Indigenous Rights and Resource Extraction in Guyana: A Learning Opportunity for the New Offshore Sector?
Article from: OGEL 2 (2020), in Energy, Institutional Reforms and Development in Latin America
The recent large-scale offshore oil discoveries in Guyana hold the promise of lucrative economic opportunities for the country and its citizens, including its indigenous population. Comprising roughly 10 percent of the total population, indigenous peoples in Guyana are no strangers to extractive industries, such as mining and logging. While much scholarly and political effort is turned to the identification of good regulatory and fiscal governance of the newly discovered resources, little attention has been granted to safeguarding the rights of indigenous peoples in Guyana in ...