Territory in northeast South America, ruled since 1980 by the Co-operative Republic of Guyana


Guyana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, previously the colony of British Guiana, is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and (for over 200 years) of the British. It is the only state of the Commonwealth of Nations on mainland South America, and the only one on that continent where English is an official language. It is also a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which has its secretariat headquarters in Guyana's capital, Georgetown. Guyana achieved independence from the United Kingdom on 26 May 1966, and became a republic on 23 February 1970. In 2008 the country joined the Union of South American Nations as a founding member. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Guyana | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 74, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 3
"In February 2015, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) formed a coalition to contest the May general elections with a single list of candidates. The coalition, led by retired general David Granger of the APNU, ultimately won by a narrow margin, ending 23 years of rule by the People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.13, Rank: 126, Personal Freedom: 6.29, Economic Freedom: 5.98, Democracy Index: 5.63
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.98, Rank: 136