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Suriname: Country in South America
Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. At just under 165,000 square kilometers, it is the smallest sovereign state in South America. Suriname has a population of approximately 575,990, most of whom live on the country's north coast, in and around the capital and largest city, Paramaribo.

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Suriname leader says he is victim of political game after murder conviction

President Desi Bouterse said he was victim of a "political game" when he returned to Suriname on Sunday after a court found him guilty of murder in absentia for the 1982 execution of 15 activists in..
Reuters - Published

Desi Bouterse: Suriname president gets 20 years in jail for murder

Desi Bouterse was found guilty of ordering the execution of 15 political opponents in 1982.
BBC News - Published

Suriname President Bouterse convicted of murder for 1982 executions

A court in Suriname on Friday convicted President Desi Bouterse of murder for the execution of 15 opponents in 1982 following a coup to seize power, sentencing the man who has dominated the former..
Reuters - Published

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
Reuters - Published

Russia's Lavrov says Venezuela dialogue should have 'no preconditions'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday a dialogue to resolve Venezuela's political crisis should have "no preconditions," as he visited the small South American country of Suriname at..
Reuters - Published

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