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  • Jagan, Cheddi Berret 1918-1997. Guyanese politician who cofounded the People's Progressive Party (1950) and led British Guiana to independence as its chief minister (1957-1961). He became president in 1992 after 30 years as opposition leader.

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  • Replying to a question that he had once termed Jagan as his son, the chief minister shot back

    The Times of India

  • The Kadapa MP, known as Jagan, defied the party diktat and went ahead with his rally in the volatile Telangana region last week, triggering violence that necessitated his being taken into protective custody May 28.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • In deference to the wishes of people, I have decided to enter into active politics and contest from Kadapa, which was earlier represented by my father, Jaganmohan Reddy, popularly known as Jagan, said at Proddatur.

    Times Now

  • The Boeing 737-800 overshot the runway and burst through a perimeter fence after arriving at Georgetown's Cheddi Jagan airport just past midnight from New York.

    Boeing passenger jet crashes in Guyana, no deaths

  • And in recent by-elections held there, rebel Congress leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy won his constituency by a landslide.

    Greater Expectations in India

  • Cheddi Jagan, the former president of Guyana, was one of my early mentors and I remember him sharing with me with stories of how the University of Guyana began in his humble living room on the second floor.

    Jim Luce: Haiti: Almost Two Years Later

  • Larry Jagan, a Bangkok-based journalist who has been covering Burma for years, says by snubbing the government's political process, the democracy leader is limiting Burma's opportunities for change.

    UN Chief: Not Too Late for Burma to Change

  • One of the issues has always been for Aung San Suu Kyi that she believes that she is right and that she takes the high moral ground and that if you stick to your principles, don't compromise, you will win in the end and in fact the quickest way to win is not to compromise, and I think this is perhaps a case where she ought to have considered compromise, said Jagan.

    UN Chief: Not Too Late for Burma to Change

  • Born Janet Rosenberg in 1920, she was a student nurse at Cook County Hospital in Chicago when she met Cheddi Jagan, a dentistry student at Northwestern University and the eldest of 11 children of an Indo-Guyanese family of sugar cane workers.

    Balloon Juice » 2009 » March

  • According to long-classified documents, President John F. Kennedy ordered the Central Intelligence Agency in 1961 to destabilize the Jagan government.

    Balloon Juice » 2009 » March

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