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Guyana

Walter Rodney Commemoration

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.

Guyana: A Morning in Red Village

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.

Q&A: How a Soybean Boom Threatens the Amazon

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.

Guyana's 'Dougla' Politics

An investigation of Guyana's mixed race population reveals political and cultural nuance in a country often starkly divided between Indians and Africans.

Guyana: Of Love and Other Demographics

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.

Gang's Terror Reign in Guyana Years in Making

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.

Guyana: Bartica

The trip to Bartica from Georgetown is simple, and relatively fast, in real time. First you drive the 30-40 minutes from Georgetown to the riverside community of Parika. Then you hop in one of the peak-bowed wooden launches with the 200 hp outboards and scream down the Essequibo River for another hour and a half. Like I said, relatively fast. But if you're measuring time in how your body has aged, the boat ride is in dog years. I now know why "teeth jarring" is a cliché, as in "teeth jarring ride."

May 07, 2008

Guyana: Caribbean Terror

Tristram Korten

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...

Guyana: The Terror and the Time

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.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.