CIA Intervened Against Independence Process in British Guiana

The operation was directed against the Social Democratic politician Cheddi Jagan, who was the first Prime Minister of the South American colony as of 1961.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Newly released documents of the US intelligence agency CIA disclose the extensive scope of an influential operation in British Guiana in the years between 1961 and 1964.

The operation was directed against the Social Democratic politician Cheddi Jagan, who was the Prime Minister of the South American colony as of 1961.

Jagan, whose parents had come from India, had studied in the USA and co-founded the People's Progressive Party (PPP). When . . .

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