is Guyana? Africa?
No it is in South America
is the language of Guyana? Spanish?
No they speak English, Amerindian dialects,
Creole, Hindi, Urdu
President of Guyana
Originally a Dutch colony in the 17th
century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of
slavery led to black settlement of urban areas and the importation of
indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. This ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to
turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, but until the early 1990s it was ruled mostly
by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi
JAGAN was elected president, in what is considered the country's first free
and fair election since independence. Upon his death five years later, he was
succeeded by his wife Janet, who resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her
successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001.