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Highlights of our visit to the Iles of Salut or "Islands of Savation" as they were known by missionaries trying to escape the plague on mainland Guiana. After the "Bagne de Cayenne" or Penal Colony of Cayenne was built by the French in 1852 the islands collectively became known as "Devils Island". The island prision was made famous by the movie Papaillon, starring Steve McQueen, in 1973.
French Guiana is an overseas region of France located in South America. The first inhabitants were the native americans. Africans(incuding mulattos,and blacks) Make up 66% of population. Slavery was abolished in 1848. (Song) avec le temps by sweet way
Quelques aéronefs en Guyane. Aéroport Félix Eboué (Matoury) BONUS: Ariane 5 vue d'un Cessna 172 ! Aimez ma page, Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/samy.khodr.photography Abonnez-vous, Instagram : http://instagram.com/samy_khodr Mes photos en HD, Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/samy_khodr/ Je remercie Youri !
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L'orpaillage illégal est un véritable fléau en Guyane française, tout comme au Suriname. Avec plusieurs milliers de chercheurs d’or clandestins, venus principalement de régions défavorisées du Brésil ou du Suriname, ces « garimpeiros », exploitent le sous-sol, avec tous les problèmes qui en découlent : saccage d’une des forêts tropicales uniques au monde, la moins fragmentée pour cette surface. Et le mercure utilisé en grande quantité (utilisé pour agglomérer les petites particules d'or) contamine les rivières, le poisson, et donc, les populations locales. Les orpailleurs illégaux, bénéficiant parfois de la téléphonie moderne et du GPS et/ou encadrés par des réseaux mafieux et armés, se sont faits plus mobiles et discrets depuis les années 1990. Opérant parfois aussi de nuit, et sous le c...
Devils Island Penal Colony - French Guiana. The penal colony of Cayenne commonly known as Devil's Island, was a notorious prison of the 19th and 20th centuries. It operated at several locations in French Guiana. Opened in 1852, it is notorious for being used for internal exile of French political prisoners during that period, the most famous of which was Captain Alfred Dreyfus. The system was closed down in 1953. The prison system stretched over several locations, on the mainland and in the off-shore Îles du Salut group. Île Royale was the reception centre for the general population of the penal colony; they were housed in moderate freedom due to the difficulty of escape from the island. Île Saint-Joseph was the Reclusion, where inmates were sent to be punished by solitary confinement in...
Discover secrets of Guyana by beautiful photos - SL 01 Guyana is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, included in the Caribbean region due to its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west. With 215,000 square kilometres (83,000 sq mi), Guyana is the fourth-smallest country on mainland South America after Uruguay, Suriname and French Guiana (an overseas region of France). Guyana can be called as a paradise for nature lovers, the eco-tourist and adventure seekers alike. Guyana has a great combination of beautiful natural attractions,...
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Video Credit: Arianespace Launch Updates: http://spaceflight101.com/ariane-5-va234/ Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket rumbled away from the edge of the Amazon on Wednesday, taking flight for the last time in 2016 for a dual-satellite delivery mission to Geostationary Transfer Orbit with the Star One D1 and JCSat-15 telecom satellites for Brazil and Japan. The 55-meter tall rocket leapt off its French Guiana launch pad at 20:30 UTC and powered uphill with twin Solid Rocket Boosters and its powerful cryogenic core stage – departing South America on the typical path to the east for a quick 20-minute flight across the Atlantic to drop its payloads off while passing over Africa.
French Guiana / officially Guyane is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department / département d'outre-mer, or DOM located on the northern coast of South America. It has borders with two nations, Brazil and Suriname. Like the other DOMs, French Guiana is also an overseas region of France, one of the 26 regions of France. Its currency is the euro. The prefecture is Cayenne. The addition of the adjective "French" comes from colonial times when three such colonies existed: British Guiana (now Guyana), Dutch Guiana (now Suriname) and French Guiana. The three are still often collectively referred to as the Guianas. French Guiana was originally inhabited by a number of indigenous American people. It was settled by the French during the 17th century. After the Tre...
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No Comment | euronews: watch the international news without commentary | http://www.euronews.net/nocomment/ The Ariane 5 rocket and its payload of two telecommunications satellites were launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday.