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Meet the Journalist: Gaiutra Bahadur

Electoral contests and racial violence have been linked from Guyana’s very beginning as an independent nation.

Covering the May 2015 vote, roughly 50 years after the pivotal election that gave politics in Guyana a hard racial cast, Gaiutra Bahadur reports on the country's struggle to emerge from that history.

In this video, Gaiutra talks about her project and provides a snapshot of the afterlife of Cold War politics, from a small place that ended up mattering a great deal to great powers, where America's anti-Communism once collided with its professed anti-colonialism.