue reading

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Self-determination is a Fundamental Principle, Says French FM Alain Juppe

PARIS — Alain Juppe, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France, gave assurances that France is making consistent efforts aimed at a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by means of negotiations. He also stressed that peoples’ right to … Continue reading

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A Very Dangerous Situation for Armenia–Part Two

Emigration of exodus take place when someone wants to change the country he/she is living in and wants to move to a better place, simply stating. Anthropologists and sociologists have studied emigration and immigration patterns over the years and have … Continue reading

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Turkey Spends Over $3 Million to Kill Armenian Genocide Resolution

WASHINGTON — As part of their anti-Armenian Genocide campaign, the Turkish authorities have spent over $3 million, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, citing the US Department of Justice reports. Through its diplomatic channels in Washington, Ankara has reportedly transferred … Continue reading

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