Friday, November 20, 2015

“Bartica, a town in Guyana, is the jumping-off point for...

"Bartica, a town in Guyana, is the jumping-off point for what the Guyanese call "the interior," a sparsely populated region of forest and savanna that holds indigenous villages, mining camps and deposits of gold, diamonds, bauxite and other minerals. The region, a two-and-a-half-hour journey by car and boat from Guyana's capital, Georgetown, is at the center of a bitter battle between neighbors. In a squabble that goes back more than 100 years, Venezuela insists it is the rightful owner of everything west of the Essequibo — Guyana's largest river — laying claim to nearly two-thirds of Guyana's territory, including #Bartica. Photo by @meridithkohut." By nytimes on Instagram.

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