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Human trafficking is a pervasive issue within Suriname's culture.1 Young girls and women are being exploited in the prostitution industry.2 In remote mining camps, prostitution rings are common and, with a very limited government presence in those regions, it is very difficult to monitor the sex trafficking.3 Additionally, migrant workers on fishing boats are extremely vulnerable to forced labor.4 The government has not met any international standards on the elimination of human trafficking and the country is currently on the Tier 2 Watch List of countries involved in trafficking.5

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1 http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2014/226824.htm
2-5 Ibid
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Suriname News

The Daily Herald (press release) 
PARAMARIBO--US Ambassador Edwin Nolan on Tuesday presented two patrol boats to the Government of Suriname, to be used by the Police Force KPS maritime units in Paramaribo and District Nickerie. On hand to receive the vessels were Justice Minister ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname have offered to refine Guyana's oil, although ExxonMobil reserves the right to take its portion elsewhere for processing, authorities said Thursday. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said Trinidad and ... See more..
NL Times 
A 34-year-old suspect in a shooting in the Zuid-Holland town of Noordeloos, managed to escape from a Suriname penitentiary just days before the country was set to hand him over to the Netherlands, Suriname media reports. The suspect, Gerel Lusiano ... See more..
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Demerara Waves 
Suriname' state oil company, Staatsolie, says it is not prepared to refine Guyana's light crude oil because the refinery in that former Dutch colony is built to process heavy oil, the De Ware Tijd newspaper reported on Monday. In stark contrast to last ... See more..
KU Today 
LAWRENCE — This year for spring break, students in Andrew Short's KU entomology course won't be headed to the beaches of Cancun or South Padre Island. See more..
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
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The Daily Herald (press release) 
PARAMARIBO--A strike by Prosecutors has caused the postponement of dozens of court hearings that were on the roll for Monday. “The Attorney General has ... See more..
Trinidad & Tobago Express 
The match was secured by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association after Suriname, the original opponents, belatedly pulled out of the match which was to have been played in Paramaribo on the same day. A release from the TTFA yesterday gave no ... See more..
The Voice Online 
SURINAME IS the ideal place for the eco-tourist. I may be a little biased as it is my country of birth and summer home, but you will soon agree. Suriname's interior has a wonderful landscape of mystical trees that are part of the Amazon rainforest ... See more..
Hydrocarbon Processing 
GEORGETOWN (Reuters) -- The South American nation of Guyana could send future oil production to Trinidad and Tobago or Suriname for refining, ... See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana
Area

Total 163,820 sq km
Land 156,000 sq km
Water 7,820 sq km

Climate

tropical; moderated by trade winds ;
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation as timber is cut for export; pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities ;

Demographics

Nationality
Surinamese
Population
566,846 (July 2013 est.)
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The economy is dominated by the mining industry, with exports of alumina, gold, and oil accounting for about 85% of exports and 25% of government revenues, making the economy highly vulnerable to mineral price volatility. Economic growth, which reached about 7% in 2008, owing to sizeable foreign investment in mining and oil, slowed to 2.2% in 2009 as investment waned and the country earned less from its commodity exports when global prices for most commodities fell. Trade picked up, boosting Suriname's economic growth about 4% per year in 2010-12, but the government's budget remained strained. Inflation rose from 1.3% in ...See More 2009 to 17.7% in 2011. In January 2011, the government devalued the currency by 20% and raised taxes to reduce the budget deficit. As a result of these measures, inflation receded to 6% in 2012. Suriname''s economic prospects for the medium term will depend on continued commitment to responsible monetary and fiscal policies and to the introduction of structural reforms to liberalize markets and promote competition. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.874 billion (2012 est.); $6.58 billion (2011 est.); $6.285 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products
Industries

bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing