of raising itself to the third world status of a central american dictatorship/narcostate
... a "socialist revolutionary" country, a la many in South America.
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All this over a new law aimed at decreasing youth unemployment by allowing employers to fire within the first two years for any reason. It's exceedingly rare in this country to even want to STAY with one's first employer. I didn't realize France guaranteed employment at age 26. That's if you can find it! Among the youth in France I'm hearing numbers in excess of 20% unemployment!