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Guyana Spurns USAID Democracy Project

Categories: Guyana, Governance, International Relations, Law

Guyanese blogger, Sara Bharrat, writes an open letter [1] to Roger F. Luncheon, Head of the Presidential Secretariat in Guyana, concerning the Guyana's decision to pull out [2] of a USAID project to support local elections and political participation due to “lack of consultation.”

…why should the US have to come into my home and clean for me? Can I and my brothers and sisters not do it on our own? I have decided that I will clean my own house. Democracy is not a gift that someone can simply hand us. Democracy is a journey, a path of self discovery, which we must take alone and together all at once.