For decades now economic sanctions have been imposed on Cuba by the United States government. These sanctions came simply because of fear. The United States feared that communism would dominate the world, which would ultimately dominate capitalism. (Lots of people losing lots of money)
What is interesting to note is the fact that every president of the United States after Kennedy never did anything significant to lift the sanctions imposed on Cuba. Many presidents came (both democrats and republicans) and made promises but nothing ever happens.
Just like Cuba, the once mining town of Linden is under harsh economic sanctions, not from the United States but from its own government. The present ruling party in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has systematically and deliberately stagnated, alienated, demoralized, marginalized and pauperized the people of Linden and its environs. What is happening in Linden is downright wicked and heartless and it substantiates the fact that the present which Janet Jagan promised the people of Linden is being delivered.
As long as the present regime is in power nothing will change in Linden, regardless who is leading. But then again the people can shape their own destiny.
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