This day in Jewish history / Jewish-American woman becomes president of Guyana
Janet Rosenberg Jagan was born in Chicago but would go on to play a pivotal role in the development of the South American nation of Guyana. On this day, she became the country's sixth president.
On December 16, 1997, Janet Rosenberg Jagan was elected president of Guyana, the small republic on South America’s northeast Caribbean coast. Jagan was the widow of former president Chaddi Jagan at the time of her election, but she was a significant figure in her own right in the country’s political and social history, and her entire adult life was committed to turning her adopted home into an...
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