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The FigaroVox week - "Crisis in the West Indies: more than a vaccine affair"

2021-11-26T21:29:22.633Z

Every Saturday, find the FigaroVox selection: decryption, points of view and controversies. Dear subscribers, In Pointe-à-Pitre, this Monday morning, November 22, the carcasses of burned vehicles lie in the streets. They sit alongside the remains of garbage cans and still smoking pallets that dot the city's neighborhoods. All weekend, chaos settled in the main city of Guadeloupe, then reached Martinique. Police officers have been injured, demonstrators arrested with weapons of war, fire



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In Pointe-à-Pitre, this Monday morning, November 22, the carcasses of burned vehicles lie in the streets. They sit alongside the remains of garbage cans and still smoking pallets that dot the city's neighborhoods. All weekend, chaos settled in the main city of Guadeloupe, then reached Martinique. Police officers have been injured, demonstrators arrested with weapons of war, firefighters targeted by live ammunition, and threats of shortage are becoming clearer. The mistrust and the contestation of measures to fight against Covid have now been superimposed on what appears to be a larger social movement.

How did we get here ?

In Guadeloupe, on the one hand, “

agriculture and agro-food (banana, sugar cane and their derivatives) are declining

”, explains Laurent Chalard.

On the other hand, employment is very dependent on public authorities and tourism.

In this context, the vaccination obligation for

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Source: lefigaro

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