Guyanan Rebellion 1969

[ 1969 ]

Invading rebel bands from Brazil seized the towns of Lethem and Annai in southwestern Guyana near the border (January 2, 1969), but in a few days they were driven out by Guyanan army forces. Several policemen and some others lost their lives. The rebel invasion had been apparently sponsored by Americans who owned large cattle ranches in the region and hoped to establish a separate state there that they could control without interference from Guyana's repressive government under Prime Minister Linden Forbes Burnham (1923-85).

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