Most of Guyana's suicides occur in rural regions, where people turn to alcohol and self-harm to cope with feelings of hopelessness and economic despair.
Compassion helps public health workers face human suffering every day, but compassion fatigue can set in if they neglect their own health and self-care.
We accompanied Caitlin Vieira on a typical workday to observe the many roles she juggles as one of only three psychologists in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana.
After our first full day in Guyana, Madeline Bishop and I met a contact at the commemoration for Walter Rodney hosted by the Working People’s Alliance, a socialist political party.
In Guyana, domestic violence has become a part of everyday life. Campbell Rawlins spends a morning in a housing project to experience what life is like in one of the most isolated communities.
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
A group portrait of the generation of Guyanese leaders whose task it was not to oust the colonizer, but to contend with what came after.
Why a tiny South American country can't escape the ugly legacies of its idiosyncratic past.
An investigation of Guyana's mixed race population reveals political and cultural nuance in a country often starkly divided between Indians and Africans.
Guyana's May 2015 elections have highlighted divisions between the country's Indian, African, and mixed-race populations. Gaiutra Bahadur sees reason to hope for the future of Guyanese race relations.
Vishal Singh paces nervously around his family's stucco home in Bartica, a town in northern Guyana overlooking the Essequibo River. A few months earlier, gunmen under cover of night had ambushed the community, an outpost for gold and diamond miners operating in the country's wild interior. The bandits robbed two gold trading stations, including one run by Singh's father in their home. The family survived by escaping to a fortified hiding place. Afterwards the Singhs fled town. Only Vishal has returned.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- In a remote area of southern Guyana earlier this month, security forces tried to surround the country's most-wanted criminal and his gang of well-armed fugitives in their jungle hide-out. But after a fierce firefight, in which authorities say three police officers were wounded and one of the fugitives was killed, the gang escaped deeper into the bush to continue its fight another day.
How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?
A country populated by the descendants of African slaves and Indian indentured servants struggles to transcend a history of voting along racial lines.
In early 2008, gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles started attacking villages in Guyana. Twenty three people died in a series of ambushes, including three police officers whose station was overrun and weapons stolen. The attacks are attributed to Rondell Rawlins, an escaped convict who had threatened violence if police didn't release...
Gaiutra Bahadur presents an overlooked chapter in the Cold War's annals, one story of U.S. interventions and the racial strife and dictatorships they fostered across the globe.
Guyanese-American journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee discusses how her work connects her personal history with Guyana's complicated political past
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
Gaiutra Bahadur reflects on the making of "The Terror and the Time," a film that chronicles the events of 1953 in British Guiana with the election resulting in the suspension of the constitution.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.