Hopes raised, Roma in France still face a date with the bulldozer


Just a few months into his presidency, President  Hollande’s approach has proved to be quite like that of his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Half-obscured by a tangle of scrap metal, battered home appliances and trash, a campaign poster for President François Hollande hangs on the outer wall of Adriana Dragoi’s lean-to in a squalid encampment of ethnic Roma here, in the poor suburbs north of Paris, reports The New York Times.