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Guyana


Two visions for the future of Venezuela’s revolution

03 July 2007
Ciudad Guyana is not one city but two. Several hundred kilometres south east of the capital Caracas, it is split by a tributary of the Orinoco river. On one side of the bridge is San Felix, a crowded poor town of potholed roads and very basic houses.

Trampling on democracy

27 November 2004
IN 1953 Britain overthrew the democratically elected government in British Guiana (now Guyana), which was then a British colony with an element of self government. The April 1953 elections had resulted in victory for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) under Cheddi Jagan, a popular nationalist government committed to a redistributive economic programme intended to reduce poverty.

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