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West Indies: the chlordecone scandal may never be judged

Justice has just announced the closure of the investigation in the context of the chlordecone affair, a very harmful pesticide authorized in banana plantations until 1993. No indictment has been pronounced, which reinforces the non-place hypothesis. A decision strongly criticized in Guadeloupe and Martinique where, according to Public Health France, more than 90% of the adult population is contaminated by the substance.

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