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    Guyana Military 1997

      Military branches Guyana Defense Force (GDF; includes Ground Forces, Coast Guard, andAir Corps), Guyana People's Militia (GPM), Guyana National Service (GNS)

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 198,350 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 150,105 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $7 million (1994)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.7% (1994)

      Disputes - international all of the area west of the Essequibo River claimed by Venezuela; Surinameclaims area between New (Upper Courantyne) and Courantyne/Kutari Rivers (allheadwaters of the Courantyne)

      Illicit drugs transshipment point for narcotics from South America - primarily Venezuela- to the US and Europe; producer of cannabis

      NOTE: The information regarding Guyana on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guyana Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guyana Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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