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August 9, 1999 | Associated Press
This South American nation's U.S.-born president, whose term in office has been plagued by volatile opposition protests, said Sunday that she is resigning because of poor health. Chicago-born Janet Jagan, 78, hospitalized in the U.S. last month after a heart attack, said she will be succeeded by the finance minister, Bharat Jagdeo. Jagan was the nation's first female leader.
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March 29, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Janet Jagan, a Chicago nursing student who became Guyana's first white and first female president decades after immigrating to the region, died Saturday. She was 88. Jagan died at the country's state-run Georgetown Public Hospital of an abdominal aneurysm, according to government officials.
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December 21, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The losing presidential candidate pledged to fight what he called the rigged election of an American expatriate and said her quick swearing-in was a violation of the constitution. Desmond Hoyte accused elections commission Chairman Doodnauth Singh of violating the constitution by declaring Janet Jagan, widow of popular former President Cheddi Jagan, the winner while votes were still being counted, and without consulting other commission members.
NEWS
August 9, 1999 | Associated Press
This South American nation's U.S.-born president, whose term in office has been plagued by volatile opposition protests, said Sunday that she is resigning because of poor health. Chicago-born Janet Jagan, 78, hospitalized in the U.S. last month after a heart attack, said she will be succeeded by the finance minister, Bharat Jagdeo. Jagan was the nation's first female leader.
NEWS
December 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago-born widow of a former president scorned by the United States for his leftist views was the leading contender to become president as the former British colony held only its second democratic elections in 30 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Janet Jagan, a Chicago nursing student who became Guyana's first white and first female president decades after immigrating to the region, died Saturday. She was 88. Jagan died at the country's state-run Georgetown Public Hospital of an abdominal aneurysm, according to government officials.
OPINION
April 4, 2009
Re "Janet Jagan, 1920-2009," Obituary, March 29 Thank you for the obituary for former Guyana President Janet Jagan. It is gratifying to read an accurate assessment of her life and accomplishments. I would like to comment on one point. I am a relative, and also the director, writer and producer of the 2003 award-winning documentary about Jagan, "Thunder in Guyana." Janet was often annoyed by those who mischaracterized her as the brains behind her late husband, Cheddi Jagan. This was a rumor spread to discredit her husband and to perpetuate the racist stereotype that a white person was behind a successful Indo-Guyanese leader.
WORLD
January 16, 2006 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
Michelle Bachelet, a socialist who was jailed and went into exile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, was elected the first female president of this South American nation Sunday in a vote that underscored the region's leftward drift.
NEWS
December 21, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The losing presidential candidate pledged to fight what he called the rigged election of an American expatriate and said her quick swearing-in was a violation of the constitution. Desmond Hoyte accused elections commission Chairman Doodnauth Singh of violating the constitution by declaring Janet Jagan, widow of popular former President Cheddi Jagan, the winner while votes were still being counted, and without consulting other commission members.
NEWS
December 16, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago-born widow of a former president scorned by the United States for his leftist views was the leading contender to become president as the former British colony held only its second democratic elections in 30 years.
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