French Guiana paralysed by heightening protests

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Social unrest amid complaints about crime, living costs and poor healthcare has paralysed French Guiana for days, shutting down its international airport and forcing the cancellation of the launch of two Arianespace rockets intended to place in orbit communication satellites.

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The French government is seeking to defuse protests that have shaken French Guiana this week and forced Arianespace to delay launching two communication satellites, reports Bloomberg.