From Rich to Poor

Written by: Pooja Gundimeda Back in 2015, Guyana, a small South American country, was projected to become the Western Hemisphere’s next big oil producer. The world paid attention to this small country when Exxon Mobil announced a significant oil discovery, about 120 miles off its coastline. While drilling, the company encountered more than 90 meters…

Election Casts an Uncertain Future for South America’s Newest Petro-State

Written by: Jadalyn Eagens Guyana is the third poorest country in South America with a population of about 780,000 people, roughly four times the population of Madison. The former British sugar colony recently discovered oil 120 miles off its coast, the timing of which coincided with the country’s presidential elections, which took place on March…