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Dominique de Villepin

DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN was born in Morocco and was raised in Latin America. His lyrical texts and passion for France won him numerous awards for his book about the last 100 days of Napoleon's rule, Les Cent-jours, ou L'esprit de sacrifice. Villepin came into the international spotlight as Foreign Minister with his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which culminated with a speech to the United Nations