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Profile: Walter Rodney

 
  

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1964-1985      Guyana

       For the next 20 years the country is governed by Forbes Burnham, who is later described by Kennedy's special assistant Arthur Schlesinger in his book, A Thousand Days, as “an opportunist, racist and demagogue intent only on personal power.” He holds power through force and fraud until his death in 1985 and runs up a foreign debt totaling over $2 billion during this time—an amount representing over five times the country's GDP. [New York Times, 10/30/1994; CJ Research Center, 1999] Burnham's two decades of rule is marked by questionable elections; suppression of human rights, civil liberties, and union activities; corruption and economic stagnation. During this time there are two major political assassinations. Jesuit priest and journalist Bernard Darke is killed in July 1979 and the distinguished historian and Working People's Alliance (WPA) party leader Walter Rodney is murdered in June 1980. President Burnham is widely believed to have had a hand in the killings. [GlobalEdge website, n.d.]
People and organizations involved: Walter Rodney, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Bernard Darke, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham
          

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