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French Experiment to Integrate Roma Under Threat

Plans to destroy France’s oldest slum have sparked an outcry on the part of its Roma residents and human rights groups.   At a Sunday meeting at Samaritain’s Evangelical church, people gather not to discuss the afterlife, but the more immediate future - plans by local authorities to raze the La Courneuve slum by the end of the month.  Nobody chose to live in the rat-infested grimy settlement of makeshift houses in La Courneuve, sandwiched under a highway north of Paris....

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