GUYANA: Killings Reignite Racial Tensions in Guyana – New York Times

The South American country, already deeply split by a presidential election and an oil windfall, is tested again as three teenagers are slain.

By Nafeeza Yahya-Sakur and Anatoly Kurmanaev – Published Sept. 11, 2020

COTTON TREE, Guyana — The gruesome murders of two teenagers and the apparent reprisal killing of a third have plunged Guyana into its worst racial unrest in years, coming just weeks after the nation emerged from a disputed election that had deeply divided its two dominant groups over the country’s newfound oil wealth.   

The unrest is raising fears of a return to the violence between Guyanese of Indian and African descent that split the small South American nation in the 1960s, and has unsettled it periodically since.

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  • kamtanblog  On September 20, 2020 at 3:11 am

    No comment !
    Stoking the fire 🔥 does not help !

    QED
    RIP

    Kamtan

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