Sunday 8 March 2009

Guadeloupe update

The BBC report, albeit only on their Caribbean service page that the rioting, that I first reported on on 21 February, may have ended but that:
"Union leaders in Guadeloupe have agreed to end a 44-day-old general strike but will the scars of the unrest heal anytime soon?

The announcement came after the LKP (League Against Profiteering) collective signed a deal with officials and business owners in the French department to raise workers' pay and lower the cost of basic goods.

But more worryingly, the strike exposed underlying tensions between workers on the island and a wealthy white minority, many of whom descended from slave-era colonists. "

The world is becoming a much more dangerous place, where is really safe now?

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