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Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

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Brazil: Boa Vista: The Metropolis of the Savannahs

Aug 21, 2016 Kaieteur News – By Nicholas Peters

Under the cloudless midday sky, the green shrubs and red loam of the savannah

The skyline of Boa Vista city

The skyline of Boa Vista city

sped past the vehicle, every metre leaving the Kanuku Mountains further and further behind, a ghostly blue in the distance.
This was my view on the first leg of my journey from Guyana’s border to Brazil’s northernmost metropolitan centre. And for most Guyanese, this is what it is like going to the city of Boa Vista.

Boa Vista is the capital and largest city of the State of Roraima – the northernmost state in Brazil. It is no more than an hour and a half away from the Guyanese border town of Lethem to the Brazilian city on the BR-401 Highway.    Continue reading

Roraima – the Brazil State bordering Guyana

Roraima State,  Brazil

Roraima State, Brazil

 Roraima is the least populated state of Brazil, South America, with fewer than 500 000 inhabitants. It is the northernmost state, which places it firmly within the beautiful Amazon Jungle. It covers a total area of 224 299 square kilometres or 86 602 square miles. The capital city of Roraima is Boa Vista. [Read more]

The semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes inhabited the jungles of Roraima for centuries. They lived in small communities, using the land for their survival. Then, when the Europeans started to explore the world, they ‘discovered’ South America, settling in various areas to colonise and develop them.   Continue reading

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil – GHRA

Guyana’s last frontier breached by road from Brazil

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  LETTERS

DEAR EDITOR,

Guyana’s last frontier is being breached by Brazilian mining interests who are constructing a road intended to drive deep into the heart of South Rupununi, eventually reaching the New River Triangle. This development will generate a cascade of economic, social, security, political and environmental problems in an area of Guyana which currently has token governmental infrastructure.

If the governing administration is aware of this reckless initiative, the nation deserves an explanation. However, whether legal or illegal, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for this venture to be stopped immediately, and those responsible condignly punished to deter like-minded attempts.    Continue reading

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