Politics

Guyanese are prominent in American politics. This month, Caribbean Today salutes women of Guyanese descent who have been elected to office in the United States. Commissioner Lisa Cupid of Georgia - Cupid was born to Guyanese parents in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently the commissioner of District 4 in Cobb County, Georgia after winning election to the post in 2012.
The Guyana APNU-AFC government of David Granger has named a new ambassador to the U.S. He is Dr. Riyad Insanally has been the OAS Representative in Trinidad and Tobago since April 2008. Dr. Insanally will replace Ambassador Bayney Karran who has served as Guyana’s ambassador to the U.S. since 2003.
For the first time, Ted Cruz Tuesday surpassed Republican presidential rival Donald Trump nationally in the weekly Reuters tracking poll — by just two points after a week of debacles ranging from the front-runner's switches on abortion to his campaign manager being charged with simple battery for allegedly grabbing a news reporter.
Donald Trump issued a statement Tuesday following his loss to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin GOP presidential primary, blaming an establishment "onslaught." "Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again," Trump's campaign statement read. "Lyin' Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him."
Donald Trump says he'll force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars Mexican immigrants send home — a plan whose feasibility is unclear both legally and politically, and which would test the bounds of a president's executive powers to pressure another country, The Washington Post reports.
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