Guadeloupe flares up against a backdrop of health crisis

Blocking of the Perrin roundabout by the strikers of the General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG) in Abymes, to protest against the compulsory vaccination of caregivers, on November 17, 2021, in Guadeloupe. CARLA BERNHARDT / AFP Is Guadeloupe on the verge of experiencing a new social conflict of great magnitude like the one which, … Read more

EU offers its “strategic compass” against the backdrop of Belarusian crisis

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell at a meeting in Brasilia on November 4, 2021. ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS What is a compass for? Finding the right direction when you’re lost, then staying the course. The expression “strategic compass”, adapted from English compass, is therefore not necessarily the happiest to express a new voluntarism in terms … Read more

Against the backdrop of accelerating growth, manufacturers are increasing their selling prices

In a hypermarket in Givors, near Lyon, in March 2020. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP More than one industrial company in two has started to pass on the rise in raw materials, including energy, in its selling prices, indicates the monthly economic survey of the Banque de France, published on Monday, November 8. And this, while … Read more

In Nicaragua, an election against a backdrop of repression

A press conference of Nicaraguan exiles to denounce the electoral process in Nicaragua, ahead of the presidential and legislative elections on November 7, in San José, Costa Rica, on November 4, 2021. MAYELA LOPEZ / REUTERS Every day, a patrol stops near his house. Six police officers line up conspicuously in front of his windows, … Read more