Guyana. According to
Countryaah, 78-year-old President Cheddi Jagan died in March
and was succeeded by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds. Jagan's
wife Janet Jagan (Guyana's first female prime minister) was
appointed new Prime Minister. At the December presidential
election, Janet Jagan won by a clear majority over Hinds'
main competitor. The election victory made the 77-year-old
Jagan the country's first female president. She appointed
Hinds as prime minister.
Indians from three countries in the Amazon - Brazil,
Venezuela and Guyana. - gathered during the year for a meeting in
the state of Roraima in Brazil. It was the first meeting
ever between representatives of the Indians in the area. The
reason for the meeting was the fear that future cross-border
projects in the area could destroy their land areas.