French Guiana protesters reject $1.2bn assistance offer

The French minister for overseas territories has travelled to French Guiana to negotiate with union and civil society leaders. Protesters have rejected a $1.2bn assistance offer, saying it will not be enough to deal with the region's problems.

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    Schools, roads and public services remain closed in French Guiana on the 11th day of a national strike.

    The South American territory is a region of France, and the French minister for overseas territories has travelled from Paris to negotiate with union and civil society leaders.

    Protesters have rejected a $1.2bn assistance offer, saying it will not be enough to deal with the region's problems.

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


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