Amerindians: Guyana surveyors ignoring borders

Amerindian leaders in Guyana's lush interior say government surveyors are ignoring their ancient boundaries while demarcating town borders in the rainforest.
Amerindian spokeswoman Jean LaRose said Tuesday that surveyors are ignoring ancestral borders in the forested interior and "causing problems in villages as no one is listening or paying heed to our knowledge."
A government spokesman did not immediately respond to LaRose's criticism.
Guyana is verifying district lines and setting up solar panels in Amerindian towns with the help of a $30 million grant from Norway.
The payment from the European nation is intended to help Guyana reduce poverty and protect its 15 million hectare (37 million acre) jungle.