France’s Rust Belt Proves Fertile Ground for Le Pen

April 18, 2017 10:53 AM
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The town of Hayange in northeastern France was once known as a little “Texas” for its wealth – owed to a mining industry that dated back to Roman times. But a collapsed economy has fueled discontent that has made the town one of the biggest strongholds for Marine Le Pen - the presidential candidate of the nationalist, anti-immigration National Front. VOA Europe correspondent Luis Ramirez reports from the French rust belt.