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Guyana Research Paper

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Guyana is a tropical country stationed in the northern coast of South America. It is the only country in South America to have English as the official language. It is adjoined by Venezuela to the west, Suriname to the east, Brazil to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the north of it. The name Guyana is derived from an Amerindian word meaning the Land Of Many Waters. The country has many different ethnicities such as Africans, Amerindians, Chinese, East Indians, Europeans, and Portuguese. As of 1991 the country has a population of 758,619. (Ishmael) The economy of Guyana is dominated by agriculture with a high concentration coming from the belt along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The currency is the Guyana dollar in which 207 Guyana dollars are equal to $1 U.S. dollar currently. During the sixties all the way through the mid-eighties Guyana was under rule of dictatorship from Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. Since his death in the eighties the country has successfully implemented a democracy. The government now has a chief executive known as the countries president, in which serves five-years as a term. The national assembly behind the president consists of nonelected members and 53 members elected to five-year terms.…show more content…
The country has had one female president Janet Jagan and she served in office from 1997-1999. In addition, there is a good number of women in the cabinet, legislature, and leaders of political parties. The women in Guyana can also be farmers, market vendors, teachers, nurses, civil servants, and clerks, and housewives (“Culture of Guyana”). The government of Guyana has made aims at making the country a more equal society for women but despite past attempts there still remains a gap in the economic, political, and social achievement
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