French Guiana paralysed by nationwide strike

A nationwide strike in French Guiana has led to the mass closure of shops, schools and roads for over a week. More than 30 labour unions are supporting protests against high crime rates, cost of living and poor public services.

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    A nationwide strike in French Guiana has led to the mass closure of shops, schools and roads for over a week.

    More than 30 labour unions are supporting protests against high crime rates, cost of living and poor public services.

    The French minister for overseas territories is in the capital to negotiate but unions say the aid package worth $1.2bn offered by Paris is insufficient.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the capital Cayenne.


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