Saturday, March 7, 2009

Guadaloupe: Paris plays chess of politics as a last resort ..


Nassimah Dindar, President of the French island Reunion regional council, arrives with political leaders from the French Caribbean islands for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris February 19, 2009. France makes a new wage offer to strikers with the government anxious to end a dispute which has crippled the French Overseas Territories, Martinique and Guadeloupe, by a general strike over food and petrol prices and where violence has erupted.REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE)




Jean-Paul Virapoulle (L), Senator from French island of Reunion, Daniel Marsin, Senator from French island of Guadeloupe (C) and Jeanny Marc, Deputy from French island of Guadeloupe (R) arrive with political leaders from the French Caribbean islands for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris February 19, 2009. France makes a new wage offer to strikers with the government anxious to end a dispute which has crippled the French Overseas Territories, Martinique and Guadeloupe, by a general strike over food and petrol prices and where violence has erupted.REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE)

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