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A number of Caribbean trade bloc nations have announced plans to begin talks with US financial officials in the coming months to negotiate an agreement with the US discouraging American citizens and residents from hiding millions of tax free dollars in accounts overseas.
For most of this year, the U.S. government has been toying with the idea of plowing money into nongovernmental civic organizations and political parties in Guyana to help them strengthen democracy at the local level largely because the system has gradually broken down over the years.
Despite the fact that it lost thousands of supporters at the November 2011 general elections and control of Parliament to the opposition, the government of President Donald Ramotar had continued operating in its usual political fashion, never compromising an inch, abusing opposing legislators and ignoring assembly decisions if it did not like them.