In 1953, Britain openly removed an elected government, with tragic consequences
The overthrow of Guyana’s ruling party by colonial forces fomented a lasting racial divide. For generations, a parable involving outside intervention has circulated in Guyana, formerly British Guiana, in South America. In the Guardian, Gaiutra Bahadur revisits the story, and why it "imparts a lesson about the tragic consequences of outsiders misunderstanding Guyana’s landscape."
From The Guardian