WASHINGTON The Condition Division warned U.S. citizens on Friday to prevent travel to French Guiana thanks to widespread protests that it said have potential to become violent in the most important towns of Kourou and Cayenne and have shut down the intercontinental airport.
In a assertion, the Condition Division encouraged U.S. readers to prevent crowds, noting that the protests have shut down streets, colleges, firms and municipal properties. It said the travel alert expires on April 30.
Labor protests in the abroad French department bordering Brazil and Suriname have also caused the indefinite postponement of the planned launch of an Ariane five rocket carrying communications satellites for Brazil and South Korea.
(Reporting by Eric Walsh Modifying by Sandra Maler)