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Strikes Continue in French Caribbean

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The strike that began in late January when water and energy workers protested low wages and high prices has continued and become violent. French riot police opened fire on protesters on February 16 killing a man. Both sides are blaming each other for the escalation. Regardless, negotiation attempts have not produced any results and have been halted many times.