...access to a Comoros passport grants access to 58 countries visa-free or visa-on-arrival."
Where is Comoros?
Comoros, a tiny, fragrant, post-colonial island nation off the east coast of continental Africa is famous for being the world’s top producer of ylang-ylang and the world’s second-largest producer of vanilla (Madagascar is the world’s largest). Apart from being one of the world’s largest producers of cloves, vanilla and ylang-ylang, used in top perfumeries, Comoros is also known for the world’s most affordable citizenship-by-investment program.
Three of Comoros’ major islands gained independence from France, its former colonial ruler in 1975. Mayotte, the fourth major island continues as French territory. With ties to Islam dating back to the 7th century, Comoros is majority Sunni Muslim and its official languages are French, Comorian and Arabic. Comoros has an abundance of natural wonders and white beaches unspoilt by comparatively few tourists visiting each year.
In international comparisons of national performance, New Zealand ranks highly on quality of life, health, civil liberties, and economic freedom."
I first travelled to New Zealand on a Contiki Tour of the North and South Island in 2006. It's an unspoilt paradise. I have come to know New Zealand as a country that prides itself on its remoteness and independence from the rest of the world. I was constantly reminded of this; riding the scenic train down the North Island, as we swept through vistas of lush green dairy farms, imposing mountain ranges and aquamarine-coloured salt farms. New Zealand's colonies of fur seals sleeping blissfully on little-known coastal rocky inlets always charmed me. Its people bear a charm that comes from being Antipodean.
In fact, New Zealand ranks highly on indicators of wellbeing; in international comparisons of national performance, New Zealand ranks highly on quality of life, health, civil liberties, and economic freedom.
So if you’re already set on New Zealand as your future home, read below to find out more.
It is a faustian bargain for Cuban-Americans; citizenship privileges and rights in exchange for political affiliation and endorsement of the Cuban government."
Cuba recently shifted its policy on citizenship, allowing Cuban-Americans to apply for Cuban citizenship. It is an interesting time in Cuban immigration politics. In January 2017, the Obama administration repealed a 1995 measure granting right to stay, the right to apply for work permits and green cards to all Cubans who had arrived in the United States whether or not they had visas.
Then later U.S. President Trump remarked in June 2017, "For nearly six decades, the Cuban people have suffered under communist domination. To this day, Cuba is ruled by the same people who killed tens of thousands of their own citizens, who sought to spread their repressive and failed ideology throughout our hemisphere, and who once tried to host enemy nuclear weapons 90 miles from our shores."
This history has influenced U.S. policies towards Cuba. Following the partial withdrawal of staff from the U.S. embassy in Havana in September due to the sonic attacks controversy, in November 2017, the Trump administration made it harder for persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction to travel to Cuba, or to conduct business with Cuban entities associated with Cuba's military, intelligence, or security services. It is an extensive list of hotels, stores, tourist agencies, rum producers and real estate services, likely frequented by U.S. travellers.