Guyana http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20377/all en Guyana goes to the polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guyana-goes-the-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Guyana there's no smear campaigns — just goofy reggae songs and curry dinners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Girish Gupta </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> ANNA REGINA, Guyana &mdash; While Egyptians went to the polls Monday in the&nbsp;global spotlight, and Congolese <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111128/violence-congo-elections-leaves-five-dead">cast</a> their ballots amid scattered violence, people in the tiny Latin American nation of Guyana are&nbsp;voting to a chorus of reggae and unlikely one-liners from its&nbsp;laid-back leaders.</p> <p> Politics in Guyana has remained untarred by the spin doctors and PR&nbsp;staff that stage-manage every minute of the public lives of Western&nbsp;leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guyana-goes-the-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guyana Americas Elections Que pasa Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:25:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5682693 at http://www.globalpost.com Guyana's gold rush turns dangerous http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111207/guyana-gold-rush-new-violence <p>MAHDIA, Guyana &mdash; As traders push the price of gold ever higher, miners deep in the Amazon jungle have found a dangerous, lawless world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111207/guyana-gold-rush-new-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deadly Jobs Gold Guyana Americas Business Want to Know Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:15:00 +0000 Girish Gupta 5683639 at http://www.globalpost.com